Well......if we want to read or just sit around & we can't be up on deck we sit on our balcony & watch the world (or the sea) go by, people who have inside cabins tend to have nowhere to go & haunt the public areas, like bars & coffee shops, therefore using up all the seats preventing those who actually want to buy something from sitting down. We use our balcony most in the morning & evening before dinner. We can be having breakfast watching the port appear, while those in an inside cabin on "Z" deck don't even know it's daylight. Up to you of course, & it DOES depend on price. We always go for the best cabin we can barely afford.