CRUISING WITH A FAMILY OF 107 KIDS PLUS AN INFANT
7 RCCL cruises, and I'd have to say this might have been the best one yet! I'm trying to think of something negative to say, but there's really nothing worth complaining about. Its sad that anyone reading this will get no help from embarkation and dis-em info because the last RCCL cruise from Norfolk has left for the season - Norfolk was a beautiful port to cruise from, and the ship had a true air of Southern hospitality from all the Virginians, Kentuckians, No. Carolinians on board.
Pre-Cruise: Spent a night in a local hotel, had friends drive us to the port in the morning, left our two cars in the hotel lot for free. Spent $100 for a hotel room which included a dinner and breakfast, as opposed to spending $135 to park at the port. For anyone reading this, wherever you cruise from, if driving, look into hotel deals that will include parking - many offer such deals, they just don't advertise them.
D1 Cabins 7626 & 7628 (adjoining). The adjoinng cabins made it nice for our 1 yr old - she had lots of extra room to move around in. I thought the cabin had more storage space than most cabins I've been in. The balcony is very small (2 chairs and a table). Cabin location was excellent - near stairs and elevators, near the Library which also served as the Board Game/ Card game room. Shower curtain instead of doors (bring magnet clips to attach at the bottom and ther curtain won't cling to you. I found the bedding extremely comfortable. Room safe operates on number codes. You can't check your Seapass account on tv like you can on newer ships. Suitcases wouldn't fit under the bed - we put the lifejackets there and kept the suitcases in the closet.