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Aft junior suite or side ?

Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby gillyc33 » 29 Jan 2019 12:15

Have just booked a cruise for January and there are still some aft junior suite cabins left, do I go for this or a junior suite cabin on the port side? Any help please would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby judgegeoff » 29 Jan 2019 13:21

A hearty welcome to our friendly forum Gilly. :wave: I am afraid that I cannot help you (I usually opt for steerage :lol: ) but I am sure that some of our members will be able to help you.
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Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby Dave » 29 Jan 2019 13:48

gillyc33 wrote:Have just booked a cruise for January and there are still some aft junior suite cabins left, do I go for this or a junior suite cabin on the port side? Any help please would be greatly appreciated thank you

Hi Gill and welcome to the forum. :wave:

Although you haven't mentioned it here, I know from your email that the ship in question is Discovery 2. ;)

We've had aft junior suites on Discovery and Discovery 2 (they're almost identical) and I've posted a comprehensive review on the forum:

Cabin Review: Tui Discovery Junior Suite 8082

I would always go for a stern / aft cabin in preference to one on the side of the ship. On Discovery, the balconies are a lot bigger, and the views are better from the stern than from one of the sides.
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Re: Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby gillyc33 » 29 Jan 2019 13:51

thank you for this … did you experience any engine noise? or sea sickness? have to say sounds great having an aft balcony... husband not so sure! I suppose I could ditch the husband !!!!
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Re: Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby Camela » 29 Jan 2019 13:54

Welcome Gilly. Have you been on any cruises before or will this be the first?
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Re: Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby Dave » 29 Jan 2019 14:33

gillyc33 wrote:thank you for this … did you experience any engine noise? or sea sickness? have to say sounds great having an aft balcony... husband not so sure! I suppose I could ditch the husband !!!!

No... no noise, and very little movement. If there's one downside to an aft junior suite on Discovery 2 it's that there's no aft staircase - so going anywhere on the ship involves a walk to the middle staircase.

We've had aft balconies on three ships and side balconies on many others. All else being equal, we'd always go for those at the back!
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Re: Aft junior suite or side ?

Postby gillyc33 » 02 Feb 2019 22:29

Many thanks Dave sounds brilliant so will stick with the aft balcony suite and tell husband they must have made a mistake as the side cabins were full !! so looking forward to it. This will be our third cruise and you are right it is the Discovery 2 with a very varied itinery. Thank you once again
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