I am new to this forum and need some opinions. Is it worth the extra money to upgrade to a mini suite if we have a balcony booked on the Star Princess for a Mexican Rivera cruise? We have only cruised once before to Alaska on the Sun Princess with a balcony cabin and we really enjoyed it. (Which we won in a sweepstakes, by the way!) Just how much difference is there between the two and what are the perks, pros and cons? Any suggestions on the Mexican Rivera would be appreciated too (knowing that it is much cheaper to book your own shore excursions - learned from the first cruise!) Any and all replies welcomed from this inexperienced Wyoming traveler.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Balcony versus Mini Suite
On the Grand class ships (of which the Star is one) the minisuites are a little larger, they are lower on the ship (Dolphin and Emerald decks) have larger balconies and have a small sitting area as compared to the regular balcony cabins. Hope this helps.
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
I would stick with the balcony cabin since there are just two of you. The BA cabins are the best (Caribe deck) and overlook the minisuite balconies which are not much larger than the BAs.
EIther way you will really enjoy yourself on a grand class ship.