Remember last week, when we talked about giving in and buying a kitschy souvenir cup onboard a recent cruise? That was just the tip of the icebergpardon the mention of ship and icebergs in the same sentence. Knowing that it's almost wholly suites and balcony staterooms that get talked about online and in magazines, we wanted to give a look inside our room, a standard exterior cabin on the lowest passenger deck of the Carnival Cruises' Carnival Glory.
Room 1412 isn't anything special, unless you count the fact that it has a window. We've never known anyone to stay in one of the giant, "Owner Suites," because who does that? We're not nearly old enough to try it.
Our room encompassed three lower bedsone of which is technically a converted couchplus an upper bunk slept four comfortably and we have to admit that we were pleasantly surprised over the size of the bathroom and room in general, considering this was one of the cheapest rooms onboard and we've stayed in plenty smaller cabins in cruises past. Take a look at the images and judge for yourself, though. Do you think you could spend a week at sea sleeping in here?
We went deeper into the complexities of a cruise ship cabin over at our sister site HotelChatter.com, so click here if you're totally down for some comparing/contrasting between ship cabins and hotel rooms.
When we booked our 5-day cruise from New York City to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, we used a promotional code for past cruisers (yes, we had been on Carnival ten years ago) for a room upgrade. Thus, we paid for a cabin with no windows and got one with a window, a savings of maybe $200.
This was a family trip we fully paid for ourselves, so we had just about the most average time as possible onboard a cruise. The better to judge it...