Taking Grandpa

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by papertraveller, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. papertraveller

    papertraveller DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2009
    I have a notion to ask Grandpa along for a cruise sometime in 2015. We would have three staterooms for seven people: two parents and a kid in each of two rooms, and then Grandpa in the third.
    The kicker is that if we book it that way, Grandpa has to pay double fare.
    I don't want to break any rules, but could we book a kid in with him -- and then have the kid sleep in the room with his parents?
    No flames please. If it's against the rules, then so be it. I'll look for another vacation option.
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  3. ColoradoDisneyFreaks

    ColoradoDisneyFreaks DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2010
    It's absolutely not against the rules. You can book a child as the passenger #2 in his stateroom, but keep in mind, that passenger #2 fare will be higher than the child would be as a passenger #3 in one of the other staterooms, and unless you're selecting your rooms (out to 2015 you probably are), you may not have rooms close together. Otherwise, go for it!
  4. Four Swampers

    Four Swampers Picture is Disney Wonder at Cabo San Lucas

    Feb 7, 2012
    This is perfectly fine. As PP mentioned, the child will pay more by being #2 in grandpa's room than #3 in parents' room; however, the overall cost should be less than if you pay double for grandpa.

    Not only is this fine, but your cabin stewards can change things up during the cruise. For example, if grandpa were willing to have the kids to his room for a sleepover one night, his steward can make up the room for them to sleep there that night. Then the parents could all have a room to themselves one night. Or more, depending on how generous grandpa is feeling.
  5. crabby5

    crabby5 Earning My Ears

    Sep 18, 2013
    Hi! My husband and I have 1 daughter and my father-in-law wanted to come with us, so we booked my husband and him in one room and my daughter and I in another to get the double occupancy for the room, we ended up paying a little bit more but it wasn't a problem. I don't think it was an issue, our room steward couldn't have cared less.
    We're acutally getting ready to book another DCL cruise (probably tonight YAY!) and plan on doing this again.
    Hope this helps.
  6. jjje

    jjje One time I saw a guy wear cut-off jean shorts to d

    Nov 13, 2012
    You're good to go with that plan. Have a wonderful cruise with your family! :thumbsup2
  7. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

    Oct 27, 2011
    That plan is absolutely fine!
    Just keep in mind, though, that whatever child is booked into Grandpa's stateroom must attend the muster drill with Grandpa -- and in the unlikely event of emergecy would need to report to that muster station. Even if you select your staterooms and they are close to each other, it is still possible to have different muster stations. If the muster station issue is concerning for you, maybe book one of the adults into Grandpa's room which leaves the child to muster with one parent.

    Enjoy your cruise!
  8. calismic

    calismic Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2007
    We are doing this as well for our cruise in March. Not only is it not against the rules, but a Disney CM was the one who suggested it to me. We placed my daughter in the room with my FIL and it saved us $700! When your rooms open up just talk to the steward and explain you will need the bed made up in your room not your fathers.
  9. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    Sounds like a good plan! :thumbsup2

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