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Old 04-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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5 Adults in one stateroom?

Firstly, apologies if this has already been covered in another post, if it has i can't find it.

Does anyone have experience with having 5 adults in the one room? How does it work for sleeping arrangements and is it comfortable/practical? I am trying to persuade parents and siblings to join me and DH on a future cruise and obviously all in one room would be most cost effective but there wouldn't be much point if they were going to be uncomfortable.

Any experience or feedback would be greatly welcomed
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If looking at a family stateroom then one of the adults will have to sleep on the upper bunk, one on the fold over couch, one on the Murphy bed and 2 in the main bed.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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Firstly, apologies if this has already been covered in another post, if it has i can't find it.

Does anyone have experience with having 5 adults in the one room? How does it work for sleeping arrangements and is it comfortable/practical? I am trying to persuade parents and siblings to join me and DH on a future cruise and obviously all in one room would be most cost effective but there wouldn't be much point if they were going to be uncomfortable.

Any experience or feedback would be greatly welcomed
2 adults and 2 kids is pretty tight already, I can't imagine having 5 adults in a room. I would think connecting rooms would be a good option without that much difference in price. I am not sure if a suite would economically accommodate a party of 5.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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How well do these five people get along, and would they still be friendly after the cruise? If it were my family, we'd be like rats in a cage -- and live unhappily ever after.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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5 people in 1 stateroom, particularly all adults, would be a major squeeze. You would not be able to stay in anything less than a family verandah stateroom. It can certainly be done, but it would be a big juggle at bedtime and shower time. If you want more room, of course you could go up to the suites, but it would probably be a lot cheaper just to get 2 rooms.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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To be honest I was hugely surprised the website offered 5 in one room and figured it would be a squeeze. We've only stayed in cat 9c so I wasn't sure if others were a lot bigger.
I had been thinking 2 rooms would be best but it's always worth asking ;-) thanks for your help
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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I'm super cheap and do everything I can to save money, but I wouldn't cruise with 5 adults in one room.
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We've been in the family room, which will hold 5, but I don't know how comfortable the bunk bed is for the adult. If you do it, I would recommend using the spa for showering. I preferred it, and everything is there for you, from towels to shampoo and soap, to the razors and hair dryer. No cost to use it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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I would price it out, we have found booking two staterooms is not much more than one. Then there is twice the space, two bathrooms, more storage.
The lowest category room you can book that will sleep 5 is an 8D. You can book two 11B. I did a dummy date for May of 2014 for a 7 day cruise and it's a little over $750 more for the whole week. Divided by 5 that's about $150 per person. Well worth the money.

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Old 04-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #10
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Five adults in one room... unless they are all college students who can sleep standing up, I would say NO!!
Also, do some pricing... it's often cheaper to get more than one room, than put multiple people in the same room... two in an inside room is less expensive than four in a balcony cabin... at least in my experience.
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I've done 4 adults in an 11B for a 11 night cruise before with 2 adults being a married couple and the other two just friends ( me and a guy). All 6' of me was fine in the top bunk. It was tight and we showered in the spa and used public bathrooms and made it work. But since u need a room for 5, I would pay a bit more for two inside rooms.
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I've done 4 adults in an 11B for a 11 night cruise before with 2 adults being a married couple and the other two just friends ( me and a guy). All 6' of me was fine in the top bunk. It was tight and we showered in the spa and used public bathrooms and made it work. But since u need a room for 5, I would pay a bit more for two inside rooms.
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We did 3 women. It worked fine, but I would not add another person
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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its cheaper to do 2 rooms vs one room.

we did 2 cruises with 5 people ( 3 kids.) and that was too much for me. I cant imagine 5 adults. ( and 5 sharing one bathroom.)
plus all the luggage for everyone, and everyone trying to get changed at once.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #14
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I'd be so miserable, the cost savings would be moot. Not sure why you'd even want connecting rooms with another couple (siblings, family or not) absent some medical or other compelling reason. Find one more person and get three cabins and have a great time!!
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