Choosing the Perfect Cabin for Your Cruise

Posted January 21st, 2013

Carnival Breeze Outside Cabin

So you’ve made the decision to take a holiday aboard a luxurious floating hotel. Your ideal port destinations have been chosen and now how do you decide which cabin would be perfect for you? There are several factors you should take into account. The first thing to do is to look at your ship’s layout online or in a brochure.


As you are browsing through the ship’s layout, you will notice the cabins are colour coded and split into different categories. If you feel you won’t spend much time in your cabin, perhaps choose one of the more moderately priced cabins on the lower levels and on the inside. However, depending on your budget, there are cabins with balconies and staterooms with more luxurious fittings. These cabins are much more suited to people who wish to escape to the privacy of their cabin during the day for a nap or just to relax by themselves. This is where the extra cost comes in.

Cabin Descriptions

When looking at the cabin layout, it is important to understand what the terms mean. A balcony room will include your own private balcony where you can go outside. An inside cabin means on the inside corridor with no window. A suite is larger in size with a living area, as well as the bedrooms. An outside cabin gives you a view to the outside via a porthole. Staterooms provide more luxurious fittings and are bigger, often with the addition of a desk, reading chairs or sitting areas.

Cabin Size

You will notice there are several types of cabins, such as suite, inside, stateroom and ocean view. Although all ships have

Pacific Jewel Mini-Suite

the same types of cabins, not all are the same size. It is important to look at the size of your cruise liner and how many rooms they have in total. Cabins can be the same size over several levels, but cabins on the upper levels do cost more. Also, the rooms with balconies are usually the same size, the only difference being a balcony.

Prone to Seasickness?

If you don’t have sea legs, it is advisable to choose a central cabin on the lowest level. Here you will feel less of the rolling motion of the ship. Whether you choose to stay in a standard cabin or a stateroom, always apply this rule.

Distance to Amenities

Even though you are on luxury cruise liner, your legs can still get a workout! If you prefer to be closer to the dining areas or the swimming pools and sun decks, take this into account when choosing the location of your cabin.

Whatever cabin you decide upon, you can be assured they will all have the standard well-appointed fittings such as tasteful décor, television, ample cupboard space, bathrooms with great water pressure and you will be looked after by attentive and friendly cabin attendants. You have chosen your holiday for the experience of a cruise, so dance the night away, taste all the delicious tantalising cuisine, explore the ports of call and then retire to your cabin when needing a rest!

Ready to book your next cruise? Call one of our Cruise Specialists on 1300 954 661, to help you get the best cabin for your holiday!

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