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When it comes time to book a cruise, what type of stateroom you want to book is sometimes one of the deciding factors in finalizing the booking. Here are the major stateroom categories offered on Carnival Cruise Line.
1. Upper/Lower Stateroom
This cabin is configured for two people cruising together. It has the same amenities as an oceanview cabin, with a little less space. Instead of two twin size convertible beds, this cabin has one twin bed and one bunk bed or sleeper sofa. Sleeps two guests.
2. Interior Stateroom
This is one of the most affordable ways to cruise. There is no window (excellent sleeping!) and the same amenities as the other cabins. This cabin has the option of two twin beds that convert to a king. Depending on the configuration, some cabins can sleep up to three guests.
3. Porthole Stateroom
For the cruiser that wants a peek at the outside without the price tag of an oceanview cabin. The porthole cabin has the same amenities as an oceanview, with two twin beds, convertible to a king. Sleeps up to three guests.
4. Oceanview Stateroom
You can always have a view of what’s going on outside when you book an oceanview stateroom. Oceanview staterooms come with a panoramic window, two twin beds that are convertible to a king, and some ocean view rooms even have 1.5 bathrooms. Sleeps up to four guests.
5. Balcony Stateroom
A balcony stateroom is a pricier, but more scenic option when cruising. Have your own sail away party and space with your private balcony cabin. A more affordable option is the Cove Balcony that is located on the lower decks and inset from the side of the ship. Balcony staterooms can sleep up to four people.
One of the most expensive stateroom categories on the cruise ship. There are a variety of suite classes; from a Junior Suite, Ocean Suite, to a Grand Suite, and on the newer ships, Family Harbor Suites. Designed with space in mind, the suites typically have an extra changing room, more square footage, a larger balcony, and VIP check-in. Depending on the category, suites can sleep up to five guests.
7. Cloud 9 Spa Suites
One of the most popular and quick-to-sell categories across the Carnival fleet. This category has larger rooms, an expanded balcony size, and a whirlpool tub in every room. You won’t find this on every ship. Guests in Cloud 9 Spa accommodations have private access to the spa and are eligible for exclusive spa packages and discounts.
Right now, these rooms are only available on Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Magic, and soon to come Carnival Horizon.