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Old July 29th, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Been having a discussion on another site about these cabins, I asked the question do you book them just because of the price...?? I kept getting the old chestnut of ''we don't spend any time in the cabin'' Well we do! the cabin is our home, our private sanctuary, a place to be away from hustle & bustle especially on sea days in cold weather. I say the worse the cabin the less time you are likely to spend in it.
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We booked an inside for a cruise earlier this year .The cabin was nice but we need to be able to see outside.
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My theory is inside 4 weeks, balcony 2 weeks, or suite 1 week vacation.

Simple choice.
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We booked an inside for a cruise earlier this year .The cabin was nice but we need to be able to see outside.
I feel the same way. I have to be able to see outside.

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I like the inside because it is cheap and dark at night.
But my wife insists we get a balcony room.
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In order for us to cruise we do have to look at price and so we have picked insides. We lately have been picking the PT cabins on Carnival as the price is of an inside but you get 2 portholes so we can get light during the day.

Our upcoming cruise in Dec we have a balcony but that is because I received an email from the line with pay for an inside get a balcony and it was the first they had advertised it. Well we got a really grat price for 10 nights. They have since run that again but the price is higher. I will only go on the balcony when we are in port as I have fear of falling and when at sea it really hits me. Even with the balcony cabin I still don't spend much time in the cabin as it is just too small still.
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Price very definitely figures in the equation for us, but we have cruised inside, outside and balcony. No suites yet! If it means the difference between a cruise and no cruise, I'll definitely take the inside! On very port intensive cruises, an inside is fine also, because we're spending less time on the ship, and less time on a balcony. On a cold weather itinerary we're also happy with an inside or ocean view. But warm weather itineraries, especially with several sea days, we do really appreciate the balcony.
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No balcony..... No cruise! Call me spoiled!
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I love inside cabins! They are dark whenever you turn the lights off, either at night or during the day, when you want to sleep. Balconies are really nice, but if I want to be close to the outdoors, I pick an inside that is close to an outdoor deck if I want to get fresh air. Also, insides when cruising solo are a much better deal than balconies are.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Some like them fair enough, some book them just because of the cost, I respect those who admit this..after all the reason we don't all book suites is because of the cost!
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I just couldn't do an inside cabin. Someone on CM said after three days in an inside cabin, he wanted to cut a hole in the hull! We've done a balcony cabin a couple of times, which I loved, but my DH thought it was a waste of money.

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Well I have done them all including a suite.

Sure the balcony and suite were nice but unless I obtained very good pricing - I don't know if I would do them again. It probably boils down to my outlook that as long as I can sleep well (99% of the time I sleep very well) and there is plenty of hot water - I am happy anywhere.

I would rather save the money and use it to fund further vacations - not necessarily cruises.

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We have done inside, oceanview and balcony. While the balcony is our favorite, we have found we can often cruise with a oceanview for around the same price as a inside and if we watch location, yes location does make a difference, we are just as happy as if we had a balcony for alot less money.
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We have done the all including the Suites too. If you like to spend time in your cabin on sea days I suggest something larger than an inside cabin. You want to be able to have room to relax and enough room to move around. Insides are very small and can be a bit cramped. It's also good to be able to see out. I say balcony and above.
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I just couldn't do an inside cabin. Someone on CM said after three days in an inside cabin, he wanted to cut a hole in the hull! We've done a balcony cabin a couple of times, which I loved, but my DH thought it was a waste of money.

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I could not do an inside cabin either. After spending 23 days in one of the lower compartments of a troop carrier, I vowed that would not sail again without a least a window.
Now all we we do are balconies.
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A common misapprehension is that because people have a balcony this means they sit on it all the time & are therefore antisocial misfits of some kind.I suppose if people don't see the benefits then they just don't...
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Agree with Lisa. As a solo passenger, the cost of outside, balcony cabins can eat up one's budget due to the "single supplement".

Inside is not that bad - I truly only spend time in there to change clothes and sleep....there's too much other stuff going on!

The Norway used to have "single" cabins, some even with portholes, which were tiny, but comfortable and tucked away in the oddest places - but they were cheap! And, it WAS the Norway!
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Agree with Lisa. As a solo passenger, the cost of outside, balcony cabins can eat up one's budget due to the "single supplement".

Inside is not that bad - I truly only spend time in there to change clothes and sleep....there's too much other stuff going on!

The Norway used to have "single" cabins, some even with portholes, which were tiny, but comfortable and tucked away in the oddest places - but they were cheap! And, it WAS the Norway!
Ditto on solo. Just booked a PT (at least I'll see light), same rate as inside. Needed a cruise "fix". Now, I'll have to be an obedient smoker, spotted out my elevator to Lido!! By desire, much prefer balcony, even if it's just "a place to go" and relax.
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Agree with Lisa. As a solo passenger, the cost of outside, balcony cabins can eat up one's budget due to the "single supplement".

Inside is not that bad - I truly only spend time in there to change clothes and sleep....there's too much other stuff going on!

The Norway used to have "single" cabins, some even with portholes, which were tiny, but comfortable and tucked away in the oddest places - but they were cheap! And, it WAS the Norway!
On my last cruise I had a balcony (really good price - however I hardly used it.

I could be wrong but solos may socialise more in the bars and activities generally therefore maybe use the balcony less??

Having said that - one advantage is having the bathroom to yourself

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Ah, Ruthless Boss, the smoking situation! Still cannot figure out why ships cannot allocate maybe 20 cabins out of 600 for smokers.

I've cruised with Princess over 30 times, earned nice "perks", but can no longer smoke in cabins, on balconies, or hardly anywhere else.

I've turned to Carnival where one can still smoke on the balcony. Wonder how long that will last?

Please, no lectures from non-smokers - there are considerate, courteous smokers who obey rules, go out of our way to be polite. There is a large number of us who just feel our business is no longer wanted.

Again, please no lectures. Just saying that paying the single supplement is enough stress!
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