Just drove home from seeing the Diamond Princess arrive in Los Angeles port from Vancouver.
All minisuites aft on Emerald deck are covered.
I have cabin E728 booked for November. It is one of the AE mini-suites that is the farthest aft with an extended balcony that is fully covered. The railing is about 8' of plexiglass and about 10' of curved steel superstructure. The balcony projects out from the hull with great views forward and aft.
The aft minisuite directly above on Dolphin Deck has the same layout - and might have a tad longer balcony but is totally uncovered.
65+ cruises on over 10 cruiselines.
Celebrity Mercury 09-24-07
HAL Veendam 12-16-07
PCL Golden Princess 04-19-08
Cunard QM2 11-29-08
CCL Splendor 04-26-09
I have heard that the dolphin minis are not covered.I do not know if it is true for all of them sorry I am not much help.We will be on the diamond 11/27/04 and we have a mini suite on the dolphin deck D112 .I think I will like the open balcony just not sure about being so close to the front.
We ( my wife and I )are booked on the Diamond for Dec 11th and have cabin D737 which has an extended balcony. Besides the balcony was the room the same as the other mini-suites?
Hope your trip was terrific. Any advice?