Friday, March 7, 2014

Norwegian Epic Inside Staterooms

Inside staterooms are typically the smallest and least expensive staterooms available on a cruise ship.  They are located in the interior of the ship with no outside window, and are a great bargain if you don't mind not being able to see outside while in your room (and not knowing whether it's  morning or night without looking at a clock when you wake up).

May 8, 2013


The boys had an inside stateroom for our Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Epic, so I can’t review it on a completely first-hand basis on staying in it for a week, but I did spend some time there. The circulation is honestly much better in the inside cabin because the beds are against each wall, so there is much more usable floor space (it wouldn't have felt as large if they had the beds pushed together). Their split bathroom was the same as ours. As far as storage, they had much more closet space, and they each had nightstands with drawers. The downside to their room was that it was really dark – as soon as you entered the room, you had to put the key in the door or else you’d be stumbling around in the dark (whereas the balcony staterooms have light coming in from the outside, at least during the day). The television is smaller in the inside stateroom, but it wasn’t a huge difference.


May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

Also, I think it’s important to note that the boys’ stateroom attendant gave them much more attention than ours did. They always got the coolest towel animals every night, while ours (balcony stateroom) might make one every once in a while…. And then, it would just be something basic or something completely unrecognizable.


Inside staterooms have come a long way in the past decade.  Nicer furnishings, creative storage solutions, and cabin layouts which optimize the small square footage of the room have really transformed interior cabins so that they are comfortable while still budget-friendly.


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