Once upon a time, all I booked were balconies. However, cruiselines got a little more restrictive with smoking, so the smokers were booking balconies. So, since I don't smoke and find smoking disgusting, I stopped booking balconies. I would find an inside cabin ok. Not perfect. I have actually stopped booking cruises because of the smoking. I find land resorts preferable and far more restrictive. It's just so tiresome to try to find fresh air on a cruise and rather ridiculous, out on the open sea, to smell the repulsive cigar smoke. Yick!