I am going on my first cruise in July on the Voyager. We are staying in an inside cabin on deck 8 category N. I would have loved to stay in an outside cabin, or balcony, but it is peak season so the prices were a bit high. I would rather spend the extra money on the ship. Has anyone syaed in an inside cabin, and is it OK.
We have cruise once every winter for the past 10 years. We always book an interior stateroom for the cheaper rate. I see no need for a view from the stateroom, as I only sleep there. Any other time I want to be on deck, or public areas. That is what we all go on a cruise for, not to sit in a small stateroom looking out the window. Hope you enjoy your cruise
Inside prices are probably the best they will ever be and price is almost always a concern for the cruise junkie (so we can take MORE cruises). But having said that, now that I am over ten cruises with "RCI," we get additional discounts on balconies that are usually combinable with the best price we can get on the cabin. Plus it gives you something to look forward to on a special occasion or what I consider to be even more important is to have a balcony on a "lazy" cruise (lots of sea days like the canal). I do agree that a window is no big deal, but after you get your first balcony, I am sure you will enjoy it, Robbie
We also have N grade cabins booked on the Explorer of the Seas, 3 cabins on deck 7. Does anyone know if they have fridges/minibars? The brochure states no but Royal Caribbean said yes! Any experience of these cabins?
I agree with the other poster that says that the cabins are no big deal. I use it to change clothes and sleep. The rest of the time I'm on deck, dining, enjoying the entertainment, involved in an activity, etc. I definitely wouldn't pay extra for a window. As for a balcony, I think it depends on your personality. If you would like some solitude, but still enjoy the view (e.g. room service breakfast), then you may want to purchase a cabin; however, there are many private areas on the Voyager/Eagle-class ships. I tend to be very active and so I rarely spend time in the room. There are plenty of areas on the ship to launch around that are fairly private, however, if you want full privacy, a balcony is probably the way to go. For me, after having cruised RCL, Celebrity, Princess, and Carnival, I usually book "lowest inside guarantee" and use the saved money for excursions and my next cruise ;-)