I got a call from my TA today regarding the Mercury Family Ocean View room for my upcoming Alaska cruise in June. Lori Cunningham of Sky Scraper Tours called this afternoon to let me know that my room would be upgraded in the Dry Dock to a Category 2a, which is a veranda room.
This is great news to us because we had been hoping to book a balcony for our Alaska Cruise, but when we booked the Mercury last year, they did not have any cabin categories less than a sky suite that would accommodate 4 people with a balcony. A few months after the booking we heard that Mercury would be undergoing a multi million dollar renovation similar to the one done on the Century last year. We had hoped that the upgrade would include the conversion of our cabin to a Veranda. This could easily be done because the Mercury already had a little used public deck off the back of the ship outside of these rooms. All the cruise line would need to do it convert the door to a window and partition off that deck into private verandas.
I couldn’t have asked for a better news….We now have a great oversized room, on a great ship, with great private views of Alaska. Lori also offered to move my Mother-In-Law and husband’s Aunt to a similar room on the back of the ship with us. They currently in a mid ship 2A balcony cabin, but might enjoy being in a larger room on the back of the ship with us.
Be sure to check back with me as I’ll have more information about the new room and Alaskan cruise.