First HAL cruise, we booked cheapest inside to Alaska. A hard year financially, but we really wanted to go. Got upgraded to exterior called "superior" or something. Anyway, it was the largest cabin we've ever gotten. Only problem was it was on the Promenade deck and early a.m. joggers woke us up. I didn't care, because I could look out the port hole and grab a jacket to run outside if something cool was there. Okay, "cool" is everything in Alaska.