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    Balcony Size

    Thanks for your thoughts - appreciated. David H - Not looked at Azamara so thanks for that, interesting your thoughts on Marella too. Mmmm Briatnnia have mixed thoughts but prepared to try it and see. The large Aft Balcony was the reason for choosing the ship so I can 'escape' there from the crowds if it gets a bit too much. Davybe - Agree Celebrity Reflection had a decent size Balcony, will have a look at Millenium.
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    Balcony Size

    Two years ago we had never been on a Cruise but with two under our belt (Celebrity & Norwegian) and P&O Britannia booked for April we are turning thoughts to 2020/2021. What has become evident (and perhaps we are just odd) is one of the most important things to us is a decent size Balcony. I find nothing more relaxing than whiling time away with a book in the fresh air. As a boat owner I also find the docking and departing fascinating so a decent balcony with a good view enhances my enjoyment. We had an Aft Sky Suite on Reflection which had a bit more room; were royally spoilt on Norwegian Star with an Owners Suite that had two Balconies. On Britannia we have an aft suite (the soot issue really does not bother me) which appears to have a decent amount of room. Has anyone any thought on suites with larger than normal balconies.
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    Norwegian Star and the ‘Medicane’

    Not as swish as yours OWT (nice view) but we went to an onboard presentation on a similar theme they certainly have some ships in build. This was the video they were showing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOQG4kD5DO8
  4. We seem to have caught this cruising bug..... After our fist ever cruise on Celebrity Reflection which we loved we got a great suite deal on Star going on the Adriatic & Greece route. Found the suite better than Reflection and enjoyed the cruise very much although I would say Celebrity pips it but then it should given the cost between the two suites we had, dress is also way more casual on Norwegian. No dedicated Restaurant for Suite Passengers on Star but not really very much to complain about. Would we go with Norwegian again - certainly. I find it very interesting as a new ‘cruiser’ to try different brands. Booked on P&O Brittania to the Canaries in April so another comparison :). What was unexpected was the Medicane we were caught in. Woke up at around 1.00am with the wind shrieking turned on the tv to look at the wind speed on the ships system to be greeted by the fact we were in Hurricane force winds. Wind speed peaked at over 80 knots before easing to around 45 at 5.00am. At just after 9.00am Star was tasked to assist a lone yacht an in distress some footage I took below. https://youtu.be/g5bJNh15UBQ
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    First Time!

    I had forgotton to update this thread. We had a great cruise on Reflection, any concerns I had soon disappeared after a few hours on the ship. The Sky Suite made it for me, being able to relax in the late afternoon after setting sail with a cool drink watching the wake was a real plus. We enjoyed it so much we looked to book another cruise onboard thinking there would be all sorts of incentives, how wrong. The same cruise, suite tec was some 40% more than we had paid, we had not booked last minute either. So we left it and have booked an Owners suite on NCL Star next year.
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    First Time!

    Many thanks for your input Sammy - appreciated.
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    First Time!

    Thanks for the welcome Captain Kidd. I have been to Santorini and a number of Greek Islands but my wife has not so this seemed an ideal way to go. It will be the first holiday on a boat where I am not the Captain
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    First Time!

    After much and I do mean much (months) of research we have finally booked our first cruise. In our mid 50's and I had always thought cruises were for older people (I know) but persuaded that a taster of different places are a great way to see where we would like to visit in more detail in future. Booked on Celebrity Reflection 9th June 17 10 night Greece and Italy Cruise. Sky Suite 1665 which is a corner suite so looking forward to it. Any tips on Celebrity gratefully receive.
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