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few questions

Nashville, Tennessee
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few questions

We are taking our children on our first cruise next summer. I have searched the cruise line sites(carnival and RC). The rooms have 2 twin beds, there will be four of us, do the rooms have doors that connect them or will we have two separate rooms? Are there any other expenses I need to know about other than, sodas, excursions, and tips. Are there port charges or departure fees or anything like that? And how hard is it getting on and off the ship at the ports? Is it a madhouse of people all trying to get off and on at once? Does it take long? Last question-What about taking the kids to the formal dinning room? Is this frowned upon or done frequently? If it is ok to do, my son is 14 what should he wear? Thanks

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1. Re: few questions

If you booked for 4 in a cabin they have bunk bed that pull down from the ceiling for 2 beds

The other bed can be made as twins or 1 queen bed in most cabins.

If you have booked two cabins it will have twin or queen bed depending on your request.

Some ships have family suites.

Other Expenses may be shopping, games, internet (if you use it)

Getting off in port they usually assign you a number if you are on a ship's tour you wait for your number to be called if not then you wait for them to announce for all other passengers can get off.

Ship's tours usually have priority

Yes your children can go to the dining room, if formal night ... if they have a suit jacket take it if not a nice dress shirt will do, long pants (not jeans or cargo pants)

enjoy the cruise

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Depending on the destination, determines difficulty of getting off, if you go to a port where they dock the ship, usually no big deal, everyone is coming and going as they please, Be sure to return to ship on time, as they wait for NOONE! If departure time from Port if 4pm, they mean it. If you go somewhere, like Grand Cayman or Belize, you can not dock at the island, you are tendered in on the life boats/or some time of ferry vehicle. In that case you will meet up in a designated location and wait for them to tell you when you can board for the Island. Its a little more time consuming but not big deal. Personally I think Carnival caters to the younger crowd, especially children. Something to consider, size of ship, the larger the ship the more passengers getting on and off. Crusing is a wonderful way to see many different places, the only real headache is boarding and getting off. You need patience, lots of it, to get on the ship and get off.

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