I'm planning our first-ever cruise and would love some advice. What's the conventional wisdom regarding a smaller room on a better ship or a bigger room on a lesser ship, for roughly the same price? In some sense I figure the ship matters more given that a lot of time will be spent exploring port cities and enjoying the common areas of the ship; on the other hand, I could see how a small room could put a damper on things for the time spent in the room.
In case the particulars help, the rooms/ships I'm considering are a "Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah" on the Crystal Symphony, or a "Celebrity Suite" on the Celebrity Millennium (which is still cheaper than the Crystal option)?
Both are for cruises to Southeast Asia in 2017. I'd love your advice!