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Old July 23rd, 2005, 01:15 AM
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We're new to cruising, so I hope someone can help us out. We are a family of four: two parents, a 19-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. We are planning a cruise, and the travel agent quoted us a price for a "quad cabin" on the Navigator, but couldn't explain what size room that would be. (We wanted a balcony cabin.) I thought that we should instead get two separate rooms: one for the parents, and one for the two children. Does anyone know what a "quad cabin" is? Won't we be awfully crowded with four of us in a single cabin? Are two separate cabins substantially more expensive than a "quad cabin"? The pricing seems to be on a per person basis anyway.

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 02:01 AM
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If you just booked a Standard Quad Balcony Cabin, it will be about 175-185 sqft. Quad just means it can accommadate up to 4 people. 2 twin beds that can be put together into a queen/king and 2 pull down "bunk bed" style beds that pull down from the ceiling. It will be VERY cramped and I would book 2 rooms, maybe adjoining rooms, if you can.

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 06:27 AM
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Pricewise, when booking the first 2 ppl are the "regular" price then you get a reduced rate for the 3rd and 4th person as long as they are in the same cabin. Yes it can get quite crowded and there is only 1 bathroom. 2 balcony rooms would be nice and they do have cabins that are adjoining 8306 & 8308.
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1. balcony and an inside across the hall for the kids, full rate for 4
2. balcony and an oceanview right next door. The Navigator has those on the 8th deck, 8216 & 8214 or the 9th deck, cabin # 9220 & 9218 which are connecting, full rate for 4
3. family oceanview - no balcony. Our friends just had one of these cabins on the Radiance and it was so nice. Over 300 sq ft, king bed, couch (can be a bed) and then a separate small room with bunk beds and a curtain divider. Full rate for 2, then the 3rd and 4th person are at a reduced rate and 1 bathroom.



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Old July 23rd, 2005, 09:58 AM
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We were recently on the Voyager in a quad cabin. The 2 twins convert to a queen, and then the sofa pulled out to a double sleeper sofa. We were fine with the space, especially when someone is always on the balcony during the day. The only time we had a problem was when we were all trying to get ready for dinner at the same time. The 3rd and 4th in a cabin are always less expensive....so if you got another room...you would be paying full price for the first and second passengers in each room. It will definitely be more expensive, but maybe worth it to you to have two rooms. Most people in your situation get an inside room across the hall for the kids, and a balcony for the parents. Just remember...and adult name must be on each cabin if you book 2 cabins. Then after you check in...the kids can move into their own if they want.
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 11:51 AM
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If you have a 19 yo it may pay to get the extra room unless you want to spend the time yelling[]at what time she comes in.The disco is open till late and she may not come in till ,who know.I am not sure but i think the disco is open till about 3am.And if you dont mind her coming in and of course making noise at that time then get the one room.
But no matter what Have a good time.
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 01:13 PM
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Isn't the disco 21 and over at night? Please tell me it is!

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for all of your comments. I understand the trade-offs now. With our 19-year-old, two rooms definitely would appear to be in order!
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Author: fitzla (---.gln-mres.charterpipeline.net)
Date: 07-23-05 13:13

Isn't the disco 21 and over at night? Please tell me it is!

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Nope....the disco is 18 and over.

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Ouch.

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Sorry fitzla, "All of our nightclubs are open to guests over the age of 18." Probably because they are now "adults"!

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Hmmm....Not many bars/clubs here in LA are 18 and over regardless of weather or not you are an adult...most all are 21 and over. Usually because you have to be 21 to drink. Sorry if I have offended you (as it would seem from your hostile response), but most 18 year olds don't act like adults.

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 11:10 PM
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hostile??? I just cut and pasted info from RCI's website, just trying to answer questions like everyone else. I know there aren't any places here in OC either where 18 matters but it's not my rule. Actually I was trying to be funny when I put adults in quotes because I don't think of them as adults...having raised 3 sons well beyond that age.

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 11:32 PM
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Sorry...Sometimes it is hard to gage the tone in someones voice. Ok...I get it now...Stupid me!

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Old July 24th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Help: Confused about quad cabins

any teenage girl probably needs her own cabin -- she will bring more stuff than the rest of you combined , J/k really -- but i'd get an inside for the kids near your balcony -- i wouldnt spend the extra on the balcony for them -- plus there is that extra worry factor. i'd go for 2 insides vs 1 balcony any day if cost is a factor.
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