What type of stateroom do you prefer? And why?

I have always preferred ocean view. You get scenery and you don't have to worry about the kids escaping. I have stayed in an inside cabin but it was so stuffy. And the price difference is minimal.

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I like Ocean view or Balcony.

For me it depends on the cruise. If I'm on a short 7 night or less with a lot of port stops then I'm fine with an interior since all I will be doing in the cabin is sleeping and a showering. If it is a 14 night cruise with lots of sea days like a transatlantic then I can see paying for a balcony since I will have time to use the balcony for breakfast, reading or taking a nap.

When I started cruising the only way to get a balcony was to get a suite. The only regular cabins were inside or ocean view. I got used to an inside cabin. They are great for sleeping since they are nice and dark and cool. I have booked balcony cabins for long cruises and enjoyed the view and leaving the door open at night to hear the waves. On my last cruise I had an inside cabin and I was fine with it since it was only a week long and we had ports almost every day. I'd rather take 2 cruises with inside cabin then just one in a balcony.

If I could have my choice it would be a suite. While there is only the two of us, we like space and every suite we have had has two sinks. I am a bathroom counter "hog" and two sinks prevents any "squinty" looks from my DH. Usually we book a balcony, because we especially enjoy using it first thing in the morning (still in pajamas) and last thing in the evening (once again in pajamas).

We both find the sound of the ocean peaceful and relaxing and sometime don't want to get "public" presentable to enjoy it. You just can't get that with an ocean view or inside cabin.

We've had both Ocean View and port hole, and the last was called an interior with obstructed view. It turned out to be a large window with an amazing view beyond the deck, right at the front of the ship directly under the bridge. We've enjoyed each one. Our next cruises, a 6 day followed 2 days later with a 4 day, will be port hole rooms. I'd prefer OV but the porthole suits our holiday budget. We spend pretty much only sleeping hours in the room so it really doesn't matter very much.

5 day cruise...interior

7 or more balcony..price is important on 5 day cruises, getting away from people on 7 day or longer cruises

Always a balcony. I tend to feel the walls closing in on me with an oceanview, so I cannot imagine being in an inside.

Aft corner balcony, with a Vertical aft design (not a tiered aft end). Why?

The amazing view. Privacy. The ship's wake. The sound of the propellers.

ToddRohl - they are terrific cabins! Also, easy to find (especially at night). Just keep walking (on the correct deck) until you cannot walk anymore - and there is your cabin. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours.

First time I've had an aft balcony. I booked late and was surprised this one was available. It is on desk 6 and I would prefer cabins below me as well above but I had no choice

I've been on Magic last year and my balcony will be above the aft theater where the comedy club is... I figured that room is not used much except for the show and the last on ends at 1130 pm and I most likely will be at the show or casino

I usually go to the cabin around midnight..


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