How to Select your Cabin

Posted August 13th, 2012

One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make when booking a cruise is your cabin type and location. Check out what cabin types are available and what will suit your needs best.

Inside Cabins

  • Least expensive (lowest category)
  • Located in the internal section of the ship
  • May have windows into the atrium of the ship
  • Suitable for passengers who intend on being out and about a lot and don’t mind not having a view

Talk with your travel consultant about the price difference between an Inside and Outside Cabin, as the difference may be quite small.

Outside Cabins

  • Almost identical in size and amenities to the Inside Cabins
  • Sealed window or porthole to the ocean offering natural light into the cabin
  • The Porthole Cabins are on the lower decks and are generally the least expensive in this category
  •  Most modern ships have large picture windows rather than portholes, but these windows may not be opened

Balcony Cabins

  • The Balcony (Verandah) Cabin is the next step up from Outside Cabins
  • Sliding glass doors that give you access to the outside and ocean views from your cabin
  • They are a place for you to sit, dine, enjoy the view or even have a massage

Enquire about the price of a Balcony Cabin, as it sometimes won’t cost you much more than an Outside Cabin.

Suites, Penthouses & Villas

  • Range of luxury cabins that offer more space and facilities than other cabin categories
  • Suites come in all shapes, sizes and locations
  • Some have private balconies, others come without; others may offer interconnecting cabins for families and may accommodate groups of up to 14 passengers

They are a wonderful treat, especially if you have a lot of days at sea. A new trend is the Spa Cabin, offering direct access to the ship’s spa facilities.

Looking for more information on Cheap Cruises or Cruise holidays? Call a cruise holiday expert at a Cruiseabout store nationwide on 0800 22 11 00.

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