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Old January 29th, 2014, 01:12 PM
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Hi,
We are 3 slightly physically disabled (walkers) adults who would like to go on a cruise, maybe 4 or 5 nights as we tire easily. Because of this we might stay in our cabin often and think we would like a balcony suite.
This brings up my questions:

1) can you get a balcony suite for 3 people? moving around inside is no problem, only is when we go outside and we need to walk a distance.
2) I have tried to find out which cruise lines have a balcony suite (where you can walk out onto it with a chair available there to chill out) but have become confused with what they name the suites and which ones commonly sail out of Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide.

Money is tight but we want our 1 cruise to be good.
Can anyone please help with Web sites, photos or experience?
Thanks from the zen youngones.
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Your best bet, is to find a good cruise travel agent and see what they can find for you, although, you may be better off looking for a 7 day, especially if you have to fly to the embarkment port.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:11 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with Donna! You really do need to talk to a reputable agent, preferably a Cruise Specialist, who can help you find exactly what you're looking for at the best price. Let them do the work for you so you don't have to - it'll make your life a whole lot easier.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 07:06 AM
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Thank you both for your advice. As I live in the flat country we don't have travel agents to go to but I sure will ring some up.
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With the internet and email, don't worry about having to visit or even talk to travel agents. Most everything is done via email now anyway. I have a client in South Africa that has been with me for 10 years and I've talked to him one time. He was visiting his daughter in the U.S. and just had to give me a call so we could talk. Strange hearing his great accent after all these years. Same with my Australian clients - have not yet had the opportunity to hear their wonderful accent I love so well!

But definitely look for one who is reputable, listens to your questions, is responsive, and helps you find the perfect cruise for your specific situation. If they start 'recommending' things, run the other way because usually when they're recommending it's not necessary in your best interest. Their job is to give you as much information as you can handle so you can make an informed decision.

Hope you find what you're looking for!

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On Celebrity Cruises The 398-square-foot verandahs -- complete with hip patio furniture and outdoor whirlpools -- are themselves larger than many traditional staterooms! And, of course, each inviting verandah is attached to a 1,291-square-foot penthouse. Each well-designed space on the Solstice suites includes a living room with plush furniture, hardwood floors and a throw rug, 52-inch LCD TV with surround sound, and a baby grand piano; a separate dining room that accommodates eight; and a master bedroom with a king-size bed and adjoining marble bath with double vanities, a humongous shower for two with dual Hansgrohe showerheads and separate whirlpool tub. Two of these suites -- perfect for a romantic getaway -- can be found on each of Celebrity Cruises' Solstice-class ships, midship, right across from the elevators and near the library on the Penthouse Deck. While You might think it will be too expensive I would look up and give a travel agent a call from the Mobile Travel Agents of Australia and they will come to you! Should they need help tell them you are looking at the 3 nights departing October 23, 2014 on Celebrity's Celebrity Solstice or Holland America's Oosterdam another special treat with huge suite cabins. ***Edited to remove commercial reference***

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