We are trying to choose between a mini-suite and a balcony stateroom (8A, B or C). The difference in price is about $3000. My husband, I and our 12 year old son will be going. Is is worth the extra $3K?
Thanks for any input
We've never had a suite, mini or otherwise. Last time we sailed, Sept. '01, we did have a category 8A. We loved the balcony, it was our first. My personal opinion, I'd use the $3000 savings to book another cruise. Good luck with your decision.
I tried to email back but it wouldn't go. I think the choice is yours. Some 8A cabins have an upper bunk. When we sailed the Ecstasy in '91 & '93 our son had one. He was about that age then. He enjoyed it. They fold it up during the day. I have claustrophobia, but I think it would be tight with the sofa bed open. We have a review & some photos posted here if you want to check them out. Have a great cruise!!! I wish we were sailing again soon.
Took 2 kids last year in a regular room vs a suite. We never felt crowded. As long as you have a balcony, I wouldn't worry about the size of the room. Definitely not worth $3000 to get a little bit of extra space.