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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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We're hoping to go on our maiden cruise voyage this December, on the Legend of the Sea's new Southern Caribbean route. We've reserved a room and were told to check back daily to see if we can add a 3rd person to our room (our 3 year old) as apparently they only have limited numbers of rooms per sailing that can have extra people. Our deposit is refundable until October - how likely is it that room for a 3rd will suddenly appear?

(This advice to check back daily was given by the cruise line customer service person directly)

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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:55 PM
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Hi Cruise experts,

We're hoping to go on our maiden cruise voyage this December, on the Legend of the Sea's new Southern Caribbean route. We've reserved a room and were told to check back daily to see if we can add a 3rd person to our room (our 3 year old) as apparently they only have limited numbers of rooms per sailing that can have extra people. Our deposit is refundable until October - how likely is it that room for a 3rd will suddenly appear?

(This advice to check back daily was given by the cruise line customer service person directly)

Thanks!!!
Did you reserve a specific cabin? You should know already if that cabin can accomidate 3 persons. I can't believe the Legend is already sold out, they should be able to switch you to a cabin within your catagory that will accomidate 3 persons.
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We don't need a 2 bedroom, as when we're away she's always scared and will end up sleeping next to me anyways, and all of the Jr Suites w/balcony say they are for 2 people. The agent told us that the allow "x" number of extra people (usually kids) in the rooms and that the ship has met it's capacity for that on this sailing. However, he said cancellations come up, making more openings, or sometimes they just add a few more "allowable" extra people. That's the situation. We may just switch to another cruise that has a similar route, (although not quite as exciting to us) but that still has openings for 3 in a room....
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Well we had a travel agent inform us that in the last 10 years she's only been able to add someone to a room ONCE through this method. So, we found another cruise with RC, with a pretty similar route and just changed to that one which allowed us to book our toddler with us no problems. Thanks!!!
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We don't need a 2 bedroom, as when we're away she's always scared and will end up sleeping next to me anyways, and all of the Jr Suites w/balcony say they are for 2 people. The agent told us that the allow "x" number of extra people (usually kids) in the rooms and that the ship has met it's capacity for that on this sailing. However, he said cancellations come up, making more openings, or sometimes they just add a few more "allowable" extra people. That's the situation. We may just switch to another cruise that has a similar route, (although not quite as exciting to us) but that still has openings for 3 in a room....
You don't need a 2 bedroom suite to add a toddler to your room. Most cabins, even the inside cabins have fold out sofa beds or pull down beds from the ceiling for 3rd and 4th guests in a cabin. Just about every cabin on a cruise ship will say it is for 2 people, but in reality you can add a 3rd and 4th person in that cabin. They say that because they want ATLEAST 2 people to occupy a cabin. Now, there are some cabins on a cruise ship that are for only 2 people, these tend to be the smaller inside and oceanview cabins in the front of the ship on the lower decks because of the bend in the hull makes these cabins too small for more than 2 people.
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Yes, we realize this, but they're telling us that only a certian number of rooms that say "2 person occupancy" can have more per sailing, because of some regulation or something, and the particular ship we wanted had reached capacity, so they wouldn't allow our toddler in the same room - we'd have had to get a 2 bedroom, or wait and hope someone would cancel and we could get their spot on the list of extra persons per room. SO, we changed to a different boat/sailing and were able to book with no problems, as that ship/sailing hadn't reached it's capacity for extra people in rooms yet.

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Yes, we realize this, but they're telling us that only a certian number of rooms that say "2 person occupancy" can have more per sailing, because of some regulation or something, and the particular ship we wanted had reached capacity, so they wouldn't allow our toddler in the same room - we'd have had to get a 2 bedroom, or wait and hope someone would cancel and we could get their spot on the list of extra persons per room. SO, we changed to a different boat/sailing and were able to book with no problems, as that ship/sailing hadn't reached it's capacity for extra people in rooms yet.
As I understand it, there's no problem with selling all of the third and fourth berths because the dining room, show room, etc., have sufficient capacity to accommodate that many passengers. The problem is that the children's program has capacity that's generally adequate, but that can be exceeded at certain times of year. Thus, several of the major cruise lines limit the number of minors to a number that the children's program can accommodate.

IOW, the problem is not the third berth. The problem is that the person who would have occupied the third berth was under eighteen years of age.

That said, I think that rebooking on a cruise where you could reserve a cabin with three berths is the way to go. A slot for a minor could open up, but why take the chance when you can book the sure thing?

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