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Hello, I am planning to book Carnival Horizon for January 2022 (this better be a safe time to travel!!) and my son will be 12. We travel just the two of us and I was planning to book us in Family Harbor, I think the access to the lounge would be nice for breakfast and snacks, and the decor looks kind of fun. However, he will be 12 so we could look at the Havana area, it would cost more, and I think the only real bonus is the extra pool? He will want to be at the water slides and ropes course on seadays, rather than just swimming, though that may happen a bit too. We'd be in an inside, I am planning to book back to back 8 & 6 nights so we need to save a bit of money on the cabin to make that work. Thoughts? The other option is to book an outside cabin, which I think is less than the Havana but probably more than the Family Harbor. We'd have a window which might be nice for two weeks on the ship. 

 

I have an outisde Family Harbor booked this December but given the situation I don't think we'll be able to go, and sadly that cabin is not available in Jan 2022. 

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Havana all the way.  We have cruised in those rooms twice now and won't ever choose another area if possible.  The access to the back area was so worth it.   I am not sure if your son will utilized the teen programs but they will have several activities he can attend with that group and he will get to take advantage regardless of which room you are in.   We sailed with our boys in December and had a Havana room for the first time for them.  Although they are a bit older it was still awesome.  I can't stress how much better our cruise was having that back area as a type of oasis away from the masses.

 

 

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Havana Havana and again the Havana.  There is a breakfast buffet in ocean plaza its great to get your food and go back into the Havana to relax with your food. The coffee shop is right there too.

 

The pool, hot tubs and shaded areas are great to escape to on busy sea days. 

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I don't know, from what I've seen all the Havana rooms with balconies don't actually have balconies, you have to cross a walk way and its all glass.  Personally I really enjoy having a private balcony that you can just watch the sea go by, smell that fresh salt air and eat some breakfast on the balcony.

 

I really really wish Havana had private balconies, I love the other perks but that balcony is a breaker for me IMHO.

 

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We've stayed in the Havana once and we LOVED it. We had it booked for two upcoming Carnival cruises on the Panorama and Mardi Gras as well. It's definitely a great private space for lounging/swimming/drinking. It's just my husband and I, so I can't speak for the family harbor or traveling with kids, but my vote would still be for the Havana.

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I just booked the havana cabana on the mardi gras for next august. 

 

I usually book the lido or deck above balconies, so i am not sure how it will be.  I am a bit apprehensive, but looking forward to a new experience.

 

 

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On 7/15/2020 at 10:41 AM, Traveling-Aron said:

I don't know, from what I've seen all the Havana rooms with balconies don't actually have balconies, you have to cross a walk way and its all glass.  Personally I really enjoy having a private balcony that you can just watch the sea go by, smell that fresh salt air and eat some breakfast on the balcony.

 

I really really wish Havana had private balconies, I love the other perks but that balcony is a breaker for me IMHO.

 

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The Havana Cabanas are not "private" as in you have a "back porch" the other Havana guests can walk by. Not many do but they can.   The Havana "Afts" on 6, 7,8,9 are private. We had a aft wrap on 6 and it was amazing. There is a havana stairwell you can take to go up to your room without leaving the havana area. Perfection.

 

I am not thrilled with the adjustments to the Havana Area on Mardi Gras but I will absolutelyy sail in the Havana on Horizon or Vista again. 

 

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