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Old 09-16-2003, 02:43 PM
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We are about to book a Caribbean cruise on Navigator next July.
We would like a 4 berth (2 adults and 2 children) cabin, probably with a balcony(D1 grade).
Are they all pretty much the same or do you have a favourite?
In the past we have had an inside cabin.
Is a balcony worth the extra?
On Cruise Reviews some people seem to recommend an aft corner stateroom, such as 9390 or 1388.
Any advice would be apreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Pete
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We are about to book a Caribbean cruise on Navigator next July.
We would like a 4 berth (2 adults and 2 children) cabin, probably with a balcony(D1 grade).
Are they all pretty much the same or do you have a favourite?
In the past we have had an inside cabin.
Is a balcony worth the extra?
On Cruise Reviews some people seem to recommend an aft corner stateroom, such as 9390 or 1388.
Any advice would be apreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Pete
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:54 PM
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With 2 children, you may be cramped with a D balcony (and yes, they are worth the money).

My husband and I just returned from the AOS and we booked a C (stateroom #9318 on the hump- a wonderful location directly in the middle of the ship and just outside the elevators...no noise). Plenty of room for the two of us. It also has a bathtub in the bathroom. If your children are small, this is a must.)
We have had the D before and it was slightly cramped for just the two of us. Also, the new showers are only built for one person (this would make it hard to bath a child.
If your children are old enough, I would recommend getting a D with balcony and an inside across the hall for the children. That way you have two bathroom
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:52 AM
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Thanks for your comments Shipmate.
By the time you sent them I had booked a D1 Balcony, so I hope its OK.

Looking forward to it.
Thanks again.
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Old 09-26-2003, 01:43 PM
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Keep checking your prices, they may come down by July and you can upgrade. However,if you are going from an inside to a balcony, you will be amazed at how much light will open up a stateroom. Plus, you can use the balcony to get out of the way if needed. Also, the balcony is nice when the kids are trying to sleep or watching TV. You will love it!

PS - We are also looking at the Navigator for July. Which week did you choose? Any good deals?
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:37 PM
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Hello, we just got off explorer yesterday the 27th, we had a D cabin a few floors lower on deck 7 with a balcony on the port side of the ship, the balcony is definetly worth the extra, we had our daughter who turned 5 on the ship with us, we didnt find the space to cramped, and there is quite abit of storage space, the ship is wonderful and the kids program is so good our daughter told us to leave when we came to get her. You will not be dissappointed on your cruise, if you have any specific questions please let me know.
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:53 AM
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We booked on the 24th July sailing. I don't think its a great deal on price. It's 870 pounds per adult and 550 per child through a cruise specialist in the UK. RCCL and Princess will not allow UK citizens to book in the US .
I don't think we get as good a deal as you do in the US, though we got our own flights so that we can stay in Florida for a week, then up to Marthas Vineyard for 10 days.
We don't travel to the US as much as we used to because we go to Nerja in southern Spain a lot, (we rent out properties there if you're interested ) so we thought we would make the most it a do a few things we've been meaning to do for a while, whilst in the US.


Thanks for your replies.
Regards
Peter
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:21 PM
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We had a group of 10 on board the Navigator on 9/20/03. Of those, we had 4 oceanview cabins and my wife and I got a Category B suite. It was awesome! Twice the size of a regular room, double basin sink in the bathroom, bathtub, 25" TV with a dvd, cd, and vhs player, bar, vanity, lots of storage space, foldout couch (that could sleep another 2 people), double size balcony, and concierge service which included free cocktails, snacks, and use of free dvd, cd, and vhs tapes. It costs considerably more but we felt it was well worth it. Problem is, now we're spoiled rotten and will never be satisfied with just a plain old cabin.
 
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