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Why book an inside room on a cruise

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We get asked all the time if you should save money by staying in an inside stateroom or pay a bit more for the amenities, size and view in a balcony stateroom. Is it worth it to pay extra for a balcony cabin on a cruise? Do I really need a room with a balcony? Here are six of the best reasons to stay in an inside stateroom on your next Royal Caribbean cruise! [Subscribe for more Royal Caribbean videos!] https://is.gd/p6dgx0 [Listen to our Podcast] https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/podcast [Social Links] https://www.facebook.com/royalcaribbeanblog http://twitter.com/therclblog http://instagram.com/royalcaribbeanblog
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judy hobday (13 hours ago)
Two trips to Alaska told me one thing for sure. An inside room is a real pain. A balcony is so much better I will never do an inside room ever again. Period.
R G (15 hours ago)
I like the idea of a virtual balconey 3:10 and a less costly inside room.
J LT (20 hours ago)
When I cruised with RC I booked an inside room. I only slept in there. You feel motion sickness when you get home.
Jake Lakota (1 day ago)
Your voice SUCKS. What the hell is an inside serum 1:05?
Walter Reid (1 day ago)
Inside cabins on Anthem are gret with the virtual balcony and plenty of storage. The ventilation system thermostat worked well so we could cool it off at night and warmer in the day.
Daisy Beagle (1 day ago)
Slow your speech down!
quartytypo (1 day ago)
I stay in my inside cabin the entire cruise and cry my eyes out.
adjuster57 (2 days ago)
Interior rooms suck! Private balcony is the only way to go.
Recreational Plutonium (2 days ago)
polishing a turd - the video
Rob Morcette (2 days ago)
Sometimes I like an inside cabbin . I love to sleep in the dark and I don't like spending much time in a small room . I love being out on the decks .
Frostii (2 days ago)
Unless your spending a lot of time in your room, get an inside one. Its worth saving the money over having a view you can see from the top deck anyway. The only way a balcony room is better is if your staying in your room, but who does that?
John Jackson (3 days ago)
Slow down brother,it might register,did you demonstrate in shopping malls or sell carpet cleaners before this?
Dan Sherman (3 days ago)
Dude, slow down. You're not an auctioneer. Geez Louise.
Mark Baker (3 days ago)
Sounds like the majority of you never took a cruise. I’ve been on 17, not one with a balcony. Save a lot of money to spend elsewhere since you will not be in your room that much
P Daniel (3 days ago)
MASS Immigration. KEEP Foreigners out of our country. 90% of cruise lines = mass immigration tourists that dont leave
Frank Devitt (4 days ago)
A room with a virtual Balcony, Forget that BS!! What if someone moved a chair next to the V/Balcony and it got broken. How would a person report it, Call the Staff and say that they Broke the 'View'
Mark Walters (4 days ago)
How do you spell Titanik?
javier19932011 (4 days ago)
family interior stateroom
javier19932011 (4 days ago)
2:17 royal carribean what room is that going with wheelchair
Gerard King (4 days ago)
70% of the time the sea is rough though they won't tell you that. If you can see the horizon and keep your eye on it you'll be ok. However if it's rough for a few days you won't have the stomach to maintain watching the horizon.
S In Texas (4 days ago)
I’ve never heard anyone talk So fast !
Susan Allen (4 days ago)
I’ve been on 5 cruises, always stayed in a inside state room. They have been all great,don’t spend any time in the room anyways. There a great way to save a little money. Spend it doing other things on the ship. Who needs to sleep on a cruise anyways.
Kathleen Egan (5 days ago)
Dude you could just say "room" instead of stateroom since it seems to be giving you some trouble.
rozlin313 (6 days ago)
I've been on 23 cruises and agree inside is fine unless, Alaska, and Hawaii so far. We aren't in the room. Had balcony 4 times and virtual balcony 3 times. We just enjoy cruising😃
12Agonzo (6 days ago)
23 year Naval Officer. I would never book an inside stateroom for the following reason. If you have a fire on a cruise ship I would question the crew's ability and desireability to FIGHT THE SHIP........Are they going to fight the ship to put out the fire? I've looked at these crews before and I question this. I want to be in a spot where I can get outside and air.........
hywl916 (7 days ago)
On Alaskan cruises, I prefer the inside cabin due to the long sunlight hours in the day. As the video says, great for sleeping! I've also enjoyed balcony cabins but it's more pricey especially as I travel alone.
chunky monkey (7 days ago)
How many times do you need to say "inside state room" in one 4:39 video?
furballami (7 days ago)
No preference at all. Inside room is fine. Had some good rooms
Lee Rene` (9 days ago)
One of your main reasons for an inside cabin is....it’s really dark ?. Don’t other cabins have curtains ?
tom kent (9 days ago)
Like staying in an hotel room without a window!
Brad Thompson (11 days ago)
I was stationed on a US Navy destroyer. We NEVER got the choice of balcony or not. Wait a minute... we never had windows either!!!
Aaron Hill (10 days ago)
Great point. I was on a carrier. Slept just fine.
Stephanie Mac (12 days ago)
I’d rather do inside and use the money for other things. Balconies don’t impress me, there are always assholes smoking out there.
Shurti Singh (13 days ago)
Dang I got a balcaony
Brad Nadeau (16 days ago)
I only sleep in the room so the balcony was a waste for me. The only thing about the inside room is you can’t tell if the suns up yet.
Christine Kent (17 days ago)
I've only been on 7 cruises .... one being in a balcony room on my 6th cruise. I did not go on my 7th cruise for 3 and half years. All the other ones were spread out every year and a half. So that is why I'll stick to insides from now on until kids are no longer coming on our cruises :-).
Teresa Fraher (21 days ago)
How fast can you say "inside stateroom"? Jeesh! 😆
B C (21 days ago)
When you wake up in the morning and sit on that balcony and look at the ocean or the port it is well worth it do not get an inside stateroom unless you can't afford anything else it isn't worth it don't listen to these people they don't know what the hell they're talkin about
Richard R (1 month ago)
Geezus, dude, stop talking so fast! Youre only pronouncing about half of your words!
Harry Santucci (1 month ago)
I applaud all the folks staying in an inside cabin and having a great time vs. not going at all if not affording a better room. For me, I need to know the time of day and an inside cabin would never work.
SHA WILLIAMS (1 month ago)
Are there any porthole cabins??
Royal Caribbean Blog (1 month ago)
Yes, those are referred to as oceanview staterooms.
Penney Bayer (1 month ago)
1st cruse get a balconly...... to experience it, then you'll want an inside room thereafter, to save money for land excursions.
Penney Bayer (1 month ago)
I've done both on 4 Royal Carribean cruises. After the 1st cruise with a nice deck in the middle of the ship (best room) we decided to stay in the inside rooms for the last 3 cruises. Reasons: Saved lost of money, so we could take more tours on land, room was just as nice as the deck room. On cruises, the only thing you do in the room is get dressed and sleep. We were out of our room 95% of the time and I'd rather save money and go outside where there are 100's of empty loungers on all levels. I loved going on the top decks where it's less busy and finding a nice lounge and watch the water from outside the ship. Walking around, watching people and enjoying the sunshine. I'll gladly stay on the inside cruises from now on, even though I can afford the decks, it's just better to save the mone to me. I love the outside of the ship where the action takes place, great music, pools, all sorts of fun going on, then I can come back and take a nap in my room with the lights off. We were barely in our rooms, on our 4 cruises. My favorite cruise (Royal Carribean only) is southern carribean, I loved St. Lucia. Get up about 6:30Am when the suns coming up, go to the top deck, find a great lounger, everyone else is still asleep, so it's quiet, the wind is blowing and you can see the island in the distance, while slowly enjoying the slow decent into the island. It's an amazing view of the island from a distance, then getting closer and closer, WOW, AMAZING, so beautiful, I can't even tell you how gorgeous St. Lucis is. I want to go again this summer. You won't regret getting up early when all is quiet and watching the decent into the island...What an amazing view, best thing I've seen in my life.
Badger at Toad Hall (1 month ago)
I like the inside state room. I just store my stuff, shower & sleep there.
Badger at Toad Hall (1 month ago)
Plus the lack of sunlight makes nursing a hangover.
Richard Gobin (1 month ago)
Total darkness is sweet. The $$ saved goes to excursion.
Playin Hard (1 month ago)
@ 0:40... was it called aft balcony in a suite-style room?
Big Brother (1 month ago)
Why book an inside stateroom? #1 I'm a cheapskate. #2 I'm a moron. # 3 I'm a cheapskate moron. Nothing against skates.
lmo222 (1 month ago)
I wonder if the walls are really thin on these ships that you can hear your neighbors talking or are they soundproof? I imagine it would be quite a nightmare when your'e trying to rest but you have kids in the cabin near you and you're stuck with them for a week!
B Mell (1 month ago)
Dude, you are talking way too fast. Look, I’m a fairly well spoken American & damn, you’re just too fast. But good info tho! Thanks for video!
Mako Shark (1 month ago)
We’re going on a cruise tomorrow!
Mako Shark (1 month ago)
(But we Did not get no interior cabin )(we got the 2 bedroom grand suite)
Byron Mouton (1 month ago)
We choose an inside state room but really dont care what other people choose because they are going to make a crappy comment anyway.
KathMedia (1 month ago)
NEVER!!! Suite only. However no longer.
lordmick roach (1 month ago)
Advice, dont go on a cruise, save your money
Richard Todd (1 month ago)
Not in a million years would I book an inside cabin. Balcony cabins are great but still get a bit claustrophobic, even on a really big ship.
jillian mcallister (1 month ago)
Don’t pay for the room pay for the cruise.
Dennis Fajardo (1 month ago)
What did you just said at the end; whay; what?😂😂😂
Simon Hager (1 month ago)
sorry! too used to waking up and going outside on the verandah with room service
Nico Kreisschat (1 month ago)
I've had balcony rooms and inside rooms and I personally prefer the inside rooms. Literally the only time I will be in my room is for sleeping. The rest of the time I'm usually busy around the ship or on land of course. To me a cruise means adventure, not relaxing by doing nothing but relaxing by actively doing what you like. But that's the great thing about cruises, ereryone can arrange their vacation in the way they enjoy the most.
TheTomjmcc (1 month ago)
INSIDE STATE ROOM
arikajoyce (1 month ago)
i got claustrophic sleeping inside inside room, it was small and there was 4 of us, and we were basically only in there to sleep/shower. but i still got claustrophobic and sick on the last night. it IS PITCH DARK and you get disoriented with time. not fun when you wanna enjoy a whole day on board.
Yahi (1 month ago)
In my case, I'm claustrophobic and I NEED to see a window and feel air, to be calm. So I booked a balcony suite in order to sleep well 😂
Andy M (1 month ago)
The best thing for motion sickness,is to look at the horizon.
Brandon sampybomp (1 month ago)
Going in April on one of the oasis
alicia mckendrick (1 month ago)
💖💥💥🌹 To you thank you for your Help very grateful.
rbodell (1 month ago)
178 feet of space ???? heck my whole house is 140 sq ft. That's luxery
W Trolleybus (1 month ago)
They are cells not cabins.  Stateroom just a snobby name for cabin.
W Trolleybus (1 month ago)
If you can't afford a 'proper' stateroom don't bother.  Even if you don't suffer from claustrophobia you soon will.
KERMIT LA FROG (1 month ago)
some of the words are gobble goop you speak badly say the words don't rush them
northlander (1 month ago)
who the hell wants to sleep in on a cruise ?
jennti (1 month ago)
Who wants to stay in a germ capsule? No thanks....I'll spend my money elsewhere ;)
Shoug Arifi (1 month ago)
I’m sorry but a balcony room is wayyyy better
Rachel Turner (1 month ago)
Why am I watching this. I’ve never been on a cruise ship and probably never will
The Andrew Family (1 month ago)
I am scared of the dark 😑 so it being pitch black would kill me
G. Alistar (1 month ago)
Life is toooooo short to drink cheap wine, lousy bourbon or an inside cabin.
DeKalb Deka (1 month ago)
I've been on 6 cruises, almost all inside stateroom. Majesty I had "ocean view" with an obstructed window, promenade view on Mariner, and a Central Park View balcony on Harmony. While I am tempted to one day get an ocean view balcony or even a suite, everyone on the ship ends up going to the same places and having almost all of the same activities available. I cruise for the different destinations and not really the ships themselves.
Nancy Sloane (1 month ago)
My first cruise ever was on a Royal Caribbean mega ship, inside cabin. At first I gasped, but once I saw its roomy closets, good location on the ship & felt the great air conditioning, AND realized how much more money i had in my pocket to spend outside the cabin, that dang room wasn't so bad. My 21 yr old son, my travel partner on that cruise, pouted. Lolololol. A few years later his VERY wealthy fiancee's father took him along on a family cruise, and the younger people got inside cabins. Any fool can simply throw away their money. Wise people spend it carefully!
Carol Dorsett (1 month ago)
I had an inside state room on a Carnival cruse around and loved it.
Nitua Nomachi (2 months ago)
Aaaaaah bye... miss me with that...
Bill Olsen (2 months ago)
When I'm in Los Angeles, I always stay on the Queen Mary. Regardless of where my stateroom is, I never get motion sickness on her.
obey3x (2 months ago)
Nice and quick. If you made a facts YouTube channel, I’d subscribe.
Nashville Tennessee (2 months ago)
You say the words Royal Caribbean very strangely!
Yosef MacGruber (2 months ago)
I want to save even more money. How much will it cost, for a room or a closet within the engine room?
Wendell Sims (2 months ago)
HELL NO...... It's Only Money..... 👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽
Ryan Lee (2 months ago)
Been on 3 cruises...no way in hell I'd take an inside room. The balcony is worth every penny.
Truth (2 months ago)
A room on a cruise is only for sleeping. Why would you spend any more time than that in the room. There is so much to do on these ships nowadays why be in the room.
Johnny Barton (2 months ago)
Norovirus prefer balcony rooms too
Keep Calm (2 months ago)
If I’m gonna pay for a cruise, I’m not go cheap...
Hasnain Momin (2 months ago)
I’m barley in the room. So I get the inside room.
RICOLIVES116 PS4 (2 months ago)
I have been on 16 cruises, every time I was a balcony and I loved it.
Lexi Burns (2 months ago)
Inside stitrum
Ti10 (2 months ago)
Inside room will fxxk your vacation. That's it. I tried once and never book it again. sleep in a box that can't tell day or night or a Happy relax vacation???
Nighthawk (2 months ago)
wwwwwwooooooah.... slow DOWN dude! you sound SSSSSOOOO hyped up! you need to calm down and articulate! relax a bit! maybe take a walk before recording..... maybe even a whole vacation.... Iheardyoucansavealotofmoneyifyoubookaninsidestateroominacruiseship
Brem (2 months ago)
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Kween AS -Lyrics (2 months ago)
I want to go to a cruise to SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS. well the problem is that i'm allergic to the sun...🙍🏼
Hector Martinez (2 months ago)
clasustaphobic need a balcony
Dave Carcie (2 months ago)
Why am I watching this. I’ve never been on a cruise before
Sugurain (2 months ago)
I'm brazilian, English is not even my main language, yet I had no problem understanding what he said. lol
Henry Madden (2 months ago)
If I had a dollar for every time this guy said inside state room I’d be able to afford a room with a balcony
Romantic Donkey (2 months ago)
I used to work for Carnival Cruise lines and have booked thousands of cabins. Balcony’s or suites are usually booked by those on their first cruise, those celebrating a special occasion, or those who are wealthy. The majority of my clients who had sailed before would always go for an interior cabin. This video is spot on. I got paid to fill cabins. I was not paid more if my clients paid more. For that reason I always tried to give my clients the best bang for their buck and would mention all the points in this video. I cannot count the number of times I was thanked for recommending an interior room. Great video. Keep up the good work!
Angie Smith (2 months ago)
I just stayed in an inside room for the first time to see if the money saving was worth it. It was NOT! Inside rooms are so dark it's hard to wake up. We all slept way more. In the inside one.
Brian Zelmanovich (2 months ago)
this is just a video to promote inside rooms on cruises and make more money of them