Often, to give the
illusion of more space, you will find inside cabins rely on the generous
use of mirrors for an airy feeling. On Royal Caribbean's largest
vessels, there are even inside cabins with a view of sorts—some
are designated "atrium staterooms" and feature bowed
windows overlooking the the ships' interior grand promenades.
Inside cabins are
generally just as spacious as outside cabins and decor and amenities
are similar. On the newest vessels, you may find small
Many ships locate
triple and quad cabins (accommodating three or more passengers) on
the inside. Essentially, they look just like a standard double
cabin, but have bunk beds that either fold down from the wall or
disappear into the ceiling. Parents sometimes book an inside for
older children and teens, while their own cabin is an outside across
the hall with a window or balcony.
For passengers who
want a very dark room for sleeping, an inside cabin is ideal. Use a
bit of creativity and even your inside cabin can have a "window
on the sea." Nearly every ship has a television channel that
features a continuous view from the bridge (often accompanied by
terrible elevator music). Turn on that channel before you retire and
turn off the sound—it will be dark all night
and you will awaken with a seascape!
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