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Old November 3rd, 2005, 05:59 PM
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Default 1st time cruiser have few questions

We are going on Star at the end of January 2006, and I have a few questions.

Is a mini suite considerd a suite and does it allow us to go to the embarkment lounge when we check in.

the room we booked is on Emerald aft port side, but they asked us if we would like a upgrade? when will we know if we get one

P.S. is any one else going on the January 29 2006 Cruise.

thanks Janet
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Old November 4th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Janet - aft balcony state rooms are very much in demand. You get a larger balcony than you would normally get. Its really neat to sit out there and watch the wake from the ship and too see where you have been.
Not sure if mini-suites qualify for the suite "perks" ask your TA.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Hi Janet and LisaK,

I think that "aft portside" just means aft of amidships. On our last cruise with Princess we were in a "forward portside" which was just a few cabins forward from amidships. I could be wrong !

We were in a balcony, not a mini-suite, but I think I've read that mini-suites don't get any special perks. I'm sure you'll get a reply from someone who has had a mini-suite .

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Old November 5th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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To my recollection there are no perks with a mini suite. The mini suites on emerald deck are different than the minis on dolphin, which is one deck above. My preference is emerald because the balconies are covered. Dolphin mini suite balconys are completely open! Just something for you to think about if you get "upgraded" to a dolphin deck mini.

You may love an open balcony, many people do.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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You are correct. our room is E718 so far. I hope this is a nice room
my husband and son who is 16 and I will be in it all together. and if you know teenagers you know that they like to sleep in.

If there is any advice that you can give me on shore trips please let me know we are only 3 mnths away from going.

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