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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:58 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the difference is?? Or is there a difference, cat 11 was listed as a penthouse.... that's what we booked last sept.
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A Catagory 11 is a suite with a balcony. About 240 sq ft with small balcony and shower.

A catagory 12 is a Penthouse suite. About 340 sq ft, big balcony, whirlpool tub.
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I just left the Ecstasy and was in a 12.
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Cat 11 suites have a whirlpool tub and the cabin is 50% larger than a typical balcony cabin. The balcony is 50% longer. It is big enough for two chairs AND a lounger. I am booked in a Cat 11 and I have seen pics. Cat 12 is larger, closer to double size of a regular balcony cabin.
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The Cat 11 is larger than a balcony cabin and it does have a whirlpool tub according to what my rep said. We booked one for this April. A penthouse suite is a Cat 12 & is larger than the Cat 11. I hear from friends who book Cat 12 that they are awesome and the service excellent. We have booked outside cabins on the last three cruises and found the service just as excellent on all the Carnival ships we sailed. I actually could care less where I sleep inside, outside, suite or closet.
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I think some of you may have misunderstood my question... or I probably didn't ask the right one...

I already know what the cat 11 is, because we had one last sept... but they referred to it as a "Penthouse suite".

I also hear people talking about a mini suite... is the mini suite smaller, bigger or the same as a cat 11?
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I already know what the cat 11 is, because we had one last sept... but they referred to it as a "Penthouse suite".

I also hear people talking about a mini suite... is the mini suite smaller, bigger or the same as a cat 11?
Whoever referred to the Cat.11 as a Penthouse Suite made a definite error. Carnival does call the Cat. 11 cabins a suite, and their Category 12 cabins a Penthouse.

Frankly, to me , they are just larger cabins, and really nothing special in comparison to the suites on other lines.

Granted the extra space is nice, but personally I wouldn't spend the extra $$ they want for them. And they don't come with any real extra amenities, other than the priority embarkation.
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Thank you! 8)
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