SMITH - Answered a Question by smith (16 Oct 08 05:23)

I guess we are possibly on the same cruise going out of southampton on the 31st oct to carribbean, we did exactly the same cruise last year, and sorry to dissapoint you,but there were very few children onboard, probably because it is,nt school holiday time, ship it self is good, my wife and i had a ocean view, it was ok for 2 ,i think it might be cramped for2 adults/2kids hope this helps.......................Allan.

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Pallas - Answered a Question by smith (03 Sep 08 08:52)

We sailed around the Med on Oceana last year. We had an outside cabin with four beds. After the initial shock as to how small the cabin was, once I had unpacked and realised that there was enough storage for 4 people for 2 weeks, I actually really liked our cabin. We don't spend very much time in the cabin, mainly to sleep and get dressed, but I found that it helped if some of us got showered at the spa area. I'm sorry I can't help with your question about the amount of children expected on board for your cruise. We sailed at Easter time so there was loads of kids on board and as it was school holidays there was extra kids entertainment on.

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mumford - replied to Pallas (03 Sep 08 17:38)

Had an outside cabin on F Deck in April this year. Not an obstructed view but having been on Oceana in a balcony cabin we were shocked by how cramped it was for four. Husband is 6ft. and the amount of times he hit his head on the top bunks when pulled down was unbelievable! Shared with our two grandaughters 11 and 12 and the storage space was non existent. However we only slept and changed in there so allowing for that we had a fabulous cruise.Also the ship was full of kids, aswell as our own. But did not have a problem with them apart from pushing all the lift buttons. that seems to be the norm. Balcony cabins in future! More room and would certainally take grandaughters.

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mumford - replied to Pallas (03 Sep 08 17:38)

Had an outside cabin on F Deck in April this year. Not an obstructed view but having been on Oceana in a balcony cabin we were shocked by how cramped it was for four. Husband is 6ft. and the amount of times he hit his head on the top bunks when pulled down was unbelievable! Shared with our two grandaughters 11 and 12 and the storage space was non existent. However we only slept and changed in there so allowing for that we had a fabulous cruise.Also the ship was full of kids, aswell as our own. But did not have a problem with them apart from pushing all the lift buttons. that seems to be the norm. Balcony cabins in future! More room and would certainally take grandaughters.

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Keelan - Answered a Question by smith (03 Sep 08 15:27)

The cabin has full size pullman beds which fold down from the side walls to make bunkbeds (lots of headroom for the bottom bunk) We usually cruise November or early december - not many children as school is not out.

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