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You can walk over and get drinks.
 

Most of the time, if you are dining in CK, the waitstaff will actually go and get you the drink from the suite lounge bar. One of my favourite things to do when dining in CK is to swing by the bar and grab a lemon drop martini or cosmo and carry it over to dinner. Often, the bartender will even bring the drink over for me. 🙂

Now I really miss CK and the suite lounge after typing this. 

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1 hour ago, Pooch said:

Can you explain “deck 17”?  Our suite is on deck 10.  Is there a secret handshake to access deck 17???

Deck 17 is the suites' deck.  Anyone can get up there but sometimes they have the doors to the suites themselves locked.  Most of the time they don't though.  Of course, there are suites on other decks besides 17 but that's where the big suite are plus the suites lounge and the Coastal Kitchen.

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1 hour ago, Pooch said:

Can you explain “deck 17”?  Our suite is on deck 10.  Is there a secret handshake to access deck 17???

Deck 17 on Oasis class can be accessed either by the aft set of elevators or by the aft set of stairs. Once there, access to the suite lounge/CK area is by seapass card. At times, the glass doorway leading into the loft hallway is closed. If that is the case, access is also by seapass card. 

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I have done a GS on deck 7 and a CLS on deck 17.  I am in the minority that prefers being on the lower deck.  When I was on 17, I felt isolated from the rest of the ship.  When my suite was closer to the rest of the ship, I felt more a part of things and experienced a lot more of what the ship offers.  It is easy to just stay on 17, and you miss a lot that way.  

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1 hour ago, Fairlynew said:

I felt isolated from the rest of the ship.

That's the whole point for the Deck 17 suite snobs! lol  kidding

I've done a GS on Deck 12 before so I know exactly what you mean.  However, depending on the type of cruiser you are, isolation might not be a bad thing.  All I can say is that the wide hallways of Deck 17 are hard to beat, and I have not once (on Deck 17) heard kids running down the hall or been a victim of "ding dong ditch" as my own kids call it. 😆 Cannot say the same for suites on the lower decks.

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1 hour ago, Fairlynew said:

I have done a GS on deck 7 and a CLS on deck 17.  I am in the minority that prefers being on the lower deck.  When I was on 17, I felt isolated from the rest of the ship.  When my suite was closer to the rest of the ship, I felt more a part of things and experienced a lot more of what the ship offers.  It is easy to just stay on 17, and you miss a lot that way.  

I did a GS on Harmony on deck 6.  I loved the easy access to the ship.  It's such a convenient deck to reach everything except the pool deck.  

The downside was that a grand suite is nowhere as impressive as a loft suite.

We had the beverage package so the Schooner Bar was our closest point to obtain beverages so from that perspective the trip to deck 17 was only required for CK. 

I had the opportunity to upgrade to an L1 but it was another $1,200.  I opted for the beverage package for two and used the surplus to pay for a few excursions. 

I missed being in a loft suite but really liked the location of the GS on deck 6.  A loft suite that used decks 6 & 7 would be the ultimate and best of both worlds.    

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Agree that some will love deck 17 and others may not.  Our Star Loft Suite is scheduled for December so hoping that cruise happens but I know that we like the isolation.  We have done some other lines in a similar isolated environment and it is fine for us, we are mostly there to relax and decompress so we don’t need much of the other “stuff”.  Contrasting what we expect on the December cruise with our past experience with a GLS on Ovation, there was too much out and about for relaxing, the lounge and CK (And other things) on the Quantum class are just too spread out.  We loved the cruise and experience and had expected more activity anyway.

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I think this is where the demarcation is made for those who "would never pay for a suite b/c I only sleep and shower there" and those who love the suite b/c they WANT to be able to enjoy their room.  I love deck 17.  It is so convenient and quiet and exclusive (sorry if this word offends some.  Not my intention).  I also enjoy being midships and being closer to the "action".  It all comes down to what you enjoy and what you want to do.  We eat, sleep, gamble, go to a few shows and hang out in our room.  We do NOT go to the pool, lounge around in the sun, play trivia, play putt-putt, use Adventure Ocean, go on the flowrider or water slides or hang out at the bar (much...).   we're kinda boring.  ...but we love our suites.  We spend a lot of time in there.  We like having parties there, if the occasion presents itself.

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I just booked a Loft suite on the Symphony for next August.  I wanted a suite in order to get the Sky Class benefits,  Not to isolate but  in today's world, having access to areas that aren't as crowded is a good thing to me.  And if they got too crowded for comfort, whether for covid reasons or just too many people, we'd at least have a bigger room/balcony to hang out in.  We are boring cruisers too and hang out on the pool deck doing a lot of reading.

I originally looked at a Grand Suite but by the time I got with the TA, the last one was gone so I went to the crown loft.  My logic was that my FCC was already a sunk cost so the additional price was the cost for this cruise.  It's our first time in a "real" suite so I am really looking forward to it.  

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1 minute ago, twangster said:

I think you'll love the loft suite, they are very unique and truly impressive.  

Thanks  I'll still price check but I don't think I'll drop to a GS if one comes open, I'll stick with the Loft.  My only concern is any increased motion as my wife can be susceptible to motion sickness but she wanted to try the suite too.

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1 minute ago, mbk999 said:

Thanks  I'll still price check but I don't think I'll drop to a GS if one comes open, I'll stick with the Loft.  My only concern is any increased motion as my wife can be susceptible to motion sickness but she wanted to try the suite too.

Step daughter has a hard time riding in back seats of cars on a highway but didn't have a smidgen of an issue on deck 17.  

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3 minutes ago, mbk999 said:

My only concern is any increased motion as my wife can be susceptible to motion sickness but she wanted to try the suite too.

My daughter and I both are prone to motion.  We don't feel much up there.  I find Oasis class to be quite steady.

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1 minute ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

When next August?  @WAAAYTOOO and I are both on the 08/21/21 sailing...Deck 17 of course 😉

07 August sailing.  I liked the Labadee/San Juan/St Thomas/Perfect Day itinerary.    

Hopefully the family wedding next summer won't be then and MD doesn't go crazy and start schools in early August....

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7 minutes ago, twangster said:

Step daughter has a hard time riding in back seats of cars on a highway but didn't have a smidgen of an issue on deck 17. 

 

6 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

My daughter and I both are prone to motion.  We don't feel much up there.  I find Oasis class to be quite steady.

Good to hear that it's not a huge issue for folks.   It would have been interesting this week if the industry hadn't been shut down, we'd have been sailing down the east coast through the storm.  

 

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On Quantum class ships where the lounge is seperate, can you take a drink out during happy hour to dinner?  We are doing a Mar 2022 Symphony to Odyssey side to side and don;t want to get the drink package since my liver would need a break after a week.

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9 minutes ago, MLH said:

On Quantum class ships where the lounge is seperate, can you take a drink out during happy hour to dinner?  We are doing a Mar 2022 Symphony to Odyssey side to side and don;t want to get the drink package since my liver would need a break after a week.

Sure.  You can take drinks out of the SL.  Waaay back in the bad ol', good ol' days they would restrict you, but not these days.

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