Family Suites on Carnival Cruise Ships

by Lori Soard

If you've ever gone on a cruise, you probably remember how cramped a state room can get. This might be fine for adults who spend much of their time at other locations on the ship, but for families with small children who need naps, a cramped room can be a nightmare. Carnival Cruise ships are known to cater to families with activities for everyone in the family. They also offer Conquest state rooms with features Mom and Dad will love. The Conquest rooms are available on the following ships: Conquest, Valor, Glory, Liberty, Freedom and Splendor.

More Square Feet

The family suites on some of Carnival's ships offer 230-square feet of space. Parents with small children may worry about the dangers of a child slipping off a balcony, so Carnival used that space to provide more room for you and your kids to kick back and relax.

Sleeps Five to Eight

Most of Carnival's family cabins sleep five to eight people, so there should be enough sleeping space for families with up to five children. The Carnival Dream offers a family "quint" cabin. The cabin sleeps five easily and even has two bathrooms to ensure family members don't have to fight for bathroom space to get their showers in. Families with small children will be happy to know that one of the bathrooms features a tub.

Quiet Space for Parents

Some family suites are available with full or partial balconies, depending upon the ship. Conquest offers both balcony and no balcony options. Keep in mind that parents may want somewhere to sit and relax while children nap. The locks on the doors should be high enough that children cannot easily reach them and parents should always check the railing to make sure children can't slip through. It is best to err on the side of caution if your child is particularly adventurous and forgo the balcony. In that case, a nice sitting area for parents is helpful.

Additional Closet and Drawer Space

Getting everything organized when you are traveling as a family can be a challenge. The family suites on Carnival cruise ships offer extra closet and drawer space so that you can stow everything away easily, but still be able to grab it at a moment's notice.

About the Author

Lori Soard has been a writer since 1995, covering a variety of topics for local newspapers and magazines such as "Woman's World." For five years, she served as a site editor for a large online information portal. Soard is also the author of several published books, both fiction and nonfiction.

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