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Is there a curtain dividing the sleeping area from the sitting area?  I know we’re talking tight quarters, and I’m prepared.  But I just caught the eye of a curtain in some inside stateroom pics and thought that would be a nice feature.    (I’ll be on the navigator).  

Also if anyone wants to chime in with why they love the inside rooms, I wouldn’t stop you from sharing.☺️ While I think I’m happy with my choice, it’s hard not to doubt oneself.  We’re a family of four that has a 16 ft camper, so I’m telling my girls the stateroom will be like a ‘big camper’. (And they wanted separate Pullman beds so that actually kept us in the cheap rooms)  I love how it kept our cost down and we can add some packages now.  TIA! 

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I know when we were in Navigator several years ago, we had an Inside Stateroom (#9341) -- there was not a curtain .... of course, that may have changed between then and now ...... As for why we love them, we figure, you're only in the cabin to s&*%, shower and sleep .... so why spend the money..... but that's our thought, I'm sure there are those that look at things in a completely opposite way.

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I love inside cabin. It keeps the cost of cruise down for me and my boyfriend. On adventure of the seas last year the room was not as small as I imagined. We managed. We didn't stay in the room as much anyway, only to sleep and shower and nap.  Booking an inside cabin means we get to cruise more often then having to book other then inside. It also means for us like u said getting to purchase packages. On Rhapsody in Dec we booked deluxe drink packages for both us(Even though I'm on medications I can enjoy an occasional drink so instead of refreshment package imma get the deluxe), specialty dining (bogo, izumi, and chefs table) Shore excursion for each of the 4 ports, messages, the key, and some spa activities. Needless to say I'm excited. And a bit of a planner. Hopefully we won't be too tired when I planned most of the 7 days of the cruise? 

Idk but my boyfriend thinks the cruise ticket and drink packages is all we need. He's onboard with Shore excursions too but all the other things like the shave for him and pedicure for me he thinks is extra. I just want to keep busy and even though we love a good casino I want to do other things other then put the main focus on gambling. I'm sure my boyfriend is going to have to convince me to get out of casino on most nights. anyway...

 

Happy Cruising.

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I have used multiple types  of cabins depending on who I am with, # of port stops, and most important my balance of cost/return on investment. I have done inside multiple times for two reasons. 1)my one daughter is prone to motion sickness and with her we do mid ship, middle and lower level. 2) with the kids we were never in the cabin but to sleep, shower and dress. Also there has never been a curtain in any of our inside rooms. As a side note, depending on the amount of work the cabin steward has (how messy things get), you may want to tip a few extra dollars mid cruise. Seemed to give us a lot of extra attention from him/her. Actually, once/twice I was so embarrassed on the state of the room, I asked him to bypass us.  

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@Vee2525 it IS nice on the budget.  That’s what I keep reminding myself.  I can’t believe the 4 of us can go for $1300.  And it’ll be way easier to say yes to the drink package and other fun additions. 

I really thought I’d never book an inside room but my girls wanted the Pullman beds and the ones with a window were deck 2 and $300 more.  We choose an inside room on deck 9 (easy walk to pool deck) for less money and better location!  

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1 minute ago, Linda216 said:

I really thought I’d never book an inside room but my girls wanted the Pullman beds

Be aware that the pullmans open out directly over the main bed. So you and your husband will want to be really careful getting up in the middle of the night, or a badly bumped head could be in store.

You did note you've got a camper, so maybe you're already used to that, but forewarned is forearmed. 😉 

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@JLMoran good tip! I see how we’ll be layered in there!! Thanks!  Yes I think approaching the room as a camper and not as a hotel room, will be crucial.  My kids are young (10 & 12) and have no reference for cruises, so I’m hoping we just stay busy and out of the room most of the time. It’s a 4 night cruise too. And usually camping gets harder after about the 5th night, so I think we’ll be good! 🤣

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My pictures of an interior (with virtual balcony) from Navigator recently:

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/11143-navigator-mar-1-2019-9-nights-southern-caribbean/&do=findComment&comment=106128

Cabin 9597.

No curtain.

I often do interior.  Freedom, Liberty, Independence, Adventure, Explorer, Navigator all have virtually the same interior cabins in terms of size.   Getting one without a connecting cabin should be a priority.

You could bring some magnets and a lightweight curtain with you.  The ceiling is steel and magnets will stick to it.

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After this picture I had the beds separated since I was solo.  That makes the cabin feel a lot bigger.  

I've done a lot of camping over the years from small trailers to small, medium and large motorhomes.  That experience goes a long way to surviving a confined cabin on a cruise.

If you can, consider proximity to public restrooms.  If a restroom is just around the corner that makes it easier.

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4 hours ago, Linda216 said:

I just thought if it did have a curtain we could have an awake space for those that stay up a bit later or for the early birds to read in the morning etc.

It's actually very easy to just go out out into the ship and find a quiet nook to relax in at any of the public venues. Navigator has lots of spaces for curling up with a book or smartphone/tablet, or sitting and watching the ocean go by. Off the top of my head I would say the Solarium and its cantilevered whirlpools, the Viking Crown Lounge with its great views, the Windjammer, the Schooner Bar (one of my favorite places to just hang out and people watch on a quiet morning), or little spaces outside the shops and dining venues in the Royal Promenade where chairs and tables are set up.

Definitely wander the ship if you wake up early one day. The Promenade especially is super quiet and empty, even as guests are up in the gym or the Windjammer for early breakfast, and it's a great time to just stop and admire the design and all the little details they put into the space.

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We almost always chose interiors because it does allow us more money for other things.   We've learned to save space by bringing a few things like magnetic hooks (as mentioned in a previous response), a flat/foldable over door shoe organizer, you can stash a lot of things in that with all the pockets, and things like extra clothes hangers help since there aren't many in the closet.    Its also useful to bring a small digital alarm clock with built in USB ports so theres extra places to plug in your devices and less adapters to take (and only take up one plug in the room), and a dim night light helps so you don't stub your toe on something if you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or whatever.   Since we used a pullman for our 6 year old daughter this last cruise and since it was already partially above my wifes side of the bed we slid the bed (both) completely under it and it gave a much wider "aisle" if you will to walk on the free side of the bed without the pullman.   

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7 minutes ago, klc317 said:

We almost always chose interiors because it does allow us more money for other things.   We've learned to save space by bringing a few things like magnetic hooks (as mentioned in a previous response), a flat/foldable over door shoe organizer, you can stash a lot of things in that with all the pockets, and things like extra clothes hangers help since there aren't many in the closet.    Its also useful to bring a small digital alarm clock with built in USB ports so theres extra places to plug in your devices and less adapters to take (and only take up one plug in the room), and a dim night light helps so you don't stub your toe on something if you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or whatever.   Since we used a pullman for our 6 year old daughter this last cruise and since it was already partially above my wifes side of the bed we slid the bed (both) completely under it and it gave a much wider "aisle" if you will to walk on the free side of the bed without the pullman.   

You can just ask and they will bring you more hangers.  I bring a collapsible mesh hamper (its flat and fits inside the suitcase easily) to put inside the closet for dirty clothes. I also bring a battery powered touch light for the bathroom and just turn it on while in there then turn it back off.  This worked well when we took the grandkids with us.

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23 hours ago, whitsmom said:

You can just ask and they will bring you more hangers.  I bring a collapsible mesh hamper (its flat and fits inside the suitcase easily) to put inside the closet for dirty clothes. I also bring a battery powered touch light for the bathroom and just turn it on while in there then turn it back off.  This worked well when we took the grandkids with us.

Good idea.  We usually just bring a couple garbage bags (one for dirty color clothes and one for whites) and stuff em into one suitcase when we leave.   Its amazing how much laundry there is to do when we get home.

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We were on Indy and the inside room had a curtain that closed all the way across - but the adjacent balcony room did not have the curtain. We have a 16'  camper too - inside rooms are bigger, as there is NO kitchen or "dining room" in your inside ship cabin. With 4, I also prefer pullman beds over the sofa beds. We have the big bed separated into 2 twins, so it is like having 2 sets of bunk beds with a walkway in between.  Bring a few strong magnets, ask your cabin steward for an extra sheet, and you can make a curtain - although the sheets are white, so they won't block all light, but it will help. I also ask the steward to take the glass "coffee" table away, that helps with wiggle room.

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