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Old 01-24-2008, 10:07 AM
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Just wondering what the difference(in general) is between all the different type of room categories. I see all sorts of ocean-view rooms, some considered "superior". Is there much difference? I would guess location has something to do with it. In general, are there areas of a ship that are considered better than others? Forward vs mid vs aft? I'm on the Sun in Feb in a class "D" oceanview. Thanks
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:58 AM
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Welcome to cruise-Chat! Categories on most ships are simply the location of your cabin inside a grouping (Interior, oceanviw, balcony and suite groupings). A higher category of interior cabin is identical on most ships to a lower category. The higher the Cat, the higher in the ship the deck is, mid-ship on a given deck may also be a higher Cat than fore and aft cabins. Occaisonally a ship will have different sized cabins and the larger will be a premium category. The area where this is most relevent is in the suites. There are mini or junior suites all the way up to Penthouse on most lines, Garden Villa is the top suite on many newer NCL ships. They can be the size of a nice apartment with seperate bedrooms, dining room, living room. A hot tub in the room and/or balcony and access to a private garden area with private pool and more goodies. Talk with a good T/A about what options would be best for your needs and budget. They'll be able to guide you through the various categories, pricing and locations of cabins.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:24 PM
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To add onto what TrviPro wrote, Superior Insides and Superior Oceanviews are larger than the standard cabins.

The higher you are on the ship, the higher the cabin class and fares. The Superior Oceanview cabins on the Sun are worth the slightly higher fares. You get a sofa and sitting area by the window vs having the window between the beds.

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Old 01-25-2008, 04:11 AM
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One thing I really like about the NCL ships is the availability of the superior inside and superior outside cabins. It makes a huge difference when traveling as a family of three (when the "child" is a teenager). The layout in Ron's photo illustrates this well -- a better sleeping arrangement for our adult-sized son. Still, there's nothing wrong with the standard-sized cabins -- it's just nice to have that choice without having to spring for a mini-suite.
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