Choosing a Stateroom? Balconies are Best!


-Balconies are a great value for their price

When choosing your cruise ship accommodations, (which category or type you decide on) is probably the most crucial step. Certainly while an inside stateroom costs less than a balcony stateroom, but a balcony is so much more enjoyable when taking a cruise. I find it difficult to estimate the number of times I have thrown open the balcony door curtains to discover absolutely jaw dropping scenery, wildlife, or just the awe-inspiring experience of being in the moment of where the ship was located, or doing at that certain point in time.

Or the feeling from stepping out onto my own private veranda area and being able to take in the fresh air,  or the sights and sounds of the view, or shoreline/port, even before setting foot on the land itself.

Also, being able to enjoy a hot brewed beverage upon awakening, and still in my robe. Being able to watch or photograph the nature, and view the wildlife while on an Alaskan cruise. Being able to enjoy lunch or a snack while circling the charismatic Hawaiian islands. Being able to look down from my balcony to see the playful dolphins racing along side of the ship while cruising the warm waters of the Caribbean. Being able to catch sight of a whale as it twirled in the air, and fall gracefully back into the sea. (an event I might add that could only be heard about by most at dinner that evening). Being able to open the doors to hear the sounds of waves slap the ship, or as they rush by during night (while at sea) reminding me of the serenity at the sea-shore and lets me fall asleep in a truly peaceful state.

Or how about the ultimate in Balcony experience in being able to enjoy a tranquil, romantic candlelight dinner at our very own balcony table for two. This makes for dining in your room to be taken up a notch.

So ultimately the question that you have to ask yourself is this; is the balcony or veranda stateroom really worth the mere 15 to 25 percent more in price from the (viewless) Interior stateroom?

The short answer is YOU BETCHA!!, and still would be (for me) at twice the price!!!

Enjoy and Sail in a Balcony or Veranda Stateroom on your next cruise for sure………

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About cruisewithmike

Mike is a Professional Cruise Wedding Planner, Wedding Officiant,and owner of CruisewithMike Wedding Planners. With over 20 years of experience in the Travel Industry, as an Independant Travel Consultant, Customer Service Agent, and a retired Va. Magistrate, and Clergy. Mike has a very unique perspective on Customer and Wedding Service Needs and strives to provide custom service that's "TOPS" Totally Outrageous Professional Service, with every customer he works with.
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2 Responses to Choosing a Stateroom? Balconies are Best!

  1. Trish says:

    Wonderful Article. Thanks So Much!
    REPLY: You are most welcome Trish! Thanks for the comment.-CruisewithMike

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