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Old August 4th, 2004, 06:18 AM
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My husband and myself are booked in separate cabins from each other. We are traveling with our 2 children and their friends. We have 3 cabins booked together with one adult and one teenager per cabin. (husband with my sons friend and me with my daughters friend) our kids are together, i guess because their paretns are aboard. Is there any way to make a swicth once we board and get new S&S cards made so each of us can get in the correct rooms? Anyone ever have this problem? Any info anyone has on this would be a great help.
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When we booked our trip we just booked the cabins with the adults in one room and the kids on the other. We've done this for the last two cruises and the upcoming one and have never had a problem. I get a key to the kids rooms once on board at the purser's desk. Did Carnival make you book it this way or the travel agent?

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Old August 4th, 2004, 08:00 AM
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TA said that was Canival's policy. Were these just your kids or were your kids friends traveling with you too? The policy says anyone under 21 traveling without a parent had to booked with an adult. That's why I'm booked with our daughters friend and my hubby with our sons friend. I hoping to do a switch once boarded, but the S&S card will have all the rooms mixed up and each room will only have one person left with a correct key. Did the exrta key cost $$?
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The kids are all mine so that might be the difference. The extra cards don't cost anything.

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You book it that way but sleep in whichever room you choose to. After all, how do they know? We've done this twice.
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DanDaMan7188--did you get your S&S cards changed so everyone could get in their room once switched?
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No, you have seperate room keys and sail and sign cards. So you just exchange room keys.

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Old August 4th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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The reason Carnival made them book it this way is because they have their friends kids with them. We were always able to book our own kids in their own cabins, but whenever they brought minor friends with them, the friends had to be booked in a cabin with an adult. Unless the parent or legal guardian is on the same sailing, the minor kids have to be booked in a cabin with an adult.

As far as the sail and sign cards, when you board, simply go to the Purser's desk and they will issue extra sail and sign cards that are for opening the door only. You couldn't use it to charge with if you tried. It's not activitied to do that. Everyone just kept their own Sail and Sign cards for charging, and had the additional card for a room key only. No switching of cards at all. Carnival is used to doing this; actually they punched a hole through the card that was only a room key so that nobody got confused and they knew which card to use for charging and which for a room key.

We've done this on numerous cruises, because our kids always liked to bring friends with them...as if 4 of them weren't enough trouble, there were always 3 or 4 more!!!
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Question about the sail and sign cards. We talked to Carnival last night about this but I am still confused.
We have four kids and my husband is booked in one room w/ 2 kids, and I am in the other room with the other 2 kids. We can't afford Carnival's $300 minimum to put on all 6 sail and sign cards. So can we ask them to just give me and my husband the chargeable sail and sign card, and the kids just have their own cards that are not activated (for boarding the ship and room key). They can do this, right?
The sail and sign card is the room key, right?



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No. Your sail and sign card and room key are two different things.
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DanDaMan7188,

When did that happen? We have only had one card; Sail and Sign which is also our room key.

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On my cruise which returned this past Monday, we had a sail and saign card, and a room key. The room key was a grayish color with many holes in it.

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That must have been on an older ship because we haven't experienced that in many years. I believe the newer ships utilize the 1 key system which is much easier.

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