We are first time cruisers. Family of 5, myself, my husband, 23 son, 19 daughter and 11 yr son.We need to 2 cabins but I can't decide if it's worth the extra 600-880 dollars for 2 outside cabins or an inside and balcony vs 2 inside cabins. I am a little claustrophobic and I'm not sure what to do. Any veteran cruisers have any suggestions or opinions?
Any help is much appreciated!
We live outside Boston,and my daughter and her hubby did this cruise in August and loved it.
If this was me, I would, get the balcony for yourself and husband,and an inside for the kids.
Given the age of your kids, they will hardly be in the cabin except to sleep. Your youngest may spend more time with you, but, I bet he won't. I don't think the inside should bother the kids at all,and, the money you save, can be used for fun, family things.
Trip, with her book & tea!
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I love Trip's idea, should work out well for the whole family. You can relax and hang out in your balcony with all the kids and enjoy the balcony. Since closed spaces may bother you, I wouldn't chance it, enjoy the balcony.
I agree with Trip. For a family of 5, especially of this age, it's fine to get an inside for the kids across from a balcony for you.
Of course, if money is not so much an issue, then it's tough to beat connecting cabins because it's like getting a 2-room suite. But as was stated, the kids aren't usually in the cabin all that much anyway.
We liked the Dawn and I'm sure you will, too.
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