We chose a guaranteed mini suite as our travel agent asked why would we want to pay more just so we could choose one? I then saw someone had put a comment about the balcony's on Deck 8 being right above the lifeboats & that they ... Read More
We chose a guaranteed mini suite as our travel agent asked why would we want to pay more just so we could choose one? I then saw someone had put a comment about the balcony's on Deck 8 being right above the lifeboats & that they couldn't see the sea. Rubbish! Yes the life boats are on the deck below but unless you normally hang over the side to look straight down into the water, you have a perfectly good view just sitting looking out. The balcony was covered which was a bonus when it was so hot. In the inaugral year we went on the P&O Ventura and the balcony wasn't covered, so it was hot & all the other balcony's looked down on each other, so zero privacy.
The bathroom facilities as well documented are unique. However I quite liked having a seperate loo & a big shower. Lock the room door if you don't want the steward walking in, simple. There is a curtain you can pull across to offer more privacy from the rest of the room, and I found that this gave lots of space to dry & dress, much more than if it was the usual combined bathroom. Only slight niggle was the small washbasin which is in the bedroom, but this didn't cause a major problem & certainly didn't flood the carpet as some would have you believe. Tons of storage. The room is fairly narrow but we didn't find it an issue as having so much storage compensated for the slight lack of floor space. You are given all your water allowance at the beginning, so we had 14 litres of water to store. Not a problem as loads of cupboard space. Just decanted them into the fridge as required.Bed was comfortable and not as short as some would have you believe. I'm 5'8'' & my husband almost 6' and neither of us had our feet sticking out over the end of the bed! Cabin steward was very good, unobtrusive but helpful. I didn't bother ironing clothes before I travelled as they always end up creased, I just rang house-keeping & and asked for an iron & board, hung it all up (lots of wardrobe space) and the job was done. Read Less