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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Default Is it possible to get claustrophobic?

I'm very claustrophobic and was wondering if anyone else ever felt claustrophobic on a cruiseliner before? Is that even possible?

I'm just not sure if mentally I'm prepared to be somewhere where I know I can't get off and be on shore, but on the other hand cruise liners are pretty huge, so I'm confused.
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Not knowing the extent of your condition, it's hard to say, but, let me toss out somethings I have said to my son.

If you cruise on Carnival, you will have a larger room, than most ships.. that will help,and if you can book a larger cabin, mini suites on up, that would be more open for you. You could also use the door wedge to keep the door open, for short spurts at a time, during the day. Aslo booking an aft corner or regular balcony will give you plenty of extra room.

All public spaces are open, and, many areas are open for several soaring decks. With so many people, this is important, so there is no sense of crowding

Many RCI ships [Radiance Class] have decks with lots of glass, which are wonderful. The pool deck is enjoyable,and spacious, to just stand at the rails and enjoy the views.

If you ever felt a sense of things closing in, there are numerous places onboard that will shake that off..I hope I helped a bit.
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Definitely don't have an inside cabin!! I always have the urge to want to "open something"
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Definitely don't have an inside cabin!! I always have the urge to want to "open something"
Not really clausraphobic, but feel closed in at times. I've stayed in an inside cabin, but for brief times or sleep only. A balcony room may not be bigger, but it gives you a place to go except back to Lido.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Not really clausraphobic, but feel closed in at times. I've stayed in an inside cabin, but for brief times or sleep only. A balcony room may not be bigger, but it gives you a place to go except back to Lido.
It may be an issue to someone with a problem though, just nice to have a door to open.
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I can imagine the feeling, but with the ships today, most have a good deal of deck space, no need to stay in your cabin, unless you have a balcony. For sure opt for the balcony, you won't be disappointed. Most of the time you are either somewhere on the ship or on shore, so the feeling should be limited. Plus, you'd be suprised at how quick a week cruise will fly by..
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I second what John said. Do not under any circumstances get an inside cabin. I also get the need to "get out" quite quickly sometimes.
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Definitely don't have an inside cabin!! I always have the urge to want to "open something"
I find an inside cabin gives the impression of being much bigger than it is due to the mirrors
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Another thing that could give problems is wanting to be somewhere of your own...feeling crowded may give problems & having somewhere to go would be nice, sitting on the balcony isn't wrong you know, watching the sea go by is charming.
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I'm very claustrophobic and was wondering if anyone else ever felt claustrophobic on a cruiseliner before? Is that even possible?

I'm just not sure if mentally I'm prepared to be somewhere where I know I can't get off and be on shore, but on the other hand cruise liners are pretty huge, so I'm confused.
It really depends on just how claustrophobic you are. In the main parts of the ship you probably won't feel it. Where you may feel it is if you book an inside cabin (I feel claustrophobic in one) or in the hallways for the cabins.

The ships are large and the spaces are fairly large. If you aren't claustrophobic in a hotel I don't think you will have a problem. Just don't book an inside cabin.

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I will find out on my next cruise because unless I get an upgrade I will be in an Inside cabin .
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TanMom,

Do you fly? If you are okay on a plane, you should not have any problems on a ship. However, I would think about a window room or balcony, depending on how claustrophic you are.
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Cruisers are so big that you offted dont have a felling to be in a ship.
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I don't get so claustrophobic in small places unless it's crowded. I get more nervous around tight crowds than anything. I would think there is plenty of areas on a cruise ship to find some room to breathe.
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Surprisingly I was not feeling claustrophobic on my inside cruise
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