Amanda - We have been on about 10 cruises in the last 6 years. After the first one or two cruises in outside cabins, we switched to inside cabins & found them to be just fine. We bring a small nightlight & plug it in next to the TV. This gives us plenty of light to use the bathroom at night, etc. We also bring along a small clock with a lighted face. Hence, we know what time of day at all times. As some others have said, you are not in your cabin that much, so we find the lesser cost of the inside cabins enables us to have a "free" trip every 3rd cruise!! Enjoy.