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We just got a call from the upgrade fairy to go from a Penthouse Suite to a Vista Suite for a reduced price. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the Vista suite and what it has to offer. I am wondering if the views are really that great and the wind factor being in the front of the ship. Our cruise is to Alaska next week. Thanks for your input.
We were in a vista on the Iceland cruise in June '06 and even though we had some rough seas, wind was never a problem. And the view from a VS is fabulous. It's also a good place to see the crew working when docking or leaving a port.
I prefer the extra space in a VS and especially the jacuzzi to the PH. (I never thought I'd consider a PH to be "small" but I did when visiting friends while we were in the VS. I got over that ...)
The one possible drawback to the forward position is if you have a tendency to mal de mer. A midships location is preferable in that case.
And as I recall, the deck 6 VS is not as spacious as the deck 7 VS (in the living room).
Depending on how much the upgrade is costing you, I'd sure go for it!
The Vista Suite looks lovely; however, the far forward location would not be my first choice along the Pacific Coast when the ship may be at full speed, as it could get rather uncomfortable as the ship pitches.
Did you receive the offer directly from Oceania or through your travel agent?
Did you decide to go for it?