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Has anybody booked the same person into two different cabins? Did the cruise line allow it?
I know it will cost more, but it might be a solution to a booking problem I am running into.

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Hi Lax

 

You could book the entire ship if you chose. You haven't explained your particular "booking problem". It might not be as complicated as you feel.

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I’m trying to visualize a “booking problem” requiring two cabins for one person.  Perhaps someone who can only be on the east side of a ship, whether it headed north or south;  or someone who needs so many changes of clothes that one cabin could not handle all the luggage;  or possibly a fellow traveling with both his wife and his girl friend  —- and he doesn’t want them to meet.

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Are you the lone adult traveling with enough minors that you need more than one cabin?  If so, you need a family cabin (available on some cruise lines) or a suite as you cannot book yourself into two cabins and every cruise line requires that one adult be booked into each cabin.  Otherwise, find another adult to bring along on this trip.

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Thanks for the replies. Here’s what is up. In July of 2020 we planned a family for July 2021. Due to cruise cancellations, we are now booked for July 2022. 
 

We have several cabins with various family groups and got great deals. In one of these is my son, his wife and two children. In another is my adult daughter and adult son.

 

My son and wife now have three children. If I rebook them to a cabin holding five, I lose my great deal and will have to pay prevailing rates and most likely have to get a suite) 

 

So my idea is to book my adult daughter into another cabin with my infant granddaughter, but still leave her with her brother also. This way my son and daughter get their own cabins.

 

I will eventually call the cruise line, but I want to let the dust settle after all the fun of rebooking! Plus I have some time to figure this out!

 

 

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Book your adult son into his own cabin, then put the baby in with the daughter, in son's place.

 

Some lines offer solo rooms -- NCL has groups of solo rooms around an adults-only lounge on some ships - others book them into smaller, awkwardly shaped cabins at the very lowest fare.  Like an inside guarantee, which could be anywhere on the ship.

 

He can enjoy the privacy, or move back up into the better cabin with his sister any time.  Customer service is happy to provide an extra key-card as long as the cabin resident (daughter) is present to say it's OK.

 

 

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Sue

Son and daughter are already booked in the same cabin. If I move son out and add the baby, the cruise line (RCI) will re-price the cabin to the going rate which is $1500 more than I paid. 

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I'm not entirely following the logistical issues, so maybe this is way off base.  If you just need to add another person, why not add an additional passenger to any one of the already booked cabins (assuming the bed count will handle).  Then, once on board, you can shuffle everyone around as needed.  

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I’ve seen this issue get asked before, typically around suites. As in family wants to book a suite and want grandma to come to watch their kids. And they want to book grandma in the suite with them AND in an inside room so that way grandma gets both suite benefits and her own room. The answer seems to depend too much on the specific cruise line and also who books it. Did you book with a TA by chance since you have several cabins? Whoever booked you is probably the only place you will get an accurate answer.

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On 6/22/2021 at 10:56 PM, lax19 said:

Sue

Son and daughter are already booked in the same cabin. If I move son out and add the baby, the cruise line (RCI) will re-price the cabin to the going rate which is $1500 more than I paid. 

I am surprised that RCI would cancel/re-book.   We have, several ties, changed ONE guest in a cabin without voiding the reservation.  Done it on Carnival, Princess and NCL.  Some have been casino freebies, other times just a great deal, including move-over benefits or other promotions.  DH and I book separate cabins, and put a second pax in each (my mom, sister, daughter, niece, best friend/spouse, or son/spouse).   If the original person can't go due to work or other issue, we swap them out for someone else.  As long as one of the original guests stays in that booking, you should be able to delete/replace the other person. 

 

Have you positioned it this way to the RCI rep?  Just curious!

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As long as an adult is booked in each cabin, the lines don't really care who sleeps where, One you are onboard, you can switch to whatever arrangement suits you - the line will help you with keys. etc

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8 hours ago, simplelife said:

As long as an adult is booked in each cabin, the lines don't really care who sleeps where, One you are onboard, you can switch to whatever arrangement suits you - the line will help you with keys. etc

 

I agree.  I would not make any kind of "big deal" about "who resides" where with the ship's Front Office particularly as to communications may be specifically received for a particular cruiser in a cabin.  That kind of paperwork, if received, can be shuffled among the family.  

 

I have known of cruisers booking 2 cabins:  one for themselves and one for their wardrobe.  (Yes, this was on long cruises when the guest enjoyed wearing a different outfit/hat each day.)  

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Thank you for all your comments.  At the end of the day I booked single daughter and granddaughter into an ocean view room that connects to the rest of granddaughter's family.  Now just have to monitor for price reductions.  Already repriced once and saved $270!

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Book ANY/ALL the Cabins you want. Give the cruiseline the guest’s names then let people sleep where they want once onboard. Cruiselines see it all the time. 

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