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Old 12-27-2007, 10:23 PM
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I am in the process of planning a cruise for my wife in either late Feb or Early March and I decided on the Inspiration.

I am curious. When we took our first cruise it was on the elation and we had a ocean view cabin. I am looking at different costs and I wonder is there any big deal with regards to the interior cabin -vs- the ocean view.

I guess what I am trying to learn is would there be a big let down going to an inside or does it really matter.
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I am in the process of planning a cruise for my wife in either late Feb or Early March and I decided on the Inspiration.

I am curious. When we took our first cruise it was on the elation and we had a ocean view cabin. I am looking at different costs and I wonder is there any big deal with regards to the interior cabin -vs- the ocean view.

I guess what I am trying to learn is would there be a big let down going to an inside or does it really matter.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:06 AM
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Hi Chan,

I've never had an inside room, but my husband and I have had oceanview obstructed twice (once on Carnival, once on Princess), and we like that because you get a cheaper rate but you can still at least peek outside and see whether it's day or night, whether you're docked, what the weather's like, etc. You have a lifeboat in front of your window, but it's really not that big of a deal. That might be a nice compromise for what you're looking for.

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Years ago we usually booked an inside cabin to save cash but nowadays we always get at least a window (even if obstructed). You'll find the interior cabins depressing. Unless you strapped for cash go for the window.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:32 AM
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It truly depends on the individual.

I don't like interior cabins. I like being able to look out.

However, hubby LOVES interior cabins. The sun doesn't wake him up to early in the morning and he had grab an afternoon nap in a nice dark room.

The cabin size is the same and they even put a fake curtain up so that you "think" you have a window.

I would try it once to see if you like it!
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:37 AM
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If it is a short cruise, say three or four days I can put up with an inside cabin. If it is a week long cruise I usually get an a balcony or ocean view.

That's just me...
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I usually get an inside cabin because I am not in the cabin much except for sleeping. I have had oceanview, balcony and suite rooms and it is really a personal preference.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:12 AM
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Personally I'm fine with an interior cabin. I don't need the window, am not clostrophobic and if I were to spend more wouldn't just to gain a window. I do choose balconies on many sailings as well, that has more of an up side for me than gaining a window I'm not going to stay in the cabin to peer through anyway.

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:48 AM
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we have had ocean view and a balcony we would not like the darkness of an interior room. if you can get a balcony just once its so nice to sit out there and look at the sunset, otherwise get an ocean view.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:49 AM
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There's just something about having that balcony to sit on.
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