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How to Pick the Right Cabin on a Cruise Ship

Posted July 8th, 2013

Cruises attract a large and diverse range of passengers, each with their own idea of what constitutes a great ocean getaway. Some people go on cruises for some well-deserved rest and relaxation whilst others might be more interested spending their nights setting the dance floor alight and partying like there is no tomorrow. Picking the right cabin will go a long in ensuring that, no matter what your idea of a great cruise is, you enjoy your time on board to its fullest. Here’s 5 different cabin choices for 5 different travellers;

Peace and Quiet

If you’ve come aboard to unwind and recharge your batteries, then an inside cabin that is far away from common areas, elevators and passenger thoroughfares will allow you to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Ask your booking agent for advice at the time of making your reservation and they will be able to help you with picking a nice and quiet cabin.

Norwegian Breakaway Inside Stateroom

First Time Cruiser

Most modern cruise liners are so large that there is little to no discernible movement commonly associated with seasickness. If you are prone to suffering seasickness though, choosing a cabin in the middle of the ship on a lower deck will give you added peace of mind. If you imagine that the ship is a see-saw, the middle will experience the least amount of movement and is the safest bet for those who haven’t quite got their sea legs.

Heart of the Action

Some people consider spending time in their cabin a waste considering the number of activities and experiences available on board. If you don’t plan on spending much time in your room then opt for a mid-ship cabin near the central atrium. This way you’ll be near the heart of the action and won’t have to venture far to join in the action.

The Money Saver

If you’d rather spend your money on shopping whilst in port or drinks over the bar, then perhaps you should consider a budget friendly cabin. These will normally be those on the inside lower level of the ship and often near activity areas and other noise emitting sources. Most cruise ship cabins are very well insulated so you’ll still enjoy a good night’s rest however, there may be times when there is some noise from other passengers or crew.

Room with a View

Most seasoned cruisers will agree that the best cabins are those with their own private balcony. Being able to step outside and breathe in the fresh sea air is a great way to relax and unwind. On some ships you may also find that a rear facing cabin has a deeper deck than those on the port and starboard sides. However, you can expect to pay a premium for enjoying the best cabins on board.

Premium Balcony Cabin on Carnival Spirit

If you are still unsure of what cabin to choose, you can ask your travel agent by calling us on 1300 954 661. Or alternatively log onto one of the many cruise related online forums where you can ask seasoned cruisers for their thoughts. Happy Cruising!

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