Rae and Paul,
Nope. The only differance is hieght above the water. It never ceases to amaze me that the higher up the cabin is on the ship, the more expensive it is! The higher up you are the more you feel the motion of the ocean! Me, I like those cabins as close to the water as possible and in the center of the ship so you don't feel any engine vibrations or hear that darn anchor dropping! <> Also that is the most stable part of the ship.
Actually on some ships the cabins do get a bit larger as they go up. Check with your travel agent and ask them to get the sq. footage for you. Also, it is usually the same size cabin inside or outside but that too can vary. Just ask, all the measurements are available.
As KAy said, higher up cabins can be different in some ways.....for example....I believe you will find portholes on the lowest oceanview cabins whereas higher you get a window. Jim, if I am wrong here please correct me...thanks
Rick, on the Carnival ships that would be wrong. The lowest outside on Canival ships still have windows and are all the same size until you get to the balcony suites or other larger suites. The only ones with portholes are those cabins that are located all the way in the bow and they are Cat 5A's.
It's also been pointed out to me that you can in fact get a porthole in a few 1A cabins. Only a few of them are available and like I said, they are all the way in the bow and heaven help you if you happen to be sleeping and they drop anchor! Sounds like the whole bow has fallen off! <>