Posted May 10th, 2012, 05:39 PM
The best perk for owner's suites is the use of Cagney's restaurant, especially on port days or debarkation day when everyone is upstairs at the same time. We found a butler useless, concierge useless. I booked our shore excursions before we left. All the butler did was bring us DVDs and afternoon snacks that (mostly) we could have gotten elsewhere. The room was gorgeous and vast. But it was way up front and very high, and we had the worst night at sea ever, so it was very bouncy. (That night another ship had a wave crash through a lounge window and kill someone.) There was free liquor and soft drinks, but all my husband wanted was beer, and he could not get that. I don't know we were "pampered" perse. It was a great room on a great cruise, and we loved Cagney's. But I would never pay full price for it. We got a deal wherein for $800 total, we got upgraded from mini-suite to Owner's Suite on a 16 day cruise.
I heard about Cagney's and plan on taking advantage of it often.
The price was a little steep, I agree, but I figured if I'm going to be away for 9 days, I wanted a room that I could move around in.
And I love the "king-size" bed.