Carnival Cruise Line Cabins

If you’re looking for a cruise line that gives you great value for your money, then a Carnival Cruise Line vacation is the perfect match. Founded in 1972, these “Fun Ships” made certain to keep the entire family in mind with the  entertainment, activities and onboard amenities offered. There’s plenty of things to do for travelers of all ages.

About Carnival Cabins

Carnival staterooms range from inside cozy accommodations to lavish suites. All of its standard cabins include robes, plush mattresses from the “Comfort Bed” sleep system, high quality linens and soft duvets. Choosing the perfect stateroom for your family cruise vacation may be a little confusing, so checkout my mom exclusive descriptions below.

Inside Staterooms

The categories for the inside cabins include 1A and 4A through 4H. Anything located in the “A” category is located on the lowest level, category “B” is considered one category higher than “A,” with “H” being the highest category for these types of staterooms.

The interior cabins are approximately 185 square feet and are located along the interior hallways of the cruise ships. All rooms are equipped with twin beds that are convertible into a king-sized bed. Due to the fact that there aren’t any windows, these rooms lack natural light. Some people might look at this as a disadvantage; however, this room category could be a blessing in disguise for mothers traveling with babies. Without the sunlight peaking through your window, the instant darkness will encourage plenty of rest with your infant during anytime of the day if you’re trying to resume your child’s sleep schedule.

Cabins with Obstructed Views

Obstructed view cabins on Carnival are found in category 4J. They are located one level above category 4H. These cabins are often sold at competitive pricing due to its view. Your view is generally obstructed by a life boat or some type of ship structure.

Ocean View Cabins

The categories for ocean view cabins range from 6A through 6C. Sleeping arrangements range from twin beds that can convert into a king-sized and rooms with upper beds that can easily sleep three to four people. These rooms typically offer picture windows.


Standard balconies aboard Carnival ships can range anywhere from 220 to 314 square feet depending the cruise ship. Traditional balconies are located in categories 8A – 8F. Some of Carnival’s ships offer extended balconies, which are located in categories 8M-8N. Lastly, the superior balconies are located on 9B and 9C.


These rooms are the largest on the ship and the only rooms that come with a bathtub (a whirl pool tub at that), shower, refrigerator and a sitting area.  The suite categories include JS, OS and GS. The square footage range from 340 square feet to 430 square feet. What more can I say? If you have the money, then splurge a little. These rooms are spacious.

Cruising Mom Tip: purchase an inflatable child-sized pool if you’re traveling with a baby. It will have many uses.

  • It can be used to give your baby a bubble bath because all rooms come with standard showers unless unless you purchase a suite.
  • It can also double as a personal pool for your baby while you’re aboard the ship. Just find a cozy spot in an area free of a lot of foot traffic and near a floor drain. Fill the inflatable pool with pool water and enjoy. I saw this first hand and thought it was a great idea.

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