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Old August 19th, 2008, 06:04 PM
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I'm starting to get cold feet about booking an inside cabin. We booked strictly because of price and our friends who are going swear we will not spend time in the room except to sleep...Need some feedback? Can we upgrade when we get to the ship for less $, even if we are first time RC cruisers? Thanks!
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Under very rare conditions will you be able to upgrade at the pier on the sail date.

If you want to upgrade, book a guarantee in the category that you want. You will get at least that and maybe an upgrade.

If you want a specific cabin, then just do it.
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The busier we are going to be, the smaller the cabin we can contend with!
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The busier we are going to be, the smaller the cabin we can contend with!
I cannot be in a closet. The bigger the better.
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Our balcony cabin was worth every single cent.
I loved it ~ drinking coffee and watching us approach the port
seeing dolphins in my pjs
weeping at the sunset view
relaxing w/ a book
feeling the breeze
Honestly, if the only way I could go on a cruise was to book an inside cabin I would wait till I saved enough $$ to have a balcony.
It was the most enjoyable aspect of the whole cruise.
Keep in mind I am older...................so I enjoy early mornings and sunsets...................I did go to the shows and the casino and to meet family for drinks in lounges..............I even played a couple of games of cribbage in the library, but I LOVED MY TIME IN TUNE W/ THE SEA.
We are all so different, aren't we? and isn't that wonderful?
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Always had an inside and will always continue to do inside.

I'm only in the cabin to sleep and shower I prefer being out and about the ship with my fellow cruisers.

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Once you have a balcony, you will never turn back! I love watching the ship pull into the various ports on my balcony. Bob
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Once you have a balcony, you will never turn back! I love watching the ship pull into the various ports on my balcony. Bob
Bob I like watching the ship pull into port from the Bridge.
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We too almost always book inside, and I have to say, inside cabins on "Mariner" are very nice. I doubt that you'd have a problem, but if you're worried about it, it's best to take care of it NOW. The chances of even getting another cabin once you're aboard the ship are small, and the chances of getting a balcony, or even ocean view are slim to none. Upgrade NOW, or forget about it, and enjoy your inside cabin, and all the money you'll be saving for excursions, and enjoyment aboard the ship.

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Thank you everyone. We, too, love balconies--balcony suites, even more! Wouldn't do Alaska anyother way, but our friends caught us in a weak moment...lol! Going to give it a try and see how it goes.
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Not true! We had a balcony to Alaska in 2005 (the only reason is because we booked more than 8 cabins and I got my berth free, so we upgraded to to a balcony.) I had done all the bookings and paperwork, etc.

I've only had insides or occasionally, an outside cabin. I'll have my first Promenade cabin on the Mariner next year.

I'm a budget-cruiser, so that usually means a cheap cabin.


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I only once booked an oceanview cabin and to be honest, we didn't view much of the ocean from our cabin. I can't justify the extra money for a balcony or a suite when we spend little to no time in the cabin except for sleeping and showering and changing clothes.
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Mariner's inside cabins are good size and very nice. You'll be fine. On a Caribbean cruise on a big ship, you will hardly ever hang out in the room. It is nice if you like to sleep in because it stays dark. An upgrade to a promenade view cabin is worth it if you can get one. Those are the best cabins on the ship! A Balcony is nice, but if it's hot or windy the door will always be closed. Save the money for additional cruises!
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