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Royal Holiday Club shares tips on choosing cruise cabins

Royal Holiday Club shares tips on choosing cruise cabins

When going on a cruise, it is vital to choose the right cabin. Your choice can make or break your experience on a cruise liner. The cabins in the center of the boat offer stability in case of rough seas. If you suffer from seasickness, it may be prudent to reserve a cabin in the center of the ship. However, these cabins are usually a bit more expensive.

The cabins at the bow and stern of the ship are less expensive. At the front, you will feel the movement of the waves. At the rear, you may feel the vibration of the engines. When choosing a cabin, pay attention to its surroundings. Elevators, a laundry room or a staff staircase can be a source of the noise. Also, pay attention to the features above and below your cabin. A theater, a restaurant and the pool deck can also generate noise.

Interior cabins are the cheapest. They are usually located on the lower decks or in the center of the boat. These cabins are generally as spacious as the cabins with sea views but do not have windows, which can be a challenge for people suffering from claustrophobia. If you like to sleep in complete darkness and spend a lot of time at the pool or on decks, this type of cabin may be a good choice.

Cabins with views

This category has a range of prices, depending on whether the view is obstructed or not. Most of these cabins are on the lower decks. Opting for decks facing lifeboats provides a practical way to reduce accommodation costs and have a cabin with natural light.

Balcony cabins are the most popular and they allow you to view landscapes and soak up the sun. It is always interesting to go out on your balcony in the morning when the boat arrives at the port. This gives you an opportunity to admire the landscape or the sunsets. If your itinerary is devoted to nature and landscapes (Alaska, Fjords of Norway, autumn colors), the cabin with balcony is a good choice.

Concierge service

The cabins with concierge service usually have balconies and passengers enjoy extra services. This allows Royal Holiday Club members to enjoy luxurious baths and bedding, a pillow menu, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, and small canapés every day before dinner.


The suites are spacious balcony cabins but the most expensive. They offer maximum comfort and luxury. In most ships available to Royal Holiday Club members, suite passengers have access to a dedicated restaurant for lunch and dinner. In the cabin, all extras are included (minibar, bath products and luxury bedding, espresso machines, whirlpool bath and more).

Some cruise ship companies also offer internet access, seats reserved for shows, laundry service, unlimited dinner in specialty restaurants and other small luxuries. Suite passengers also have access to priority boarding and disembarking. Butler service is also available to unpack suitcases, delivery of small sofas each day and other special touches.

Royal Holiday Club offers members a wide array of cruise options from which to choose. The cruiser liners on offer include MSC Preziosa.

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