Contributor Level: Third Mate

Review by witnessphoto

Great trip

In response to review, NHguy says ...

Well if you had an inside cabin then it would have been small. If you had balcony stateroom, it is plenty big enough for 2 Adults and a small child on the couch, or 2 really small children on the pullout. You said 16 and 13, but they don't know how big you r children are. Did you send them a picture or their stats? They gave you the room you booked. If you knew your children are the size of adults then maybe you should have booked 2 staterooms instead of taking the cheap way out and cramming everybody into 1 stateroom . Don't blame the Cruise line for your stupidity and cheapness !

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Caribbean - Bahamas Norwegian Sky

4 Answers

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
I somewhat agree with NHguy's reply to your post. If you have been on 4 - 6 cruises as your profile claims, you should have known that inside cabins are the smallest of all the categories. You book a cabin. It is NOT the cruise lines responsibility to know your family stats. I would never EVER book an inside cabin for more than 2 people be it sailing with adults (which your description draws your kids to be the size of) or children. As an "experienced" cruiser, you should feel the same unless you were trying to save money in which case, don't bash a cruise line for your bad choice of a cabin.
Contributor Level: Purser
Thanks for your comments no only 1 cruise I miss read the profile this was my second cruise first cruise room was an inside on carnival and it was much larger it was a room for 4 not as experience as you and big Willie(NHguy)
Contributor Level: Captain
Hi witnessphoto, I hope this experience doesn’t put you off cruising at all. We have found that Carnival does have the largest standard staterooms of any of the mass market cruise lines. Norwegian Sky is an older, smaller ship but we’ve enjoyed a couple of cruises aboard her and love the Hawaiian décor.
Stateroom size is tricky and can vary from ship to ship. (And having a balcony does not mean having more space. Sometimes the balcony plus the room are the exact same size as an oceanview or inside stateroom, meaning the space in your room is smaller.) Next time you’re ready to cruise come back here and ask a few questions, there are plenty of folks at cruiseline.com who’ll be happy to help. Or talk to an experienced cruise agent that can help you make the best choices for your vacation. Happy cruising!
Contributor Level: Captain

I would agree that interior staterooms on the "Sky" are a bit tight for more than two. In general, on the ships I've been on and my daughter can verify, the interior cabins on Carnival's ships are a bit bigger than on Royal or Norwegian. I thought it was hype, but it's for real. That doesn't mean they're any nicer, or more comfortable, just a bit bigger. IF you are lucky (or un, depending on circumstance) to get a wheelchair-accessible interior cabin on any ship (sometimes available last-minute), it will be larger than the standard ones for that line. We were two adults and a child in a cabin we pretty much only saw for the time it takes to shower and change. I was going to add "sleep" but nobody sees the inside of a cabin while...you get it.  


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