How To Ensure You Get The Right Cabin On Cruise Ships

As important as deciding where your cruise will take you; is selecting your accommodation on board. Increasingly popular, vacations on cruise ships are excellent fun with so many things to do. However, we all need a retreat, so ensuring you have somewhere comfortable to head to each day is key.

Of course, you may not be spending a great deal of time in your room. A cruise after all is very much a means of transport to visit new and exciting destinations. Or they were; now cruise ships play a big part of the vacation themselves; providing entertainment, internationally recognized restaurants, and even casinos. The large number of activities is seemingly only bettered by the number of cabin options available!

If you are heading off on a mini-cruise, the choice may not be so important. But with most cruises running for over seven days, having a place to get away from all the fun will be needed!

The first cabin type to discuss is the least expensive; Inside Cabins. Whilst not having any outside space, or even a window, these are excellent for the younger crowd who just want a “crash pad”. All fundamental needs are catered for, so these can be an excellent introduction for the first timer too.

Also referred to as a Standard Cabin, you can expect twin beds, air conditioning/heating, compact shower room or wet room facilities and sufficient storage.

If some connection with the outside is needed, Standard Cabins with an ocean view could be the choice. These are not a great deal more expensive than Standard Inside Cabins; the only difference being the addition of a (non-opening) window or (opening) porthole.

If you are keen to have the sea breeze blowing through your hair, a Balcony or Veranda Cabin is the next step up. Slightly bigger than Standard Cabins, these often come with a small seating area off the bedroom. The biggest difference of course is the outside area; usually accessible through sliding doors.

These can be excellent alternatives to the usual evening hubbub on board cruise ships; and you could even decide to bring your evening meal back and enjoy the sun setting over the horizon.

From here cabins become Suites. Anything from a mini-suite, (much like a Balcony Cabin with a full bathroom), right up to Presidential/Honeymoon/Superior, (or any like grandiose name), Suites are available.

Once you have selected which cabin type to go for, you will need to decide which location will suit you best. If a panoramic view is something which appeals, you’d enjoy the delights of an Aft (Rear) Cabin. However, as most restaurants look out over the aft of cruise ships, you may find yourself disturbed by noise; and the occasional napkin fluttering down!

No matter what decision you make in your cabin choice, your vacations on board cruise ships will be memorable. With the world as your oyster, you can enjoy visiting different cultures and seeing exciting sights; knowing you have a mini home to come back to after your adventures.