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Choosing Your Cabin For A Cruise Holiday

May 25, 2008
Very often a great deal of thought and planning goes into selecting which type of cabin to book when people select their choices for a cruise. Certainly selecting your cabin is one of the exciting parts of the planning process, and it is important to think carefully about your choices.

However, in reality people very rarely spend very much time in their cabin, and more often than not it is simply the place where people go to get changed into their outfits, and sleep. Other than that, most of the time will be spent on deck, or in the restaurant or facilities available.

There do seem to be an overwhelming range of choices when it comes to selecting a cabin, and for the first time cruiser it is hard to know where to start -almost all the rooms sound exquisite! Clearly those described as single cabins, twins or double berth cabins are the standard sort of rooms for either one or two people.

What many people are often surprised by is the relatively small space that these rooms occupy. They are in no way comparable to hotel rooms, and the amount of space you have available is much smaller than you would otherwise expect to have. But again, it is rare that anyone would really consider spending very much time in their cabin when you have the glorious views, decks, pools, cinemas, shops and other areas to enjoy on your trip.

A great deal of difference in price can be expected depending on a number of factors. Some rooms are classed as suites, or mini suites, and these have at least one adjoining room for leisure, a little like having a bedroom and living area. These are still relatively small, but more spacious than standard cabins and therefore very much more expensive. Unless you have a good reason for needing so much private space then this money is merely being spent for the sake of luxury.

Views are divided as far as a balcony is concerned. Having your cabin on the outside of the ship (rather than somewhere further towards the middle) can in some cases provide the rare opportunity of a private balcony. The beauty of these of course is to have your own guaranteed space to sit in comfort and admire the sea views. Again, the price will be dramatically increased for such an opportunity, and is considered luxury by most, although many would argue that this gives you the chance to live in the luxurious style associated with a cruise, and if you're going to do it, do it properly.

One factor which not only affects price but can also have a dramatic effect on your enjoyment of the cruise is where the cabin is situated as far as distance from the centre. Those cabins further towards the rear or front of the ship will inevitably rock up and down more as the ship moves through the water, whereas cabins more in the middle of the ship will be more stable. If you are front to sea sickness at all, then this is well worth considering.
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