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It seems that the D1 cabins have a big question as to if they can accommodate 3 people or not. We were moved out of 9340 which clearly states on every deckplan it has a sofa bed but it doesn't. All hump D1's only accommodate 2 people so if your in one with 3 you too will be moved if you haven't already. Sure us displaced passengers maybe moving others that are in cabins that do hold 3 or more but are sitting on a reservation of 2. We were moved to 9526 which is the 7th cabin from the front of the ship, not an ideal change to say the least. My parents & sister bothe have hump cabins but they were not moved since they only have 2 in each cabin, long walk to see them now. This is so disappointing.

 

Check your reservations, mine was changed 2 days ago.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Boy that STINKS!!! I guess the deck plans are wrong because it clearly states that they can accomodate 3 people. This is the exact cabin I was looking at for the 3 of us for next year. So sorry about this, I know you must be very disappointed. Wanda

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Everyone, this should serve as a reminder to check your cabin descriptions carefully.

 

I just double checked the descriptions and the D1s are listed as:

 

"Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (189 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.) "

 

So, you always have to watch out for the "some with sofa bed" item if you want a room with one.

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My question is, even if you picked a certain cabin, if that cabin cannot hold the amount of people you have listed, then it should have bounced back. Why didn't that happen?

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My question is, even if you picked a certain cabin, if that cabin cannot hold the amount of people you have listed, then it should have bounced back. Why didn't that happen?

 

My thought exactly and just finished writing a letter to Royal about the very thing. You don't build a house not knowing where your going to put the dishwasher, you have plans & drawings!

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Everyone, this should serve as a reminder to check your cabin descriptions carefully.

 

I just double checked the descriptions and the D1s are listed as:

 

"Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (189 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.) "

 

So, you always have to watch out for the "some with sofa bed" item if you want a room with one.

 

Pull up there deck plans right now, it shows it has a sofa bed plain as day. None of the D1's on the hump have a sofa even though it has a triangle on the deck plans. My TA checked 9614 & 9606 and those are not for 3 either despite all of them having the triangle indicating they have a sofa bed.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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So the two corner afts deck 10 won't hold three? I was hoping to book either one of these when the new rates come out tomorrow.

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Some D1's will and some won't. I would confirm with RCL and would not trust the deck plans, because of poor Dawna's experience.

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So the two corner afts deck 10 won't hold three? I was hoping to book either one of these when the new rates come out tomorrow.

 

Not sure and not sure who to believe either. Some D1's do hold 3, only two I know of from my hour long conservation this morning is 9602 & 9526. Problem is most, not all but most d1's indicate they have a sofa bed. We booked online so it should have rejected the booking but at the same time the deckplans still show it has a sofa bed. Cruiseline did say 9340, 9342, 9640, 9642, 9614, 9606 can't hold 3 even though the system lets you book them with 3 and the deck plans show a sofa bed.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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So the two corner afts deck 10 won't hold three? I was hoping to book either one of these when the new rates come out tomorrow.

 

Have you seen the pictures of these cabins online? Look close at the couch. The cushions seem to wrap all the way around to the ground? http://community.webshots.com/album/549895039TdGWPq

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

 

PS: How's Green Valley, grown i'm sure. We lived in Rio Rico 13 years ago.

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Dawna,

 

That looks like a great corner. I wish mine were like that but I suspect it will just be normal. I hope we get to keep it! It says it holds three and we could lose it if they're shuffling. Of course, who knows if it truly holds three...

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Have you seen the pictures of these cabins online? Look close at the couch. The cushions seem to wrap all the way around to the ground? http://community.webshots.com/album/549895039TdGWPq

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

 

PS: How's Green Valley, grown i'm sure. We lived in Rio Rico 13 years ago.

 

Thanks for the link! I hope it can hold three! We are hooked on the aft. I am weondering if that is one of those fold done couches? They don't actually have a sofa bed but they turn into a make shift bed???

 

We actually live in Sahuarita but on our zip says Green Valley. If you lived here 13 years ago you would probably not recognize it now. I used to live in Mesa and in passing between Mesa and Nogales there would hardly be anything. And that was 12 years ago. Things in general in Arizona have "grown". My husband is prior military so we left the state for about 6 years and we we returned we were shocked!

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I can't believe I am the only one effected by this on these boards. There are about 14 cruises or so before ours. Is my TA pulling my chain or is it fact. Would love to know asap.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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I can't believe I am the only one effected by this on these boards. There are about 14 cruises or so before ours. Is my TA pulling my chain or is it fact. Would love to know asap.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

 

Don't forget that these boards account for a VERY SMALL percentage of rci cruisers.

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Did you find out by looking at your reservation online? If you did maybe it is something that you just happened to catch and others haven't yet. Din't you say too, that you spent a hour on the phone with rci? They would probably know more then your TA.

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Did you find out by looking at your reservation online? If you did maybe it is something that you just happened to catch and others haven't yet. Din't you say too, that you spent a hour on the phone with rci? They would probably know more then your TA.

 

I did notice the change online and called Crown & Anchor first. They said the reservation had been changed on 4/27 by customer service and not my TA. She couldn't change anything and said customer service would not talk with me since I have a TA (which I knew already). So unfortunately I spent an hour on hold while my TA was on the phone with them.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Thanks to all of those that listened to me rant & rave yesterday. Things could be worse, I could be not going on the cruise at all :D Another bright side is better to find out now then when I boarded!!

 

Of my post one other person noticed their second cabin had been changed but it wasn't a D1. Gonna see what the TA has to say in a few days. They are waiting for Royal to start selling the cabin again so he can look up more information. Rates for 2007/2008 are suppose to hit today but have not seen them yet.

 

Again Thanks for Listening!

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Don't forget that these boards account for a VERY SMALL percentage of rci cruisers.

 

That's true but we represent the top end of detail-oriented cruisers. I am also surprised that Dawna is the only one affected, since she's always on top of things. I wonder if her TA forgot to return a phone call or something like that.

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Be aware, the one of two cabins I have booked for my husband and kids on the Freedom, has been bumped to 7 decks below. When I purposely booked it in the year 2005 (when you could first make your reservations for the Freedom). This room is very close to our room. Isn't that a kick in the butt since we paid our final balance as of 6 days ago. I have printed confirmations with this cabin along with my name on it and it just gets taken away with no phone call or explanation. I called RC and the reservationsist from RC could not help me, he put me to customer services. Since its after 10pm they said he could not find the answer for me now, that he will call me back tomorrow afternoon. I won't be able to sleep tonight thats for sure. EVERYONE KEEP CHECKING YOUR RESERVATIONS - YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN!!!!!

 

We booked an E1 Corner which was right across from an L cabin. Now they are telling me the L cabin can't hold more than 2 when the deck plans shows the symbol for the stateroom to be able to hold 4. I'm not having my kids away from us. No way.

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Well, this will always be one of the problems with booking a ship before it is even built. Who knows why the cabin configurations came out differently, but they did. It probably wasn't to screw with everyone (think of how much extra work this makes for them...let alone peeved customers!)

 

Hopefully, it will all get worked out, yet these are the kinds of things that can happen when booking an unknown.

 

Tracy

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Well, this will always be one of the problems with booking a ship before it is even built. Who knows why the cabin configurations came out differently, but they did. It probably wasn't to screw with everyone (think of how much extra work this makes for them...let alone peeved customers!)

 

Hopefully, it will all get worked out, yet these are the kinds of things that can happen when booking an unknown.

 

Tracy

 

Got a point but at the same time don't they know what they are building? When you watch the Voyager being built they comment how the measurements cant be even an inch off or the ship won't go together. They managed to get that right but can't figure out how many sofa beds they need to order vs regular couches? :D That being said my TA said they had the same issue with the Voyager and scrambled to move people around once it was sailing. We are booking the unknown but I figured the unknown would more like a weird smell on deck 4, walls thin as paper or plastic wal-mart chairs on the balcony. Remember these cabins are all prefabbed and they put them together like Lego's. Looks like Johnny put the wrong color blocks on the hump, hehe.

 

It will be interesting to see how this all works out in the end.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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It will be interesting to see how this all works out in the end.

 

Yes it will! Please DO keep us posted.

 

Heavens knows why things got shifted. I am sure there are a million reasons. I used to design office space for a living, and I tell you...it's hard to predict how and why you might need to make changes on the fly.

 

It would seem that if there was space for a sofa bed, it would be easier to put one there rather than move everyone's reservations around and anger people.

 

One scenario I can think of, as a hypothetical....Maybe the order came in wrong from the sofa-bed manufacturers and they had to make a call between taking what they had and making it work....or delaying the launch altogether while they get redone. Imagine having to make a decision like that...'tis a tough call.

 

These are the kinds of things that can and do happen when undergoing projects of this magnitude. We'll probably never know what really happened here.

 

I do hope that things get worked out for you and your family!!

 

Tracy

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Here is a kicker, just called customer service and said I was interested in booking the Freedom and asked how many 9340 could accommodate and she said 6, yes I said 6!! Never heard of any cabin that wasn't a suite holding 6. I said but it's a D1 and she said yes she knew. Oh My.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Here is a kicker, just called customer service and said I was interested in booking the Freedom and asked how many 9340 could accommodate and she said 6, yes I said 6!! Never heard of any cabin that wasn't a suite holding 6. I said but it's a D1 and she said yes she knew. Oh My.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

 

So, two people in beds, two in the sofa bed and two pullmans? That seems tight, especically for bathroom time and clothes storage! YIKES:eek:

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We were on the hump cabin 9320 on the Mariner last year. It had a sofa bed that slept two people. Was thinking about an aft corner in the future that is listes as a quad (1700 or 1400).

 

I hope the displaced folks still enjoy their cruise!

 

Jacquelyn :D

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I just went through this this weekend. I booked a D1 on Deck 9 of the Liberty. The deck plans do show the hump D1s with a sofa bed. However, I was not able to book with 3 for that cabin. I wound up calling RCL and they indicated that the online deck plans are incorrect. I am about 6 cabins down from the hump in a room that can accomodate 3.

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I just went through this this weekend. I booked a D1 on Deck 9 of the Liberty. The deck plans do show the hump D1s with a sofa bed. However, I was not able to book with 3 for that cabin. I wound up calling RCL and they indicated that the online deck plans are incorrect. I am about 6 cabins down from the hump in a room that can accomodate 3.

 

What number? My TA asked about 9342, 9640, 9614, 9612 since I know the occupants and was told none of those hold 3, that all we need is 3 not 4 :( Just curious if it's one of those.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Cabin 9618

 

Interesting, I honestly didn't argue the fact but my TA was told the first cabin to the hump that holds 3 or more was 9602 (also a connecting cabin) and ask if I wanted to be wait listed for it. Guess I didn't ask about yours since no one from the Cruise Critic group was in that cabin on our sailing.

 

If my parents and sister (both 1st time cruisers) weren't going I would cancel and feel really trapped right now. :mad: What really worries me is how this sailing is sold out.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Dawna,

Don't get in a panic just yet. I am sure cabins will open up after final payment is due, and they will have a better handle on what cabins hold more than two.

 

On the inaugural, cabins opened up like crazy...but that may have had to do with the novelty of booking the first sailing. Figure out what sailings have final payment due last Sunday or in Sunday's to come, and watch to see how cabins open up. It will hopefully alleviate some of your concerns.

 

Thankfully, you DIDN"T find this out as you were boarding the ship, so you have time to let this work out to a good result.

 

Sending you good mojo!

Tracy

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According to my TA it's official in the system that 9340 as well as the other 3 mid hump cabins only holds 2 :( Now I just need wait until we get closer to final payment 7/7 to see if we can get moved back toward the middle somewhere. This sailing is sold out so crossing my fingers.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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ok so can anyone confirm if the D1's on the Hump have or dont have a Sofa???

 

I know based on these posts the dont have a sofa bed...but I also read a post here that said they did not have a Sofa at all???

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ok so can anyone confirm if the D1's on the Hump have or dont have a Sofa???

 

I know based on these posts the dont have a sofa bed...but I also read a post here that said they did not have a Sofa at all???

 

The E2's which are smaller do so I would assume they have a sofa, just not a sleeper sofa.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Y'all are not alone. I received an e-mail Friday morning with a copy of my reservation, but no explanation why they sent the message to me. I never thought to check the cabin number. That afternoon I had a message on my answering machine from RCL that there was a problem with my cabin and they had to move us.

 

As luck would have it, it is a holiday weekend, so nothing can be done until next week. We were also booked in a hump cabin, which we booked ON BOARD the Radiance 3/05! We also discussed our reservation while onboard the Explorer 3/06! While I was on hold with RCL Friday, the on line deck plans still stated that two of the hump cabins on each side hold 3 passengers.

 

I was told that these decisions are governed by Coast Guard regulations, and there is nothing they can do. I tried to get them to change sofa beds that week with a cabin that does not need a sleeper, but the Coast Guard doesn't allow that. We have been moved to the very back of the ship!!!!!!!! I know all sailings are filling up. I think that we are in a horrible position as we are sailing Thanksgiving week!

 

BTW, many ships have bubble cabins that hold three guests. We have stayed in many of them, and have one booked on the Jewel for 3/07.

 

Thankfully one of the CC guests on my sailing posted this link for me. I'll keep you posted.

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It really stinks huh!! Wow Thanksgiving week is pricey too. I got the same coast guard regulations speech too. Our sailing is still sold out but final payment isn't until around July 7th. My TA swears she is checking everyday for something to open. I know I am checking at least 3 times a day too. Sad thing is if you look cabins with more then 2 capacity are few and far between unless your in an upper suite or inside. Also looking at deck plans even now is like looking at the Enquirer, not fact but fiction so who knows what cabin holds what. Good Luck! We need it. Were still 4th balcony from the front, grrrr.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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So the two corner afts deck 10 won't hold three? I was hoping to book either one of these when the new rates come out tomorrow.

 

I was told my mt TA that these will hold 4 ppl. I was looking at booking it for next summer.

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Not sure about 1700 or 1400. Only time will tell. I did sit and go week by week to see what would pop up with 3 in a cabin. Never saw them but that really means nothing. Those are highly desirable cabins and one is lucky to snatch one up. If your prepared to book tomorrow call, they won't let you book in it if it won't hold 4, they know which ones will and won't now.

 

Note: Deck 7 appears to have no changes on D1 cabin capacity. In my searches they are still letting 3 book in all the cabins that are shown to hold more then 2 in the D1's.

 

Can't wait to start getting feedback once the ship starts sailing. If I wasn't so cruise obsessed I would have had no clue they moved my cabin.

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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Darn it all to heck. This morning I saw 1618 pop up so held it online and called the TA. Nope they won't let 3 in that one either even though Royal's site let us book and it indicates 4 can occupy the cabin. My TA said she also has someone on the 6/25 sailing that is having to pay current rates to move around since they were also kicked out of their D1 cabin for having 3 people even though it show it holds 4. This just isn't right.

 

Now sitting in 9374 but afraid that one won't hold 3 either and I get moved again. This is a family type ship but I can't seem to get a balcony for 3 even though I booked 19 months out!!!

 

BonVoyage

Dawna

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:o I WAS TOLD BY ROYAL CARRIBBEAN THAT IT IS NOT THAT THEY WON'T ACCOMIDATE MORE THAN 2 IT IS THEY HAVE PUT HOLD ON MULTIPLES IN CABINS TO KEEP THE TOTALS DOWN IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY BOOKED A ROOM WITH THREE THEN FOR THE FIRST FEW CRUISES YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO ADD.

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We booked our FOS 8/27/06 cruise in Oct 2005 and choose a CAT D1 bump cabin #9342, for 4 on deck 9

 

We've since changed the reservation to 3 paxs with our T/A, but haven't gotten a new invoice since we made the change one month ago on May 6th

 

Just looked at my reservation on RCL's website and sure enough, we now have a Cat D1 cabin on deck 10, #1692, the last D1 cabin all the way aft, port side.

 

I heard RCL was only limiting full capacity for the first month, this cruise is almost 3 months away and wonder if, as posted, only a handfull of cat D1 cabins can hold more than 2 paxs?

 

What concerns me more about being all the way aft is that the deck plans shows a Cat F (Large Ocean View Stateroom without balcony) behind us, yet that cabin sticks out, and I'm wondering if that will obstruct the view from our balcony?

 

I've just left a msg for our T/A to call about above.

 

We have till 6/18 to make final payment, wonder what my options are to try and re-located of we decide to...probably nill

 

I'm calling RCI to see if this cabin has a obstructed view.

 

BTW, do the D1 hump cabins have a bigger balcony and/or cabin size?

 

Thanks in advance

 

-MACE-

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