Inside VS Outside Cabin

Choosing the right cabin for your cruise can make or break your perfect vacation. There’s no one-fits-all advice for this choice since each one picks the best cabin on a ship according to his or her needs and style.


When you need to choose the best cabin for you is definitely a matter of personal choice, with cost and location being the primary factors in making this decision. On the Celestyal Olympia and the Celestyal Crystal  you can find Interior and Exterior staterooms and different types of Suites in several decks.

The Outside Cabin Perks

The basic feature of an outside cabin is the windows or portholes This source of natural light offers a more relaxed environment and gives you the feeling of actually cruising the sea. If you love being wakened by the sun and love to use your cabin as a relaxing space after a day ashore, then this type of accommodation can add something special to the cruise experience. If you are on a 7-day or longer cruise, you will have hours traveling at sea that you might want to spend in the privacy of your room, watching a movie, taking a nap or just taking advantage of the room service. On a cruise ship, your cabin is the one place you can get away from everything and everybody. If you want to have a sea breeze in your room, you will need to get a balcony since the windows cannot be opened.

The next step above an outside cabin is a suite with a balcony. Sitting on the balcony with a good book or just being able to step outside and breathe in the sea air gives a different spin to your cruising experience. The suites aboard the Celestyal vessels offer lounge chairs where you can lie down and sunbathe in private or a set of table and chairs where you can dine and look at the endless sea. Another perk of the suite accommodation is the Suite Concierge Service that includes priority embarkation and disembarkation, complimentary room service, assistance for packing and unpacking and many more amenities to make your onboard stay unforgettable.

The Inside Cabin Perks

Although the inside cabins may not as advertised as the exterior, they offer specific perks to specific needs. They offer also a bathroom with shower, closet and drawer space, air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer,  safety deposit box and, TV. The cabins are designed for double occupancy with twin beds that can be pushed together to make a queen-sized bed for couples and 3rd /4th berth. The size of the room is more or less the same size as the outside cabins but usually are less expensive. The main reason for that is the fact that they never have a window or a porthole. When this might be considered a downside for some, others prefer since it gives the ideal feeling for light sleepers. The truth is that if you’re going to shore excursions, onboard dinners, onboard entertainment, and all things fun that a cruise entails then you only need the cabin for sleeping. You can spend the money you saved on equally fun and interesting stuff as per taste.
In the Celestyal Cruises brochure and on our website you can find all the specifics needed about the amenities in each cabin.

Bonus Tips

The deck of your cabin is an equally important factor when you book your cruise. The lower deck cabins will give you a smoother ride and they are also the furthest from the common areas such as the pool and lounges thus ensuring quiet and privacy. On the downside, you will be using the stairs or the elevators much more often from a lower deck. Cabins on the upper decks are closer to the pool and sun decks and they are preferred on cruises where you’ll want to use these amenities. Keep in mind though that you will get more rocking motion up high, so on smaller ships, those who are seasick prone might want to avoid a higher deck cabin. Cabins on the front of the ship get the most motion and give you the feeling of a sailing experience. Cabins in the aft of the ship have more motion than centrally located cabins, but less than those forward.

So when planning your next cruise, study the layout and architecture of the ship's deck plans before selecting your cabin. Think about what is important to you and consider your needs and expectations.


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