Cruise Ship Cabin Benifits

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If you are planning your first cruise ship experience, there are a lot of things to consider. This trip, and the accommodations available will not be like the travels you have experienced in the past.

The biggest thing you need to keep in mind is the location where you will be enjoying your holiday, will also be the same place you will be sleeping. It’s much like having your hotel follow you from one destination to the next, always just a little walk away. Even though there are no rooms that are too far away from one another, small changes in location can make a major difference in your ability to enjoy your trip. For example, if you have an outer cabin that is near a high-traffic deck, you may be forced to hear people stumbling by your door, or talking loudly outside your room all night. Likewise, if you have a cabin that is just below a stairwell, you will hear the clomping of people walking up and down the stairs. This is a decision you should not take lightly.

Let’s look at other locations on the ship. At the rear of the ship is usually where the higher-priced rooms are. Many come with a balcony so you can relax outside your own room and watch as you pass through the water. Keep in mind though, these rooms are also a bit above the surface level of the ship and when the seas are choppy, you are going to get quite a bouncy ride. These rooms are not for those with a weak stomach.

At the front of the ship, or the bow, there are other higher-end cabins. These often also have balconies where you can watch a sunrise or sunset and see what lies ahead. But these have the downside of the rear cabins, and then some. Since these are usually even higher above the surface, they are an even rockier ride when there are big waves on the water.

Another area to consider when deciding which cabin you want may have to do with how social you are. If you would love to be near where things are happening, the higher deck cabins are very close to all the activity venues. Usually you are just steps from the lounges, pool, restaurants, and other attraction areas. But you once again have to consider that every time you move to a room that is above the surface level of the ship, it may be a shiftier ride if the seas get rough.



If you have a weak stomach and are concerned about the possibility of getting seasick, the best place for you is in the middle of the ship. These will be more economic cabins as well, as they are the standard staterooms. If you really are prone to seasickness, you may want to pay a little more to ask for a mid-ship cabin. The closer you are to the center, the less you will feel the rocking of the boat.

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