We had mid-ship mini-suite on Golden & met some people who had regular room, but aft w/ balcony. After seeing that I would give up the mini-suite for an aft w/ balcony. Their balcony was very large, totally private (although I'm not sure how much sun it got) & the views of sunsets, leaving ports would be spectacular. have a great cruise.
Yes - you should do it. There are more perks in a suite vs a mini. You will have your fridge stocked with liquor, soda and water. This is done only once. If there is something you don't care for, have it replaced with what you would like.
You can have room service and order off the dining room menu.
You will also receive snacks delivered to your room each afternoon about 5:00.
The decks are great. They are larger and you don't get the wind that the side cabins get. Depending on the time of day, you can actually sun on your deck.
You will be invited to wait in your cabin to disembark.
I am assuming that you have returned from your cruise and had a wonderful time! I am copying a letter that I posted recently with the hopes that you can answer many of my questions too! Thank you. Linda...
I am so thrilled to find someone that has sailed on the Sun Princess in a mini suite! I have been on the Ocean Princess with a balcony cabin, however, for our 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise on November 26, 2002, we really splurged on a mini suite on the baja deck. We really enjoy seeing the wake in the back of the ship, so we took and aft mini category AB on the Baja deck. We toured them on the Ocean Princess and fell in love. My question is this: do you remember seeing the aft mini cabins on the Sun Princess? Specifically, the baja deck, because it seems that they are all different sizes, in fact, they are 150 sq ft larger than the category AC. If so, can you recall if they have more of a two room feel to them, or seem like only one large room with a curtain? The reason I ask is that it seems with the Sun, Princess had placed the aft-minis in the center of the back of the ship. However, on the Ocean, they are placed to the left and right of center. I know it seems picky, but we just want to make sure we choose the most perfect cabin. Thanks for you help.