To give the illusion
of more space, these cabins might also rely on the generous use of
mirrors for a more expansive feeling.
In addition to the
usual amenities, your outside stateroom might also have a small
The cabin's vanity/desk will almost always have two
electric receptacles—one will accept standard US-style plugs
(110-volt) and the other for European style plugs (220-volt). To
plug in more than one gadget at a time, you'll need a power strip,
or, for dual voltage appliances, a plug converter. Bathrooms often have a dual-voltage outlet
suitable only for electric shavers.
A hairdryer may be mounted on
the bathroom wall, or located at the vanity/desk.
America Line's Amsterdam: typical standard outside
stateroom with picture window
Two twin beds can be joined together to create one
large bed, the equivalent of a queen- or king-size bed.
Going one step further, standard and
"larger" outside staterooms on modern ships are often
outfitted with a small sofa or loveseat with a cocktail table or
small side table. Some of those tables can be raised for dining. The
sofas are usually "hide-a-beds" and can accommodate a
A nice touch
in some outside cabins are floor to ceiling, wall to wall curtains
between the beds and sitting area
that allow passengers to create a "private" sleeping
space. Cabins that are termed "larger" may have a
combination bathtub/shower instead of just a shower.
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