Originally Posted by candbgirl
I had a category VA on the Zuiderdam in April. I had no idea that it was considered a "suite". I booked a cabin with a verandah. And it was lovely and very quiet. It was directly below the Lido deck and we couldn't hear a thing. Where did the suite designation come from. On the otherhand I am booked in a category B on the Veendam and this is clearly labeled suite. We wouldn't use the "suite" lounge anyway since we travel with friends who don't book "suites". We do it for room and the balcony.
A "B" category on the Veendam is not a "Suite" with the use of the Neptune Lounge, even though it's designated as a "suite". When the S ships first came out it was designated as a "mini-suite". Only those paxs booked in the PS or an S, have use of the Lounge.
On the Zuiderdam a VA is considered a Deluxe Verandah Outside Stateroom
Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Category: VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VH
Check out HAL's website under "Fleet", "Explore Staterooms"