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#1
ohio
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Joined Feb 2013
We are considering going on explorer of the sea. Traveling would be myself, husband and, 16 yr old twins. We are debating between 1 outside 1700 sf cabin and 2 inside cabins. It looks like the price is almost identical and this would give us 2 bathrooms.

Has anyone booked adjacent cabins with kids in one and adults in other? How did it work out? Would you do it again? Anything I should be considering?
#5
Orange County, NY
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Joined Oct 2009
Originally posted by twinmom2298
We are considering going on explorer of the sea. Traveling would be myself, husband and, 16 yr old twins. We are debating between 1 outside 1700 sf cabin and 2 inside cabins. It looks like the price is almost identical and this would give us 2 bathrooms.

Has anyone booked adjacent cabins with kids in one and adults in other? How did it work out? Would you do it again? Anything I should be considering?
When we took our girls, also at age 16, we booked a balcony for us and they were in an inside right across the hall and it worked out great.
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#6
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Joined Apr 2011
Done it both ways. 100% hands down 2 cabins!

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#7
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Definitely 2 cabins...especially if the cost is the same! Cabins are nowhere near the size of even small hotel rooms. You'll be much more comfortable with separate spaces.
#8
The Queen City
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Joined May 2009
I agree with everyone else. Two of my children are now adults but I have always used an inside room across from ours for them. I appreciated the time that my husband and I had of peace & quiet and they really enjoyed having their own. I also could not stand the thought of having the bunks over me while I slept. I look at it as a vacation and some special time for my husband and myself as well as a family vacation.
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Joined May 2006
Another vote for 2 cabins. We all stayed in one until both my kids got to their teens, then we NEEDED the two bathrooms and extra space.
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#10
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I always book my kids in another cabin, room, etc. the value of privacy far outweighs the cost of an additional room!
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#11
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Also highly recommend 2 cabins. We always put our 3 boys across the hall in an inside, and we had a balcony. Had to originally book with one adult in each cabin, but very easy to change room assignments at GS when on board.

Besides the advantages listed above, 3 teen boys do not have the same level of cleanliness that we expect. They also had different sleeping hours and tv preferences. Plus it is also a vacation for the adults, so a bit more privacy for us was much appreciated.

Happier trip all around when we had 2 rooms.
#12
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Easy answer two cabons, Now if the questio was between two inside cabins and one balcony it might be slightly harder!
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Joined Jul 2008
We are 4: wife, and 2 kids both 15 (my daughter and her best friend) as well as myself. We thought of one cabin, and no more than a few days later I thought that w old be too tight with one bathroom (and me with 3 females!),

I quickly booked a second cabin and even though we haven't sailed yet, I know we did the right thing.
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#14
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Originally posted by Doug S
Also highly recommend 2 cabins. We always put our 3 boys across the hall in an inside, and we had a balcony. Had to originally book with one adult in each cabin, but very easy to change room assignments at GS when on board.

Besides the advantages listed above, 3 teen boys do not have the same level of cleanliness that we expect. They also had different sleeping hours and tv preferences. Plus it is also a vacation for the adults, so a bit more privacy for us was much appreciated.

Happier trip all around when we had 2 rooms.

Hi, We've booked 2 connecting cabins this time. On the booking we had to put one adult in each room. Can we change it easily then at GS when on board as I wasn't sure if that was allowed? Many thanks.
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#15
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Originally posted by SoFlaCruzer
We are 4: wife, and 2 kids both 15 (my daughter and her best friend) as well as myself. We thought of one cabin, and no more than a few days later I thought that w old be too tight with one bathroom (and me with 3 females!),

I quickly booked a second cabin and even though we haven't sailed yet, I know we did the right thing.
Lol! This is my husband's line too but he says that he is not sharing with more than ONE female!
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#16
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Originally posted by funNsun4me
When we took our girls, also at age 16, we booked a balcony for us and they were in an inside right across the hall and it worked out great.

This is what we usually do...a balcony for us, and an inside or promenade across the hall for our daughters.

We've also done connecting or adjacent cabins too.
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#17
Long Island, NY
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Originally posted by Indy_Girl46
Hi, We've booked 2 connecting cabins this time. On the booking we had to put one adult in each room. Can we change it easily then at GS when on board as I wasn't sure if that was allowed? Many thanks.

You do NOT have to put one adult in each room, especially if they are connecting cabins. Royal Caribbean's rule is that the cabins must be connecting, adjacent or directly across the hall from each other.

Call RCI now, or have your travel agent call if you used one, and get the reservations straightened out now.
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RCCL Liberty of the Seas (5 nights NJ to Bermuda) 10/17/15
RCCL Quantum of the Seas (3 nights inaugural sampler NJ cruise to nowhere) 11/18/14
Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/17/14
Celebrity Summit (7 nights NJ to Bermuda) 8/25/13
RCCL Jewel of the Seas (7 nights Southern - Barbados route) 5/25/13
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (9 nights NJ to Bermuda, Labadee, San Juan and St Maarten) 5/24/12
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights NJ to Bahamas - New Years cruise) 12/30/11
RCCL Allure of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/21/11
Caribbean Princess (9 nights NY to Bermuda, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk) 7/29/10 REVIEW
Caribbean Princess (7 nights Canada/New England) 8/24/08 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/26/07 REVIEW
RCCL Mariner of the Seas (7 nights Eastern Caribbean) 8/20/06
Carnival Miracle (7 nights NY to Bahamas) 6/26/04 REVIEW
RCCL Adventure of the Seas (7 nights Southern - Aruba route) 8/24/03
RCCL Explorer of the Seas (7 nights Western Caribbean) 8/17/02
Costa Riviera (7 nights Western Caribbean) 5/90
Cunard Countess (7 nights Southern Caribbean) 6/89
Home Lines Atlantic (7 nights NY to Bermuda) 7/88