Jr. Suite - What's included


We are going on our first cruise and I have no idea what is included with a junior suite on a Carnival ship.

I've read that there might be some sort of VIP boarding?

I'm a total noob. The last time I saw open water it was from the deck of a tow boat.

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

3 Answers

Usually the suites (including the Jr. suite) get VIP boarding which means you don't go through the regular lines but to a VIP entrance (well marked and the embarkation personnel will guide you if needed). You wait in a separate area and board before the general boarding. The order of those waiting in the VIP lounge is: wedding party(s), diamond & milestone card holders, platinum card holders, suites, and then Faster To The Fun (FTTF). Often FTTF are not in the VIP lounge but in a separate area all together. Milestone card holders are those on their 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th, etc. cruise. There usually are few if any of the milestone card holders but I have seen 3 wedding parties on a few of our cruises.

Enjoy your suite!Big Smile

Oh wow! This is awesome.

I had no idea when we got the room.

And maybe I'm just sentimental, but that's really cool that they let wedding parties go first.

Thank you so much for the info!

It can be fun sitting in the lounge and talking to fellow passengers. Often the wedding parties are getting married before the ship sails and not everyone will stay on the ship for the sailing. We have chatted with some of them and find it interesting what is expected in terms of ceremony and reception. Sometimes we get to talk with them later and usually the experience was even better than expected. We have been next door to a bride and groom, but the rest of the party was on a different section of the ship...this made me smile. It is enjoyable to watch the photographers position the bride and groom around the ship for the special photos (gives you an idea where a good photo might be had with you own camera laterWink). For future reference, the also have a vow renewal special, but I don't think you get the VIP boarding for that.

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