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Old June 17th, 2007, 10:55 PM
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We are entertaining the idea of a family cruise on the Mariner when she comes to LA in 2009. There would be 9 of us and we want to do the Royal Family Suite - 2 bdrm/family rm. Our question is would the 3rd, 4th and 5th person in each cabin be the lower price or would they pay the same as the 1st and 2nd cruisers. Would it be less expensive to get 4 cabins? Any suggestions?
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You should check the square footage for 9 people. I booked the RFS on the Liberty of the Seas on we have 5. I would check on the RFS with the adjoning cabin next to it for nine people! JMO. It is full fare for the first 2 then for us 499.00 per person after that. It is less expensive than 4 rooms.
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Opps, sorry, I meant to say we were going to try and get 2 RFS next to each other for the 9 of us. Four couples and 1 6 y/o for 4 seperate bedrooms and 2 living rooms would be nice with 2 balconies. We were hoping the first 2 people in each RFS would be full fare and then the 3rd, 4th and 5th would be the lower fare.
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RCCL wouldn't let us book the Family Suite with only 4 people in it. HAD to have 5 minimum and believe me we tried!!! We're traveling with a party of 7 possibly 8 (my mother, b/sil maybe their daughtr and the 4 of us).

We booked three Grand Suites instead. All next door to one another.

Just a heads up.
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The "RFS" category isn't on the Mariner but there are certainly ways to achieve your goal. Deck Ten has the suites but also some nearby inside cabins. My 2 pennies would be spent suggesting whichever size suite you want for yourselves as a focal/party point. Then book the other cabins nearby. There is a current promotion for $200 onboard credit per cabin for booking the "Mariner" in 09 so that would have to factor in also.

Have fun with it and feel free to e-mail with any further questions, Robbie
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The "RFS" category isn't on the Mariner ...
The category you mention is not on any of RCIĀ“s vessels
However if you mean cat FS, there are four of them on the MA as well as an her sisters
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Don't want to add to the confusion but the Freedom class ships did start calling them the "Royal Family Suites" on their deck plan description. This is straight from the "RCI" website;

On most ships, our Royal Family Suite has enough space to accommodate eight people, with two bedrooms including four twin beds, two Pullman beds and a double sofa bed. All have a separate living area, two bathrooms, vanity area and refrigerator, among their amenities.

The decoration and arrangement of our staterooms vary by ship. See below for photos. If a ship is not listed here, it means this stateroom category does not exist on that ship. However, you may be able to find a similar stateroom in a different category.
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Don't want to add to the confusion but the Freedom class ships did start calling them the "Royal Family Suites" on their deck plan description.
There are Royal Family Suites -cat FS- on all RCI ships except on the NE and SS.
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Thanks everyone for your replys. I'm looking at the Mariner's deck plan for deck 8 and deck 9 and there are 2 each of the RFS shown which are FS Categories. But if we have to have a minimum of 5 then we might have to get 1 and 2 aft balcony cabins instead since it would be 4 couples and sharing sleeping spaces would not be an option.

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Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. (512 sq. ft., balcony 208 sq. ft.)

Please note: In order to reserve this stateroom, a minimum number of guests may apply.
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See below for photos. If a ship is not listed here, it means this stateroom category does not exist on that ship. However, you may be able to find a similar stateroom in a different category.
Did you put a link in?
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No link...just cut/paste from "RCI." But what I meant about confusion was actually just the addition of "Royal" to Cat "FS." I believe this change came about with the "Freedom." Most of recall that "JS" used to be Cat "C' and Grand Suites used to just be cat "B." Cabins didn't change, just the names.
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I really like these cabins and they would be perfect for our family cruise. Our TA is still checking with RCI regarding 5 ppl in one and 4 in the other. I can't believe they would insist on a minimum of 5 in a cabin. What if 2 couples want to book it and have a mutual sitting area? Hopefully since we want to book 2 next to each other they will work a deal.
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