I am a cruise gal no doubt about it. Actually I am a Carnival Cruise Gal. And to emphasize that point I am about to embark on cruise 4 and 5 back to back. Now I have discussed the Cheers Program in the past and even what to pack, to say nothing of what you can find on any ship.
I have not talked cabins yet though.Five years ago when I was about to book my very first cruise I was adamant I needed a Balcony room. For the next two I went Interior. Now all rooms have their benefits but let’s discuss the perks of an Interior room.
Carnival Cruise Cabin Selection
When booking a cruise you have the option of cabin selection. Balcony, Pot hole, partial view and interior, plus suites if you really want to splurge. For my first cruise as I indicated I really wanted a balcony. Balconies have it’s perks but also a few drawbacks but let’s save that for another post.
For my second cruise I chose an interior cabin, but I was selective. I booked on the Lido deck (pool deck) and it was fabulous. Selecting an interior cabin on the pool deck gave me easy access to the largest balcony possible. The benefit of selecting your cabin is checking out where you truly want to stay and what matters to you. The furniture is the same where ever you stay.
5 Benefits of an Interior Cabin on Carnival
Let’s discuss the five biggest benefits of an interior cabin:
- Price point– there is no question an interior is far less expensive. Paying less per cruise actually works in your favour. Yep more cruises. Or even affording your first. If you are not too picky about room location you can find an interior cruise for significantly less money.
- Instant darkness– Interior rooms are always dark so perfect for napping ( or resting). One warning you will need an alarm to make sure you don’t miss fun time on the ship because you will experience deep restful sleep. The beds are uber comfortable.
- less movement or rolling– let’s be frank, we are on a ship on the water. Interior cabins experience far less sense of movement than a balcony cabin.
- More Privacy– balconies can be great but every time the door is open to let you hear the ocean you also feel like you are in the cabin next door. More privacy makes the interior very attractive
- Less wasted time– let’s be completely honest, the bed is comfy no question but the room is just a square box, encouraging you to get out and explore. More time spent out of the room means you are getting more value for your dollar.
and as a bonus……..the pool deck is a great place to spend your days. Get there early enough and it feels like your own private balcony. Do you have a preference?
My recommendation- try an interior at least once to see how it feels. The savings is truly worth it. My next two back to back cruises out of Jackonville, one cruise Balcony, one cruise interior. A little sampling of every thing.