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    #16
    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    I'm sure it will depend how big the suite is.

    I have seen some which seem [in photos] smaller than, or not much bigger than a QV balcony cabin, yet still called a suite.A bit pretentious methinks and I would be spending time around the ship if that were the case. I had a mini suite on our forum Princess cruise and whilst the balcony was deeper and so great for sitting out on, and the inside area was definitely bigger than an ordinary cabin [ great to cram 'em all in for drinks pre dinner], there's no way I'd have spent a non sunny day there.

    Now a Q1, pre refit on QV when they had their own terraces, I'd have been quite happy to emerge for drinks and dinner, and would have been more than happy to ''self isolate'' during the day, on an R&R cruise!
    Just for you Mrs M this is a Video of the Q1 on the Queen Victoria a couple of years ago on the refit all they had changed was the soft furniture and bedding , A nice cabin but it had its faults The Coffee Machine is cheap and nasty the doors when the Sea was choppy all swung open and the Glasses in the Cabinets all clinked together Also this cabin in shallow water was very noisy as the Cavitation was very loud should mention this not my video but i have had this cabin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYyZdX9kiA
    Last edited by tuggy, warminster; 25th June 2020, 08:49 PM.
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      #17
      Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
      Only ever sailed is a suite once on NCL, had a fabulous large aft balcony which we enjoyed, once out of the suite you are in a large ship and all that entails, both good and bad.

      We now prefer smaller ships or the MSC Yacht Club, but that is the ship within a ship concept

      John
      I agree about Yacht Club John - we thoroughly enjoyed it.

      BUT, it was a shock to the system to leave the cocooned atmosphere and enter the rest of the ship!

      LMM


      Lawnmowerman

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        #18
        Originally posted by tuggy, warminster View Post
        Just for you Mrs M this is a Video of the Q1 on the Queen Victoria a couple of years ago on the refit all they had changed was the soft furniture and bedding , A nice cabin but it had its faults The Coffee Machine is cheap and nasty the doors when the Sea was choppy all swung open and the Glasses in the Cabinets all clinked together Also this cabin in shallow water was very noisy as the Cavitation was very loud should mention this not my video but i have had this cabin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYyZdX9kiA
        Went unapproved so resubmitted.

        Thank you. Slight correction, the Charles Suite is on Elizabeth, not Victoria.

        The new layout QV 1s are more user friendly, eg the snug is now a separate room, two bathrooms now and the decor, more opulent but a major attraction, the terraces, have now gone.

        I have only been in one on the Elizabeth, but have spent many hours in these cabins on Victoria but both pre and post refit so am aware there can be niggles but then, there can be in any cabin and as long as they're addressed as much as possible, then fine, although glasses clinking in a cabinet would not be sufficient to be made an issue of. Just get them moved apart and the rubber ''mat'' glasses are placed on, replaced. Glasses can jiggle/tinkle in an situartion onboard a ship in even slightly wavy seas.. I don't recall a coffee machine pre refit and as Cunard haven't got as far as including Barista's as a QG perk, the illy machines are fine for in room coffee. I know of a design niggle in the bedroom as far as opening a certain wardrobe door or drawer fully, is concerned in one suite, but that might have been addressed by now..However, all moot because they're not for the faint hearted in very bumpy seas which means a definite no no for us, but, although we would never book them, they're great to spend many an afternoon and evening in one.
        Last edited by Mrs M; 26th June 2020, 07:22 AM.

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          #19

          Yhere are some really nice ones out there with proper balconies

          if you want a big suite that sleeps more than a few you need to go for multi bedroom

          NCL Garden Villa are the way to go.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to-f3OKvJ1Q

          there are 2 on each ship and they can be joined living room wall and the garden walls open up to make a massive 6 bedroom complex.

          The GV on the Jewel class are a different design still good but less outside space.



          For 2 the Celebrity Millennium class aft penthouse suites are great for outside space.
          Celebrity will remove the balcony divider to make it one big terrace across the full width of the ship.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOb_4u5vF6s


          or the new Iconic suite on edge that has 2 bedrooms and a decent deck..
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJmy80aKYK8


          If money really is not a problem the Regent Regent suite is a good one, another 2 bed but the balcony is split in two which is not ideal.
          (this one has what I think is probably the best bathroom at sea in the master).

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNp67Xmpaw


          RCI Royal Loft suites are also quite nice.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
            Yhere are some really nice ones out there with proper balconies

            For 2 the Celebrity Millennium class aft penthouse suites are great for outside space.
            Celebrity will remove the balcony divider to make it one big terrace across the full width of the ship.

            [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOb_4u5vF6s[/URL


            RCI Royal Loft suites are also quite nice.
            Several years back we booked a guaranteed Sky suite on the Celebrity Infinity, it was a wine cruise departing from Harwich to France etc and so a nice itinerary.

            We were allocated the cabin next to one of the two Penthouse suites which stretched across the back of the ship on deck 6. It was a linked cabin and shared the same Butler.
            The Penthouse suite 6148 was enormous and the terraces at the side and half the rear width of the ship. We occasionally saw our two neighbours in the distance , but as they didn’t speak English, just to smile and wave to!

            Our room was quite large and square shaped with dark wooden furniture which made it a bit gloomy with just a single patio door. Nicely furnished but lacking wardrobe space, OH had nowhere to hang his shirts so they went on the door handle of the linked door! The patio was spacious but the bathroom resembled a public convenience in its size and decor!
            But a convivial crowd on the ship and a good number of interesting port stops meant we didn’t spend too much time in the cabin.

            I can’t recall if there were any extra perks for suite passengers such as Celebrity Eclipse introduced the next year with the new restaurant Luminae, plus free drinks in Michael’s lounge and a very pro active concierge, Sylvia, who organised entertainment each evening in that lounge. They even had a butler to escort you from the City Cruise Terminal on board ship after check in. No idea if they still continued doing that.

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              #21
              I wouldn't waste my money on a suite, when they can be twice the price of an outside or balcony even. The most I will go for is a balcony, but only at a good price.

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                #22
                Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post
                I wouldn't waste my money on a suite, when they can be twice the price of an outside or balcony even. The most I will go for is a balcony, but only at a good price.
                Each to their own. I have had inside cabins as a solo and loved them.
                I have also had second largest cabins on two ships and loved those too. Both great and appropriate for the cruise at that time. I would take either again if it was appropriate.

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                  #23
                  Sometimes you have just got to pay the price for the experience. Other times lower your expectations and keep the money in your wallet for the next cruise or special trips.

                  Having said that some of the 'more expensive' lines can be cheaper when you weigh up what is included. All depends on what you value.

                  LMM


                  Lawnmowerman

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                    #24
                    When you are getting more than just a bigger cabin they can be worth some extra.

                    The multi bedroom can be very good value the headline price is for the first 2, extra pax can be as low as just taxes.

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