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Old 02-02-2004, 03:49 AM
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We are first timers, and to try and save money I booked inside staterooms. In the past on other land based caribbean vacations, going cheap has got me into a little trouble with the better half....Should I spend the extra $500 to get a room with a balcony..
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We are first timers, and to try and save money I booked inside staterooms. In the past on other land based caribbean vacations, going cheap has got me into a little trouble with the better half....Should I spend the extra $500 to get a room with a balcony..
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:05 AM
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I try to stay away from rooms that are near high-traffic areas (near elevators, dining rooms, stairs, etc.). I think that's much more important than the size of the room. If you look at the diagram of the ship at any number of websites (RCL, Travelocity, etc.), you might be able to see if you're close to any noisy areas. Also, if you're going to be spending a considerable amount of time in the room, then you might want to at least get an oceanview room. Just my opinion...

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Old 02-02-2004, 08:04 AM
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We always book inside. Less expensive but do watch high traffic area locations. I figure if I am in my room on a cruise for an extended period of time except to sleep, change and shower, I must be on the wrong vacation. You won't have a problem I don't think. Enjoy your cruise.
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I agree, inside staterooms are fine. Too much to do on the ship, we are only in our rooms to shower and sleep.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:57 AM
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That is great to hear. We are going on our first cruise, the Voyager of the sea in April and have an inside room for the same reason. Figured I could always spend the $$ on drinks and excursions.
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I agree with you that all you do is sleep and change, but I had real trouble waking up and having NO idea if it was sunny, dark, rainy, cloudy. I guess I realized that awaking to light is imortant for my body clock. Next time, I'm getting at least a small porthole so I know if it's 3:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:57 PM
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Hi -- I'm new to these boards, but have the 3rd cruise booked. First cruise we booked the inside room - it was uncomfortable for the mere fact that it felt like a closet - you didn't know if it was day or night. This last cruise we booked an oceanview and it was awesome -- and it wasn't that much more. We never closed the curtains - looked at the stars every night! You don't know if you'll like the inside cabin unitl you try, I agree that you aren't in the room "that much" but it's a personal preferance - we've actually booked a balcony for our next cruise (I hope we don't get too spoiled, I don't know if I can afford anything else!).

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Just got off the Vision of the Seas and was in an inside cabin (3461) that was down an interior hallway. The great aspect of the cabin was that I could sleep whenever I wanted without interference from exterior light. The cabin was quite large and I didn't have any feelings of being closed in.

The last evening on the ship I laid down for a minute before getting ready for a cocktail party and simply dozed off because of the darkness. I came to the conclusion that I would probably prefer an inside cabin, but would take an alarm clock (or clocks)

If you are sensitive to motion sickness, try looking at the cabins amidship on the lower decks. There was little movement in the area I was located even though the high decks forward and aft had seasickness bags at the stairwells.

Have a great cruise.

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We have always been happy with the inside room, but I understand what you are saying about not knowing if it is day or night. Tune in to the channel on the TV of the "bridge cam" so that you'll know! It also is nice for knowing if you are approaching a port.
 
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