I have never stayed in anything but an inside cabin. When you cruise solo and have to pay a huge single supplement you get the cheapest room you can. It is amazing how dark it is when you turn off the light but I get used to it. I prefer to spend my time on deck or in one of the lounges than sitting in my room. To me, the cabin is only for the 3 S's ==== Stripping, Showering and Sleeping.