Do the types of cruise staterooms confuse you? There are 4 Basic Types of Staterooms and we intend to quickly break it down for you here, to avoid you any further confusion:
THE 4 TYPES OF STATEROOMS-
INSIDE- If you just want to get on the ship and don't care if there's 4 walls surrounding you, or are super tight on the budget, then this room is for you. However, if your claustrophobic....you may need to consider the other 3 options. If you don't plan to spend hardly any time in your cabin, this is a very wise choice.
OCEAN VIEW- If you can't bear to stare at 4 walls, then an Ocean View or "Port Hole" window may be your best option. The size of the window varies among the various cruise lines, so be sure to check them out ahead of time. You will get to see the sun/ and moon and will help you determine what time of day it is. With an Interior Room, you may end up guessing, or sleep your day away not knowing what time it is. Hint- Request a wake up call, or set your alarm clock in the room to wake you at a certain time daily.
BALCONY- If you dream of coffee on your balcony area or perhaps drinks at sunset, then this room is for you! We love to keep the door open nearly 24/7 so we can enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves, the wind and salt water!! The option to see the ports as we sail in are amazing, and now that I have a balcony room...there's no going back.
SUITE- Are you celebrating a "special occasion" or want to treat yourself, your friends and family? Then, go all out and select a Suite Stateroom. If Only the Best will do for you, this is the way to go. Way more spacious and roomy, if you intend to spend time in your room, and need space to stretch out, this is definitely the room to select.
Just like hotel rooms, the location of the stateroom will determine the price, the better location on the ship, the price is higher. So, if you want to just get on the ship, lower level is the budget conscious way to go. If you want the center of the ship, or close to many of the amenities, go higher up on the ship decks, and expect to pay a little more for the better locations.
Know your Deck Plan-
While your at it, check out the ship's deck plans, so you know EXACTLY where your potential stateroom is on the ship, and if you're unsatisfied with it's location, change it to a better one BEFORE you book your trip, or else be prepared to be on hold with the cruise line for awhile to change your stateroom.
Avoid the Extra Work on Planning Your Cruise-
Better yet, have your travel consultant book it all for you, thus saving you time, and expertise can be gained from their wealth of cruise travel knowledge. Call Us...we can help! 910.379.4033
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