If you’ve cruised before, you know that staterooms are TINY. When we cruised with Disney, our kids were 2 and 3, so we opted for just one room with a queen bed, couch/futon, and brought in a portable crib for our youngest. Saying we were cramped would be the understatement of the century.
When we decided to book a trip on Oasis of the Seas, we opted for two adjoining Ocean View Staterooms with a Balcony. I just want to point out that our TWO staterooms on Royal Caribbean cost the same as ONE on Disney! I would say the rooms on the two ships were comparable.
Since our kids are bigger now, we knew it would be nice to have extra space. We were able to get double the bathrooms, double the storage, double the beds, etc.
Each of our rooms had a king-size bed. Jason and I each slept with a kid every night. The beds were plenty big. I think the couch even folded down if need-be, but we didn’t need to do that.
The desk/vanity area had three drawers plus a mini fridge.
The desk was a great catch-all for trinkets, water bottles, and all the random junk we accumulated. It also had a big TV.
The closet was decent-sized. It had a good amount of hanging space and lots of shelves.
I stored all of Julia’s and my clothes in one room, while we put Jason’s and Mac’s in our other room. We had plenty of storage when we divided it this way.
Here’s a tip- bring extra hangers from home. This was so helpful, as each closet only had a few provided for us. Also- we locked our wallets, keys, and passports in the safe.
The bathrooms are…tiny. But that’s par for the course on a cruise.
There’s not a whole lot of room in there, but it was fine for showering a pottying. There is a bit more storage under the sink and over the counter. And again, we had twice the bathroom space with two rooms. I did my makeup at the vanity each day.
We found the rooms to be perfectly comfortable, especially considering we didn’t spend a huge amount of time in them. The kids lounged on the couches and watched cartoons from time to time. I was a little worried about having balconies with little kids, but they lock up quite safely with the locks high out of our kids’ reach. We all enjoyed going out on the balcony and watching the open sea or the local scenery as we pulled into port.
Maybe one day we’ll leave the kids at home and opt for a Superior Grand Suite. 😉 As for cruising with kids, our stateroom met our needs just perfectly. I think we also lucked out by being on the 6th deck (out of 16). We had pretty rough seas on our cruise and you feel it less on lower decks. The mega suites are up top and I bet those folks were really rocking.