Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:16 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 220
Default 5 people in 1 cabin

Has anyone ever packed 5 people in one cabin? Just how bad is it? My husband and I plus 3 boys age 10,8, and 5. Are we crazy or what? We just changed from a 5 day Carribean cruise with 2 rooms connecting to a 7 day cruise in 1 room for just $35.00 more.
__________________
[url=http://www.ucruiser.com/ticker/]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:26 PM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

what size/type cabin are you in?
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:30 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 220
Default

I'm booked for a category 4a. The PVP told me that except for the penthouse, all the rooms are the same size. We will have a king bed, 2 upper bunks and a rollaway bed. I figured that we would only need the room to sleep and not much more. Spending $35.00 more for 2 more days at sea seemed worth the cramped quarters!
__________________
[url=http://www.ucruiser.com/ticker/]
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:42 AM
huffca's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Antioch CA
Posts: 543
Default

The most we have had is 3 in a standard balcony cabin. It was close but do able. And my friends and I had a Penthouse suite with 3 on the Paradise. We were really excited. However, I was not comfortable. The pull out bed was not comfortable. Mainly because their was not place for the sheets to be tucked in and the first time I moved I was on leather-ett. I asked for a roll away because I had seen one int he hall. I slept well on it. And I am a ++++size lady. So I am sure the kids will be fine. You will be snug as a bug in a rug but I think you and the kids will have a blast.
__________________
Next Cruise - Grand Princess may 2013 Alaska
[B]
8- Carnival Splendor
7- Sapphire Princess
6-Golden Princess
5-Carnival Paradise
4-Royal Caribbean-Monarch of the Seas
3-Carnival Glory
2-Carnival Spirit-Richard Simmons Cruise to Lose
1-Carnival Inspiration - Richard Simmons Cruise to Lose
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:53 AM
cutiecat's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,469
Send a message via AIM to cutiecat Send a message via Yahoo to cutiecat
Default

I know five college guys who did it on the last cruise I was on. I couldn't handle it...three is about my limit.

It is doable, but comfortable, probably not so much. It's up to you.
__________________
*Carnival: Victory 5/13~5/20/2012; Glory 3/13~3/20/11, Freedom 7/26~8/2 09; Destiny 10/30~11/3 '08, 3/2~3/9 '08; Victory 4/15~4/22 '07; Valor 3/5~3/12 '06; Holiday 7/31-8/4 '04; Imagination 6/24~6/29 '02 *Celebrity Equinox 5/14~5/24 '10 *RCI Brilliance OT Seas 6/10~6/22 '08 *Regal Empress 6/16~6/18 '05
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:49 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931
Default

We did the same thing twice on the former Carnival Jubilee when our sons were 13, 11 and 5 and had no problems. We kept the bunks down the whole time so they older boys always had a place to hang out when we were in the cabin but they were out of the cabin most of the time. I would get ready first then they would take turns. I don't remember it being crowded and we layered their shirts on hangers sometimes 4 deep. they had little "going to grandma" suitcases that they kept on their beds or in a corner with their underwear, shorts and misc things. Just be organized and it will work. We never use one but many people recommend the garment shoe holder that hangs over the door. This might be useful to hold their things too. Have a great time, enjoy them and make great memories. Ours are all grown up (32, 30 and 23) and we miss those days!
__________________
CU@C,
Teresa and Larry


#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 09:16 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 226
Default

I think you will be ok - Is it great - no. I had my 2 boys, my husband and I in the cabin before. Only formal night was a little tricky. I made them get ready first and leave the cabin. As I remember, the dirty clothes also seem to be an issue. Keep the boys organized and do not spend that much time in the cabin. I had the cabin stewad store most of our luggage. Have fun!
__________________
5 Carnival
3 Princess
2 Royal Caribbean
1 NCL
1 American Hawaii
1 Celebrity
Holland America 1/15/11
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 09:24 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 411
Default

I think I'd get a suite with a balcony.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by susierphillips
I think I'd get a suite with a balcony.
I wish I could afford it!!
__________________
[url=http://www.ucruiser.com/ticker/]
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:45 PM
Dutchman's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 362
Default

If you really want to you and them can do it. 8) I would get two rooms or a suite but you are the ones that must be together. Will Carny let you get a room for 5 ???
__________________
30 Cruises with Carnival,
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:46 PM
airforce95's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Weeki Wachee, Fl
Posts: 285
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnsmom
Quote:
Originally Posted by susierphillips
I think I'd get a suite with a balcony.
I wish I could afford it!!
It won't be too bad. Just remember to take full advantage of Camp Carnival. That will give you and hubby plenty of private time also.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Read and post cruise reviews

Fascination 01/02
Imagination 07/02
Glory 07/04
Glory 12/04
Valor 12/05
Miracle 08/06
Fascination 10/06
Triumph 06/07
Inspiration 11/07
Destiny 08/08 (VIP Status)
Inspiration 11/09 (VIP Status)
Inspiration 10/10 (VIP Status)
Destiny 10/11 (VIP Status)
Enchantment of the Seas(RC)04/13
Dream 07/13
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:39 PM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

For getting ready at night.. I suggest taking advantage of the spa.. You can shower and get ready there or your spouse can. The bathroom/shower is small. only one person at a time.
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2008, 11:58 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

You will be ok. Maybe Mom and Dad need to have a cruise alone.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old May 24th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
You will be ok. Maybe Mom and Dad need to have a cruise alone.
We just did this past January so I have seen just how small these cabins are.
__________________
[url=http://www.ucruiser.com/ticker/]
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old May 25th, 2008, 02:22 AM
KACORPARENTS's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southwest Lower Michigan
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to KACORPARENTS
Default You'll be fine...

You should be fine with the age of your kids. We have 2 kids, 14 & 16, and we had plenty of room. I dont know if I would want a extra cot in the room though. I would have the youngest camp out in our bed and the older ones in the bunk beds. Up to you. You should have a ball and you really dont spend alot of time in the cabin to be honest. If you find yourself crowded getting ready, do it in shifts...there is plenty to do and see on the ship while others are getting ready.

here is a link for pics of our 4a cabin with the bathroom too.

http://community.webshots.com/user/K...host=community
__________________
[

http://community.webshots.com/user/K...host=community

Carnival Imagination 5/08
Disney Wonder 5/05
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old May 25th, 2008, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931
Default

I forgot to mention about the rollaway bed; it was set up only at night while we were at dinner. It was taken down and stored in the morning when our cabin steward made up our cabin while we were at breakfast. The window sill on the Jubilee was so big and deep, the 5 year old used that area as his play space. Great memories!
__________________
CU@C,
Teresa and Larry


#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
america, cabin, carnival, college, cruise, dream, fascination, forfive, hold, holland, lets, line, people, sail, stateroom

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 people one cabin cruisegal Carnival Cruise Lines 12 January 8th, 2008 01:58 PM
Multi People In the cabin slacjetta Royal Caribbean International 8 March 9th, 2007 05:22 PM
5 People Per Cabin twinmom2298 Carnival Cruise Lines 12 April 5th, 2005 10:36 PM
tipping with different people in cabin Tasha Tipping 4 January 17th, 2005 10:36 AM
? about # of people in cabin on Conquest Elizabeth Carnival Cruise Lines 2 March 24th, 2003 01:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1