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Photos of Sideways Cabin 7412 on Carnival Glory

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We just returned from a B2B on the Carnival Glory (Feb. 28 to March 14). The cruise was booked during Carnival's Halloween Sale last fall (a quickie 3 day sale if I remember correctly.) The rates were about the lowest I had ever seen (other than the casino specials, etc. that only a few qualify for.) The offer also came with a $10/person OBC. When that was combined with our stock holder credit the rate for an inside cabin before taxes and port charges was slightly under $25/person per day.

 

Airfare was another story, so as long as we were paying to get there we decided to just stay onboard for a second week! The Glory alternates eastern & western routes so that would give us 8 different ports! The only hitch was that you could not pick your cabin...you had to book a guarantee. For prices like that I was willing to gamble and figured even if I had a sleeping bag inside the lifeboat it was still a pretty good deal.

 

We got lucky and got assigned cabin #7412 for BOTH cruises...no packing at the end of the first week! This cabin is one of the few SIDEWAYS cabins on the Glory (and other Conquest class ships.) My concern was that because we had gotten such a good deal, this cabin was probably less desirable than the others. I searched online for info on the cabin, but didn't find much so thought I would share some photos here.

 

The cabin was located on Deck 7 (Empress Deck) sandwiched between two other decks of cabins. The cabin was located right next to the aft elevators and stairs which was very convenient. (I was also concerned about noise from the elevator, but it wasn't a problem.) Two decks up the stairs and we were at the entrance to the buffet and the adult pool...three decks down and we were at the entrance to the Platinum Dining room.

 

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By entering at the middle of the room, I thought the room felt much more spacious than one of the standard inside cabins (which we have had in the past.) As you came in the door, the beds were on the left, the desk directly in front of you and the closets and bathroom door to the right.

 

We chose to keep the beds separate to maximize floor space.

 

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Here you can see the hallway door on the right side of the photo. The large blank wall in this photo became our hat rack using magnetic clips that I took along (the walls are metal.) Although not in the photo, the bathroom was located behind that wall with the door opening up towards the closets.

 

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Hopefully these photos will give you an idea of what to expect if you end up in one of these sideways cabins. I was happy enough with the cabin that I would even book it intentionally!

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I can't believe you just posted those pics. I was just looking at a cruise on the Freedom and that was one of the available staterooms. I conducted a search as I was curious about the layout. I switched back over to Cruise Critic and there was your post. Guess I need to tell hubby it is our destiny to cruise the Freedom again.

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Thank you for posting this. We booked a sideways inside on the Vista for the Med cruise. I was curious what it might be set up like.

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How was the motion of the ship during the western caribbean sailing? I will be in 7400 and I am wondering if we should take some motion sickness pills.

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Thank you for posting this. We booked a sideways inside on the Vista for the Med cruise. I was curious what it might be set up like.

 

Same here, we booked a Havana Interior on the Jan 8 sailing. OP, thanks so much for posting this!

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How was the motion of the ship during the western caribbean sailing? I will be in 7400 and I am wondering if we should take some motion sickness pills.

 

It was storming when we left Miami and the first couple of nights were really rough. It was hard to walk and the water in the pools was sloshing out.

 

This was the cruise where a college student went overboard the first night. Drinking was involved, but I can't help but think the motion of the ship played a factor as well.

 

We ate in the buffet the first night, but heard that glasses were sliding off the tables in the MDR and many passengers were sick and leaving early.

 

If you are prone to motion sickeness, then I would make sure to take some type of medication along as a precaution.

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It was storming when we left Miami and the first couple of nights were really rough. It was hard to walk and the water in the pools was sloshing out.

 

This was the cruise where a college student went overboard the first night. Drinking was involved, but I can't help but think the motion of the ship played a factor as well.

 

We ate in the buffet the first night, but heard that glasses were sliding off the tables in the MDR and many passengers were sick and leaving early.

 

If you are prone to motion sickeness, then I would make sure to take some type of medication along as a precaution.

 

Thank you so much! The Splendor was our first (and only) cruise and we didn't have any issues but that was Eastern Caribbean in September 2013. I will take some ginger pills just in case.

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Wondering if you had the beds together would there really be knee room with knocking them all the time on the end of the dresser, But like that set up and LOVE your clips on the wall... good thinking there!

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Wondering if you had the beds together would there really be knee room with knocking them all the time on the end of the dresser, But like that set up and LOVE your clips on the wall... good thinking there!

 

The beds were together when we boarded and we left them that way for the first night. My DH had exactly the same comment about running into the dresser. There was also a small table at the foot of the other bed that was in the way when the beds were together. It just seemed to work out better with a wider space between the beds instead of two skinny spaces on either side!

 

Here is what it looked like:

 

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Was there also s chair in the room

 

No. Just the stool at the desk. A chair would have been nice.

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Thanks so much for posting OP....very fun and interesting as well as hopeful for the price and a back to back as share the airfare drama and cost...

 

My Grandma..."Time to spare go by air".

 

Me....."Time and a fortune to spare go by air".

 

Best in future travels...prayers to that family....very glad you had a good time.

 

Sarah

 

Oh...it reminds me a little of feel of 1a's on fantasy class ..just a little....love the feel of your photos...they do need a chair too.:(

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Was it difficult watching tv from your bed? It looks like tv faces the doorway.

 

The TV swivals so you could see it from different angles although the viewing wasn't the best from the bed on the right. Really our only TV watching was:

 

1. To check out the nightly dinner menus on the interactive channel

 

2. To watch the "front of the ship" camera channel. We left the TV on (muted) every night when we went to bed. The slight glow provided just enough light to be able to get to the bathroom. As the sun came up in the morning, the light was our signal that it was time to get up! Basically the TV became our window. A couple of times I saw that there was a pink glow on the water so grabbed my camera and ran up to Deck 10 and took some nice sunrise photos...and because I was up early...I got to see a bunch of silly towel animals ready for their day by the pool!

 

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Did you still have 3 closets?

 

Yes...I think the closets are the same as any other inside cabin. One closet has shelves, the other two are for hanging clothes.

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Thanks so much! We have this cabin booked for next February 13th sailing. Great to see pictures of it.

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Quick question~ what kind of magnetic clips/hooks did you use to hold your hats?

 

I need some strong durable ones for all our hats. Thanks!

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Thanks so much! We have this cabin booked for next February 13th sailing. Great to see pictures of it.

 

Sorry I am late responding...I just saw your post.

 

I used some random clips that I had on my refrigerator. I know a got a couple of them at Walmart in the kitchen gadget section. Another one was similar to the photo below.

 

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None of our hats were very heavy...not sure if the clips would have been sturdy enough if they were.

 

When we did our Alaska cruise last year (on Princess) I used magnetic clips to hold large maps of our cruise route and also other papers that I wanted to keep track of. (That was the first cruise that I realized that the walls were magnetic.) The clips have become a permanent part of my packing list now! :)

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Was the cabin noisy being behind the elevator?

 

No...surprisingly we didn't hear noise from the elevator.

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I have this room booked aboard Glory in November and was curious about the layout. It is so kind of you to post these pictures! Thank you for the insight!

 

-Buzz

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We have a sideways cabin on the Elation booked. We will have a trundle bed also. Will that fit in and still have walk way? Thanks

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We have this cabin booked for Jan 2016, did you hear more noise from the hall as the bed is right there? We don't want to change rooms, but I want to get the quieter side, lol!!

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We have a sideways cabin on the Elation booked. We will have a trundle bed also. Will that fit in and still have walk way? Thanks

 

I really don't know. The Elation is a totally different class of ship so the cabin layouts most likely will be different.

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We have this cabin booked for Jan 2016, did you hear more noise from the hall as the bed is right there? We don't want to change rooms, but I want to get the quieter side, lol!!

 

I had the "hall side" of the room and didn't notice any noise. Since the cabin is towards the back of the ship there really wasn't much traffic going by anyway.

 

Be advised...if you put the beds together, then the person on the other side will have to maneuver around the end of the TV cabinet to get out of bed. You might be better off taking a chance with a little noise! ;)

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Thanks for the pictures, these are definitely the best I have seen anywhere online of the sideways rooms. We have booked one of them on the Conquest for Feb 2016. I'm oddly excited to try a "different" room, and it really does seem to be more roomy than a standard inside. I think we will be ok scooting past the desk with the beds together (although we will definitely have to see when we get on the ship), and I'm going to be keeping my eye out for some strong magnet hooks to help the husband keep his stuff organized. Thanks again!

 

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We have this cabin booked for Jan 2016, did you hear more noise from the hall as the bed is right there? We don't want to change rooms, but I want to get the quieter side, lol!!

 

Nope - quiet as a mouse...

 

- Buzz

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Thanks for posting the pictures, if I can find a Quad sidewards I'm going to book for our teens on Vista, seems to have more floor space than a regular inside.

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