We have a family retreat cabana booked,(the largest corner ones) most likely a suite amenities package, a couples massage and the thermal suite.
We have decided to stop sailing deluxe suites on HAL for many reasons, but mostly for this cruise to be able to do the 14 day versus a 7 day.
After talking with friends here, it was a smart choice.
We have VD4166 booked. We have seen it on the Eurodam and thought it was lovely.
I have heard on the Nieuw Amsterdam it only has one lounger on the large balcony.
Anyhow, after much discussion, we really didn't spend more than 2 hours total out on our SC aft wrap on our last cruise. On all of our previous SA's we spent almost no time at all on the balcony.
I tried so hard to get this VD cabin. But I fear we will not use this balcony either, because if weather is nice, we will be at the retreat. And it can not be used for dining as there is no table large enough.
But now I am thinking since we booked the thermal suite, the suite amenities package, and the large family retreat cabana, and couples massage we should probably consolidate everything and move to the front of the ship.
Our last trip consisted of going back and forth, a lot of time wasted.
Our only option besides our VD is: CA cabins, (oceanview) in the front of the ship. I have heard they are larger. HAL ships services says they are 120 sf which I know is VERY wrong. I have done searches here, and even started a thread. I haven't really seen any definitive photos or sf measurements. If they are out there I must have missed it. But then again I do not have great luck w searches.
I am definately not interested in the spa verandah VQ. Those cabins as I understand are pretty small. I would rather have a larger OV than a smaller cabin with a tiny balcony, since we have the largest retreat cabana.
So, any info on the CA (1001,-1004) would be very helpful.
We will look for price drops on the suites, but no longer will we be paying retail as we have done in the past. I would say there is about a 10 percent chance we would end up in a suite.
Thanks to anyone who has knowledge in these cabins. Thanks for any help!