I have just booked my honeymoon with princess, I have never been on a cruise before and have many questions. My first and most important being which room to choose? I have booked a oceanview with balcony, a room garentee of Aloha or better... now having never been on a cruiseship before I have no idea what this means. But I was assured its a very good room choice. Any thoughts?
Since it is my honeymoon I am considering buying the honeymoon package princess offers .. it cost $420 per couple and includes many nice items (link below) but for that amount of money I could upgrade my room to a minisuite... and Im wondering what you all believe would be the better choice?
Thanks so much for any thoughts..
The Guarantee is a good choice, because you may be upgraded. Ihave been in regular balconies and mini suites and there isnt a whole lot of different except size. It's really a matter of preference. Best of Luck and congrats on your wedding! S
How wonderful, a honeymoon cruise. I know you will love it, and get hooked like the rest of us;)
Personally, for me, I like to know where my cabin is on the ship, when I book..Say, if I book mid ship, near an elevator, and they wanted to bump me up to a higher deck, but very forward....to us, that would not be a upgrade. It's the roll of the dice.
The honeymoon package :Deluxe Honeymoon / Anniversary includes
Champagne breakfast in bed-a half bottle of French champagne delivered with breakfast in your stateroom the morning of your choice.
Would you rather be out and on deck in the morning, and is champagne something you enjoy?
Two Princess Cruises waffle robes-a gift for you to take home. OK, but....
A visit to the Spa-one 30 minute therapeutic massage or facial per person.
This is a nice perk, for sure, if you enjoy the spa.
Choice of canapés or petits fours in your stateroom on selected evenings.
The canapes and petit fours would have to be fabulous!
A personalized invitation from the Captain to visit the bridge while in port.
This may be offerred onboard to the passengers.
Think about each offerring, and realistically, would you truly enjoy them.
Honestly I think the price is high, and the cost could be better used for a cabin upgrade, a wonderful $$ excursion, in port, or baubles for the 2 of you, while shopping.
This is a special time, and indulgence is wonderful, I just don't think this fits the bill...jmho...and conratulations to you both!
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I agree with Trip! $420.00 could go a long way . You could upgrade to a mini (although that wouldn't be my choice as a honeymooner), you could use that $420.00 toward your onboard expenses and tips, you could take several very nice shore excursions, and/or buy a "bauble" or two !
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you! Have a wonderful honeymoon cruise!
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i also agree with Trip and Fern, that seems like a lot of money for the honeymoon package. A balcony stateroom is definately the way to do. A mini-suite is nice but not a necessity for 2 people, a mini-suite has more floor space a bigger closet, bathroom has a tub instead of a stall shower and you get more living room space oh and two tv's thats about it.
I agree with the others. That sounds like a rip for what you get. You would be much further ahead using that $420 towards excursions, upgrades, casino, drinks, etc............ Have a great honeymoon cruise. You will have a great trip!
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PS: If you upgrade to a mini-suite, know that all mini-suites on Dolphin deck have balconies which are completely un-covered. The few mini-suites (usually AD category) at the back of the Emerald deck, however, are completely covered, and therefore, private.