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The Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Cabins
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MSC Poesia Balcony Cabin
Welcome to Cruise Critic's definitive guide to cruise ship cabins. On this page, you'll find our best tips on how to pick the perfect at-sea accommodation; the one thing you should never do on your balcony; and how to snag that elusive category upgrade.

If any of your cabin-related queries remain unanswered, please shoot us an e-mail.
Choosing a Cabin: The Essentials
Picking the right cabin -- based on size, location, amenities -- is of paramount importance. We'll help you find your match.
5 Ways to Get a Cabin Upgrade
There's no magic spell for summoning the upgrade fairy -- but there are a few things savvy cruisers can do to stack the deck.
8 Best Inside Cabins ... and 3 Worst
"Best inside" is not an oxymoron. While some are dark closets with bed and bath, others are downright spacious or whiz-bang features.
9 Things You Don't Know About Your Cabin
After hundreds of sailings on ships of all types, we've learned a thing (or nine) about cruise ship cabins.
14 Unusual Cruise Ship Balconies
Hump, twin, sweet 16? Check out 14 of cruising's most unusual -- but unusually
well-loved -- balcony cabins.
9 Things You Can Do on a Balcony and 1 Not to
Behold nine things you could (and should) do on your balcony. But, however you take your salty breezes, avoid No. 10.
Forum: Cabin Selection Tips
Have a question -- any question -- about cruise ship accommodations? Pose it to Cruise Critic's helpful 900,000-strong community.
Cabin Sharing: 10 Etiquette Tips
Do you snore, hog the shower or talk too much? Read our tips on travel etiquette before cruising with a pal for the first time.
Readers Say: Don't Pick These Cabins
The collective wisdom of Cruise Critic readers is unparalleled. When they say
"don't pick that cabin!?" they mean it.
13 Best Cruise Ship Suites
Cruise ship "suites" come in all shapes
and sizes, from modest abodes with Milan-chic decor to two-story palaces with grand pianos and private fitness rooms.
700+ Reader Cabin Pics
Browse hundreds of cabin candids submitted by Cruise Critic readers. And if you're in a sharing mood, upload your own images.
The 'Guarantee' Cabin Gamble
Does the chance of scoring an upgrade make it worth letting the line pick your cabin? We weigh the pros and cons of the "guarantee."

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