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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Default Splurged this time!! Grand Suite on Mariner this Dec

what can you tell me? tips? the good/bad/ugly!! took almost 1-1/2 years to pay for this one, so i wanna make sure its the best trip possible!!!

ETA: room is #1286 if anyone knows anything about it (deck 10) and we like to drink!!
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I wish I could tell you exactly how that was, but, I can't..I will tell you congratualations, you lucky duck
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Congrats. The Grand Suite is very nice, we normally sail in one at least once a year. You'll have access to the lounge and use of the concierge. Try to register your set-sail online boarding pass at least 30 days prior to sailing as this will allow the concierge to reach out to you in advance of your sailing to set-up any special reservations (i.e., salon, specialty dining, etc.). You'll have a DVD player in the room, so if you'd like to bring some movies along, always a nice add-on. The lounge will also have a library of movies to select from as well. Outside of that, enjoy your suite.
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Congrats. The Grand Suite is very nice, we normally sail in one at least once a year. You'll have access to the lounge and use of the concierge. Try to register your set-sail online boarding pass at least 30 days prior to sailing as this will allow the concierge to reach out to you in advance of your sailing to set-up any special reservations (i.e., salon, specialty dining, etc.). You'll have a DVD player in the room, so if you'd like to bring some movies along, always a nice add-on. The lounge will also have a library of movies to select from as well. Outside of that, enjoy your suite.
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When in December? We have a family group of 8 on the Mariner holiday cruise leaving Galveston Dec 26. We'd like to do the Grand Suite, but since we're paying for 4 state rooms for a peak time cruise (ouch), we'll settle for a balcony cabin this time...
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Good for you, I can't imagine what that would be like!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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We go Dec 18th out of Galveston

thanks for tip on DVD's and registering 30 days prior!! i just wish they had mini bars in the room fridges honestly, thats an untapped source of revenue if they would!!!!
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They do. Each cabin has a mini-fridge with booze, snacks and other stuff. It will be located underneth the bar with when you walk in on the right.
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Im jealous too I have had JS but never a Grand Suite. You can go to the Concierge Lounge at night and drink free for several hours.

I just upgraded on a 4 day Jewel OTS to the last JS and the next category up is almost $5K for 2 people??!! For 4 days!!! I dont see a Grand Suite in my future. If Im paying that kind of money Im going on Seabourne or one of the more expensive lines.

Enjoy the concierge lounge. I hope your cruise is fabulous.

I have Mariner booked Jan 29th still, but other 2 pax not yet confirmed.
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