Hello, I am planning a spring break cruise (March, 2008), on which we are sailing on RCI Navigator. On this trip I will be with my DH, and DD (age 14). We have cruised only twice before, but my daughter and I both LOVE it! It's not my husband's favorite vacation, but it's growing on him.
On our first cruise four years ago, we sailed the Fascination (CCL), and there were then four of us in a suite, since my son was still living at home at that time (this was a pretty expensive vacation). Our second cruise was just DH and me, paid for by his company, therefore, we also sailed in a suite.
Well, when planning this trip, I originally got a really good price for a mini-suite on the NCL Pearl (I was so excited!), but when I began looking at airfare, realized that this category of cabin was going to be out of our reach due to the price of airfare in March.
I began working with a TA, who found that the airfare purchased through RCI was way less than what NCL could offer, so we booked a cruise/air package on the RCI Navigator. My TA has since located a great airfare deal if we fly to FLL two days early, allowing us to extend our vacation by two days for the same price as using the cruise/air through RCI.
However, due to these circumstances, I have now gone from a mini-suite on the Pearl, to a standard OV on the Navigator. I'm still excited about the trip, but am wondering if people who have traveled with three in a standard OV cabin have any tips.
Since I have only been in suites before, I don't know at all what to expect out of our cabin. I have been on a Voyager class ship, and know that there is so much to do, that we really shouldn't need to spend a lot of time in the room. I'm just a little apprehensive that I've become used to accomodations I won't always be able to afford!