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kraftymom 01-06-2010 05:58 PM

We are so excited to celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary on a 10 night sail, leaving Apr 2, to the Mexican Riviera. Love this site and have learned a lot!
Our budget was tight so we chose Z category, an inside state room (wanted a balcony but we decided with the $ saved we could go 10 nights, instead of 7!) I was feeling claustrophic about the "guaranteed" status putting us down in Deck 2-3, so I was thrilled to see that we are already assigned to Deck 8, room 8015. The travel agent said they don't assign rooms until 3 days before sailing? Will our room possibly change then?
Anyone have any firsthand experience with an inside room, to ease my mind or warn me of? Thanks!

MCPayne 01-06-2010 06:04 PM


I haven't been on this specific ship, but my past 2 cruises, I have been in an inside stateroom by choice. I found it was adequate for just me, but two people could be just a little tight. Is this just an "interior" stateroom," or a "large interior stateroom?" The difference I think is about 17 square feet.

You'll probably find that there's so much to do, that you're only in your room to sleep, change, and take a shower. You should be fine.

Sonny V 01-06-2010 09:14 PM

I was on the Radiance last October and I can't sing enough praises about how great the food and service was. Once you've been assigned a cabin number it won't change. Tell your travel agent to log onto Cruise-Chat to get educated.

kands1960 01-07-2010 09:51 AM

I haven't been on that ship but my advice for any inside cabin would be to take a night light and/or a clock because the rooms can be very dark and some what hard to keep up with the time.
Have a great time!

kraftymom 01-07-2010 10:40 AM

Thanks everyone, we really appreciate the advice! 84 days left and I can hardly concentrate on the work of "regular life" for all my excitement...

Sonny V 01-07-2010 10:57 PM

Good advice, Susan. Leaving the bathroom light on with the door closed gives enough light also. Don't worry about the electric bill.


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