I am a cheap inside cabin Alaska cruiser- spending all my sailing time out on the front open decks. (always dressed appropriately - which a lot of people just are not prepared for) My priority is marine wildlife viewing and you need full front viewing for max. sightings- not side viewing. I was totally unsatisified with only 50% of the viewing with my 1 outside cabin. For me- my money goes toward my second yearly Alaska trip and great excursions always including flights. I still go for less than most, as I haven't paid over $500 for a cabin since 1998.