We have been on the Queen Victoria before and also the QM. We are regular passengers on other lines. This was the first time we had tried Princess Grill and it was a real treat. We were on board for the ship experience and not the ports.
Priority check in but when waiting at the Mayflower terminal the suite guests were just huddled in a separate area no real advantage. We just sat in the main area as there was more room.
We had researched about the Grills experience - strange but the Britannia Restaurant is described as the Britannia Grill? Anyway we knew pretty much what was in store for us. This was a no holds barred cruise so if we wanted it we bought it. First this was a spa package as we did not expect to be able to use the outside pool so we bought this for 2 for 7 days no discounts so this came off our on board credit. I know from experience that drinks prices on board the Queens are about the highest afloat but so to is the quality. So we had decided that we would buy 2 full drinks packs for the full 7 nights this was $69 a day each so $138 so with our exchange rate it was £109 a day so £763 for the week.
These cabins are not really suites simply very large balcony cabins. They are longer and a bit wider. There is plenty of room but I could have managed with less for a reduced price. There is a bath but again t is small and those with mobility problems would have difficulty stepping in to it and you certainly cannot stretch out and lounge in it! Why not have a walk in shower with extra jets similar to Celebrity Aqua class. Functional and practical. TV is very small for this class but there is two of them. Why not just a large one attached to the wall at the foot of the bed?