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Old November 12th, 2002, 02:01 AM
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Default Poll: what type cabin do you book

When my wife and I first started cruising in 1978 we booked outside cabins with a view. If balconies were available they were out of our price range.

We now book balconies 100%, the ocean view, the ocean breeze, coffee, cocktails, breakfast on the veranda and the sail away from ports is fantastic.

Nothing wrong with inside cabins but for us it is to confining and having electric lights on all the time is not the way we want to cruise. Being boat owners for 20 plus years the ocean is what we want to see, the joy it brings us is very important. Sea days is what we love and the balcony brings us closer to the glory and nature this world has to offer.

So what type cabin do you book and why?
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Old November 12th, 2002, 06:38 AM
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Lucky You!!! :-) Getting to wake up with the ocean right outside your cabin window!!!
WOW....I guess my THIRD HUSBAND...lol...(Yes,ya'll...I'm going to keep tryin' til I get it right!..lol..) will be a cruizin' maniac just like me,and must be able to put us on a balcony
or I won't go!! Nahhhh....that's a lie!!!... Unfortunately....on my little income....I am feeling
mighty blessed to be able to cruise period in an "inside" cabin!!! Who stays in their cabin much anyway,,,,no matter what view you have,right? Have a great day! :-)

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Old November 12th, 2002, 07:05 AM
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Steve, I prefer that the cabin be on a ship............! As long as I'm on a ship, I'm cool. Depending on the itinerary and our finances, we'll do inside or balcony. Regular outside doesn't do much for me.

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Old November 12th, 2002, 07:23 AM
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We love the balcony. For us that is one of the highlights of cruising. I really don't know if we would cruise if that wasn't an option. (maybe we are not true cruise addicts)

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I must have an oceanview cabin. So far we've done inside and oceanview and I felt disoriented in an inside. I must be able to see out at all times.

So far we haven't been blessed enough to be able to afford a balcony. Maybe for the honeymoon. I'm just afraid it will spoil me and we won't be able to cruise unless it's with a balcony.

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Always an outside and then a balcony if the price is right or we are upgraded. I spend more time in the casino than on a balcony so I figure the money is better spent there.


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Old November 12th, 2002, 08:18 AM
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Balcony Balcony Balcony !!!
Feels so good to wake up with coffee on the balcony and a nice breakfast.
Feels just as good to watch the moon and listen to the ocean slap the side of the ship late at night. Very peaceful _____ :O)

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Old November 12th, 2002, 08:58 AM
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I'm the inside kid, I'm afraid, just because of the pricing. I prefer an outside or a balcony but with the single supplement hard to come by!

I love to cruise so getting onboard is the primary goal so I have more than my share of inside cabins. I'd rather cruise twice a year than once with a view!!!

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Old November 12th, 2002, 09:11 AM
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We normally book an inside. We have been bumped up to outside a couple times and booked outside once. The cruises we are booked on now are all inside.
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We always book an oceanview, low deck. I am affraid of height, and could not deal with a balcony. I would never be able to step out on it.

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Old November 12th, 2002, 09:55 AM
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Balcony. Same reasons as you.

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Old November 12th, 2002, 10:08 AM
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Outside guarantee ever since our first cruise was an inside...and I went nuts with the lights on all the time. Disoriented in position and time of day. Slept till noon. We've had some nice upgrades, but never to a balcony. Until that time, I'm staying in the outsides unless it's a special deal. I'd rather just cruise. Period.
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Old November 12th, 2002, 10:23 AM
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Always a suite.

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Old November 12th, 2002, 12:02 PM
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We either go for a "larger" inside, or a balcony cabin. Outside cabins don't offer us a whole lot more than inside cabins, as we don't spend enough time in the cabin for it to make a difference. Now, with balcony cabins on the other hand, we spend a lot more time in - out on the balcony of course! It really depends on the itinerary (okay, and how rich we're feeling at the time we book). For example, we'll be doing the Mexican Riviera in a couple of weeks, and have booked an inside cabin, but when we do Alaska, it will definitely be a balcony cabin for us!
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Old November 12th, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Money determines it for us - we have had both inside and outside. Never gotten to be able to afford a balcony but someday! Mostly just being on the ship is the thing.

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Old November 12th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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We used to book just the cabin we wanted, now I usually book a guarantee, but always book that balcony cabin, in hopes of a nice upgrade, although the last 3 times, no upgrade. Now for our Radiance cruise coming up in Feb., we went with an aft balcony cabin, no guarantee this time. Its something I've always wanted to try, and there were some available, so we went for it!

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Old November 12th, 2002, 04:18 PM
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My staterooms for my next two cruises are both the cheapest cabin on the ship. Why pay more for the same amenities; food, service, etc.

Of course, it helps that each cabin has a balcony and is over 300 square feet.



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Old November 13th, 2002, 12:48 AM
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We have mostly booked inside due to cost,last fall booked outside but found inside just as good, becuase we don't spend much time in the room

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We usually book TBA inside. The room is only used to change and sleep. I don't feel the need to sit on a balcony by myself. I can do that at home. I've had outside cabins, they don't thrill me enough to spend an extra $200. The money we save goes to our tours. I don't envy the people with private balconies, we each have our priorties. I have a friend that has to book a cabin with a bath tub, showers are not for her.
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We had our first balcony cabin last November on the Golden Princess and then sailed on the same ship in an inside cabin last month. The difference in price wasn't worth it to me, and the cooler itinerary (New England/Canada) meant that I wouldn't get to enjoy the balcony as much. On our Caribbean cruise on the Golden, we left the balcony door open all night long. I loved the fresh sea air.

We're booked in an inside again for next summer's cruise on the Star Princess to Alaska. I've read so many recommendations for a balcony, that it's a "must" for this itinerary, but once again the difference in price doesn't seem worth it to me. Right now, it would cost us $1,400 more ($200 a day) to get a balcony cabin.
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Old November 15th, 2002, 09:19 PM
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Had out side rooms, some suits with balcony and some with out. Never had the nerve to try a inside room I'm not sure how I would handle it. I might pull my hair out being an inside cabin. I don't have that much hair left anyways.

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We started out with an inside cabin, then to an outside, then a balcony, then a suite with a balcony, and 2 weeks ago, had the Grand Suite on Star Princess. WOW!! are we spoiled. It would be very hard for us to ever go back to an inside or outside. We always book a balcony cabin, preferably the very back of the ship (aft). Looking at the wake and listening to it at night (the slider open), when we are at sea , is very calming.
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its got to be a balcony. Its so great to be able to go out on your balcony early in the morning in your pj's and watch the ship come into port, while drinking a coffee, or just to relax and have a snack after a long day of touring. Unless its really, really hot we leave the slider to the balcony open to get the fresh air and sounds of the sea!
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We have always booked a balcony cabin whenever available. Love to have that first cup of coffee on the balcony in the AM. But I guess if I couldn't afford that I would go with whatever. Have had outside cabins and it's nothing like having a balcony. But some ships just don't have balconies and if you want to go you take what you can get.



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Whatever they give me...hehehe. But if I were to book, would certainly consider a balcony.
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We have booked ROS and Outside gty and even a balcony because the price was right. Mostly we get whatever we can because of limited income but try to get an outside GTY at least as it is so much nicer to be able to see outside at least.
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Inside. I rather cruise once a year and have an inside cabin that I spend little time in then pay the price for an outside and cruise every other year. When I win the lottery, things may change.

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