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Correct me if I'm  wrong, but i think the 2 bedroom grand suites on 12 have the jacuzzi on the balcony too. 

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6 minutes ago, sailaway04 said:

Correct me if I'm  wrong, but i think the 2 bedroom grand suites on 12 have the jacuzzi on the balcony too. 

Yes they do, but they DO NOT have then pullmans in the second bedroom...12th floor sleeps 5 only...

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Yes. For the reasons that Jake and Lady pointed out. If you can afford it definitely worth especially for the older kids. We've gone grand on Allure, Crown Loft on Symphony, and now CL on symphony this may. You can definitely begin to justify the cost with the included internet and if you are willing to run up to the lounge you basically have free drinks all day (including spirits during cocktail hour 4:30-8:30, for us not getting the drink package is just under a $1K savings. Plus tip the bartender well ask for a few beers and waters at a time put them in the suite mini fridge and there you have pool drinks.

 

Do it. DO IT NOW! 

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55 minutes ago, Spacecaydet said:

Yes. For the reasons that Jake and Lady pointed out. If you can afford it definitely worth especially for the older kids. We've gone grand on Allure, Crown Loft on Symphony, and now CL on symphony this may. You can definitely begin to justify the cost with the included internet and if you are willing to run up to the lounge you basically have free drinks all day (including spirits during cocktail hour 4:30-8:30, for us not getting the drink package is just under a $1K savings. Plus tip the bartender well ask for a few beers and waters at a time put them in the suite mini fridge and there you have pool drinks.

 

Do it. DO IT NOW! 

Ill still buy the drink package..we like to drink with dinner...

 

**BOOKED!!** Cant believe it...my first suite!!

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Good decision!  We struggled with the same decision for our oasis cruise two years ago and thought it was sooo worth it in the end.  Have a great trip!

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59 minutes ago, Blondiemomm said:

Ill still buy the drink package..we like to drink with dinner...

 

**BOOKED!!** Cant believe it...my first suite!!

you have done it now...

only suites from now on.😎

 

enjoy!

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1 minute ago, NumnuT said:

you have done it now...

only suites from now on.😎

 

enjoy!

Yep - once you go suite, you can never go back....ENJOY!

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16 hours ago, Sorcerer Tim said:

Star is great, but they have raised the prices to beyond the value for me. We do enjoy the Crown Lofts and are debating one vs. a Sky Suite on the Celebrity Edge in the next couple of months. You will really enjoy the CL.

 

make sure you look at a vid of the sky suite

 

on summit someone posted what the new sky suites look like and its full of ikea furniture. 

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10 hours ago, Blondiemomm said:

Ill still buy the drink package..we like to drink with dinner...

 

**BOOKED!!** Cant believe it...my first suite!!

We always buy drink package when in a suite on rccl 

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1 hour ago, George C said:

We always buy drink package when in a suite on rccl 

The water bottles and various drink experiences at all the venues is why we buy it. I am debating on the ultimate dinner package needs now...

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10 hours ago, NumnuT said:

you have done it now...

only suites from now on.😎

 

enjoy!

Too bad they are triple the cost of the reg balcony...boo to that!

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35 minutes ago, Southern latitudes said:

I feel you have dinner in CK, you can have the included (very limited) wine and beer selections with dinner. 

From our perspective we eat specialty two or three times CK the rest. The house offerings of wine and beer at dinner are good enough in CK. PLUS dinner falls during the cocktail hour so it's free spirits if you're ok with brands such as Jack Daniels, Amsterdam, Dewars. Not bad. 

 

When we go specialty we splurge a bit have a "nicer" glasses of wine or cocktail. But we can't justify the near 1K cost for drink package when we are staying feet away from free beer and wine from 11AM on and relatively good cocktails  from 4:30pm on. I'll often step out of the room and grab a couple of manhattans while we are getting ready for dinner.  We just can't "physically" approach the break even on the drink package with all of the included CK options. That being said we redirect those funds to cabanas. 

 

Obviously, it's not as convenient if you're not on deck 17 to take full advantage of the CK bar and drinks. This is especially true for some Grand Suites and those Aqua theater suites. When and if we ever book those we'll likely have to book the drink package.

 

Still the other perks from, priority embark, reserved show seating, escorting off at debark, concierge elevator escort to the gangway during high traffic times at port, to simply asking concierges to book something and it happening, also ask about free bridge tours and other behind the scenes tours from the concierge, the private beach on Labadee, it's going to be hard to go back to non-suite!!

 

LOVE IT!! GET EXCITED!

Edited by Spacecaydet
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10 hours ago, NumnuT said:

you have done it now...

only suites from now on.😎

 

enjoy!

 

I had a 2 BR Grand Suite several years ago (16 night transatlantic).  Next cruise was balcony, next was outside, next was inside.  🙂

Edited by Another_Critic

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1 hour ago, Another_Critic said:

 

I had a 2 BR Grand Suite several years ago (16 night transatlantic).  Next cruise was balcony, next was outside, next was inside.  🙂

So...what you are saying is that there is hope for those of us who are addicted to suites? 😁

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3 hours ago, Blondiemomm said:

Too bad they are triple the cost of the reg balcony...boo to that!

 

have u priced thru a TA. the crown loft for the last week in may on oasis was only 5K. just double 🙂

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OP, congrats on upgrading.  I am sure you and your kids will love it.  Talk about a week of pampering.  

 

Is your cruise going to Coco Cay?  Many cabana opportunities! 

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Even better is ladabee since that has a suite beach with really nice buffet, currently coco cay has nothing special for suites.

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22 hours ago, Sorcerer Tim said:

Star is great, but they have raised the prices to beyond the value for me. We do enjoy the Crown Lofts and are debating one vs. a Sky Suite on the Celebrity Edge in the next couple of months. You will really enjoy the CL.

That much for the star class suites now?  Hope to cruise with you and your wife again.  With our son in high school, it makes cruising during the summer in CLS a horrible value for us.  We are doing 2 weeks on MSC Yacht Club for about 2/3 cost of one week in CLS on Harmony.  Figure a grand loft or star loft for 3 would be in the mid 20k range if not more.

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1 hour ago, luckyinpa said:

 

have u priced thru a TA. the crown loft for the last week in may on oasis was only 5K. just double 🙂

That is a great price for CLS.  The CLS are almost triple that price during July.

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Frank, let me know how the Yacht Club is. I have heard good things about it, but your experience will be helpful. We booked the sky suite on Edge in April so we'll see how that goes.

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19 minutes ago, frank808 said:

That is a great price for CLS.  The CLS are almost triple that price during July.

yep i typically get CLS (sky) for around 3.5k per person. Star Lofts around 7k per person  

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57 minutes ago, Sorcerer Tim said:

Frank, let me know how the Yacht Club is. I have heard good things about it, but your experience will be helpful. We booked the sky suite on Edge in April so we'll see how that goes.

We sailed YC on Seaside for 2 weeks in July 2018.  It was a great experience. YC deluxe rooms are about the size of a JS on the older Royal ships.  But the shower is the second best next to the CLS showers on Oasis and Allure.

 

It was great having a drink package and a quiet area to come back to.  Loved going all around the ship and doing things, then coming back to a private uncrowded and relaxing top sail lounge. For a nice swim their is a private pool deck and hot tubs.  Not needing to worry about chair jogs is also very nice.  Having drink package, mini bar, YC restaurant and lounge is the icing on the cake.  Our butler was great and we have asked for him for our 2 weeks this June sailing.  

 

Butlers service was great but I cant compare it to genie.  We are low maintenance so did not ask much.  But the service escorting you off ship for shore excursions and return tendering from grand cayman was very nice.  It was a much better experience than we had with Liberty this past Oct/Nov sailing in a suite.  

 

If you have any questions just ask away and I will help you out.  The value of an MSC cruise cannot be beat.  But I have to say that the prices for YC are rising.  Prices have gone up by almost 50٪ since our last MSC cruise in 2018.  

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