Perfect Cruise Cabin
I would never want to try and tell someone which cabin they should book when they are choosing their cruise. I do however think there are some tips that can be followed to help people make the right choice. I know I could definitely have done with some help when I went on my first few cruises. So here are some tips which I tend to follow when I’m booking my cruises.
Go for a Cheaper Cabin
I always try and book the cheapest cabin possible. If you don’t suffer from sea sickness and so cabin location isn’t too important, go for a guaranteed cabin. This means you won’t get to choose your specific cabin, just the grade but you can get them really cheaply. Your cabin will be allocated to you a few weeks before you sail. Read my blog on how to bag a bargain here
Unless you really have your heart set on a balcony cabin, they can be really pricey. I would say to go for an inside cabin and if you really don’t like the idea of no window choose an outside cabin. The way I always look at it is, all the cabin are the same standard, ok so they might be a bit smaller than a balcony cabin, but really how much time do you spend in your cabin anyway. There are so many nice bars and places to sit on cruise ships, I would say save your money for something else, maybe your excursions or putting it towards your bill at the end of the holiday. Read my tips about inside cabins here.
If you do like the idea of having a balcony cabin, look for deals that include a free upgrade to the next cabin level when you book. So you book an outside cabin, you will automatically be put into a balcony cabin. It can save you a lot money.
Worried about Noise
If you are worried about being near a restaurant or a theatre and the noise levels then go for the more expensive option and choose your specific location. This means though that you won’t be able to go for a guaranteed cabin and so this will cost you more money. I have had a midship cabin before that was directly opposite the lifts, and was worried about the noise, but we really didn’t have any problems at all and the location was brilliant, so easy for getting around the ship.
Go for the Lower Decks
The cabins further up the ship on the higher decks tend to be more expensive than the lower decks, and a lot of people like to go for these. But if you are worried about the movement of the ship then go for the lower cabins, further down the ship as you feel the movement of the ship a lot less.
Blow the Budget
Once in a while, or if it’s a special occasion you might want to really push the boat out (sorry about the pun). You can get some really good deals if you are clever and do your research and end up in a suite or a mini suite. Even if it’s just for a couple of days on a short cruise. I would definitely recommend trying it at least once, even just for the experience. Some suites like the one below on Celebrity Cruises are just amazing and can make your cruise really special.
Whats your favourite type of cabin to stay in? Let me know in the comments below.