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4 people in an inside stateroom

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by cmsnyder77, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. 5Dreamers

    5Dreamers New Member

    We had 2 connecting 11B rooms and it was cheaper than a Category 4 room for our cruise. My DD11 slept on the pulldown bed, she was 4 feet 11 inches at the time and seemed fine sleeping there.

    We had early dinner seating, and always seemed in a hurry to get ready. I do have to say we enjoyed having the second bathroom. The magic porthole was great because we felt we could see outside, yet we could turn it off and have a dark room when we wanted to sleep. For $200, I'd get the connecting rooms.

    Have a great cruise!
     
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  3. sdKT

    sdKT wonder 9.25.11

    wow this is a great idea. i always thought 2 rooms would be crazy $$$.. what category did u end up with, may I ask? i also have 2 kids, too young to be alone, (7 and 2). thanks. :wave2:
     
  4. kristinfly2

    kristinfly2 New Member

    We had two connecting rooms on our cruise last week. There are 6 of us so we had too but it was awesome! Our kids are 11, 9(special needs), 5 and 3. It was so nice to have a "kids" room and an "adult" room! The two bathrooms were a lifesaver getting ready for dinner every night! It also gave DH and I more privacy. I so recommend 2 rooms!!! :)
     
  5. kcashner

    kcashner New Member

    If you get connecting rooms, there is an interior door so it is essentially like a hotel with a "kid suite" area." Alternatively, you can forget a romantic cruise and sleep with one adult in each room (the same way you have to book.)

    Whether 2 cabins is cheaper/same price or not depends on the dates and categories in question. However, it is ALWAYS good from the space concept.
     
  6. codex57

    codex57 New Member

    IF you really want to save money though, it's still worth considering to cram in just one inside.

    It's a matter of perspective. Since you're from NC, you're prolly used to more space. However, it's a pretty common living condition in places like NYC, San Francisco, etc. If you ever took a trip there and booked a hotel, you'll likely be crammed in a similarly small hotel room. If you keep in mind that it's just temporary, it's a good experience to see how many people live (SIL's family has 2 adults and a 13 and 11 yr old all in one room about the size of a Disney cabin in San Francisco as their permanent home), and you're just in the room to sleep, it's totally doable. Then, you can use that other half of a verandah and do a week at Disney World or something.
     
  7. epgirl

    epgirl New Member

    The reason it's not much more expensive to book 2 inside cabins is because the 3rd and 4th passenger rates in a cabin are so close to the 1st and 2nd passenger rates! Disney has just about the highest 3rd and 4th passenger rates in the industry! Therefore, you're only paying a couple hundred dollars more to have 2 cabins with 2 passengers in each. My family of 4 and I (kids ages 4 and 5) cruised in an inside cabin on the Fantasy in April and I also figured out afterwards that I could've booked 2 inside cabins for just a few hundred dollars more. Maybe next time!
     
  8. lbgraves

    lbgraves <font color=darkcoral>Little Cinderella's Mommy<br

    We spent 15-nights on the EBPC repo in a cat 10 and were fine. It was myself, DH, DS8 and DD6. There was extra storage room in the double steamer and I prefer the floor layout of the inside staterooms with the open area in the middle of the stateroom instead of at the end of the room where you have to walk around the main bed to get there. We have been in a cat 10 at least 3 times and for that difference in price, would do it again. We have found after 9 cruises that we aren't in the room much and there is room for everyone to sleep so that isn't a problem.
     
  9. stsomewhere

    stsomewhere New Member

    We are a family of 4. My kids are 14 and 11

    We cram into one cabin. We are not in there much. We prefer the layout of an inside. Plus, Dh hates the split bathrooms.
     
  10. sdKT

    sdKT wonder 9.25.11

    right i fully understand the connecting door like in hotels. and of course , 2 cabins = more space :)

    i like having a verandah, just to go out stare into the ocean in my pjs in the morning. but its tight with 4 people and cost prohibitive to do 2 rooms with OV or V . maybe next time we can do 2 insides.
     
  11. sdKT

    sdKT wonder 9.25.11

    that is too funny :) i liked having a tub in the bathroom (had a 9mo baby).
    but otherwise we coulda done with 1.
    ya the layout is annoying having to squeeze past the bed (we had a huge stroller too...)
     
  12. scootch

    scootch New Member

    The only issue I can see with the inside is the one bath... how much is the 10 ??/ as this will have two baths. My 13 year old hogged our single bath:lmao:
     
  13. kcashner

    kcashner New Member

    Absolutely correct. And there are some rare occasions where the price of 2 cabins is IDENTICAL to the price of placing all 4 in one inside cabin of the same category. We did one cruise where we booked an 11C. The cost of 2 cabins was $35 more than placing 4 people in one cabin!

    DCL has the highest 3rd and 4th passenger rates, but they also have the most costly kid programming with the longest hours. Guess you get what you pay for.
     
  14. DVC Jen

    DVC Jen DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Wigs out even the

    We always get two rooms for our family - myself, DH and our two young adult DDs. We do adjoining rooms and it works out wonderfully.

    Just having that extra bathroom makes the added expense worth it. Even though DCL staterooms are larger than most - they are still pretty small.
     
  15. mouseearstx

    mouseearstx New Member

    We had 4 people in a cat 11 for 7 nights and felt very crowded :crowded: . My parents paid for the cruise, so can't really complain about free ;) . However, there was very limited storage space, especially since we had a stroller (umbrella type) so we had the suitcases lining the side of the bed which meant we had to use the foot of the bed to get in and out of bed. That said, my first cruise, we stayed in a cat 10 with four women and had plenty of space. For four people, it is definitely worth small upgrade to a cat 10 inside stateroom.
     

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