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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rperini3 View Post
Have tried Carnival and Princess and thinking about Holland for your next Cruise. Most cruises we book a suite and wondering what the suites are like on Holland. We think Princess suites amenities your better than Carnival.
Can anyone who has cruised Holland and had a suite tell us a little about them and what you thought. Thank you Randy and Tami
We've recently stayed in 6177 (SC category) over Thanksgiving on the Westerdam. It was extremely spacious (as another poster had stated about suites) and our verandah was absolutely stupendous. I could lie in bed, not even have to leave the air conditioned room or worry about sunburn, and see the wake behind us. It wrapped around on the (starboard) side as well and had two lounge chairs, two tables, four upright chairs, and two more chairs with ottomans and a small table in between. You could easily fit another two loungers and still have room to walk without bumping into anything. The closets were plentiful and there was a private dressing area complete with drawers and a stool opposite them. I loved this as I could shower and dress in this area (which had a curtain for privacy and to shut out the light) in the morning when my husband was still sleeping. We also had a shower and a tub with jacuzzi (we tended to use the tub because it was larger) and had two separate sinks, with plenty of storage space in the head. There were always plenty of bathroom amenities as well and were always replenished when we used them. We had a bar in which were found all sorts of glassware, dishes, and trays for private parties. A bottle of champagne, fresh flowers, fruit, slippers, and a large bottle of "designer water" greeted us on arrival. They gave us flowers to wear for the first formal night and we had hor d'oerves nightly. We had a DVD player and could watch over 500 films free of charge (although we never did). We could "borrow" the binoculars" and umbrella (which came in handy in Curacao) which could be found in the cabin. We had early embarkation, priority tender boarding and priority disembarkation plus lots of cocktail parties, predinner bar parties, lunches, etc. In addition, you also get bigger towels,comfortable duvets, bathrobes, personalized stationery...The list could go on...We could have room service breakfast (they have a special menu every day) the last morning and were told we could stay in our cabin until we left (we were told we could leave anytime at our leisure after 8:30 am).

We utilized the Neptune lounge for juice and capuchino (and sometimes espresso) and their delicious chocolate bark candy. The staff there were our "front office." They were extremely competent and did what was asked of them promptly and efficiently.

We've stayed in many of these cabins on travels on the various "Dam" ships, but this was the first with the wrap around verandah. When we go on the Eurodam in March, have the same type of cabin there as well.

We are third level mariners, and along with the "perks" which accompany stateroom occupancy, we enjoyed quite a luxurious cruise. Having said that, also remember that you are not in your cabin the entire cruise (heaven forbid!) and what your needs and likes are, in addition to your economic situation, may not necessarily be the same for others. At any rate, just go and enjoy your DAM cruise, no matter where you stay!
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