What is the smallest cabin you have ever been in?

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#21
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My first cruise on NCL Seaward the inside cabin was 119 sq ft. OMG we were on the bottom deck and it was horrible. It took me 10 years to get on another ship.
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#22
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Originally posted by Kurbanfan
See this is what happens when you only experience one ship in a whole fleet.......our Mariner balcony cabin was basically the same size as the regular balcony cabin on Carnivals conquest class ships.....only difference was the Mariners balcony was much larger..........so total size Mariners balcony cabin was bigger.......
I agree totally with this. I wouldn't write off a whole cruise line due to one trip. I am going into my Majesty cruise knowing full well what I am getting into. The smallest RCL ship out there, with the smallest cabin they offer. Now in February I am on the Oasis and I know the cabins are much bigger. I have an Ocean Balcony cabin, and for what the diagrams, etc are worth, these seem to be pretty much the same as CCL Conquest ships.
#23
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Originally posted by Litewait
Me too! I was so shocked at the size for an OV. One of the reasons I have not been back on RCCL. The cabin sizes are terrible..
Its just the Majesty and the Monarch, the rest of the ships, the cabins are more similar to other major cruiselines ... avoid those two ships if you dont like small cabins.
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#24
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I said one of the reasons not the ONLY reason. Geez.
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First Cruise: 1984 - RCCL Sun Viking. Maybe it held 1,200 people.
Paid: $3,500.00 for the two of us going to the Western Caribbean for 10 days. Flew into Miami the night before.

We were given a cabin on the bottom deck, it had two portholes and was located right next to the crews quarters. It had two beds and if one person was walking around, the other one had to sit on the bed or go into the bathroom. Who Knew!!!! I was a greenhorn! We heard the crews comings and goings all night.....I thought this was the way cruising was!!!!!!

We had a fabulous time. But, if I knew then what I know now, they would have never gotten away with giving us that cabin!!!!!
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#26
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I'm doing some mental calculations here. I'm guessing it was 60 sq. feet. B deck on Windjammer's Polynesia. Upper/lower berths. Loved it. Wished the family hadn't screwed up that company.
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#27
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I booked 2 cabins on The Norway (2 ngt cruise to nowhere for $50pp) I knew we would get very small cabins. We went to the 1st one and it had bunks on one side and a small table on the other wall.I swear you could touch that table while laying in the bottom bunk .Well... then we went to my cabin and it was a SUITE I couldn't believe it!! My SIL took the small cabin and me and my 2 boys took the suite
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Originally posted by allmykids3
i booked 2 cabins on the norway (2 ngt cruise to nowhere for $50pp) i knew we would get very small cabins. We went to the 1st one and it had bunks on one side and a small table on the other wall.i swear you could touch that table while laying in the bottom bunk .well... Then we went to my cabin and it was a suite:d i couldn't believe it!! My sil took the small cabin and me and my 2 boys took the suite
sweet!
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#29
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We were on the Norway right before the boiler exploded. We had two very small rooms, but one was like a broom closet! My husband cold stand in the middle and touch both walls!
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#30
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It was on the S/S Norway the first year she was in the water. I was on the starboard side of the ship......the very first cabin at the bow.

It had an upper and lower, 1 porthole high up on the bulkhead (you had to climb on a chair or something to see out of it).....

I'm not good at square footage...just say that 2 people could stand in the open floor space....but, they couldn't dress at the same time...or pull out a drawer. The bathroom was so small that when you took a shower...everything got wet; toilet, sink.....floor.....

I've often said it was the size of a phone booth....and that's about right..HA!

After Norway's first season, they did a little tweaking on her and did away with those shoebox-sized cabins by removing a wall and making two cabins into one. You still couldn't see outside but at least 2 people could move around in it.

I sailed on Norway many times....and in better cabins eventually. I loved that Blue Lady....she had class with a capital "C".
#31
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Originally posted by spencercoop
185 sq ft. Carnival interior room.
It seems to me that the interiors on the Fantasy class are bigger than on the Conquest class ships! We had 5 people in the interior on the Fascination and my DD and I shared a cabin on the Liberty.

The Liberty cabin seemed so much smaller! Does anyone have stats on these two cabins?
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#32
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The new NCL Epic has "studio" inside cabins at around 100sf that actually look pretty cool. They also have a window to the hallway to let in some light and a lounge area for occupants of these rooms only.

#33
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We did a 108 sqft. on the NCL Majesty, it was cozy to say the least and while sitting on the toilet, one leg was in the shower!

Our first cruise was on RCI Sovereign of the Seas, in her first year of service. She was the biggest most impressive ship at sea. We had a 119 sqft. room inside, and it was a closet. My parents paid almost $4000 for the three of us in that cabin for a 7 day trip. We pay less than half of that now for the 2 of us, with larger cabins!
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#34
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Originally posted by spencercoop
185 sq ft. Carnival interior room.
I'm guessing this is probably what we had too
for our First Cruise, on Carnival Destiny - interior cabin 2283



Reasonably spacious and comfortable (great beds!)

We didn't know any better, so we were happy!
It was OK, but I probably wouldn't do an interior again..

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#35
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Originally posted by aplmac
I'm guessing this is probably what we had too
for our First Cruise, on Carnival Destiny - interior cabin 2283



Reasonably spacious and comfortable (great beds!)

We didn't know any better, so we were happy!
It was OK, but I probably wouldn't do an interior again..

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Oh no...that picture may be of a Destiny interior...but it definately is not a Miracle interior. They are tiny!!! LOL
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#36
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Didn't any of you ever cruise on the INDY around the Hawaiian Islands!!?? It had been a war ship!! Talk about small! And come hell or high water, they ran the sweepers in the halls at 8am EVERY morning! Loved the cruise & how it was done but the ship--was the pits! But we have memories!!
#37
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The smallest cabin I have been in was an OV on the Sovereign of the Seas. It was around 120 sq feet, and the room was as wide as the bed was long. It was our first cruise and we thought it was great.

Coming in second would be an IS on the Triumph. The bed sat left to right and at the end of the bed was a built in box that housed the life jackets. So there was no way to walk around the bed. I slept up against the wall and had to climb over dh if I needed to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. I HATED that room and it felt smaller than the one on SOS. It turned me off of inside rooms until we booked a cheapie "fill in the gap" cruise last on the Inspiration last summer. Even with 4 of us in the room, we never felt crowded. I agree, even though they say it is the same sq ft., it certainly didn't feel like it.
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#38
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Not sure of the square footage of this cabin but it was as far forward as you can get (right up in the point and on the Riviera deck.) on the CCL Triumph. This was one of those TBA cabins. Although it was sufficient for my needs you can image the "unique" design of the cabin. My only complaint was that the bed was right up against the exterior wall and each morning when we dropped anchor the chain unwound right next to my bed. (I'd prefer the "traditional" wake up call please).

After all was said & done . . . it was a FUN cruise, but that cabin really left something to be desired.
#39
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The smallest cabin I was ever in was on the old Emerald Seas of the Eastern cruise lines back in the seventies. My guess is it was about 90 sq. ft. Lowest deck, bunk beds and 2 people could not stand across the room at the same time.