First time taking a cruise. We're a party of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teens. Basically, having trouble with room selection as I'm not familiar with the codes - looking for help.
I think it's best that we take 2 rooms (kids are 15 and 17 - male and female).
We (wife and I) were looking at a balcony room on the Independence. We see the following categories and rooms available, however, not sure which is better than the other - or any negatives with these:
D2 ($899pp+fees/taxes): superior outside balcony (214 sq ft - room)
Deck 6 - avail: 6220, 6222, 6224, 6520
Deck 8 - avail: 8352
E1 ($949pp+fees/taxes): deluxe outside balcony (177sq ft - room)
Deck 8 - avail: 8242, 8274, 8276, 8586, 8612
I'm not sure why the smaller room (E1) would cost more than the larger room (D2)?
Can anyone make recommendations on which they think would be the best choices?
Having kids in a separate room - would you recommend them in an adjacent balcony? I was considering having them in an inside room (to save on costs) - as they will be coming into our room and we won't be in the rooms much anyway.
I've spent hours on the message boards: anything special I'm missing?
Once rooms are selected (especially having kids in nearby room), can the cruise line (RCI) change them? I see people discuss guarantee - what does that mean here?
Thanks for you help.