During our 16-day trip to Denmark things got a little cramped in our 160sq ft hotel room so for our 11-Day cruise to Alaska I was a little more careful when choosing a room for our family of 4. Luckily aboard the Star Princess Cruise Ship we had the option to book a 323sq ft mini-suite with a balcony. I liked the layout and extra space for the boys to play. I also liked that we had a balcony to get fresh air, take in the views, or just relax a little. We had a queen sized bed, a foldout queen sofa, and a drop-down upper bunk (Aiden used this!), refrigerator, duel-angled TV’s, and a full bathroom (with tub!) and closet. It was seriously like a little home away from home.
Søren ended up sleeping in bed with us most of the night but we always put him down on the couch cushions on the floor at bedtime. The room was fairly easy to baby proof and the phone was a bit easier to keep away from him than at normal hotels. I moved the furniture on the balcony away from the railing so my little climber couldn’t try anything if he managed to get out on his own (he couldn’t open the sliding door anyway). The only thing that really set us back in the baby proofing department were the stateroom door (had no chain lock) and the bathroom door. We ended up putting our suitcases in front of them while in the room so that he could not escape or play in the bathroom on his own.
Tomorrow I’m going to go over what the hardest part of the cruise was for me, packing (lightly, of course)!