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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Default Can you really fit family of 4 in one stateroom?

Hi,
We are first time cruisers looking at booking on Carnival Triumph (or one of their other ships) for January.
We have a 3 and 5 year old. Is it realistic that we could all fit in one room, or are their family rooms a better bet? I can't find much info on what the sleeping arrangements are for that room type.

We're considering connecting rooms, but I think they might be a little young to be in their own room. I'm worried about them opening their room door without us knowing.

Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 03:47 AM
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You should be ok with kids that age. You would not be able to put them in a cabin by themselves anyway due to their ages, but you could buy 2 cabins adjoining and use one for sleeping and one for living in. Its a lot more expensive that way.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 04:47 PM
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We took our 4 year old on the Fascination in May 08. It was cramped with 3 of us. However the rooms on the Fascination are much smaller than the Triumph. (was on that in 2006) With your children being that small I think one room will be just fine. As a matter of fact in Nov 09 we will be taking our DD (5) and our DS (almost 3) in one room on the Pride. We will have a couch that pulls out to sleep one and an upper bunk (they fold up during the day). I am not concerned at all.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
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Yes, we've done it many times. On Triumph it should be fine. We sailed her with four of us in a Balcony stateroom. It worked fine. We have also done connecting staterooms and if you are concerned about the kids escaping, just get a stick on alarm the sell in hardware stores, that sounds if the door is open. Just be certain to turn it off during non-sleeping times so you don't scare your room steward to death.
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We always fit four in a cabin -- no problem. Just don't expect cabins to be the size of hotel rooms.

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Old November 6th, 2008, 10:13 AM
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We have done it many times. You are never in the room anyway.
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