Jill, we just went on the Victory 4/1/01 and were upgraded from an 8D cat to an 11. We loved the suite. It felt as if we were in a hotel room. As someone else mentioned the separate dressing area was great, we are a family of 4 and it gave us space to use when someone else was showering. The balcony was great, on a cat 8 you have the width of a window and door, the suite adds another window, I would say it was about 12 feet in width, really nice. Hope you have a great time and I'm sure your boyfriend will love it.