Mini-suites are typically 323 square feet. I tend to stay on board and enjoy the space. The tub is a big plus. The balcony is large compared to Carnival. I try to book an aft room when I'm on Carnival because the regular balconies are shallow. Carnival is fine if you don't intend to spend a lot of time in the room. I thought the food on the Victory and Conquest was as good as any on Princess. However, the Horizon Court buffet on Princess rocks!