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I've searched, but can't find what I'm looking for. I've noticed that Carnival has different cabin classes - 8B, 8C, 4E, etc. Is there a "cheat sheet" that shows how Carnival rates each of these classes? Is one supposedly better (or worse) than the other? I understand that - theoretically - balcony is "better" than interior or ocean-view, but are there cabins within those categories that are "better" than others?

 

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The category simply indicates the type of cabin it is and the deck(s) it's found on. I'll use the Horizon as an example since we'll be on there next month. We're in a 4E, which is an Interior cabin. Ours happens to be on deck 6, but on Horizon, there are also some 4E's on deck 7 as well. But all the 4E cabins are equal, none necessarily "better" than the other. Unless you factor in where it's located. That could make one more preferable ("better") than the other, but still in the same category. To many people, an Aft Balcony is better than a regular balcony, but each of those has its own category to distinguish between them.

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Generally speaking, the number indicates the type of cabin:

1 = inside, usually upper/lower

4 = Inside.  Within this category are PT/cabin with porthole; 4J/cabin with forward facing window

6 = Ocean view (OV)

7 = Cove balcony

8 = Balcony

9 = premium balcony

JS, OS, SS, GS are suites

There are various other categories on some ships, such as the H =  Havana cabins, F = Family Harbor...

Within each category the letters indicate location on the ship, the lowest letter being the least desirable.  Desirable in the eyes of the guest.  If a cruise line determines that more people want a cabin on a high deck midship, they will charge the most for that cabin.  EM

 

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10 minutes ago, Essiesmom said:

Generally speaking, the number indicates the type of cabin:

1 = inside, usually upper/lower

4 = Inside.  Within this category are PT/cabin with porthole; 4J/cabin with forward facing window

6 = Ocean view (OV)

7 = Cove balcony

8 = Balcony

9 = premium balcony

JS, OS, SS, GS are suites

There are various other categories on some ships, such as the H =  Havana cabins, F = Family Harbor...

Within each category the letters indicate location on the ship, the lowest letter being the least desirable.  Desirable in the eyes of the guest.  If a cruise line determines that more people want a cabin on a high deck midship, they will charge the most for that cabin.  EM

 

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I was just looking at some deck plans on the Breeze and noticed that some cabins have little boxes or stars in them... anyone know what these symbols mean?

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If you go to cruisedeckplans dot com, you can bring up the deck plan of the ship you are interested in. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you will see what each symbol stands for like this:

  1 Upper Bed symbol

= 1 Upper Bed

  2 upper beds symbol

= 2 upper beds

  Extended balcony (50% larger) symbol

= Extended balcony (50% larger)

  Stateroom with 2 portholes symbol

= Stateroom with 2 portholes

  Twin beds do not convert symbol

= Twin beds do not convert

  Twin with single sofa symbol

= Twin with single sofa

  Twin/king w double sofa symbol

= Twin/king w double sofa

  Twin/King w single sofa symbol

= Twin/King w single sofa

  Twin/king, single sofa & 2 upp symbol

= Twin/king, single sofa & 2 upp

  Twin/king, single sofa & upper symbol

= Twin/king, single sofa & upper

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Thank you! I was just thinking of changing from an interior cabin to a balcony (because I have a hard time not having a balcony despite the massive cost difference).

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