Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Princess Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 16th, 2004, 07:42 PM
Stargazer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

First time on the CP and have a choice for a balcony cabin (cat. BA) on the Lido Deck or the Caribe Deck or a cat. B on the Riviera (but this is right under the buffet restaurant). The Lido cabin is on the same deck as the pools. Is noise a consideration? The Caribe cabin is lower and more mid ship. Is this preferable? BTW, this a holiday sailing and I have no other choices. Appreciate experienced thoughts and help.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 16th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 9
Default Golden Balcony Cabins

We are booked on the Golden in BA cabin 314 on Caribe deck. We asked to be waitlisted for a better cabin and our confirmation says BD. Anyone know the difference between a BA and a BD?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 16th, 2004, 08:56 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 137
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

Magiceye

Location, location, location - (1) the closer you are to the middel of the ship and the lower the deck the smoother the ride. Personally, it's the "princess and the pea" story since today's ships are very smooth where ever your cabin is located. But physics do play a part.

The BD cabins are at the extreme ends of the BAJA deck - (2) less centrally located means you walk further IF your activity is at the opposite end of the ship. In theory it may also experience more motion.

The BA cabins on the LIDO deck are forward of the pools and food courts - convenient if you desire easy access to these areas; however Caribe deck is 3 decks lower and will provide quicker access to the shops, casino, dining rooms and nightly entertainment.

Hey, if stairs are not your friend, then keep in mind that being closer to what YOU want to do - does make a difference. Sometimes elevators "seem" like they take forever.

Unless you plan on spending the majority of your time at the pool and don't really get into the whole formal dining experience, probably the Lido BA cabin will be great. Second choice would have to be Caribe BA and last is Baja BD. The BD is more $ - go figure!

You'll have a terrific time no matter where you stay, it's all in the attitude and the decision that nothing is going to "rain on your parade"!

Willy
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 16th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 137
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

Stargazer

My apologies to you, Stargazer, and Magiceye. Lost track of which ship the question was about.

My comments about location are still valid. The Lido BA, only if convenience to pools and food court is a MUST. Caribe BA because its that much more centrally located if you are interested in dining, casino, entertainment etc. Last choice, for ME, would be Rivera BB since it offers little or no benefit, and yes, may be noisy - especially early am when they "arrange" the deck chairs and clean the buffet area.

MY choice would be Caribe BA because it puts me closest to what I'm most interested in. Consider too, you might want to "escape" from the action for a little quiet time and that will happen quicker on the Caribe deck.

Enjoy,
Willy
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 17th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Stargazer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

Thanks, Willy....
I think your reasons for preferring Caribe Deck over Lido make sense. Being mid-level and mid-ship seems preferable. Would you know if there is a difference in balcony size or exposure?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 17th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Barb & Jim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

Stargazer-
We had a Cat BB on Caribe Deck, port side, both on the Grand and the Caribbean.
We were slightly forward of midship, so the ride was smooth and loved the larger
Caribe deck, half covered, half open.
Have a great cruise!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 17th, 2004, 04:28 PM
sunluva7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

The Caribe balconies are larger and are half open-half covered.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 9th, 2004, 12:21 PM
Midwest Mom
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

I always look at what's above and below me -- also how close we are to the anchor. There's nothing worse than being kept awake by loud music from a disco above or below you, or by being awakened at 6 AM by folks moving lounge chairs above your head near the pool. I also understand anchors are noisy when the ship docks early in the morning.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2004, 12:04 AM
tullarz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

Hello,

We were in a BA cabin on the Lido deck in September, we loved it. This cabin is on the same deck as all the pools and buffet restaurant. It did not matter that you were in deck 15 because the elevator goes to all decks in about the same time. It was also nice being this high when we were in port, it made for a nice view.

We are going again on Jan 22 maybe we will not have to fight with the hurricanes.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2004, 01:00 AM
pg. pg. is offline
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 809
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

We were in a BA cabin and didn't love being that high up when we had two days of high seas. Ugh too roly.
( but)
Noise was not a problem at all, the hall was very quiet as there is a door that seperates you form pool deck and not many people use the front staircase/ elevators to go to the pool or buffets.
Caribe deck balconys are bigger.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old October 11th, 2004, 12:00 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 64
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

had a BA balcony on Carib deck, port side 324. Carib deck didin't have as much foot traffic as Lido, where everyone was either going to the pool or buffet. i'd have been irked passing by people especially kids just getting out of the pool everytime i went back to my room. Lido was also very confusing when trying to figure out which way was aft, and many people went back & forth trying to get to Horizon Court....

the elevators were very slow, so Carib was a good compromise going up or down
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old October 12th, 2004, 04:36 PM
bushwhacker
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Deck choice help - Car. Princess...

BA on Carib is just about the best location! The balconies are twice the size of the others, and half covered/half open. The best of both worlds. Centrally located, too!
Enjoy!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booked on Lowest Deck Is it a good choice??? freckles1063 Carnival Cruise Lines 5 April 26th, 2007 11:04 AM
Ocean Village deck choice Jo1976 All Other Cruise Lines 4 November 1st, 2005 03:15 PM
Is GOlden's Cabin B601 on Deck Baja a good choice? josie Princess Cruise Lines 1 May 26th, 2005 04:26 PM
Ocean Village deck choice Jo1976 Other 3 February 4th, 2005 01:06 PM
Help with deck choice on Infinity susan Celebrity 5 October 10th, 2001 11:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1