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3 Reasons For Choosing A Balcony Cabin

Posted July 13th, 2015

Choosing your cabin type on a cruise is one of the most important decisions you can make. It will be your home away from home after all, and you’ll want to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible whilst sailing around a part of the world.

So what kind of cabin type should you select? Although interior cabins are often the most affordable, they don’t have windows to the outside world and lack natural sunlight. If this sounds a little claustrophobic to you, you’re probably better off opting for an oceanview cabin or balcony cabin. But how to decide between these two options? Read on - there are a number of distinct advantages to booking a balcony cabin that may just make your time out at sea much more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at what these are and determine just how important they are to you!

Enjoy breakfast and views from your private balcony


It’s all in the name: a balcony room contains your very own private balcony to enjoy. Instead of having to share a sunset with dozens of others on the top deck of a cruise ship, you’ll be able to share it with that special someone – why not throw in a nice bottle of chilled white wine and perhaps a platter of cheese for good measure? A balcony room is perfect for those passengers that appreciate this extra privacy, or at least the possibility to get away from the crowds and indulge in a little private time. There will also be no looking around for a spare deck chair and no worrying about losing your spot when you head off to the bar.

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Fresh Sea Air

Like just about any other sort of room, cabins can sometimes get a little stuffy. Not so with a balcony room. Simply open up your balcony doors and enjoy fresh sea air. Apart from freshening up your cabin, sea air has been linked to a number of health benefits that will help you have a better time on holiday. These include a better night’s sleep (as it is believed to help the body absorb oxygen), a relaxed state of mind (as it is believed to balance serotonin levels in the body) and relief from asthma and allergies (as it is believed to help clear the lungs).


This one’s obvious. Your own private balcony can give you some of the most breathtaking views of your whole trip, especially if you’re sailing past epic landscapes such as glaciers, medieval European river towns, or colourful coral reef networks. There’s also just something about looking out into the horizon over a calm cobalt blue sea; it’s almost meditative. Finally, with a balcony room you’ll never have to compete for railing space, and you’ll have your own unique view of a new port when you dock into town. Just don’t forget to pack your camera!

Sometimes it’s worth paying a little more for added extras, such as upgrading to a balcony room. They provide the added privacy, fresh sea air and fantastic views that will make your cruise one to remember. If you’re ready to book in a balcony room on your next cruise, or if you have any questions, simply give one of our amazing consultants a call on 1300 954 661 today.

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  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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