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We seem to have a real addiction to booking cruises. We did not blog our cruise on Enchantment last month, because we did not really expect to enjoy it as much as we did since our last two cruises were Star Class on Allure. We went in with low expectations and were pleasantly surprised by the service and food on the ship. This showed us that we should be more open-minded to the smaller ships that Royal offers. Our only other experience on a Royal ship smaller than Voyager Class was on Brilliance, and it was horrible. We were new to cruising and didn't understand anything about stateroom categories or differences in ship classes. We booked an interior for five of us and had kids on pullman beds above us and a pack and play that made it nearly impossible to even walk in our room. We struggled to fit our stroller down the hallway and could see the frustration from the room attendants when they had to move their cleaning carts to let us by. We also could not fit our stroller in our stateroom. We were expecting the bells and whistles of an Oasis Class ship, but what can I say, we were cruise noobs and didn't realize we needed to research our ship before we booked. If you would have asked us a few months ago what our least favorite ship was, we would have said, hands down, Brilliance of the Seas, but after how much we enjoyed Enchantment, we decided that maybe we were a little harsh on Brilliance and that we should give her another chance now that we are a little more experienced at cruising. We did not expect to book another cruise anytime soon since we have cruises booked all the way through the end of 2021. We were browsing Royal's website the other day, when the hubs brought to my attention something that we thought was surely an error. On the February 27, 2020 sailing on Brilliance, there was a grand suite listed for less than a junior suite and close to the same price as a balcony. We were excited to see this price, but it said it had a max occupancy of five. We called Royal to see if they would make an exception for our family of six. They said no, but we don't know how to take no as an answer. We dug out the number for our senior cruise planner at Royal to see what magic he could work. He put us on hold for a few minutes and came back and said it wasn't a problem since our youngest two are in pack and plays. After he quoted us a price of $2,077 (before prepaid gratuities) for all six of us, we quickly decided it was too good of a deal to pass up and channeled our inner @Lovetocruise2002 and say Yolo. This will definitely be a laid back cruise, but we are really looking forward to relaxing and giving Brilliance another shot.