The Grand Suites are GREAT but if money is an issue there are alot of very nice and afordable rooms. The Balcony on any room is awsome. There are soo many advantages of a Grand Suite. One: when scenery comes by the ship everyone crowds the railing, and all you have to do is go up to your room and you have your own private view, and with 116 sq. ft. you have alot of viewing room. Two: The bath tub(I know, what is she talking about?!)well think about it you come on the cruise ship from either just getting on or coming back from a port. What do you usually do when you get home from walking all day... go soak in the tub! In showers you have to stand up! Last and Three: THE SPACE! You have so much room to unpack and move around. And If say some one in your room needs to change, just pop on out to the balcony! I hope this helped!