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Golden Mini suites

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by IBDP, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. IBDP

    IBDP Guest

    Hi to all,

    I had read a message from Gram who stated that for mini-suites, the best were E729 and E728 on the Golden Emerald deck, because the balcony actually wrapped around. Upon calling Princess, I was told that "no" that is not true...all are the same size. Tried contacting Gram for an affirmation, but she is probably cruising or something silly like that, so has not responded to my email. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of these two mini suites. I am going to book my cruise soon, but I'm waiting on this information. I would be much appreciative.

    Kind regards,

  2. gram

    gram Guest

    Hi Donna

    This is Gram here. The two mini suites on the emerald deck e728 and e729 ARE CONSIDERED WRAP AROUND BALCONIES. I stayed in December 2002 in room e718 mini suite and had a regular balcony. then in December 2003 I had e729 and trust me it had alot bigger balcony.

    In fact, if you go to Photo Galleries and look under the archives, and find
    Mr8 Star Princess Mexican Rivera pictures. There are pictures of the balcony of e728 on the Star Princess which is the same as the golden and grand.

    Sorry you couldn't contact me. I am having trouble with my e-mail. Some people I receive and others I am not getting. I am looking into what the trouble is.

    If you have more questions, I usually check in on the boards every morning.

    Evie (gram)
  3. PeabodyNVL

    PeabodyNVL Guest

    Definitely a larger balcony. Since those mini-suites are the last cabins before the aft cabins, the balconies extend a bit. The extended part is exposed to the sun (the rest of the balcony is shaded). My friend stayed in E728 last year and for our cruise this year, we have both E728 and E729. We are looking forward to it.

    I don't think this is something that Princess teaches their reps. If they look at the deck plans, these don't show there, so unless they are informed of this difference or have sailed on the ships themselves, the Reps don't know.
  4. IBDP

    IBDP Guest

    To Pea and Gram,

    Thank you so very much for that wealth of information on min-suites E728 and E729 on the Golden Priness; I am cruising with my sister on January 23rd Southern Caribbean cruise (what an incredible itinerary that is!!); I was torn between Caribe deck larger cabins midship and, of course, E7218-729. We wanted a larger balcony, and Caribe deck balconies are larger than nornal, but no mini-suites. After hearing from both of you and checking out the photograph archives, I quickly called my TA and said, "We will take E728, thank you very much. He still does not believe me that these cabins have that extra wrap around, as he spoke with two (not one but two) agents with Princess, and they told him "no". Of course I would take advice from cruisers who have actually stayed in the room over someone looking at a diagram. Again, thank you both so much. I will take photos when we go (long time from now) and write a very cohesive review. I am a research addict, you see.

    Hope you both have a wonderful next cruise!

    Kind regards,

  5. gram

    gram Guest


    You will really enjoy those cabins e728 & e729. They also are private with a roof over head and no one can look down on you from above. They may be an AD category but I think they are better than the AA cabins. The only negative about the cabins is always having to walk so far to your cabin. But I enjoyed that because I need to walk off all the food I had eaten. Also, you do not hear any noise from the lounge below. If any noise just a muffled light sound.

    I really enjoyed the Golden Princess especially the personal choice dining.

    Enjoy your cruise.
  6. PeabodyNVL

    PeabodyNVL Guest

    Actually, being on the Emerald deck and at the rear of the ship, you are only one flight of stairs and steps away from the Vista Lounge. One more flight down and you are at the traditional dining room. If you are going to Skywalkers or the video arcade, you are in prime position for it! The casino and the Princess Theatre are a long walk, but you will be conveniently located for a lot of other places.

    Post Edited (03-11-04 20:53)

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