Ships w/Large Family Suite?

Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:18 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ships w/Large Family Suite?

We are planning a first-time cruise for our family of 6 -- 2 adults, 2-16 yr olds, 15 yr old & 11 yr old. We think a 2 room suite is what we want -- which cruise line might have them? We are looking at a Caribbean 4 or 5 night cruise in July or early August. We are also looking for lots of activities for our teens & younger daughter as well. And my husband and I would like to have some nice meals as well, so the food is important, too. Are we asking too much? My research so far suggests Royal Caribbean or Carnival as far as kid-friendly. Any suggestions appreciated -- this is a very confusing process. Thank you.
jeanmw is offline  
Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:03 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 187
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Look for a ship with connecting cabins. It'll cost you less than suite and will give you two baths. You are right about cruise lines.
spur is offline  
Old Jun 14th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 126
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
RC Freedom of the Seas has a suite that will sleep 14..and what a beautiful new ship..any questions email me for comments.
itsmlf is offline  
Old Jun 14th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 228
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Don't be crazy. Go for two cabins, adjoining or next door to each other so you have 2 bathrooms. I'd also recommend a 7 night cruise rather than a 3 or 4 night. You get a much better passenger composite on a one week cruise.
newyorkgolfer41 is offline  
Old Jun 14th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,711
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That Family Suite on FOS is booked until summer 2008!Not a bad price, $12K for a 7 night cruise.
BeachBoi is offline  
Old Jun 14th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Posts: n/a
That sounds pretty reasonable, BeachBoi, less that $1,000 p.p.

jeanmw, what about a verandah suite, with an inside room across? Our suite on HAL had an interior room across the hall. Your family could all share the larger verandah during the day & you could save quite a bit on an interior room.

Old Jun 14th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You might want to do what we did. It saves a LOT of money and increases what you actually receive. We booked a balcony cabin and one inside room---directly across the hall. This way you get two rooms, two bathrooms, more space, more storage, etc.

Again the price savings in huge and we all shared the balcony. When some of us were doing outside activities, the others used the balcony, etc.

One last thought, most people only use their cabins to shower, sleep, change clothes in, etc. This is especially true on a first cruise.

Have fun whatever you select
Hold is offline  
Old Jun 19th, 2006, 07:09 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Have you looked at Disney, they do a 3 or 4 night or a 7 and are experts at family accommodations and experiences. Most of the RCCL and CCL ships that do a short Bahama cruises may be a little older and may not have the big suites you may be looking for...The best bet is the balcony across the hall from the Inside scenario, just be sure to choose cabins, don't do a Guarantee, have fun !
Wednesday is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Aug 22nd, 2008 06:32 AM
Dec 26th, 2006 11:42 AM
Nov 15th, 2006 08:06 AM
Jun 8th, 2005 08:18 PM
United States
Mar 18th, 2004 10:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:21 PM.