Purchasing a Cruise Ticket with the Perfect Cabin
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
When purchasing your cruise ticket, one major factor to take under consideration is the cabin you will stay in. There are a number of cruise cabins available to choose from and it is important for you to consider several things, including its location, its amenities, its size, and its cost.
Cruise Ship Cabin Location
When you purchase your cruise ticket, the first thing you need to consider is the location of the cabin. If you or your honey are concerned about getting seasick, you might want to consider a cabin located in the center of the ship. This can be in the middle on any deck, or it can be a cabin in the middle deck. These areas receive the least amount of motion and, therefore, will be more tolerable. The proximity of the cabin to the elevator may be another factor. If you want peace and quite, you might want to choose a cabin further away from these high traffic areas. On the other hand, if you anticipate spending time running back and forth between your cabin and all of the onboard activities, it might be better to get a cabin near to the elevators.
Cruise Ship Cabin Grade
When purchasing cruise tickets, you also need to consider the grade of the cabin. Regardless of the cabin you select, you will be treated the same as other passengers. Nonetheless, cabins that come with higher priced cruise tickets do offer a number of amenities and conveniences, such as exclusive boarding passes that allow you to pass long check-in lines.
When purchasing your cruise tickets, remember that staterooms, also called interior rooms, are usually the smallest and have only basic furnishings. In fact, the beds in these rooms may be bunk beds in order to save on space. More than likely, your new spouse will not be too happy about those accommodations!
Oceanview cabins, on the other hand, are a bit larger and contain either a window or a porthole, depending on where it is located. You can get a view with these windows, but they generally do not open. Many cruise lines offer multiple grades of ocean view rooms, so be sure to find out the differences between them. Some of these rooms may also have bunk beds, while others might have pull-out sofas or twin beds.
Another choice when purchasing your cruise ticket is a room with a private balcony. In some cases, exterior furniture such as lounge chairs may be included on your balcony. There are also varying grades of balcony rooms. In addition, those located in the rear corners may feature wrap around balconies, which provide a much grander view.
If you really want to splurge on your cruise ticket, you might stay in a suite. Suites are larger and contain more luxurious furniture. They might include a king-sized bed, storage space, and a mini-fridge. Many also offer a private balcony, though some only provide suites with rooms. For the absolute best accommodations, you can stay in a luxury suite. These often contain multiple rooms and can include concierge service, private balconies, and whirlpools.
No matter which cabin you choose when purchasing your cruise ticket, you are sure to have special memories. Just remember that your honeymoon cruise is a once in a lifetime adventure and you should never cut corners if you donít have to.
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Luxury Cruise LinesIn comparing available cruise lines, you will notice that popular lines such as Princess Cuise Lines, Carnival, and Norwegian cater to both the novice cruiser and the well experienced cruise veteran. Similarly, the Cunard and Holland America Cruise Line provide upscale luxury accomodations.