In 2011 I had a reservation for a loft suite on Allure. As final payment time grew closer I asked myself "why are you doing this when a GS gives the same perks but just not as much room?" I wised up and moved to a GS, saved about $6000, and was very happy. Those loft suites are for people who don't have to worry about money. Although, on that cruise they had an open loft suite and raffled it off for the Make A Wish charity. A couple with a baby won it for the rest of the cruise (5 more nights at the time).