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Old January 12th, 2004, 06:32 PM
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My wife & I are cruising on the Triumph and can't decide on cabins. She has never cruised & I have once over ten years ago. She believes that inside is the way to go because she thinks the chances of getting seasick are less. She also thinks the others are a waste of money since we hope not to spend much time there. I'm not sure about the seasickness issue but feel an outside mayby with balcony would be worth it. Any suggestions..Thanks Danny
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Old January 12th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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Danny,
Go for the balcony for sure. I believe they say even if you have a window, there is a lesser chance of having seasickness, just being able to see the horizon, so a balcony would be even better. Hope you can convince the wife of this, she'll love it and you will spend more time in the cabin on the balcony. Order breakfast in the AM, wonderful to have that first cup of coffee sitting out on your balcony in your P.J.'s, just nothing like it.

You may want to pick up some bonnine at your local drug store just in case. I always travel with it, but have never had to use any yet.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 07:18 PM
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I cant see spending the extra money myself. I dont want to spend anymore time than needed in the cabin. I go on deck and drink my coffee, listen to my radio, and relax there. Each his own.
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Danny, we do both.

Our criteria is to book a balcony for longer cruises (7 nights) because we can hang out in the cabin more (and not have to smile at people on board).

The seasickness issue is a moot point -- inside cabins are no better.

Just add up how much you plan on being in the cabin, and that will give you a good idea. Everyone is different, but we prefer many times to relax in private.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 09:30 PM
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It's a money issue for me - I'd get a balcony if money weren't a problem. That being said, we *didn't* spend much time in the cabin....

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Old January 12th, 2004, 10:42 PM
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An outside is a must for us. We did inside on our first cruise and had a hard time getting going in the AM with no clock and no morning light we slept way to long. Last cruise did outside and it was great. The price was not much more than inside and the advantages were worth it.
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I agree with the sleeping in problem. One thing not metioned is the ability to prop the door to the balcony open on nights when the ship's direction allows for calm winds. Sleeping with a Caribbean breeze...oh man, I can't wait to do it again!
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When I was a child we cruised often. To save money, we were all the way down below and never had even a porthole. Now that I am all grown up my two biggies, are not being on the first passenger deck and having an outside room. Many people are happy with the cheapest accomodations. As said here often, you rarely see your room!

Good luck with the decision.

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I just came off the Triumph. I like having an oceanview cabin as I liked being able to look out the window in the morning and allowing in the sunlight if I was in the cabin. I did experience seasickness and rested some during the day. My kids had the inside cabin and it always seemed dark in there. I think I would like to have a balcony cabin, but cost is an issue.

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Good points brought up by all.

First, I agree with Harry. For seasickness an inside is no different (and probably worse) than an outside. Seasickness occurs when your vision senses don't mesh with your feeling senses. Your body feels one sense, but your eyes sense something else. Inside your cabin, to your eyes, everything is stable and in place but your body feels motion.

We always get an outside because Mrs. Thomas is claustrophobic and needs to be able to see outside. We've had a balcony in the past and loved it, but personally if it was just me I'd get an inside room and have the extra bucks for the casino. She can sit in the cabin and watch movies on the T.V. but this is something that would drive me nuts. I don't want to be in the cabin, I want to be on the ship doing something.

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We loved our balcony on the Conquest. Our last day at sea was very rough with wind at 37 knots. My husband stayed outside on the balcony the entire day. Every time he came inside he got sick and was amazed at how different it was outside. We spent a great deal of time on ours during the week when we weren't ready to get dressed an do other things on the ship. To each his own but it was worth every cent to us.

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Old January 13th, 2004, 10:57 AM
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I've cruise in outside staterooms, but honestly, I wouldn't have cared if it were outside or inside. I didn't spend any time in the room anyway. For our upcoming cruise on the Victory, we booked an guaranteed inside catagory, and we're hoping for an upgrade, but if it doesn't happen, we'll be happy with the one we paid for. You just have to ask yourself what's most important on your cruise vacation.

Personally, I'd rather pay more money for shore excursions, etc., than on my stateroom. Someday we'll cruise and get the balcony, though, just for the experience!

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Our first carnival cruise We had an outside cabin and the first day we
had some rough seas
When we went to our cabin at night and threw open the windows they
had a big iron cover over the porthole
Needless to say this kinda sucked when you pay more money for a porthole
They did take it off the next night, but it was only a 3 night cruise
our next cruise we booked and inside and it was just fine
So if you want to save the bucks I would do the inside
We spend about 16 hours a day somewhere else anyway
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Danny,
We were just on Triumph 3 weeks ago and the balony was woulderful! Loved every second of beeing out on it.
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