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A Look at Royal Caribbean’s New Golden Suites on Their Newest Cruise Ship

When Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship Spectrum of the Seas made its debut a few weeks ago, the vessel featured the cruise line’s new Golden and Silver Suites.

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I had the opportunity to take a cruise on Spectrum of the Seas last week. You can read about my first impressions here.  The cruise ship is Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra class vessel.

About two weeks before my cruise when prices dropped, I upgraded to a Golden Jr. Suite on Deck 16, cabin 16552.  The suite came with a ton of perks which you can see later on in this article.  One great thing about this cabin location is that there are only five suites in the hallway.  This meant there was little to no foot traffic and made it a great quiet location.

However, it did cause some inconvenience on embarkation day.  Cabin cards (SeaPass) are picked up outside of staterooms. Since you need a SeaPass to enter the suite hallways, I couldn’t get to my cabin to pick up my card.  I went down to guest services on Deck 4 to inquire about this and say said the hallways will be open for us to enter. After going back up to Deck 16, the door was locked and there was no one around to help.  I had to head back down to Deck 4 where they finally gave me a temporary card so I could enter the hallway and pick up my SeaPass and WOW Band that were outside my stateroom.

It took me around a half hour of waiting in lines at Guest Services and going back and forth from Deck 16 to Deck 4 just to get in my stateroom. For the most expensive cabins on the ship, they need a better system on embarkation day.

However, I did love the suite and all of the perks that came with it.  Here is a look at the suite and the new outdoor area (The Balcony) that is only accessible for guests staying in Golden Suites.

I had to use my GoPro HERO7 so I could get as much of the bathroom in the photo as possible.

The shower is on the right side and is separate from the full size tub.

The bathroom is split, with a toilet and sink in a separate room.

You can take a short two minute tour of my cabin in the video below.

One of the best benefits of staying in a Golden Suite is private access to The Balcony at the front of the ship on Deck 16 above the Solarium. You can see this area from the North Star.

This was a great place to get away from all the noise on the ship and during my cruise, it was almost always empty.

There is a restaurant and lounge for Golden Suite guests just behind the windows on the Balcony.

Perks for Guests Staying in Golden Suites

Use of the Gold Lounge located on Deck 16 Forward.

Access to Gold Dining – the exclusive restaurant reserved for Gold Suite guests only. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.

Breakfast and lunch served in Silver Dining, Deck 14 Fwd. Reservations are not required.

Complimentary daily Happy hour in Gold Lounge located on Deck 16 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Access to The Balcony located on Deck 16 Forward.

Spa bathrobes for use onboard and luxury bathroom amenities.

Exclusive Suite Party for Gold Suite guests with Senior Officers. Your invitation will be delivered to your Suite.

Complimentary pressing of one set of formal wear on the first Formal Night of the cruise.

Reservation assistance for our specialty restaurants, onboard activities, Shore Excursions, and Body & Mind Spa services.

Fast track for Bumper cars in SeaPlex accessible to Gold Suite guests. Please refer to your Concierges for more details on board.

Show reservations are NOT required for all Gold Suite guests. Please present your SeaPass card at the entrance 20 minutes prior to show time as booked seats will be released 10 minutes prior to show time.

24 hours complimentary Room Services and Full Dining Room menu room-service. (Dining Room menu available during operational hours)

Welcome gift from Shops onboard. Please redeem your gift at Regalia Fine Jewelry Deck 4 by 6pm on Day2 with your SeaPass card. Limited availability as first come, first serve.

Welcome Gift from Overseas Pharmacy onboard. Please redeem at Overseas Pharmacy Deck 4 by 6:00 pm on Day 2. Limited availability as first come, first serve.

Priority departure. Please refer to your Concierges for more details on board.

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Ben Souza
Ben Souza
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