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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:23 PM
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We are thinking of booking a mini suite for our next cruise? Are they worth the extra money or should we just stick with a balcony? The cost is about $300 more.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:06 PM
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For the difference in price I would definitely opt for the mini suite. I love the extra room and the larger closet. It's nice to sit on a couch and relax rather than in a chair or on the bed. We don't spent lots of time in our room but when we do we're really comfortable. We're sailing again this November and have our mini suite all booked.
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I would agree with topher, in saying that the extra room provided in the mini-suites on Princess is well worth the extra money. I usually get a mini-suite, if the price is right, but the balcony cabins on Princess are also very nice.

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We too like having a couch instead of a chair to relax in. Also there are 2 TVs back to back. We brought headphones for DH with a long cord but there was no place to plug it in. It wasn't a problem.
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Are you sure the $300 cost is to upgrade to a mini-suite with a balcony? Remember there are some mini-suites (the least expensive) that don't have balconies. I don't know if you would want to give up your balcony cabin for a mini with no balcony. Just a thought - you might want to check further.
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We booked a mini-suite on the Sapphire February 2009. Loved the extra space and slightly larger bathroom with tub/shower. Go for it!
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DianeT, which ship has Mini-Suites without a balcony?
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Mini Suites are the way to go. It is so nice to have that extra floor space, larger bathroom and bigger closet
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I was tossing about getting a mini-suite on the Golden Princess but have decided I'd rather have the larger balcony on Caribe Deck, since this is a warm weather cruise,and we spend more time outdoors - so perhaps the type of cruise could be taken into consideration.
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Hey There Lv2B@sea -

I know for sure the Island and the Coral have Ocean View Mini-Suites. They are actually larger than the standard mini-suite because what would be the balcony area is enclosed as part of the suite.
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Hi there
We stayed in D730 on Ruby - a mini suite at the AFT.
We discovered (by luck) that complimentary canapes are offered in the lounge before dinner (we went to watch the sunset in the lounge and there was a sign saying "Private Function" which is for anyone in a suite. We said we are in a mini suite - so we were allowed into the private "cocktail party". It was very civilised and a nice pre dinner option! And no kids allowed !!!
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It is a delima. My friend and I were trying to decide on balcony or mini suite on the Golden Princess. It was $500 more per person... we opted for the balcony. Hope we didn't make a mistake.

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For $500 each more you were smart to stick with the balcony. the mini-suite is a little larger and has a bathtub instead of just a shower but it is not worth $1000
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For $500 each more you were smart to stick with the balcony. the mini-suite is a little larger and has a bathtub instead of just a shower but it is not worth $1000
Thank you that is good to hear. I was on the fence and wondering if we made the right decision. Can't wait hope the time goes by fast.

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