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Old July 20th, 2006, 10:29 PM
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My DW and I are booked for the Carnival Conquest again this November. We sailed last year on the same itinerary and had a ball. We have a 20 and 21 year old daughter that have decided that they may go with us this year. However, one of our daughters is the proud mother of our only grandchild. He will be 12 months old at the time of sailing. I just called Carnival and the rep says we can not go five to a room even if the child is ONLY a year old. Is this true? Are there any cabins that allow four adults and a one year old?

Please help. I have about another month that I can back out, change ships etc..
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Well, I wouldn't know about the Conquest as we are going next week...but my sister just sailed a much smaller ship and they put five 2 a room and ALL of the kids were teenagers. Then again, different ship and class, so it might not make a difference. Perhaps your room doesn't offer it or all 5 people rooms are no longer available.
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I believe the Ecstasy will allow 5 to a room. We almost did that, and then decided against it and booked two rooms. If I were you, I'd call Carnival and ask about which ships will allow that.
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Have you considered connecting cabins?
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Just sailed the fascination 2 adults 3 kids in a suite. Funny thing is friends of ours sailed with us and had an ocean view room. The bed capacity was the same as our suite so I wonder why they would not allow the 5 of us to stay in this type of room if we wanted.
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Hi iamblking,

Are you using a Travel Agent? If not I'd suggest you talk to one about this (and transfer you booking to them). (No, I'm not a TA.) Sometimes they can make things happen that you can't do on your own.

If your sailing is fully booked it may be that no more people (including infants!) can be booked. There's a maximum number of people who can sail, so if they're at the maximum that may be the problem.

Or, as izards said, maybe all the five passenger cabins are booked. They'll count the baby as a passenger no matter how old he is. He could be 12 months or 30 !

Again, I'd suggest talking with a TA. If you need to switch to another ship they'll be able to help you.
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Thank you everyone for your reply. I found out something that is interesting. They do not allow 5 to a cabin at all on the Conquest, not even the suites. Funny thing is, they do allow it on the same class ships Valor and Triumph.

This to me makes no sense at all. Same ships, same square foot cabin. Maybe I will try a TA and see what they can do.
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I'm part of a family of 5 with my DH and 3 children (12, 12, & 10). We sail on the Carnival Elation 7-30-06 in an ocean view room. We saved $1200 by staying in 1 room rather than getting 2. Hope this helps.
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That is interesting. You would think that they would have 5 to a room options on such a large ship. Oh well.
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I cannot imagine having 5 to a room. Have you priced the two rooms instead of one? We started out getting one room for the four of us, and found out that we could get two for only a small amount of money. When our kids come into our room during the cruise, there is barely enough room to sit much less sleep. I can't even guess how crowded it would be with two more adults and a baby with stuff.

Good luck on whatever you decide.

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We ran into this same problem....the ships that allow 5 to a cabin has nothing to do with the class of ship...it has to do with the older ships being allowed to have 5 passengers in a room because they are grandfathered in. The regulation now will only allow 4 in a room...but the ships that were in service prior to that change can still allow 5...I know they dont advertise it much but they will do that on certain ships. I found this out on our 3rd cruise. The first 2 were on older (smaller)ships and when we tried to book our conquest cruise I was told we could not have 5 in a room...such a bummer...I have 3 kids and I dont care that one is a teen...she's only 14 and wont put them in a room of their own so G'ma gets a vacation!!

not sure if that helps or not but thought I would pass that on.
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Mommy of 3 this was the best help yet. Even Carnival reps were not able to provide me this information. Thank you SOOO MUCH!
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My Carnival Rep. told me that all ships built after the year 2000 can't have more than four to a room, something about maritime law.
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