Hi my lovely readers!
OMG, can you believe that today is the last day of January? One month of the year has already past. Where did the time go?
Anyways, a few weeks ago we looked at 10 Reasons Why You Should Book An Interior Cruise Cabin. And today I want to look at the flip side and explore with you why you should actually not book an interior cruise cabin.
There are always pros and cons and I think it is important to explore both sides to really make an informed decision if an interior cruise cabin is the right cabin for you or not.
So let’s have a look!
1. NO NATURAL SUNLIGHT
The biggest drawback when booking an interior cabin is the lack of natural sunlight for the majority of people as of course there is no window. Cabins can feel dark and a bit smaller than they are.
2. NO VIEW
Due to the missing window, you will also not be able to watch the outside at all from the comfort of your cabin. Plenty of people are happy to stay and sit in their cabin to watch the waves from there or to watch outside when approaching land or the ports. This can also be a big drawback especially when taking scenic cruises around destinations such as Alaska, Norway, Svalbard and even the Mediterranean.
If you like watching the outside you have two options. Either you book a different cabin that has a window or you just have to be out and about the ship more.
This may not apply to everyone, but interior cabins may feel claustrophobic due to the lack of windows and natural sunlight. You may feel like you do not want to spend too much time in your cabin. Your cabin should feel comfortable though and not give you a feeling of confinement. Definitely something to think about.
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4. LOOSING TRACK OF TIME
Interior cabins might lead to oversleeping as the cabins are completely dark and your bodies natural or inner clock might get confused. You might not wake up at a reasonable time such as 9 am as a result of the missing natural sunlight.
You might say “well I am on holiday” and oversleeping might initially not be a problem for you Possibly it might be on your agenda do “catch up” on sleep. However, you don’t want to miss getting of the ship in port when it arrives to do some sightseeing, shopping spending time at the beach as the time in port is limited.
5. TIGHT SPACE FOR LARGER GROUPS
Often, cruise lines offer interior cabins for families with one or two children as well. These cabins will have bunk beds, sofa beds or murphy beds. It can get pretty cramped in an interior cabin with four people.
6. LONG ITINERARIES
Plenty of people do not mind booking an interior cabin for short itineraries that are three to five day long. But what about a two weeks long cruise or potentially a few back to back cruises?
You might not mind staying in an interior cabin at the beginning of your trip, but after a few days you might change your mind and realise that you do not like staying on an interior cabin for a longer period of time.