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While my husband and I have sailed on the Eclipse previously, this fall will be our first time in a suite. If anyone has any tips to share about how to maximize our suite enjoyment, would you please post them here? Thank you!  

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You will love your suite.  Michael's club is the best.  When you check in, you will go into a suite check in then suite waiting area.  Depending upon the terminal, you might be offered light refreshments.  Then you will board the ship- priority.  Typically you go directly to Michael's club and can meet the hostess.  You can also leave your carry-on at Michael's and proceed to Luminae, suite only, restaurant. 

 

You will enjoy Michaels club for drinks and snacks throughout the day.  You might also attended special functions at this venue and will be notified by your butler and suite host/hostess.  If your sailing includes any Celebrity island like Coco key or Labadee, you can book (for a fee) a special cabana at the beach in the suite only area- or just enjoy a beach chair.  The lunch is enhanced for suite guests. The butler is also great, and can assist you by bringing you breakfast, lunch or dinner and arrange for anything you might need for your cabin.  He/She will also bring you daily snacks around 4:00 PM. 

 

If you are in a Celebrity Royal or Penthouse, you will also be contacted by your onshore suite concierge prior to your sailing.  Also after your cruise you will have priority disembarkation and this allows you to zoom through the terminal. 

 

Enjoy your cruise.

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Just a caution..all suites including Sky Suites have  tub/ shower combo with very high sides. If you have ANY mobility problems or bad  knees you may find it difficult to get in and out. On our last Euro cruise I had to shower in the spa every day as I. Oils to get in or out, even with a stool.

Other than that, our aft sky suite  was a  fantastic way to enjoy the Greek Isles, and our H/C Sky suite guarantee on thé Eclipse (@3000 pp  booked after final payment)  was a great way to enjoy the Baltic.

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Posted (edited)

Great tips. I hope we will get even more people posting here. 

 

I love knowing that I can leave my carry-on in Michael's Club.

Edited by TravelKnitter

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The check in, suite waiting area and priority boarding aren’t available in every port.  

 

We boarded a few days ago in San Antonio, Chile and there was a Suite Check in line, both Concierge and Aqua were shorter.  We are in a RS but at this port no expedited luggage service, no priority boarding, no escort onto the ship.  So the boarding “perks” can be different based on the port facilities.

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Only one warning!   You will find it difficult to go back to a non-suite.  

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On 3/14/2019 at 8:33 AM, Knolmom said:

Just a caution..all suites including Sky Suites have  tub/ shower combo with very high sides. If you have ANY mobility problems or bad  knees you may find it difficult to get in and out. On our last Euro cruise I had to shower in the spa every day as I. Oils to get in or out, even with a stool.

Other than that, our aft sky suite  was a  fantastic way to enjoy the Greek Isles, and our H/C Sky suite guarantee on thé Eclipse (@3000 pp  booked after final payment)  was a great way to enjoy the Baltic.

The RS does not have a tub/shower combo, but the SS’s do.  I did not find it to be a problem in the SS on the Solstice Class ships.  Perhaps it is different on the Millennium Class?

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39 minutes ago, jagoffee said:

The RS does not have a tub/shower combo, but the SS’s do.  I did not find it to be a problem in the SS on the Solstice Class ships.  Perhaps it is different on the Millennium Class?

RS and up on M and S class have a separate shower

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Don't forget priority tendering and debarking at ports..... Jim is right , I can't imagine sailing in a non suite cabin now.😎

 

Oh and being escorted to your seats in the theatre on chic nights

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20 hours ago, jelayne said:

The check in, suite waiting area and priority boarding aren’t available in every port.  

 

We boarded a few days ago in San Antonio, Chile and there was a Suite Check in line, both Concierge and Aqua were shorter.  We are in a RS but at this port no expedited luggage service, no priority boarding, no escort onto the ship.  So the boarding “perks” can be different based on the port facilities.

Good to know. 

 

Embarkation and debarkation for us is in Los Angeles, so I'm assuming all will be well there. 

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Has anyone here ever had a butler that was less than the best? We cruise with a couple who almost always sails Celebrity Suite Class, and I have heard only the most wonderful things about it.

 

There's a recent review here where it sounds as though the butler was pretty bad! Of course, there are always two sides to every story:

https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=645915

 

As for us, we have had excellent cabin service in our previous sailings (Aqua Class).  One of the things I enjoy most about cruising is appreciating the crew, and I am sure suite class will be even better.   

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When sailing Suite Class, is there any leeway in requesting alcohol that is no longer stocked by the ship? In the premium package, Celebrity always offered my husband's favorite, Laphroaig Single Malt, but it is no longer on the list. 

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1 hour ago, TravelKnitter said:

When sailing Suite Class, is there any leeway in requesting alcohol that is no longer stocked by the ship? In the premium package, Celebrity always offered my husband's favorite, Laphroaig Single Malt, but it is no longer on the list. 

So, that answer MAY depend on what category of suite you have. In a sky suite for instance, if its not stocked on the ship, its not stocked on the ship. If you are in the royal suite you may get a call from a shore side concierge before your cruise, asking if you have any special requests.  That is now your special request and they may be able to procure it before the cruise.

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Last year the butler brought me a kettle etc . I didn't ask for it but it was great. 

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On 3/26/2019 at 4:07 PM, Jim_Iain said:

Only one warning!   You will find it difficult to go back to a non-suite.  

 

I used to say Bah Humbug, I can certainly stay in a cabin that is not a suite!

 

Now, not so much.  It's that quality vs quantity.  Cruise more or suite??:classic_blink:

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