Last time we took a look at some of the public spaces on Carnival Liberty, a Carnival Cruise Line ship. Today we will look at a few of the cabins and information about them. This first picture is inside the cruise terminal in Miami. I loved the glass sculpture overhead with the Carnival colors and the undulating glass. This terminal has high ceilings although the terminal itself was packed with passengers, all of whom I felt bad for as they were in these horrendously long lines. We were there around 11-11:30 am and the lines were what I would expect later in the day. Therefore, my advice of the day is to arrive earlier than you might expect to and try to beat the rush in the Miami cruise terminal if you want to avoid the extremely long lines.
|Inside Cabin (4B) 2257|
Cabins: First up on our cabin tour was an inside cabin (2257), category 4B on Main deck 2. With two twin beds that convert into a king, this basic inside cabin measures 185 square feet in total. That’s somewhat larger than its mass market cruise line competitors’ cabins. If you aren’t looking for a room with a view, but rather a place to rest your head in between all the fun you’ll have on board, then this might be the cabin for you. Some people don’t like having a window because they want to be able to sleep in without the daylight streaming into the room to wake them.
|Outside cabin (6B) 2263|
The next room on our tour is an outside cabin (2263), category 6B on Main deck 2. With two twin beds that convert into a king along with a single sofa bed and an upper bunk (you can see it on the left up against the wall in this picture), this oceanview cabin measures 220 square feet in total. This cabin is an example of a cabin for 3-4 guests, but they also accommodate two people alone.
|Balcony Cabin (8C) 8254|
Next up is a balcony cabin (8254), category 8C on Verandah deck. With twin beds that convert into a king, this 185 square foot cabin with a 35 square foot balcony has a nice sitting area and a large window next to the door outside. Most people, regardless of which cruise line they sail, agree that once you have tried a balcony cabin it is extremely difficult to ever go back to an inside or oceanview cabin.
|Ocean Suite bathroom 7249|
Where to next? An ocean suite (7249), category OS on Empress deck 7. Unfortunately, all I was able to take a picture of was the bathroom, but that in itself is well worth the picture. I love the double sinks and if you travel with your spouse or your spouse and kids, you probably already know why this is a fantastic amenity in a cabin. With two twin beds that convert into a king, dressing room with walk in closet, and a sitting area with a sofa, this 275 square foot cabin with 65 square foot balcony is a nice step up from a balcony cabin. Cabin sleeps up to 3 people.
|Captain’s Suite 9199|
The last cabin on our tour was the Captain’s Suite (9199) on the Lido deck. These are the largest cabins with a separate bedroom with two twin beds that convert to king; full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub/double sinks; large closet; living room with single sofa bed, two uppers, sofa, armchairs and coffee table; full bathroom with shower; and a private large balcony with patio chairs and table. This first picture is of the livingroom area with the bedroom off to the right.
This is the bedroom with a rather large flat screen TV in the wall. There is another one in the livingroom as well. This cabin accommodates up to five people: two in the bedroom, one on the sofa bed, and two in the beds that stow away into the wall in the livingroom. Mom and Dad can have privacy in their bedroom with the large whirlpool tub close by and the kids can enjoy the livingroom all to themselves.
This cabin is 500 square feet with a large balcony that has tables and chairs in which to sit out. I didn’t really like the height of the balcony because you can’t see out unless you are standing up, but I did like the size of it. You could enjoy breakfast out here or a couple of drinks and more than two people can easily fit out there without issue. If you are traveling with your family and you would rather not have adjoining cabins and don’t mind spending a little more to get a little more, the Captain’s Suite might be right for you.
Which cabin is right for you? Don’t forget that price alone shouldn’t dictate which cabin you choose. Some people assume that an inside cabin will be less than oceanview and so on and so forth. However, there is usually some kind of sale going on promoting balcony cabins or at least oceanview cabins where you can get a really good deal and it might be priced better than an inside cabin. Within each cabin category there might be several types of cabins and the price difference won’t be based on the cabin itself, but where the cabin is located. Seasoned cruisers will tell you that they prefer being midship on the cabin as they feel the movement of the ship far less, but also because they are central to the stairs and elevators for easy access to the rest of the ship.
Next time is all about food as we enjoy a lunch in the main dining room. Bring your appetites!