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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:56 AM
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Hi, this is my first post here. I am also going to be a first time cruiser so have a question. I am planning on the July 3rd Carnival Valor trip for my honeymoon next summer. I am trying to keep costs down as much as possible, so am considering a guaranteed inside room. I was told that this leaves open the possibility of getting bunk beds. Is this true? If so, how likely is this to happen, or are upgrades relatively common. Would I be better off getting a guaranteed outside room, or even just getting an assigned inside room on the ship?

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Old August 5th, 2004, 11:11 AM
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Hi Mike, Welcome to the CM board!! Someone more knowlegable than me is sure to answer. Did you tell that it was your honeymoon when you booked the cruise?? I wonder if the new Valor has any of those: 2 bed-1 on floor ,1 bunk bed rooms??
We are on Valor Jan.23/05 and hoping for 2 on floor and 2 bunks(for the kids)/not dbl.sofa bed.
Someone will answer soon I am sure!!!

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Old August 5th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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First rule of booking GTY cabin is:

Do not book anything lower than you would be satisfied with.

In your case - don't risk it. Book a Cat 4 GTY or better and eliminate any chance of getting an upper/lower berth.

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Booking a ROS, (run of the ship), which is basically paying the least amount and saying you will accept any cabin, you might get the few 1A cabins which are upper and lower beds. The cabins themselves really aren't that bad and the beds are no problem unless you want to shove the two lowers together so it is one bed. The worst thing is that these cabins are mainly in the bow of the shi[p and therfore are subject to more motion than the rest of the ship plus you have the anchor noise early in the am if you tender in to any port like Grand Caymen, The chances of an upgrade are excellent but if you would not be satisfied if you do get the 1A cabin then book a cabin that you will be satisfied with in case you do not get an upgrade.
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I would go for a gty 4A inside room. That way, you have a chance of an upgrade, but don't end up in bunk beds.

Don't forget to tell your TA and Carnival that you are on your honeymoon - might help your chances!

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Alrighty let's get the right answer here.
If you book an IS (inside) guarantee you will be guaranteed an inside cabin, minimum category 4A, with two twin beds on the floor that push together to form a king size bed....little hint...ask the cabin steward for king size bedding and you won't feel the split in the middle. You will NOT be put in a 1A bunk bed cabin (which by the way has only two beds in it one upper and one lower which cannot be pushed together).
I will also clarify that on the Spirit class ships some of the 1A's do have two twin beds on the floor that are convertible to king. The Valor is a Conquest class ship.
If you book a 1A guarantee then you are taking the chance of ending up in a bunk bed cabin If you make your booking now you may find that the 1A and IS guarantee pricing is exactly the same.
If you book a 4A guarantee then you will normally pay $100 more per person.
The IS guarantee is not combinable with Carnival's add on air program as it is a CRUISE ONLY price. If you're using Carnival's air add-on you will book a 4A guarantee.

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Glad Phoebe chimmed in as that is the correct answer.
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