booking 2nd room for adult children

Elizakapeka

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If I book a room for my husband and I and another room for my adult children (and they're not connecting) will my key open both doors? will I have access to their room? I have sailed disney twice before. Is there anything else I should consider before booking two non connecting rooms?
 

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  • cvjw

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    Dec 22, 2005
    We book 2 connecting cabins for our adult sons when they cruise with us. Our keys have never opened their cabin.
     

    ScooterPie

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    We do this all the time. Go to Guest Services and get a room key only. We also get connecting rooms and leave the door between open.
     

    Elizakapeka

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    Jun 11, 2016
    Im thinking connecting rooms will be best. thank you for all of your input, they will be 18, 16,16. Not being able to see what theyre purchasing is a no go lol. Plus if I get connecting we can share bathrooms and such.
     

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  • Elizakapeka

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    Jun 11, 2016
    You can be issued a spare card for opening their door, but you will not be able to see their account.
    so If i book 2 non connecting rooms and put my husband in one and me in the other then we can access their accounts correct? they are young adults so still want to keep a close eye on them.
     

    plutolovr

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    Sep 17, 1999
    so If i book 2 non connecting rooms and put my husband in one and me in the other then we can access their accounts correct? they are young adults so still want to keep a close eye on them.
    Because your younger children are only 16, you are going to have to book them in a room with someone 21 years or older. While 18 year olds can book a room on their own with DCL, they cannot have minors with them. So basically 2 18 year olds can book and sail on their own, an 18 yr old and a 12 year old cannot.
     

    Elizakapeka

    Mouseketeer
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    Because your younger children are only 16, you are going to have to book them in a room with someone 21 years or older. While 18 year olds can book a room on their own with DCL, they cannot have minors with them. So basically 2 18 year olds can book and sail on their own, an 18 yr old and a 12 year old cannot.
    wow thank you for that info, I wrongly assumed 18 was considered adult for cruising.
     
  • cvjw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 22, 2005
    I always have my son‘s cabin linked to mine for billing purposes - all of their charges go to my credit card at the end of the cruise. When I go to guest services for a review of charges, both cabins charges show on one printout.
     

    PrincessShmoo

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    Feb 12, 2009
    so If i book 2 non connecting rooms and put my husband in one and me in the other then we can access their accounts correct? they are young adults so still want to keep a close eye on them.
    I always have my son‘s cabin linked to mine for billing purposes - all of their charges go to my credit card at the end of the cruise. When I go to guest services for a review of charges, both cabins charges show on one printout.
    To clarify this a bit. When you do the online check in, you are asked who's responsible for the charges. You can use the same responsible party info for all people in your room, as well as other rooms. In that case, one person can see all the charges (broken out by room card) being charged to the onboard account.
     

    Weedy

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 2, 2008
    There has to be someone 21 years old in the cabin.
    So you will need to book an adult in each cabin (book mom in one cabin Dad in the other) Once onboard you can sleep where ever you want. As pp have said you can get an extra key to open the other cabin door.
    Also anyone under 18 can’t get off the ship without the adult assigned to their cabin. But when you do your online check in you can sign a release saying the kids can get off the ship without an adult. This usually comes into play on Castaway Cay day when the teens like to come and go on their own. You can specify what ports they are allowed to leave on their own.
    FYI: every time you get off the ship you will need your key card make sure it’s the card with your name on it and not the blank open the door key card😂
    Also anyone over 18 needs a government issued photo ID.
     
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