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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CRUISE CABIN GRADES AND THE TYPES OF FACILITIES PROVIDED IN EACH.

Before we delve into the details about cabin types, we’d suggest noting that many cruise lines refer to their cabins as staterooms. Remembering this fact may help avoid any confusion when comparing cabins between cruise lines.

CABIN TYPES

Cruise ship cabins are generally split into four categories. These are as follows:

CABIN LOCATION

You may want to do your research before choosing a cabin so you know what elements to look out for. Here are some factors to consider when picking the perfect cabin location onboard:

CABIN SIZE

Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes, and so cabins are varied as a result. Balcony rooms can range from intimate sizes to huge wraparound decks with outdoor dining tables and hot tubs.

As previously mentioned, Inside and Outside cabins are generally very similar with a few minor differences. One in which being the porthole or window, which is there to allow natural light in. In addition, Balcony cabins can sometimes be the same size as a standard inside or outside cabin with the extra outdoor space on the balcony.

For many cruise guests, the cabin size they require is usually linked to the price. However, there are some size-related considerations to take into account:

CABIN AMENITIES

All cabins come with the basic amenities that you’d find in most hotel rooms. You’ll also have a cabin steward who will service your room daily. Depending on the cabin grade you choose you may have access to extra services. For example guests in a Suite often have direct access to the Concierge or 24 hour Butler service.

Spa Cabins

Spa cabins are a popular choice for those who are planning to spend a lot of time in the spa. Spa cabins are usually slightly smaller than suites, but they have more amenities that an Inside, Outside or Balcony cabin. One of the perks of a Spa cabin is easy access to the spa, complimentary use of spa facilities and a discount on spa treatments.