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Add me to the inside cabin.  Once and only once.  WAAAYTOOO small and dark for me.  We actually like to spend a fair amount of time in our room and there is just NOwhere to sit in an inside.  I will admit though....it's great for sleeping !

I also am not a huge fan of rooms all the way forward or all the way aft as that is a lot of walking for me.

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I'm also going to echo Inside cabin. While I've never done it, I saw into one on disembarkation day on our first cruise and I couldn't imagine trying to move around with even one other person. Let alone being in there with only the awful aritificial yellow light as your only source of light. Of course maybe I had such a a ? reaction because I was coming from our Grand Suite ?

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9 minutes ago, CrimsonCruiser said:

 Of course maybe I had such a a ? reaction because I was coming from our Grand Suite ?

Nope, same reaction I have to the inside cabin even when coming from a Promenade View Inside (where there's at least a window, but since I can't see outside I don't count it).  I'd take it over an inside cave, though.

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Travelling with another person, I will not book an inside cabin again (too little space) but If I were to cruise solo that's almost certainly the cabin I would book (as I can get my fix of outside views on deck and don't need to see from my cabin). Travelling with my wife, I'm certain I won't ever again experience a non-balcony selection (and aft-facing is almost a given where possible). 

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Not a fan of "never" but add me to the inside stateroom list. First cruise, 3-day themed on Carnival - 3 in an inside, BIG mistake. I am a balcony or better person and so is my wife, we like our personal slice of the sea. I'm sailing solo for the first time in September and still booked a balcony, although the price is comparable to an inside room LOL. BUT, I really wanted a balcony, somewhere to sit and stare, even as a solo traveler. 

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2 hours ago, Ampurp85 said:

I would actually prefer not to stay in a promenade interior cabin again. I have a fear people can see me in all my glory.......

I have stayed in these several times and quite like them as a cheap alternative to an ocean view. However, you are absolutely right - curtains must be kept closed when you are in there with the light on. I have indeed seen some people's all glory! ??

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2 hours ago, basil said:

Inside cabin. It is to dark. I need light to wake me up. I would sleep the cruise away.

 

1 hour ago, SpeedNoodles said:

This exactly.  I did do this on my first cruise (Alaska), and lost a good part of one sea day that way.  It really pissed me off.

Yup, this has happened to me too - in a promenade cabin, with the curtains closed to safeguard my modesty! ?

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Suite snobs here.  We tried a deluxe balcony cabin but it was too small and don’t get me started on the space capsule shower.  And what the heck is the 3 in 1 stuff that comes out of the shower dispenser.  You want me to wash my hair with soap?  You want me to wash my body with shampoo?  On purpose???  
we have a JS booked on Explorer next October and seriously considering upgrading.  Just not sure the JS will be big enough.

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12 minutes ago, Pooch said:

Suite snobs here.  We tried a deluxe balcony cabin but it was too small and don’t get me started on the space capsule shower.  And what the heck is the 3 in 1 stuff that comes out of the shower dispenser.  You want me to wash my hair with soap?  You want me to wash my body with shampoo?  On purpose???  
we have a JS booked on Explorer next October and seriously considering upgrading.  Just not sure the JS will be big enough.

Stand in the shower and have someone flush the toilet and it will seem like you are launching into space. lol

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4 hours ago, twangster said:

Connecting cabin.  

I don't want to hear about my neighbors day or plans for the evening.   

I'm with you on this one, it is something we always check on making sure the cabin selected is not connecting.

I even dislike hotel room that are connecting, so much so that if at of my preferred brands, I will make a trip back down to the desk to ask them to change it.

 

All this is unless I'm traveling with a party and we require them, and that's probably only with the kids or grandkids.

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I have only stayed in an inside cabin once as an 11 year old on Sovereign and decided right then it was not for me!

On my other 3 cruises I have stayed in a junior suite (called Signature on HAL) and now you all have me nervous that my next 3 in a row in an ocean view balcony are going to be too cramped! This shower sounds awful, how did I not take the tiny bathroom into account?! 

We'll see if I turn into a "JS and above" person after our S2S November 3rd-12.

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26 minutes ago, Fairlynew said:

I really would like to try a Central Park or boardwalk balcony because I love to people watch but I hate the tube showers 

I don't know if I could ever stay in a Central park or Boardwalk balcony room because I feel like with the curtains open everyone can partially see into your room.  I've seen some stuff while walking that I was like people need to close their curtains if they are going to partake in certain activities or walk around in the nude.

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I echo the inside cabins for the reasons stated, AND the connecting cabins. We did a balcony guarantee once, and it had a connecting cabin. We heard the man in the next cabin talking loudly on his phone about his casino game plan with someone on embarkation day. Thankfully, he must have spent the entire cruise in the casino because we never heard him again after that loud hour-long conversation. ? 

Never again.

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11 hours ago, twangster said:

It can?  

OH MY! July 25, 2019, roughest seas for whatever reason. The Captain came over the PA and apologized. Sick sacks were everywhere, and the crew offered meclizine like candy. (Side note: remember when the sick sacks on airlines also doubled as film developing envelopes? That always made me laugh. We mainly flew TWA and Eastern Airlines when I was a child.) We were in the sushi making class at Izumi. Everyone was green. Half the class had to leave. I had taken some meclizine prior, so I was wiped out but enjoying my sushi nonetheless. It was not a good day sailing the inside passage. ?

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My very first cruise was in an interior cabin.  I wouldn't say I'll never do that again, but I'd prefer not to.  

One cabin I will say I would never book again is a cabin directly beneath Adventure Ocean -- there were constantly stomping noises coming from above.  

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I have a Promenade interior for my next cruise.  I don't know if I could do a regular interior, but the window to the Promenade makes it more do-able.  I don't spend enough time in my room that it really makes much of a difference. Would I rather have a balcony?  Heck ya, but sailin' solo I've got to cut some corners.

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Interior is great when on a budget or in situations where you wouldn't otherwise take the cruise.  

Bucket list destinations often come with mega sized cruise fares.  For destination like Alaska interior is smart if it means you can put all those savings into excursions.  I would much rather put the $2k per person savings into over the top excursions because that is how you experience Alaska.  If you have $8k to put into an Alaska cruise with great excursions then great, do a balcony.  Instead of delaying an Alaska cruise until you can save up $8k go in an interior and do the same over the top excursions for $4k, then once you have saved up another $4k do it again another year.  Go twice and you'll experience a completely different Alaska.  Once you are in a helicopter or standing on a glacier with sled dogs the type of cabin you booked is irrelevant.   Same with a Panama Canal cruise.  

So if the choice is to cruise or wait to save up more money, I choose to cruise.  

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