We are sailing the Dream Western Carib in October. We have a family of five... mom, dad, kids 9-7-7. Wondering if anyone has sailed in the family cabin. Our room is one designed for a family of this size, 6N category. Not a suite, but a room with pull down bunks and such so we all can sleep. Dont believe the room is any bigger than the others just layed out and designed for a family of five. Has anyone been in this room and have a family like ours to give any input as to how well it handled all of you? Our last cruise was the Disney Wonder with a room like this which was a little bigger with a verandah, which the Dream room does not have. The Disney room handled us well without us feeling too cramped in there. We are not the type to be in the room that much but dont want to feel like sardines when we are. Also the only place they had rooms like this was on the lowest passenger deck, so any input on how that was would be great too.
I think this is a 6N. 2 bunks come down from the ceiling and 1 is a convertible sofa. When the 2 uppers are used, the twin beds can't be combined as shown. There are two showers, 1 with a mini-tub, two sinks, and 1 toilet.
rootleaf - there is a thread (or 2) over on c r u i s e c r i t i c that has some pictures of this cabin. One member over there had the cabin with their 3 kids and the bottom twins were combined to make a queen/king and they just moved the ladder to the foot of the one bunk when it was needed. Apparently the ladders are very light and can easily be stored under the lower bed. Also, this member mentioned to me that the space between the 2 bunks is about 2ft...but was easy for her kids to cross between the two bunks.
I asked the question over there myself as I am looking at the Oct 30 sailing for my family as well (kids will be 9, 7 & 3 at that time). From what I can see, the cabin will work, though it may be tight.