Captain's Suite, Premium Balcony question

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#1
1,123 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Can anyone tell me about the Captain's Suite? How many square feet? Is it worth the extra money? Pictures?

I'm also interested in the premium balcony cabins. What is the difference between the vista and the other premium balcony cabins? Is the cabin itself bigger than a standard cabin? Does the couch pull into a bed or can you put a roll away in there and still have floor space if the main bed is made as a king? I have a small child, so an upper is not an option.
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Connecticut
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There is only one ship that has the Captains suite and that is the Liberty. These two (one on each side) are directly over the bridge. By far the largest suites on a non-fantasy ship. There used to be some pictures here of these. Might want to check on Youtube.
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#4
Connecticut
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Found the link with Nezmo's review and pics of the suite.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ver+the+bridge
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Carnival Dream (1 sailing) 8/10 (Western Carib.)
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Carnival Vista 04/17 (8 day Eastern Carib.)
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Connecticut
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It's a great room. I had hoped they were going to add it to the Freedom when she was in Dry Dock but they did not.
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Carnival Triumph (1 sailing)07/00 (Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride (4 sailings) 07/01 (Western Carib.) 07/05 (Mex. Riviera) 04/12 (Eastern Carib.)12/16 NYE cruise Eastern Carib
RCCL Majesty of the Seas (1 sailing)04/02 (Bahamas)
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MSC Orchestra (1 sailing) 2/09 (Eastern Carib.)
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Carnival Dream (1 sailing) 8/10 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Magic (2 sailings) 02/12 (Western Carib.) 02/15 (western Carib.)
Carnival Victory (1 sailing) 08/12 (Southern Carib.)
Carnival Legend (1 sailing) 02/13 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Breeze (3 sailings) 04/13 (8 day Eastern Carib.) 12/14 6 day Western NYE cruise 04/15 6 day western Carib. Diamond Cruise
RCCL Oasis of the Seas (1 sailing) 03/14 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Sunshine (2 sailings) 08/15 (8 day Southern Caribbean) 02/16 (8 day exotic eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Vista (1 sailing) 07/16 (8 day western Med cruise)

Upcoming Cruises:

Carnival Vista 04/17 (8 day Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride 07/17 4th floor Vista suite... (7 day eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Vista 08/17 (8 day southern Caribbean )
Carnival Breeze 11/18 (13 day Journey cruise Eastern Carib)
Carnival Horizon 7/18 (eastern out of NYC)
#7
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I've been in 9199 recently and loved it!

It's a fantastic room. The view through the front windows is absolutely amazing. The balcony is very nice. When arriving or leaving a port there are some people on the deck above. But while cruisin' it is a very private place. In the front there's almost no wind at all, at the aft side of the balcony it is a bit windy when you stand there, but never too much.
Friends have warned me that it might be too noisy up there, since it's the Lido deck. But you don't hear anything from pool side. You also don't hear the engines. Just the waves.
It's a perfect cabin IMHO and should be on all ships.
#8
Connecticut
19,756 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Originally posted by OneOneNiner
I've been in 9199 recently and loved it!

It's a fantastic room. The view through the front windows is absolutely amazing. The balcony is very nice. When arriving or leaving a port there are some people on the deck above. But while cruisin' it is a very private place. In the front there's almost no wind at all, at the aft side of the balcony it is a bit windy when you stand there, but never too much.
Friends have warned me that it might be too noisy up there, since it's the Lido deck. But you don't hear anything from pool side. You also don't hear the engines. Just the waves.
It's a perfect cabin IMHO and should be on all ships.
Totally agree. I am jealous, been on the Liberty 3 times and loved her each time. Would go again just to try this room.
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Carnival Triumph (1 sailing)07/00 (Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride (4 sailings) 07/01 (Western Carib.) 07/05 (Mex. Riviera) 04/12 (Eastern Carib.)12/16 NYE cruise Eastern Carib
RCCL Majesty of the Seas (1 sailing)04/02 (Bahamas)
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MSC Orchestra (1 sailing) 2/09 (Eastern Carib.)
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Carnival Dream (1 sailing) 8/10 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Magic (2 sailings) 02/12 (Western Carib.) 02/15 (western Carib.)
Carnival Victory (1 sailing) 08/12 (Southern Carib.)
Carnival Legend (1 sailing) 02/13 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Breeze (3 sailings) 04/13 (8 day Eastern Carib.) 12/14 6 day Western NYE cruise 04/15 6 day western Carib. Diamond Cruise
RCCL Oasis of the Seas (1 sailing) 03/14 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Sunshine (2 sailings) 08/15 (8 day Southern Caribbean) 02/16 (8 day exotic eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Vista (1 sailing) 07/16 (8 day western Med cruise)

Upcoming Cruises:

Carnival Vista 04/17 (8 day Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride 07/17 4th floor Vista suite... (7 day eastern Caribbean)
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Carnival Horizon 7/18 (eastern out of NYC)
#9
Michigan
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Joined Nov 2006
We stayed in cabin 9199 on the Liberty back in October. It was fantastic!! We had 3 adults and a child in the room and had more than enough room! The windows looking out of the front of the ship were so cool! Everytime we were pulling in to port we would stand there to watch the ship arrive. The balcony was huge and very nice as well. However the deck was very HOT. Both bathrooms were fantastic it was great for getting ready in the evening. The VIP embarkation was a nice perk too!
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#10
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was just searching Carnival's website and came across these suites on the Liberty. Will they be added to the rest of the Conquest class ships??
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Originally posted by toad455
was just searching Carnival's website and came across these suites on the Liberty. Will they be added to the rest of the Conquest class ships??
They just added them to the Valor.
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Carnival Destiny (2 sailings) 08/99 (West. Carib.) 08/03 (Southern Carib.)
Carnival Triumph (1 sailing)07/00 (Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride (4 sailings) 07/01 (Western Carib.) 07/05 (Mex. Riviera) 04/12 (Eastern Carib.)12/16 NYE cruise Eastern Carib
RCCL Majesty of the Seas (1 sailing)04/02 (Bahamas)
Carnival Spirit (2 sailings) 07/04 (Alaska) 07/08 (Alaska)
Carnival Valor (1 sailing) 08/05 (Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Ecstasy (1 sailing) 04/06 (Cozumel, Progresso) Platinum Cruise
Carnival Liberty (4 sailings) 07/06 (Med cruise) 02/07 (Panama Canal) 07/08 (Exotic Eastern Carib.)
02/07 (Panama Canal) 02/11 (Exotic Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Inspiration (1 sailing) 8/07 (Western Carib.)
MSC Orchestra (1 sailing) 2/09 (Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Splendor (3 sailings) 08/09 (Mexican Riviera) 08/13 (Eastern out of NYC) Milestone Cruise 08/14 (Eastern out of NYC)

Carnival Dream (1 sailing) 8/10 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Magic (2 sailings) 02/12 (Western Carib.) 02/15 (western Carib.)
Carnival Victory (1 sailing) 08/12 (Southern Carib.)
Carnival Legend (1 sailing) 02/13 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Breeze (3 sailings) 04/13 (8 day Eastern Carib.) 12/14 6 day Western NYE cruise 04/15 6 day western Carib. Diamond Cruise
RCCL Oasis of the Seas (1 sailing) 03/14 (Western Carib.)
Carnival Sunshine (2 sailings) 08/15 (8 day Southern Caribbean) 02/16 (8 day exotic eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Vista (1 sailing) 07/16 (8 day western Med cruise)

Upcoming Cruises:

Carnival Vista 04/17 (8 day Eastern Carib.)
Carnival Pride 07/17 4th floor Vista suite... (7 day eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Vista 08/17 (8 day southern Caribbean )
Carnival Breeze 11/18 (13 day Journey cruise Eastern Carib)
Carnival Horizon 7/18 (eastern out of NYC)