glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Have you ever booked a suite?

I never have simply because of cost.  I would love a suite but I would not be able to cruise as often as I do if I booked this category.  Do you book this category?  Why? Are suites worth the cost?  

Tags: Advantages of booking a suite

21 Answers

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I have never booked a suite. We did upgrade to a Neptune suite one for three days prior to an Alsakan tour. It was cool, we did not leave the room. However, for us it would not be worth the extra money. We could do three to four cruises for the cost of a suite. But it was cool!

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

I'm assuming you are asking about full suites not mini-suites?

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

We have booked mini-suites in place of handicap accessible ones. The extra space helps with scooter placement. The downside is that this impacts our available cruise dollars. Because our needs have changed over the years, so have our preferred cruising habits. Yes, it is worth it.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

No, but we are hoping to sometime soon. Possibly the Haven on NCL.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

If a junior suite counts, yes.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have not booked one to date but would think of it if traveling with extended family so we would have a large room for cocktails and to hang out and visit.  If traveling with friends I'm fine with a regular cabin and if a short cruise I'm even good with an inside cabin.

The less I spend on a cruise the more cruises I can go on.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

 

Good to know that you enjoyed the Neptune suite.  A friend of mine stayed in one & invited us to a cocktail party in their room.  She showed us the Neptune lounge.  

 

 

rusty1014
Contributor Level: Third Mate

I like to book the Signature suites, on Holland America, plenty of room, tub and shower, balcony, and a few extra perks, for $1000's less than a Neptune suite. I know it's more for this level of room and comfort, but we cruise about once every 18 months, or so, and to me it's worth it.

Ewoodspark
Contributor Level: Captain

The only reason that we have never considered a suite is the idea of a butler looking after you. I do realise that you can use him/her as often as you wish, but we would feel really uncomfortable in having somebody waiting on us akin to Downton Abbey. We are happy enough in a balcony and simply have a steward for basic duties only.

rusty1014
Contributor Level: Third Mate

We've been in more inside cabins, than suites, but once, on a repositioning cruise with Celebrity, we booked the Pinnacle suite. We were cruising with a lot of family members, and thought we could share the space. When we boarded, they showed us into a special waiting room, and introduced us to our butler, who would escort us onboard. He was a nice enough fellow, we explained that we knew nothing about butler services, and that he could best serve us by being invisible. He took it in good humor, and did a great job of keeping the pantry stocked, delivering canapés, and whatever else he needed to do. We had fun with all the space, especially the giant bathroom, and king sized bed. I would never book a room like this again, unless I hit the Powerball! 

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