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Suites C104 and C107 right up front on C deck. Has anyone stayed in either of these.

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Nearest I've got to those is the laundrette !

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Why? Have you been offered an upgrade - or have you won the lottery ?

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Couldn't possibly say. My only concern is ship movement being right up front. I had a bad experience with rough weather on our first cruise on Oriana with our cabin being right up front. Sick as dog for two days.


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We've only ever been midships or aft.

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Personally, I try to avoid right forward or right aft (suites or otherwise) as you can experience more movement but you should be OK in July

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Deffo a no no for us. At a push we'd go aft but not forward. Only time we did that it was like sleeping in a lift!

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Mervyn and Trish wrote:Deffo a no no for us. At a push we'd go aft but not forward. Only time we did that it was like sleeping in a lift!
Not tried that either Merv. Have I missed anything ?!

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You will feel a LOT more movement and the balcony will not be of any use when sailing as it will be very windy.
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Sounds like a big fat "no" then, chap !


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Stephen wrote:Couldn't possibly say. My only concern is ship movement being right up front. I had a bad experience with rough weather on our first cruise on Oriana with our cabin being right up front. Sick as dog for two days.

This one sounds perfect then :lol: 8-)

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I know ! Why is he even thinking about it ?! :?

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qbman1 wrote:
Mervyn and Trish wrote:Deffo a no no for us. At a push we'd go aft but not forward. Only time we did that it was like sleeping in a lift!
Not tried that either Merv. Have I missed anything ?!
Probably when Mrs Merv asked him 'does my bum look big in this' and he slurred the wrong answer :D

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I'll have you know, it's very pert :shifty:

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qbman1 wrote:Sounds like a big fat "no" then, chap !
Yep, Mrs S had the same thought as well. Might go for a mini suite if they offer one, but we are quite well placed where we currently are (B220), just aft of mid-ships.

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daib GC wrote:
Stephen wrote:Couldn't possibly say. My only concern is ship movement being right up front. I had a bad experience with rough weather on our first cruise on Oriana with our cabin being right up front. Sick as dog for two days.

This one sounds perfect then :lol: 8-)
I don't think so :sick:

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Have you ever wondered whether cruising is perhaps the right kind of holiday for you ?!

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qbman1 wrote:Have you ever wondered whether cruising is perhaps the right kind of holiday for you ?!
No.

But if I can avoid the porcelain bowel it's a bonus, which is why we always try and get a cabin to as near mid-ships as possible. Actually I have been fine since that first bad experience. Perhaps I shouldn't have said that :|

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Still dying to know why you are asking about suites !

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We were offered an upgrade for £200pp for either a suite or mini suite.

See original post :roll:

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The suites are good on Aurora - we have attended many a Christmas party in them (we have friends who always have one !). Well worth the supplement - although not too sure about being at the sharp end though ?!

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...and don't forget you will get a butler going through your smalls !!

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qbman1 wrote:...and don't forget you will get a butler going through your smalls !!
He may see that as a plus

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qbman1 wrote:The suites are good on Aurora - we have attended many a Christmas party in them (we have friends who always have one !). Well worth the supplement - although not too sure about being at the sharp end though ?!
That was what I thought, especially after Gill mentioned about it being windy right up at the pointy bit.......of the ship :D

Think we will wait and see if we get offered a compo mini suite. I can think of better things to spend £400 on. The bar springs to mind :thumbup:
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
qbman1 wrote:...and don't forget you will get a butler going through your smalls !!
He may see that as a plus
If the butler is a she then no problem.....and if I'm still wearing them an added bonus :thumbup:


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I would definitely go for a mini suite - they are lovely on Aurora, very spacious. We have only had an suite at the very front of the ship on Adonia and as Gill D says when the ship is underway the balcony can be extremely windy and not really usable. I can't say we felt a lot more movement at the front than we have when we were in an aft balcony but I wouldn't choose a forward suite again.

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CaroleF wrote:I would definitely go for a mini suite - they are lovely on Aurora, very spacious. We have only had an suite at the very front of the ship on Adonia and as Gill D says when the ship is underway the balcony can be extremely windy and not really usable. I can't say we felt a lot more movement at the front than we have when we were in an aft balcony but I wouldn't choose a forward suite again.

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I know I said I would probably rather wait for a compo upgrade or spend the money elsewhere but in the end I relented and have paid the £200pp for the upgrade to a mini suite. Well it will our anniversary the day we board :thumbup:

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Stephen wrote:Couldn't possibly say. My only concern is ship movement being right up front. I had a bad experience with rough weather on our first cruise on Oriana with our cabin being right up front. Sick as dog for two days.
I was the same Stephen on my first cruise I was quite queasy but have been fine since and we’ve been up front a few times, my good friend Emjay has done two full world cruises in the Penthouse on Aurora and you don’t get much further forward than that, I don’t recall her saying the motion was a problem and I think she would have mentioned it, it must have been ok if she did it a second time.

Someone once told me it isn’t the up/down movement that causes seasickness it is the side to side movement .. if that’s true it wouldn’t really matter where you were on a ship.
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Excellent Stephen, I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget all the perks that go with it - priority boarding, priority tendering if needed, champagne, chocolates, and fruit.

Have a great anniversary when it comes.

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Thanks Carole. It'll be our 35th WA. We could have waited and took a chance on getting a free upgrade, but it's not guaranteed plus we might have ended up at the stern of the ship, so thought blow it, go for it.

I did ask about priority boarding but Emma at P&O wasn't too sure. Not too bothered about that, I don't want to get labelled a Goldie :D

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Priority boarding for suite guests is a perk with most lines I believe, just make sure the lady at the escalator realises you are .. I usually find standing there looking important and waving my e-ticket in the air usually works :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I prefer the more subtle approach DQ. I'm not one for making a show.

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Out of interest Stephen - how long before you embark did you get the suite offer?

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Hooray! Enjoy it x
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david63 wrote:Out of interest Stephen - how long before you embark did you get the suite offer?
We go on the 25th July David and got the offer on Friday. I must admit I was a bit surprised they were offering that early. I guess they are trying to get something for the empty cabins before they start handing out the free upgrades.

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GillD46 wrote:Hooray! Enjoy it x
Thanks Gill. Will do our best as I don't think we'll be making a habit of it.

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Stephen wrote:
GillD46 wrote:Hooray! Enjoy it x
Thanks Gill. Will do our best as I don't think we'll be making a habit of it.
That's what we said :lolno:
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Stephen wrote:Thanks Carole. It'll be our 35th WA. We could have waited and took a chance on getting a free upgrade, but it's not guaranteed plus we might have ended up at the stern of the ship, so thought blow it, go for it.

I did ask about priority boarding but Emma at P&O wasn't too sure. Not too bothered about that, I don't want to get labelled a Goldie :D
It's our 35th wedding anniversary this year too...... Although we'll be in an outside cabin on Oriana, not in a suite!

Re priority boarding - my friend is in the Atlantic tier, and was in an inside cabin but she got priority boarding. She's a super stylish dresser, and the ladies at the stairs assumed she was a Goldie or in a suite! When they realised their mistake, they didn't have the heart to pull her out of the priority queue!
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GillD46 wrote:
Stephen wrote:
GillD46 wrote:Hooray! Enjoy it x
Thanks Gill. Will do our best as I don't think we'll be making a habit of it.
That's what we said :lolno:

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But you would get a piano to play. (I'm assuming that is the suite to which you are referring)

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Stephen wrote:
CaroleF wrote:I would definitely go for a mini suite - they are lovely on Aurora, very spacious. We have only had an suite at the very front of the ship on Adonia and as Gill D says when the ship is underway the balcony can be extremely windy and not really usable. I can't say we felt a lot more movement at the front than we have when we were in an aft balcony but I wouldn't choose a forward suite again.

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I know I said I would probably rather wait for a compo upgrade or spend the money elsewhere but in the end I relented and have paid the £200pp for the upgrade to a mini suite. Well it will our anniversary the day we board :thumbup:
Good man. You'll like that - the mini-suites are as good as the suites on some other ships

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I'd better buy a couple of new string vests and pants. Don't want to upset the neighbours with dirty old torn stained ones when I put the washing line across the balcony rail.

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Stephen wrote:I'd better buy a couple of new string vests and pants. Don't want to upset the neighbours with dirty old torn stained ones when I put the washing line across the balcony rail.
Don't forget to knot your hankie when on the balcony and wear a footie shirt for formal evenings!
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Better get your shell suits pressed as well !

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GillD46 wrote:
Stephen wrote:I'd better buy a couple of new string vests and pants. Don't want to upset the neighbours with dirty old torn stained ones when I put the washing line across the balcony rail.
Don't forget to knot your hankie when on the balcony and wear a footie shirt for formal evenings!
Steady on Gill, I wasn't thinking of going that posh.

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qbman1 wrote:Better get your shell suits pressed as well !
Goes without saying

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I think the butler is in for a bit of a shock !

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Stephen wrote:
GillD46 wrote:
Stephen wrote:I'd better buy a couple of new string vests and pants. Don't want to upset the neighbours with dirty old torn stained ones when I put the washing line across the balcony rail.
Don't forget to knot your hankie when on the balcony and wear a footie shirt for formal evenings!
Steady on Gill, I wasn't thinking of going that posh.
One
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qbman1 wrote:I think the butler is in for a bit of a shock !
He will be since he'll be in the wrong grade of cabin, mini suites don't have butlers. I wouldn't want one anyway.

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