Hi my lovely readers!
A cruise is one of the best ways to see the world in my opinion, especially when you can combine it with a few days in a city pre and/or post cruise.
There are so many things to remember before you book your cruise. Where do you want to go, how long should the cruise be, should you pick a cruise to a hot or cold weather destination and the list goes on.
The same goes for your cruise cabin. There is plenty to look out for and take into consideration when choosing your perfect cabin. There are all sorts of cruise cabin types and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
So, which one should you pick?
I had the pleasure of staying in different cabins, but I often choose to stay in an interior cruise cabin.
Here are 10 reasons why.
1. CHEAPEST CRUISE CABIN
Interior cabins are always the entrance level cruise cabins and as a result are amongst the cheapest or the cheapest cruise cabin you can find.
You can safe a ton of money staying in an interior cabin compared to staying in an outside or balcony cabin or a suite.
2. SLEEPING IN COMPLETE DARKNESS
One of the best benefits of booking an interior cabin, at least in my opinion, is being able to sleep in complete darkness. That definitely guarantees you to have a goodnights sleep as you will not be woken up by the sun coming up.
This is especially important for those that have a light sleep and wake up easily by the slightest changes in light and sound.
When you book a balcony cabin or a suite, you can have neighbours next and above you that look over their own balconies and into yours, have loud chats while you want to relax and read a book or possibly leave the balcony door open while they are watching a movie or are listening to music.
Long story short, sometimes you might not have as much privacy as you like. However, with an interior cabin you will not have those problems as no one can look inside your cabin and bother you.
You will have your own space that you do not have to share with anyone and where you can do whatever you want to and have privacy.
4. SPENDING MORE TIME AROUND THE SHIP
The interior cabins will most of the time be a bit smaller than other cabin types on most ships. There is not a lot of space at all and no view what so ever.
I normally do not want to spend a great deal of time in the cabin. For me it really is just a place to get changed and sleep.
Hence, I will spend a lot of my time around the ship taking in the views, exploring the ship, partaking in the many activities offered onboard and making use of the free once.
5. CENTRAL LOCATION
Many interior cabins are located in great locations and centrally, as well as close to the elevators. Therefore, they are easily accessible and get you to where you need to go quickly.
Often suites for example are located towards the aft of the ship. Hence, it can take you a while to reach an elevator and get to the middle of the ship.
6. LESS MOVEMENT
Because the interior cabins are often located in the middle of the ship, you can also feel less movement.
That can be crucial for people that are prone to motion and seasickness. When it is very wavy, the front and back of the ship moves a lot while the middle moves hardly at all.
7. MORE CASH AVAILABLE
Another benefit of booking an interior cabin is having more cash available to spend onboard.
The money you save from booking a cheaper cabin can now be used for other things such as shore excursions, spa treatments, souvenirs, drinks and so on.
You basically get more for your buck in the end.
8. MORE CRUISES
As a result of having more money available by booking an interior cabin, you could also choose to use that saving from booking a cheaper cruise cabin to book your next cruise or holiday.
You can travel, see and experience more by booking an interior cabin.
9. UPGRADE POSSIBILITY
If you book an interior cabin, there might be the possibility for a cheap or even free upgrade.
I once booked an interior cabin that I was happy with, but got offered an upgrade to a balcony cabin a few weeks later via email. I ignored the offer as I did not want to spend more money. Two more weeks later I got another upgrade offer for less than the first one.
Sometimes, you can even negotiate with the cruise line to get an upgrade a few days before your cruise or even onboard if there are still unoccupied cabins available.
The service is the same no matter what cabin you stay in.
What I mean by that is that no matter if you are staying in an interior cabin or a suite, the staff will treat you the same.
Of course there are extra benefits for suite guests such as extra treats or an invitation to the captain’s table, but the staff and crew will treat suite guests still the same way as they treat someone staying in an interior cabin.