I'm very new to this. My brother in law is getting married on a freedom of the seas cruise in Feb. All the family is invited (at our own expense of course ) I have 3 children who will be 13, 11, and 9 at time of sailing. The websites say only 4 to a room. So what do we do?
I'm assuming you have a total of 5. The Freedom has a family inside and a family ocean view suite that will hold up to 6 people. Any other Royal Caribbean ship couldn't offer that. These cabins don't have a balcony. Most of the junior suites are probably sold out but even if you could book one it would cost you more. Expect to pay around $5,000 for a family of five for the inside or ocean view cabins. Another option would be to get ajoining cabins. Better book soon if you want something specific.
We sailed with 8,9,10 last year which will be 10,11 & 12 on the next cruise. We have a balcony cabin booked for us and the kids are in an interior across the hall. It allows us some privacy but they are really close. We always book one of the parents in each room so we have a key to their room and they have a key to ours but we sleep in the balcony room. It gives us all the balcony to enjoy but I would not feel comfortable with the kids having balcony access without us with them. The one downside with doing this is you have to book early enough to get cabins close together and you pay for guarantee room numbers.
Carnival Freedom June 2009
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We took 3 children on Vision of the Seas. We had two adjoining inside cabins with a connecting doorway between the cabins. There are only a few cabins with the connecting doorway, so you will need to book early.
Yes we will need space for 5. And it is pretty booked already. We are dragging our feet because it is so much money. We aren't sure we will have that much. How much do you think we should allot? More than $6000? I'm guessing rooms will be at least $5000. Gulp!~!
Don't know the exact date in February when you are planning to go, but right now on average the first and second passenger in the cabin is running around $1100- $1400 pp and 3rd/4th passenger is between $650 - $770 pp. So based on those figures - it will cost you about $5400 for 2 staterooms.
we are going on the Feb 18 sailing. There were no rooms tht slept 4 left on the boat. We ended up booking 2 inside cabins that join. There is very little left for February. I would call today and find out what you can get. you dont want to miss the wedding!
Just a thought. Could someone else in the wedding party book one of your kids in their room? Then you could book a room for 4 (and pay the 3rd or 4th person rate for the child in the other cabin). That would give you 2 full fares and 3 reduced fares. It could work, depends on who is traveling with you.
You really need to get ahold of a travel agent. There is almost nothing left for February but rooms for 2. I would call today. We booked a month ago and had to get a room for us and another room for our 2 daughters, since there were no rooms that could hold 4 left.