We just booked our first mini suite on the Diamond. I have the same questions and would love to hear more about the mini suites on this ship.
We did book on the Dolphin. I understand our deck is completely open.
Thanks for starting this post,
Took Diamond Princess to Alaska in 05. Had a mini suite but I dont remember what deck. The room was nice, bathroom & closet size were bigger. Our balcony had plastic furniture, no striped cusions and it was covered above. We could see down to lower decks that had open balconies and more furniture, so Id guess those were decks 8-9 something around there. It may also be catagory AA, AB, AC which determines it.
Someone posted the balcony on Dolphin deck was 9x9 - does this apply to Emerald Deck mini suite too?
Not 9x9. Maybe 9x5 or so. Here is a picture of one on the Dolphin Deck. The Emerald Deck is the same except for the balcony cover.
Another post showed pictures with green-white padded chairs and footstools - same on Emerald Deck Mini suites??
They could be. I have seen the deck chairs vary a little from cabin to cabun.
Another post showed pictures of bedding and mentioned upgraded pillows and duvets - also true on Emerald Deck Mini suites?
The Diamond has all the new bedding in all mini suites.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08