Philly, the "suite" term gets thrown around a lot ... I would say it's easier to consider a suite will at least have a sitting area with a sofa and chair, as well as a balcony. Tubs are usually also standard in some cases.
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The "Junior' and "Mini" suite terms are names for larger balcony cabins. On Voyager of the Seas you gain about 50 sq. ft. and a little larger balcony. The Aft Junior Suites are the best deal. They have very large balconies and slightly more room than a port or starboard Junior suite. You will also have a tub with shower instead of a round shower stall and a larger bathroom.
This extra room is most noticeable if you have a couple of people in for cocktails or if there is more than two people sharing the cabin.
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I lucked out because I got an aft cabin and have been told my balcony is about 15x15 feet. I will believe it when I see it though. RC told me that the only perk I will get is the fact I get priority embarkation and disembarkation but I do not have to pay the extra $2.50 a day in gratuity. I actually would have put a fuss up about that one. I would not have wanted to pay more for a room I did not get special service with.
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You won't Phillygirl! We were upgraded from an OV gty. to a balcony on our Sept. cruise and I can tell you, I'm looking at a balcony booking for my October, 2005 cruise! I loved the balcony waaaay more than I thought I would and dh spent a good portion of each day out there.
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