It’s time to take a tour of our stateroom! Since we had two separate staterooms, we wanted them to be connecting. Options were somewhat limited for this for the exact category we wanted. We knew we wanted to be on a low deck mid-ship due to some motion sickness issues. The 4th, 5th, and 6th decks had all of the action, so we opted for the 3rd deck knowing we could walk up a few flights of stairs if the elevators were full. Elevators were not an issue for us except on embarkation day when EVERYONE is trying to get up to deck 9! Also, I always check the deck plans of the ship so I can see what’s below us and what’s above us.
I was able to find cabins 3059 (Inside–Category 2V), and 3061 (Inside–Category 1V). Both were 136 square feet. Just a little blurb on Inside vs. Oceanview vs. Verandah vs. Suite…we prefer an Inside cabin. I like it to be dark, and I like to save some money so we can do more excursions. The price difference is just too much for me to justify it based on how much time we actually spend IN the cabin! We are basically there to shower and sleep! Now, when we do an Alaskan cruise or Panama Canal, then I would consider a balcony/verandah.
Another word of warning before you watch this video…cruise cabins are SMALL! Not like normal sized hotel rooms. My filming seems very CLOSE…well it was! There’s only room for 1 person to stand in the bathroom. I promise I will get better at videos!
The sleeping area:
The desk area and closet:
Inside the cabinets and the safe:
These are the ONLY 2 plugs in the entire cabin! Surge protectors are not permitted and they are very strict with this on this ship! They confiscated a large number of these from people’s luggage. I may or may not have had to go to the naughty room myself! To be discussed in a later post…
Inside the closet: