(Closed) Cruise ship experts-I need your help!

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

When you make your booking, just make sure that you ask for beds together.  While there is no way to guarantee that someone will not try to add someone to your room, it’s a good place to start.  Also, stand your ground when/if it happens.  You’re paying for you’re holiday so no one has the right to say that anyone else can room with you.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I dont see why you wouldn’t be able to just have you 2 in the ocean room although I will say, I personally don’t think the ocean view is worth the extra money. You’ll neverrrrr be in the room other than getting ready and sleeping and there’s so many gorgeous views on the ship. But anyways, carnival has a drink program for unlimited drinks for like 50$ plus tip day BUT if one person does it, every person in the room 21+ has to do it. So if your friends are big drinkers they’ll likely be partaking in that deal, and you could say that you and your SO will not be doing it and obviously no one would wanna be in the room if they wanna do the drink deal. And if u guys wanna do the drink deal you could always just decide on the first day of the cruise. That’s what I’d tell them if they’re being really annoying and adamant about sharing a room after you keep saying no, just tell them you guys won’t be purchasing the drink deal and therefore you can’t share a room with anyone else. 

 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

yourhandinmine:  Most cabins come with two twin beds that can be pushed together to make a queen/king size plus bunk bud type beds that come out from the wall.  But as the previous poster suggested, mention to your friends that you don’t want to purchase the drink package.  It’s very rare to find any kind of cabin that will only take 2 guests.  Also, as mentioned above, there are two kinds of oceanview – obstructed and non-obstructed.  You may be looking at a lifeboat.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

Most rooms come with 2 beds that get pushed together for couples however ALL of the 2 bed rooms have a sofa that is a pull out for a 3rd person. Just stand your ground. Fiance and I can’t share a room with his parents for certain reasons so I get it

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I would definitely consider the interior, if you don’t think not having rhe window would bother you. I’ve been on about 10 cruises, the first we booked a balcony and it ended up being such a waste for us because other than sleeping and showering we werent in the room. And yea, sharing an interior with a third person would be miserable. I did it with my 2 brothers and had to sleep on the bunkbed. The interior has 2 twin beds but when you book just request they be combined and then it’s one big bed! Not sure about the ocean view room beds 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We had ocean view king bed, the rooms are usually pretty small. Just FYI- housekeeping works the a** off on cruise ships, even more so than a typical hotel. Please tip. I wish I knew the extent of the issue when we went on our cruise. They are usually from lower income countries and work 14 hour days. Please be kind. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Should add they are paid minimum wage and are expected to earn based on tips but carnival doesn’t tell the guest that. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

yourhandinmine:  I think some of them will be okay with it and some won’t. Just say you guys want some romantic alone time and hopefully then they’ll drop it. No roomate wants to hear that 😉

Post # 14
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Helper bee

They don’t all have bunk bedS. Some do some don’t, when I book with just one person it’s a room without bunkbedS. When I booked with my 2 brothers (so 3 ppl total), there were

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Is everyone else going couples as well and then there’s 1 single person? If there’s other single people going then any odd numberEd group should definirely be a room of singles. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to stay in a room with a couple! 

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