Posted March 14th, 2013, 09:53 AM
I have to agree with those who say it depends on the individual cabin prices. Research the available cabins and prices then decide on the best option for your needs.
I looked at doing a cruise with 3 people once. We originally decided to stay in a JS cabin so we'd be together and have a little more space than a regular balcony. The price was $1400 pp for the first two guests and $700 for the third so $3500 for the cabin. A full suite would have more space but it would cost more money.
After thinking about it some more (3 women - 1 bathroom), we looked at alternatives. We found 2 adjoining E3 balcony cabins for $900 pp. We would have to book two people in 1 cabin and 1 in the other. The single supplement was 100% for that cruise. For $100 more than the JS, the three of us could open the divider and have a larger balcony plus two bathrooms rather than 1.
If we had wanted to save some money, there was an E3 balcony across from a K interior available. The E3 was $900 pp and the K was $700 pp. For $3200 we could have 1 balcony and 1 interior cabin. We'd still have two bathrooms, but we'd have to share a single balcony.
None of us were trying to reach a new C&A level so getting the "double" nights for booking a JS vs. a regular cabins held less appeal to us than having two bathrooms. We ended up switching to two balconies, then my sister couldn't come so it ended up being mom and I in one balcony.
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