Originally Posted by four of us
I decided to book a suite for my family of 4 (2 adults and two children) for our upcoming cruise on the liberty of the seas. I have several questions for anyone in the know and appreciate whatever information you can provide.
First, I have heard that if you book a suite you are entitled to certain amenities. I would love to know what these amenities include.
Also, is it true that if you booked in a grand suite that you can embark earlier on arrival day?
Do you think a grand suite as opposed to 2 separate rooms would be comfortable for a family of 4 people?
Finally, does anyone have any photos of the grand suites from the freedom of the seas (which I assume will be almost the same as the loberty GS)?
I am so excited to take our first rcc and appreciate any information anyone can provide.
Thank you so much for any information.
Four: Congrats on choosing a GS. These are very nice and spacious with a large balcony. There are many extras included, and I'm sure you'll want to be surprised when you first enter your room. In the meantime, here's some answers to extras from RCI's website:
Diamond-level and above Crown & Anchor Society members and guests booked in the Grand Suites or above can now take advantage of the Concierge Club. Available on the Enchantment of the SeasÂ® and all Voyager and Radiance-class ships, Concierge Club guests will receive this complimentary service that provides assistance with any special requests they may have while sailing. As a Concierge Club guest, you will be offered amenities and services not available to other guests including: A dedicated Concierge who is available to assist with anything you require
Twenty-four-hour a day use of the Concierge Club Lounge
Continental breakfast every morningâ€* and open bar & hors d'oeuvres every evening available in the Concierge Club Lounge
Assistance with reservations for Portofino Italian restaurant & Chops Grille Steakhouse
Assistance with Explorations! Bookings
Assistance booking appointments for Salon or Spa treatments
Priority tickets for the ice skating show
Assistance with the arrangement of private parties
Personalized Discover Shopping advice
DVDs and CDs available to borrow during the Concierge's hours
Pre-ordering of your dinner wine
Business services (faxing, copying, etc.)
Embarkation: Suite guests don't board any earlier than other guests. But they do wait in the terminal in a special waiting area and then board "first". As for debarkation, any guest can ask for early debarkation and should have no problem getting it, for an early flight for example. Suite guests are entitled to early debarkation, but why anyone would want to leave early is beyond me...unless you need to get to an early flight.
As for comfort with a family of four: it really depends on what's important to you: if you want lots of space that you all share, the suite will be really nice. On the other hand, you'll be sharing one bathroom (although it is big with 2 sinks and a tub), lots of marble and granite. You don't mention the ages of your children. If having 2 bathrooms is important, you may want to consider adjoining cabins of a D1 - balcony & F - large oceanview on Deck 9. Check out this link:
I'll put some suite photos in the Photo Gallery of a GS I took last September on the Freedom OTS.
Take care, Steve