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

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Book seperately.  Seriously.  They can’t put someone in your room if you booked it yourself.  You will wind up paying more money than they will but you have absolute say if you are PAYING to have a room just the two of you.  The rest of them can get whatever number of rooms they need to get to make sure everyone has a bed.  

FWIW, having seen the pictures (but not experienced) a room, I would NOT be willing to have 4 adults in a room.  Hell to the no!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

If I were going on a cruise with my SO, I personaly would not want any of my friends sharing a room. And I am sure they wouldnt want to share a room with us. Plain and simple, it’s respect.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I’ve been on 6-or 7 cruises. I believe there’s  a different pricing structure for 4 adult people sharing a room. Check. Ocean view is awaste of money since you spend so little time in the room. Sharing a cabin with four adults, nevertheless drunk ones would be torture. indont know how big the group is but if 7 of you were going, instead of 4 and 3 to a cabin, it could be 2, 2 and 3. Good luck.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  fscarlett.
Post # 20
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Bumble bee

If there are other couples, then they should have their own rooms. Any singles can either book their own rooms or share a room. I don’t see why this is an issue. At least it wouldn’t be with my friends. Maybe yours are just trifiling!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

yourhandinmine:  I’d recommend contacting a travel agent that specializes in cruises. Ask him/her all the questions you need answered. And also, as a PP stated, getting an ‘inside’ room would be smarter–you’ll be too busy doing other activities to pay attention to the view, so don’t waste the $$!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m a little claustrophobic and would need at least ocean view.  We had a balcony and I loved it!  Otherwise the rooms would feel like a closet.  

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

yourhandinmine:  Just book your room alone. Then they have no say in it – they don’t just get to throw a person in your room. I don’t think it’s rude at all – I would never want to share a tiny cruise cabin with anyone but my SO. 

Post # 24
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6447 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

We’ve only cruised in rooms with balconies, and ours always have one king bed. I cannot imagine putting more than two in the room. Then again, we haven’t cruised Carnival, either. Book separately and there’s no chance of anyone else being put in your room.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is a non issue. Not all rooms have bunk beds and not all rooms have pull out couches. I’ve stayed in numerous different type of rooms and none of ever had a sleeping situation for a 3rd person. Beyond that when you book you’ll be booking and paying for yourself. Your card that will be your access to your money and your room won’t just work in any door, no one can get in without you letting them. So unless you are handing someone else your money and letting them book you the scenario you are worried about can’t really happen. Its not like a hotel where you can get a spare key to the room. 

Post # 26
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Just book using the carnival site and indicate that there are 2 travelers and you will get a room that is meant for only 2 people 🙂 

Post # 27
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

starcitylady:  agreed. Ocean view is a must for us. But we’re also super lazy travelers and spend a crazy amount of time napping/chillin in the room. 

OP, FYI, all carnival rooms (even those meant for only 2 people) have a pull out couch. But nobody in your party has to know that 😉 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

We just got back from a cruise.  We went with a group of 8 (3 couples and 2 singles). All couples booked suites with a balcony and the two singles booked a shared interior room. 

Personally, we also aren’t late nighters and we got a lot of use out of our suite/balcony.  The two singles however, were never in their room.

Personally, I would book the room I wanted and was comfortable with and stand my ground about not sharing.  There are enough rooms for everybody.  And you pay per person.  Cruise bathrooms are like fancy portable toilets…I would not sign up for a barfer!!!

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