Bradbury - Answered a Question by smith (05 Dec 08 15:34)

I havent stayed in a mini suite, but looking at the floor plans I am struggling to see much difference betwen minisuite and regular balcony cabin other than the suite has a bath rather than a shower. One thing I would point out is that the children will be sharing the sofa bed (you dont state ages and whether boy/girl), so hope they are comfy about sharing. Also bear in mind that when the sofa bed is made up it takes up valuable floor space. Have stayed in interior cabin on Jade and found the storage space minimal. We were only on for a weekend and would have definately struggled if on a longer cruise.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by smith (05 Dec 08 14:20)

The mini suites have a good bit more room than a standard balcony cabin and as most people find the balcony cabins or seaview cabins ok but tight for a family of four you should be more than happy with the extra space you have. .... Neil.

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Graham - Answered a Question by smith (06 Dec 08 09:54)

We have been in a mini suite earlier this year and hope to be in one again next week on the Ncl Jade. We found it ok but had no children with us, ages will add to being cramped. As this is free style {something we are not used to} you will not need as many clothes,however with children you will need a lot more,so I think you will find it a little small. For a couple it is great, so enjoy you will only be sleeping there. Take half the clothes[we usually take to many]and twice the money and all will be well.

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bantock - Answered a Question by smith (10 Dec 08 21:46)

There were 2 of us in a mini suite on an ncl cruise last year and although more than adequate for the 2 of us for 4 people it would be slightly cramped.

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Hill - Answered a Question by smith (27 Dec 08 12:34)

I have stayed a few times in a mini suit travelling with my wife and son we found it ok with one but i think it would be tight for 2 unless quite young. You will have a curtain between you and the sofa bed that your children will be sleeping on.

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hardcastle - replied to Hill (02 Jan 09 15:16)

The mini suites are only slightly larger than a balcony, try and book a disables balcony as they are far larger than a mini suite, also there are no extra services with a mini suite, you only get the concierge and butler service once you are in a penthouse suite or above, i have been in all suites over 11 times including coutyard and garden villa and owners suites, the best value for money is the courtyard villa, extra bedroom, extra bathroom, own pool and jacuzi, steam room and gym, two butlers and priority everything, thats the way to go,, john.

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