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2 hours ago, Oceansaway17 said:

Well they let other solos not staying in studios in at 5pm gatherings.

Also one time a grandmom let her whole family in for snacks. But my only wish is for ice machine.

Yeah, I know they let non-Studio solos in at 5, I did that on my second cruise when I was in a balcony.  But in general only those with cards coded for a Studio can access the area or let people into that area.

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On 8/28/2020 at 11:21 AM, Oceansaway17 said:

My favorite rooms are the solo rooms on newer ships. They are up high and near front of ship with a quiet inside hallway. Lobe the lounge and I get a pass to Spa for a week.

 

No other cruise line does as good a job with solo rooms. Did solo on Epic,Escape, and Bliss. For Dawn had regular inside.

Some cruise lines won't sell suites to a solo. Oh well.

 

I will have my first solo balcony on new Odyssey of the seas next year(hopefully).

I will finally do an aft balcony on new Carn Panorama in 2022.

 

 

I was just about to embark (pun intended) on solo cruising last Dec 2020. Then, Covid hit and shut down the cruise industry. I was looking at a 12 day southern Caribbean cruise out  of NJ on the Odyssey OTS and was looking to book one of those solo balcony cabins (love me a balcony!).

 

I give credit to NCL for being solo friendly with, as you pointed out, the solo rooms up front, up high and on 3 decks on the newer, larger ships. The only thing that I don't think I would like about those studio cabins are how small they are and being interiors, they don't have an OV or balcony. Even solo, I love me a balcony so that is why I am interested in RCL's ships that have solo balcony rooms (i.e. Odyssey OTS)..

 

Another option I will look into are deals on solo supplements (zero or reduced) so I can get a regular balcony room.

 

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We had the aft suite 9276 on the Sun.  Last August just in time for hurricane Dorian, It was supposed to be a cruise thru the Bahamas including  GSC.... but instead we headed to Cozumel for 2 days and then instead of coming back to PC we went to NO. Having that suite and the perks was a dream for many reasons but was really nice during that cruise.  Sadly we got hooked and have booked a Haven suite on the Escape for Feb.  Sure hope we go!

 

We also have had a mini-suite on the Sun and for the money I think they are the best value... Huge tub, great bathroom and nice balcony.

 

For those that want to try the aft suites 9276 had a great balcony but there was a bit of a soot problem... the cabin steward was on top of it though. At least twice a day he cleaned and the white covers were removed during the night and put back on the morning.

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The owners suite on the Sun. Large, comfortable room and living room, HUGE bathroom and large balcony with a jacuzzi. The view is from the front of the ship and it is very quiet and relaxing.

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13 minutes ago, FLcruisergrl said:

The owners suite on the Sun. Large, comfortable room and living room, HUGE bathroom and large balcony with a jacuzzi. The view is from the front of the ship and it is very quiet and relaxing.

We have the owners suite #1003 booked on the Sun.  I can't wait!!!

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28 minutes ago, slavetoabunny said:

We have the owners suite #1003 booked on the Sun.  I can't wait!!!

We’ve stayed in 1203 1.5 times now. The .5 time was March 13th of this year. Everyone got kicked off 30 minutes before we were to sail. It was going to be a great cruise! 

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Another vote for the aft mini suites on the Sun.  We were in 9278 back in 2016 and absolutely loved it!  And that was prior to the Sun's refurbishment so I can only imagine how nice it is now.

 

Nice large cabin with plenty of storage and room for a full size couch and table.

 

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Large balcony with room for two loungers.

 

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Full size tub in the bathroom with a separate toilet room (door to the right).

 

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Also a large closet with loads of storage and drawers and a sitting area across from the closet.

 

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This cruise was originally supposed to be an 11 night Mexican Riviera but NCL cancelled that and turned it into a 14 night full transit Panama Canal cruise from Miami to San Diego.  I had secretly upgraded us from a side balcony to this aft mini suite prior to the itinerary change to surprise DH.  When I told him about the itinerary change he was initially concerned about how much more time off he'd have to take from work and was reluctant to go.  So then I had to spill the beans about the aft mini suite to convince him!  There was no way I was giving up an aft mini suite for a Panama Canal cruise so of course we went!  Priceless views from the aft. Still in my top 2 of best cruises ever!

 

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Garden Villa on the Dawn.  Over 5,000 sq ft.  2 of the 3 bedrooms are more like owners suites with large rooms, big windows, and huge bathrooms.  The 3rd bedroom is also nice, more like a penthouse room.  There is a large living area with a player baby grand piano, dining table for 8, and a kitchenette or bar depending which GV you have (we had the kitchenette).  Large tinted one-way windows overlook the pool deck.  The room is 1/2 the width of the ship.  There is a large open patio area with outside table for 8 and another table for 4,  a full size hot tub, and a steam room.  This area opens via a locked door to the sports deck.  From this outside patio area there is a stairway up to your private sundeck which is about 1/2 the size of a tennis court.  A full bar with blender, ice, mixers, and 6 bottles of liquor was included.  We were treated like royalty wherever we went on the ship.  At the end of the cruise we were personally escorted past all the lines to customs and then to included minibus (with refreshments) for transportation to our hotel.  This was in 2016 and the cost per person for 7 of us was about the same as if we were in 3 penthouse suites.  The prices now seem to be 30-40% higher so most likely this was a one off for us.

 

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you are absolutely correct, the garden villa  suites on any of the ncl ships are amazing, and with 7 people sharing the costs it's certainly doable.

 

for any group less than 4 people it's probably way out of reach 

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