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2 hours ago, sw33twif3 said:

 My wife and I always get inside staterooms on Carnival ships. Cozy. Dark. Cool. We sleep so well. And we are only there to sleep and shower. Otherwise, we are out and about.

 

What I don't understand are people who spend a lot of time in their stateroom.

 

On our last cruise, there was a family who never seemed to leave their room (they were across from us in a balcony stateroom). They had hooked up a PlaySegaThingy to the TV and the kids played games all day. Plates piled up outside the stateroom door.

 

Why come on a cruise at all if that's what you are going to do?

Food for thought-------I have found that when I cruise with my children I spend quite a bit more time in my stateroom.   They get tired and want a snack and its after 3 PM but before dinner hour.  We would order room service.  Thus lots of plates outside our door.    They get tired or cranky and we go there to collect ourselves.  They finish an activity in the kids club and we need to regroup we go there.    Last cruise my daughter got sick and we spent a whole day in there.   (Not my idea of fun).   I don't understand the playstation thing, but I let my children bring their tablets with their favorite shows so they would have something to do in the room.   

  Now when I cruise without my children I am never in there except to sleep.  

 

Edited by Jenn1974

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My mom is one of the people who likes to hang out in her room.  She does go out and enjoy some of the activities, but for her, relaxing includes a book on the balcony.  She's a private person who likes her privacy.  

 

That is why cruising works so well for us as a multi-generational group.  Each part of the group can go what they enjoy and we meet up for meals.

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2 hours ago, sw33twif3 said:

 My wife and I always get inside staterooms on Carnival ships. Cozy. Dark. Cool. We sleep so well. And we are only there to sleep and shower. Otherwise, we are out and about.

 

What I don't understand are people who spend a lot of time in their stateroom.

 

On our last cruise, there was a family who never seemed to leave their room (they were across from us in a balcony stateroom). They had hooked up a PlaySegaThingy to the TV and the kids played games all day. Plates piled up outside the stateroom door.

 

Why come on a cruise at all if that's what you are going to do?

For frequent cruisers, there is a lot of down time on a cruise. You can only watch the same shows so many times. People would think I spent a lot of time in my room too but that isn't the case. I book a conveniently located room so I can use my own bathroom whenever I want, get/drop things off, etc. 

 

When we are at sea, I consider it like a form of transportation that is actually enjoyable. I don't care too much for the organized activities anymore.

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Three years ago, on a cruise in a oceanview cabin, the people next to us never left their cabin. They would slam the door to put their room service trays out every few hours, but never left.

 

We decided it must be a honeymoon. 💓

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I've taken people with me on business trips and they stayed in my luxury hotel room where they slept late, ordered room service, watched tv of their choosing and at their leisure, and they greatly enjoyed it.

 

We are barely in our cabin because there's so much to do while cruising and it's our favorite way to vacation. Now if I were like others who cruise a lot I could MAYBE see taking a short cruise and enjoying being waited on and getting enough sleep which I never get in real life!

 

Sadly, my friend's husband was murdered while she was on a cruise. She didn't leave her cabin until she got to port to fly home. And she had friends in the cabin with her throughout those 3 days but she never left. I'm just glad she had people with her who cared for her through that traumatic time.

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5 hours ago, OCruisers said:

Let's all please keep in mind .....

The OP was not actually being critical of the family who seemed to spend their entire cruise in their cabin ... just wondering why people would book a cruise if all they wanted to do was stay in their cabin.  

 

 

because cruising is cheap, kids are contained, decent service for very little money

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As much as I love enjoying lido deck or going to other activities, sometimes it's nice just to enjoy the peace and quiet of your own balcony with a good book.

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I think we'd all be surprised just how different everyone is from us. One person's terrible idea is another person's happy place. At this point in my life, staying in the room is not even close to an option. As I get older, and my life changes, who knows? In my early thirties, I've already evolved in ways I didn't expect. I can definitely appreciate why people might like to stay in the room. There really isn't a more relaxing place than your balcony.

 

For me, there is already lots of relaxing available. I do it at beaches at the ports, I do it at serenity during the day, I do it while enjoying a cigar in the evening. I just don't need anymore of it. I want to be where the fun is, and I don't want to miss some of the limited opportunities. I want to laugh. I want to have a good time. In the morning, I want that breakfast burrito. I don't mind going up on the deck. I can pick my own view.

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I love the quiet of my cabin after being among the great unwashed masses. We always get a balcony and I don't even sit out on it very often.  But I love the view, watching a movie, enjoying some room service, whatever.

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21 hours ago, Andoria said:

I'll only cruise with a balcony because I spend the majority of my time sitting out on it.  I put on some headphones, listen to an audiobook and look out at the water.  It's my version of heaven.

 

Pretty close to my version of heaven as well.   ahhhhhhhhhhh

 

 

 

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I don't understand it, either.  We usually, but not always, book inside as we tend to just sleep there.  We are out and about at all other times.  

 

But, if that's how they like to spend their vacation, it's their money, not mine.

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I spend at most 6 hours a day in my cabin.  Most of that is between 2am - 6am.  It is literally just a place to shower and sleep for me.  This is why I generally only get an inside, promendade or oceanview cabin.    Ive been told for 10 years now how that will change if I ever get an oceanview balcony.  We shall see in September  🙂    I honestly dont think it will change anything.     I dont go on cruises to be hold up in a <300 sq ft space most of my time but couldnt care less what others do.  

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When we first started cruising we were booking insides or ocean view rooms with 2 kids in the room.  We spent as little time in the room as possible as we were out and about with the kids (who would rather be with us than the kids clubs).  My kids are now 22 and 24.  IF they are with us they now get their own room and DH and I are booking balconies.  After 18 cruises we no longer feel the need to go out and do everything listed on the activities sheets.  We cruise to relax and enjoy each others company.  For me the most effective way to relax is to sit out on the warm balcony and watch the ocean.  For DH it is taking a long afternoon nap in an air conditioned room on a ship that is slightly rocking.  We have no desire and to go out and join the crowds on the Lido deck when we have our own private sanctuary.  We do go out in the morning for some breakfast and do a little gambling or head out to explore an island and we do enjoy a nice dinner and a show in the evening.  But during the day our room calls to us to sit back and relax for a while. 

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On 4/11/2019 at 9:49 AM, sw33twif3 said:

 My wife and I always get inside staterooms on Carnival ships. Cozy. Dark. Cool. We sleep so well. And we are only there to sleep and shower. Otherwise, we are out and about.

 

What I don't understand are people who spend a lot of time in their stateroom.

 

On our last cruise, there was a family who never seemed to leave their room (they were across from us in a balcony stateroom). They had hooked up a PlaySegaThingy to the TV and the kids played games all day. Plates piled up outside the stateroom door.

 

Why come on a cruise at all if that's what you are going to do?

 

I think the key phrase of your comment is "in a balcony stateroom."  My wife and I always book a balcony stateroom so that we can relax on our own balcony.  We do tend to spend a good bit of time in our stateroom (really on our balcony) just relaxing and enjoying to view.  We cruise to unwind and relax.  For us, it is not about going and doing things all the time.  We have many friends who love to go to amusement parks on vacation.  They will get there when the park opens stay until it closes.  After a week of that, we would be ready for another vacation 😃.  But they enjoy it and that is great for them.   We would rather spend our time relaxing on our balcony.

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This is why I love cruising!  Everyone can do exactly what they want.  You have limitless activities on the ship that you can or cannot participate in, food galore and gorgeous cabins to pick from.  My husband and I cruise with couple friends and it's nice to say if we don't see you around the ship, we will see you at dinner!  Some of our friends love relaxing and reading in the peace and quiet of their cabin, and some of us,like myself love being about the ship, watching and participating in some of the activities and my favorite thing?  People watching from my lovely chair in the sun with a Miami Vice in my hand!

Happy Cruising everyone!

 

Vicki

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The only time the OP's issue might bother me, is if the people in the next cabin over never leave but kept pounding their bed to my wall.

 

I'd be darn jealous!

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On 4/11/2019 at 10:49 AM, sw33twif3 said:

 My wife and I always get inside staterooms on Carnival ships. Cozy. Dark. Cool. We sleep so well. And we are only there to sleep and shower. Otherwise, we are out and about.

 

What I don't understand are people who spend a lot of time in their stateroom.

 

On our last cruise, there was a family who never seemed to leave their room (they were across from us in a balcony stateroom). They had hooked up a PlaySegaThingy to the TV and the kids played games all day. Plates piled up outside the stateroom door.

 

Why come on a cruise at all if that's what you are going to do?

🙄What is their to understand? People like different things, life is too short to worry about whether or not someone leaves their cabin on a cruise ship 🤣

Edited by Laszlo

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11 minutes ago, Laszlo said:

What is their to understand? People like different things, life is too short to worry about whether or not someone leaves their cabin on a cruise ship LOL

 

Best post in this thread! 

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Curious. For all of you that have taken multiple Carnival cruises, what is there left to do that you haven't done already? Especially during the day?

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2 minutes ago, cruizergal70 said:

Curious. For all of you that have taken multiple Carnival cruises, what is there left to do that you haven't done already? Especially during the day?

 

Like activities on the ship? It's a lot of the same stuff but with different people. Like I find the lip synch auditions, hairy chest contest, and mixology contest entertaining. They're different each time because it's different people each time. If you're a trivia person the topics may vary ship to ship. I was on Vista and didn't do the sky ride. Other ships I've been on didn't have it. Next time I'm on Vista I need to do it. I was on Dream in August and December. In December they had a bunch of Christmas themed activities they didn't have in August.

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8 hours ago, mdsgu said:

I don't understand it, either.  We usually, but not always, book inside as we tend to just sleep there.  We are out and about at all other times.  

 

But, if that's how they like to spend their vacation, it's their money, not mine.

 

 

That is because you are in an inside cabin. Balconies are a different world. Every morning we have coffee, juice and croissants delivered to our room. We love our pre breakfast, breakfast on the balcony.

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3 hours ago, coevan said:

 

 

That is because you are in an inside cabin. Balconies are a different world. Every morning we have coffee, juice and croissants delivered to our room. We love our pre breakfast, breakfast on the balcony.

 

We've booked everything from inside to Oceanview to balcony in the past (our most recent cruise was in balcony room). I did consider having b'fast or an evening cocktail on the balcony, but with 2 kids, it's a bit hard. Easier to get everyone dressed and to the dining room in the mornings or the kids to Camp Ocean so the wife and I can enjoy one of the bars in the evenings!

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4 hours ago, Saint Greg said:

 

Like activities on the ship? It's a lot of the same stuff but with different people. Like I find the lip synch auditions, hairy chest contest, and mixology contest entertaining. They're different each time because it's different people each time. If you're a trivia person the topics may vary ship to ship. I was on Vista and didn't do the sky ride. Other ships I've been on didn't have it. Next time I'm on Vista I need to do it. I was on Dream in August and December. In December they had a bunch of Christmas themed activities they didn't have in August.

When I was on the Horizon in June, they did not have the SkyRide open due to maintenance. I was so disappointed! ☹️ 

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4 hours ago, coevan said:

 

 

That is because you are in an inside cabin. Balconies are a different world. Every morning we have coffee, juice and croissants delivered to our room. We love our pre breakfast, breakfast on the balcony.

 

Or it depends on the person. I’d get bored after 5-10 minutes and be on the move to where something is going on.

 

 

Edited by Saint Greg

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