ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Any Insider's Tips on Inside Cabins?

I've never booked an inside cabin (wife wouldn't hear of it) - but I've always thought it was a good idea. Why not book the cheapest inside cabin? It's often less than half the cost of a mini-suite - and you're never in the cabin (or shouldn't be) except to sleep, wash or change? Spend what you save on deluxe onboard indulgence and excursions. I don't see why that wouldn't work...

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ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I only had an inside cabin once.  To small and Didn't want to be in there.  With a balcony cabin I feel relaxed and enjoy being there in the mornings or late evening.  I love the breeze and view and being able to get away from the crowd for awhile and not feeling imprisoned in a inside windowless no balcony cell.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We will always book an inside unit. We have our area favorites , but all in all I like them better.

We don't spend too much time in the cabin and would rather use the extra for other things. That being said---an upgrade to the royal suite would not be refused for the same price that is.

 

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

I get it - but still... getting away from the crowd could be as simple as lounging in the library, or coffee shop, or cigar lounge, or pool, or spa, or theater.  My wife agrees with you 100 percent, and cites free laundry - and luxurious champagne room service.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Makes sense to me.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Makes sense to me.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

We have very good friends that prefer and inside cabin because it is really dark and afternoon naps are peaceful.  They leave the TV on the ship's bow camera at night just so they know if it is daytime or nighttime.  Be advised that on Carnival, the least expensive inside cabin is bunk beds and I wouldn't be surprised if that is true on other cruise lines. This does not make for good cuddling.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Good point!

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

We book inside cabins 90 percent of the time. It does get really dark when you turn out the lights. We keep the bathroom light on with the door closed, just enough light comes out so if you need the middle of the night trip it guides you. We don't use the bow camera for night and day but other couples I know have they say it works for them. 

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Inside cabins on Princess that have bunk beds are left folded up and the bottom twins are either put together or kept separate ...

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We’ve booked inside cabins several times over the years due to the great pricing.  However, we’ve found that the complete darkness makes it really hard to wake up and extremely easy to oversleep.  Every ship is different (and some itineraries demand a balcony!) but we like some natural light, even if it’s an obstructed view.

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