Cruise Accommodation Guide
There are generally four types of
accommodation on a cruise ship and as a rule, the higher up the
ship you are, the bigger and more luxurious and more expensive it
It's tempting to pick the biggest cabin you can afford, with a
balcony if there is one, and it's lovely to have lots of space -
and as a real treat, taking a suite can also mean having your own
However, there are a few things to
consider when booking cruise accommodation, not least of which is
price. Near a lift you might be disturbed by late-night
revellers on their way "home", while a cabin at the forward end on
a large ship may means a trek to the restaurants and buffets. You
also need to decide how much space you need, whether a balcony is
important or whether you would be happy with a window.
These are the largest and most luxurious with living
accommodation often spread between a lounge area and a dining room,
and even on separate decks and with more than one bathroom.
Typically they have a large balcony, possibly with its own Jacuzzi,
and are located in the most desirable position onboard. A suite may
also come with a private butler, ready to meet your every
need. It's worth considering a suite when travelling with
family or friends.
A verandah with table and chairs allows you to sit outside while
watching the world go by or perhaps, one evening, have dinner on
This type of cruise accommodation offers a large picture window
These cabins are located within the interior of the ship and do
not offer a window and ideal if you are looking to keep costs
Facilities vary between cruise line, but most cabins will have
an en suite bathroom, television, telephone, hairdryer, safe, air
conditioning and on some ships, a refrigerator. Other additions can
include bathrobes, a daily fruit basket, fresh flowers,
complimentary wines and 24 hour service.
Selecting cruise accommodation is a very personal choice and
your decision may be affected by your itinerary, so visit your ACE
accredited cruise agent who will be able to help
in making your choice.
Need advice on booking a cruise?
The choices you have for your cruise holiday are almost endless
and this is the great reason why a cruise will perfectly meet your
needs. That choice is another reason why you should seek expert
advice when making your selection.
If you have a query or need a little help in finding the right
cruise, then a great place to start is to ask a CLIA UK &
Ireland travel agent member.