ON MY 1st CRUISE I HAD THE PORTHOLE CABIN, ON MY 2nd CRUISE I HAD THE INTERIOR CABIN. FOR MY 3rd CRUISE NEXT YEAR WOULD LIKE THE OCEANVIEW. WOULD THIS BE A WISE CHOICE OR SHOULD I STICK WITH THE INTERIOR TO SAVE MONEY, SINCE MUCH TIME IS NOT SPENT IN THE CABIN.
For me it depends on the cruise length and amount of sea days. If the cruise is shorts 7 or less days Im not in the cabin enough to justify the price difference for the few minutes that I have the drapes open.
I tend to do either inside cabins or Balcony..... the outside cabins just not worth it to just get a small view but no sounds of the waves and no outdoor space.
If I'm on a 14 night transatlantic with lots of sea days, then I will get a balcony cabin. I enjoy breakfast on the balcony and I like to leave the door open a bit at night to hear the waves on the ship.
More important is the cabin location, no bars, clubs or kitchens above or below and no crew entry doors near by.
Thanks,, that was very helpful. This will only be a short 4 day cruise. Taking my mom and sister on their 1st cruise. So it looks like we will be booking an Interior and I will sure be careful about the location.
I agree with JusMe. Even though a bit more expensive, we enjoy having a balcony for our morning continental breakfast and getting ready for the day as well as for when we sail in and out of ports. We have had inside, oceanview and balcony cabins but have become spoiled with the balcony cabins so we tend to steer towards them when booking. We also will book an Oceanview then use the "Price Alert" app to watch for the prices to go down. We did that for our T/A this past April where we originally booked an obstructed Oceanview and a few weeks before sailing, the prices dropped dramatically and were lucky enough to get upgraded to a Balcony for a little less than what we paid for the obstructed OV. Keep in mind, when booking Oceanview or Balcony cabins, research the location prior to committing to make sure that the cabin is not obstructed.
We always book Ocean View because I like to see the ocean and have natural light in the cabin. But if money is a concern and you don't mind an Inside cabin then book that and save some money. For four days, an inside cabin sounds fine. I would take an inside cabin if it meant that I could take the cruise that I otherwise couldn't take. We had passengers on our 78 day cruise who said that they wouldn't have been able to take the shore excursions if they took an Ocean View cabin. That is why the ships have so many different categories of stateroom. There is something for everyone.
Echo sentiments regarding cruise length being a determinant. When we first began cruising, interior was perfect. Our port days were spent off the ship and we used the cabin as a place for clothes storage, showering, and sleeping. On sea days, we were poolside. Our cruising habits changed significantly in the past year. Space is now of greater concern and so it is the square footage and layout of a cabin that drives our choice. Figure out what your priorities are and decide from there... reassess as you cruise more. Happy sails.
For me I always book an inside. Unless the ocean views just get silly cheap.
True,, the ocean view would be nice, but the interior cabin is the less expensive and I could use that money for other things on my trip. Thanks
If you're not claustrophobic, an interior cabin is fine. We had one on our honeymoon cruise, and I felt like I was in a closet. I'm now spoiled and I like balcony cabins, but I'll take an ocean view if I have to. We look for the best deals.
Don't waste money on your cabin. Unless it's a balcony to a nice destination.