WeBeCruisin
Contributor Level: Purser

Claustrophobia and Interior Cabins

Hi everyone! I'm new to cruising, and I've been shopping around for cruises the past few days. Money is a bit tight so I was thinking of going with an interior cabin. The only problem is, I can get a little claustrophobic in tight spaces. Does anyone have any advice for dealing with an interior cabin, or should I avoid it entirely? Thanks!

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texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Interior cabins are how we are able to go cruising sometimes. I didn't think I could do it but I found out you really don't spend that much time in the cabin. On the right ship it's just a changing, shower and sleeping room. I hope you have a great time.....Keep Cruising!
BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain
We like the dark, so we don't care. It is a way to keep costs down. Balconies have a plus side, but can be expensive.
WeBeCruisin
Contributor Level: Purser
That's a good point. I suppose if things go well I'll be so exhausted at the end of the day the only thing I'll want to do is immediately fall asleep.
nickympeterson
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Worried about it... get an obstructed Oceanview... You will get sunlight which helps, and not have to pay the price for a full on ocean view.
Also be sure when you book to find out if it is a bunk bed cabin or not ( those feel ALOT more closed in).
texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Lord I forgot they have bunk bed cabins. Sista is to old for that. LOL!
GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain
I always book inside cabins , you get the best price and some times you get up graded
Kinch
Contributor Level: Third Mate
You should be fine. If your condition is so bad you get panic attacks, you might want to consider upgrading, but otherwise stay with the inside cabins. At the same time, a window might not even make all that much of a difference, so you would have to spend quite a bit more for a larger cabin.
Kinch
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Just found this through another forum post. http://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/article/views_for_one_and_all/
I don't know what line you were planning on sailing, but I do wonder if this would help alleviate claustrophobia.
WeBeCruisin
Contributor Level: Purser
Wow! Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'll look into the obstructed oceanview cabin.. that sounds like a happy medium. Although those virtual balconies do sound great!
glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

When my kids were small we always booked interior.  Now we always go Ocean view.  To save money, book interior.  If it means you can't take the cruise, go for the cheaper accommodations - interior.  You will enjoy it more if you have an outside cabin but the decision is yours to make. 

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