Posted April 8th, 2007, 10:31 AM
That is what we do and it works out well. All the kids "junk" stays stashed in the inside room where they sleep and balcony room is for hanging out in.
Cost us $1800 for triple inside and $1800 for double balcony on the NCL Spirit this May.($3600 total-5ppl, comes to around $725pp )
We have younger kids (3,5,8)so when they go to bed in the inside, we set up a monitor and hang out across the hall. Then usually one of us goes to sleep with them, feels safer. Sometimes well bring my littlest over to sleep with me in the balcony, shes an early riser and avoids everyone getting up early. (except me of course
We used to book an inside cabin for 4ppl, then book one of the kids in my parents balcony cabin and actually have him sleep with us in the inside (5 sleeping inside, baby was in crib), that was kinda tight but it worked, except, I think my parents felt that they could never relax alone in their balcony cabin, since some of us were ALWAYS there. they never said so, but that is why we started doing our own balcony, to give them some "alone" time away from the kids. Although it was MUCH more economical for us the other way, it wasnt fair to them.