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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
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We keep reading about "Sweet Sixteen" cabins. Can anyone explain exactly what this means? Are these "Sweet Sixteen" cabins on the Deck 7, and if so which ones are they?

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Each of the following cabins on the Millennium Class ships (Millennium, Infinity, Constellation, Summit) has some particular benefit over its peers of the same class -- most often an oversized veranda, sometimes larger cabin or nicer decor. Not all of these differences are accurately reflected in any known deck plans.

SS-6131,6132,6145,6146

CC-9043,9038,9201,9164,9162,9160
CC-8045,8046,8185,8176,8172,8170
CC-7203,7212,7208,7206
CC-6135,6136,6143,6144

2A-8161,8146,9173,9138
2B-7049,7080,7163,7166,7171,7173,7175,7177,7174,7176, 7178,7180
2C- 6016,6018,6020,6021,6022,6023,6024,6025,6026,6027, 6029,6030,6031,6033,6035,6053,6048"
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Here is a link to a previous post. Essentially the verandahs are double the size of standard balcony. We had one last year on the Summit, 6143 between 2 suites. It had 2 chase lounge chairs, as well as table and regular chairs. If you look at the Celebrity web site for deck plans, you can see the difference in size also.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...8&postcount=13
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Sweet Sixteen cabins is an informal term that was probably coined on Cruise Critic. It refers to the 16 forward veranda cabins (8 on each side of the ship) at the forward end of deck 6. The insides are just like other standard veranda cabins but the verandas are about twice the size of a normal veranda.

Here is a photo that some generous poster put on his photo site years ago:


Edit: I see the poster above beat me to the punch but I'll leave this post up!
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Here is a link to a previous post. Essentially the verandahs are double the size of standard balcony. We had one last year on the Summit, 6143 between 2 suites. It had 2 chase lounge chairs, as well as table and regular chairs. If you look at the Celebrity web site for deck plans, you can see the difference in size also.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...8&postcount=13

From what I can tell, the balacony is deeper as opposed to wider? We are in cabin 7144, so it looks as if we have the normal size deck.
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Sweet Sixteen cabins is an informal term that was probably coined on Cruise Critic. It refers to the 16 forward veranda cabins (8 on each side of the ship) at the forward end of deck 6. The insides are just like other standard veranda cabins but the verandas are about twice the size of a normal veranda.

Here is a photo that some generous poster put on his photo site years ago:


Edit: I see the poster above beat me to the punch but I'll leave this post up!
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From what I can tell, the balacony is deeper as opposed to wider?
Yes, you are correct.
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If these cabins are deeper could a guest request a chaise lounge chair instead of the regular chairs? I'd enjoy breakfast on the balcony but if there's room wonder if the cabin steward could also add something to stetch out in. Possible?
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I could be wrong, but I seem to recall that 6143 is a CC1. Also, I believe that the "sweet sixteen", have large balconies, but the interior is about 20-25 square feet smaller than the CC's.
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[quote=Lsimon;27623637]Sweet Sixteen cabins is an informal term that was probably coined on Cruise Critic. It refers to the 16 forward veranda cabins (8 on each side of the ship) at the forward end of deck 6. The insides are just like other standard veranda cabins but the verandas are about twice the size of a normal veranda.
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In 2009 we booked a balcony guarantee on Millennium and were lucky enough to get a "Sweet 16" cabin. The room itself was a decent size and the balcony was great for entertaining.
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I found this:

Each of the following cabins on the Millennium Class ships (Millennium, Infinity, Constellation, Summit) has some particular benefit over its peers of the same class -- most often an oversized veranda, sometimes larger cabin or nicer decor. Not all of these differences are accurately reflected in any known deck plans.

SS-6131,6132,6145,6146

CC-9043,9038,9201,9164,9162,9160
CC-8045,8046,8185,8176,8172,8170
CC-7203,7212,7208,7206
CC-6135,6136,6143,6144

2A-8161,8146,9173,9138
2B-7049,7080,7163,7166,7171,7173,7175,7177,7174,7176, 7178,7180
2C- 6016,6018,6020,6021,6022,6023,6024,6025,6026,6027, 6029,6030,6031,6033,6035,6053,6048"
I have a stupid question? Your list includes more than 16. Are there a specific sweet 16, or does the term not reflect only 16?

We booked 7171 on our next two cruises, since it appeared to have a slightly larger balcony because of the way the ship juts out a bit.
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I have a stupid question? Your list includes more than 16. Are there a specific sweet 16, or does the term not reflect only 16?

We booked 7171 on our next two cruises, since it appeared to have a slightly larger balcony because of the way the ship juts out a bit.
In past had 7177 Constellation but on on March 2011 cruise had 7171 since 7177 was not available. 7171 is a nice cabin (Constellation)and has the angled balcony.
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Red face I always thought the sweet 16 were the FV cabins...

...because there are 16 of them and have 270 sq ft rooms & 240 sq ft balconies !

FV (family veranda)
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...because there are 16 of them and have 270 sq ft rooms & 240 sq ft balconies !

FV (family veranda)
But there are only 12 FV cabins on each M-class vessel.
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The list of oversized balconies posted above includes the "Sweet Sixteen" but also other cabins with oversized balconies for one reason or another...such as some Aft cabins or cabins with a "wedge" or diagonal balcony, located where the ship widens out toward the front or aft...and are often a higher category...

But, the Sweet Sixteen are called this because the balconies are double the depth, rectangular in shape...and the cabins are at the LOWEST fares for a balcony cabin! They also show on the deck plans as if they are the same as all of the other 2Cs...

Celebrity could have figured this one out and squeezed a few extra dollars out of the customers by reclassifying them as 2As or some other higher priced category, but they have always left it as is...

So, you get the benefits of having a double-sized balcony at a low price...

A few years back on Constellation, we had 6030--which is an outstanding cabin...It's the farthest midship of the Sweet Sixteen...and, whjen you lean out over your railing, you have a clear view the length of the ship since the next cabin's balcony is recessed several feet back...You can also look up and have a clear view upward as all of the cabins above you are recessed as well...

Back in those days, you could "tip" a few dollars to your cabin steward and he'd sneak a chaisse lounge down to your balcony from the pool deck...but I have heard they may have cracked down on this...May be worth trying though...
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A few years back on Constellation, we had 6030--which is an outstanding cabin...It's the farthest midship of the Sweet Sixteen...and, whjen you lean out over your railing, you have a clear view the length of the ship since the next cabin's balcony is recessed several feet back...You can also look up and have a clear view upward as all of the cabins above you are recessed as well...

Back in those days, you could "tip" a few dollars to your cabin steward and he'd sneak a chaisse lounge down to your balcony from the pool deck...but I have heard they may have cracked down on this...May be worth trying though...
Thanks for the input. I just booked the same cabin on opposite side of Summit, cabin 6035, and really appreciate the tips about these cabins especially the pictures I found here as they made all the difference when deciding upon a cabin. Originally I was going to settle for ocean view but calculated the difference and the bonus of the extra size of this cabin's balcony and it helped push me to go for the 2C.

I think I'll still ask the room steward to bring a chaise lounger on to the deck as I'm travelling solo so if there's room would really like the regular chair + small table and a chaise lounge chair as I like to spend some time every day out enjoying the scenery from the balcony. Breakfasts on the balcony are also a treat I really like.

Thanks again.
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I had 6030 on Summit last October, and they said they could not give me a lounger. EM
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We had one of these cabins a couple of years back - but were really disappointed. The size of the balcony was excellent - but we couldn't really use it due to being provided with 3 odd upright chairs (one stained and from one of the cafes) and a very wobbly side table which we had to prop up with napkins in order to balance a couple of glass on it (it was too small for anything more).

Sadly our visions of leisurely lunches, breakfasts and drinks out there were just that - visions!

We did on occasion haul our inside table out there - not easy - but we couldn't understand why such a great space was not furnished appropriately!
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You can see more pictures of this kind of cabin on this link.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1251749

It includes pictures of cabin 6025 (Sweet Sixteen) and of cabin 7080 (with slanted balcony)

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Here is my favorite photo that shows the extension of the balconies... Mmmm... wish I was there again!



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