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My husband and I aren't cheap...we're frugal. We always book a balcony (I need somewhere to go in the morning when he's still snoring so I don't fantasize about smothering him ?), but we generally prefer to allocate the rest of our budget to other things. 
BUT, we're sailing with friends for their 30th anniversary in January, and we just booked a 2 BR Grand Suite to share with them. I'm afraid that after this, I won't be able to go back to steerage ?

 

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14 minutes ago, krhardy said:

BUT, we're sailing with friends for their 30th anniversary in January, and we just booked a 2 BR Grand Suite to share with them. I'm afraid that after this, I won't be able to go back to steerage

Our last few cruises have been in a Grand Suite. As I look at cruises to book and some of the increased costs from what we paid, I have been trying to justify the unjustifiable LOL.

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54 minutes ago, ConstantCruiser said:

This is one where I firmly (but kindly) disagree with @Lovetocruise2002

Suites are great but you can actually go back to a non-suite cabin without your arms falling off.  

Agreed. Although in my spoiled case all my suite experiences are paid for by someone else. (If my mom's gonna spend my inheritance, I might as well enjoy it!) But when it's my money I have no problems cramming 4 friends in an inside if need be!

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1 hour ago, dodgestang said:

Booking a suite now.....means double, double points.  so 4 points per night sailed....can't go wrong with that either ?

If it's just two people, you probably could book two connecting ocean view balcony rooms for a lot less, and still each earn 4 points per night. ?

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23 minutes ago, dswallow said:

If it's just two people, you probably could book two connecting ocean view balcony rooms for a lot less, and still each earn 4 points per night. ?

You're talking to a guy who starts his search for a cruise with "Is the royal available" and then decides if he's willing to work down the category list or just change the date.   We all have our vices.

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As a mostly solo traveler, I have gone from suites to balcony's and insides. It really depends on the offerings. Non-Oasis class ships don't really have enough perks to justify the price imho. I am not much of a drinker and I can get the Key for a better deal.

I got my first RCG GT on Allure in Oct, incredible deal booked right before Covid; we started with 3 and added 2 more people and they each paid the third persons fare. The suites have been sold out for a while but similar sailings priced show a GS at almost double what I paid for less people. I have a S2S in Jan with an interior on Indy and a jr.suite on Mariner. I feel like I will be just as snobby.....

Olivia Newton-John 80S GIF

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12 minutes ago, CrimsonCruiser said:

Thinking we would probably never do a cruise again, my mom and I booked a Grand Suite for our first one ...

And now we cannot give up the perks and tub and space.

You will struggle to go back. Lol.

We first did a suite the first cruise with kids (son turned 3 on the cruise).

He's 9 now and has never seen anything other than a suite.

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4 hours ago, ConstantCruiser said:

This is one where I firmly (but kindly) disagree with @Lovetocruise2002

Suites are great but you can actually go back to a non-suite cabin without your arms falling off.  

 

True, but you / I now know what I'm missing and, the cruise is not quite as enjoyable. 

But it can be done, except you may also find your self sneaking back more often, looking for more ways to justify the expense.

Let see buy the granddaughter a car or cruise 3 weeks in a grand suite?  umm better think a little more on that

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