Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Cabins. On this page, you'll find all the tools and inspiration you need to book the perfect room, as well as tips on what you should (and shouldn't) do to ensure smooth sailing. Feeling lucky? We even offer ways to up your chances at snagging a free or low-cost cabin upgrade. Click on the links for more info, and swoon over some of the most attractive cabins and suites at sea.
Updated January 8, 2020
Cruise Cabin Tips and Advice
How to Choose a Cruise Ship Cabin: What You Need to Know
From nailing down the lowest fares to combatting seasickness, we guide you through the process of selecting the perfect cruise ship cabin.
7 Cruise Cabin Hacks That Will Change the Way You Cruise Forever
Make the most of your cruise ship cabin, from expanding storage space to setting the mood, with these clever and easy hacks.
9 Things You Don't Know About Your Cruise Ship Cabin
Even the savviest cruisers find surprises in their cabins. Here are nine we've discovered after hundreds of sailings on ships of all types.
Tips on Booking a Cruise Room for the Whole Family
Four people in one cabin? Connecting rooms or across the hall? Make sure you get the space you need for your family with these quick tips.
The 'Guarantee' Gamble: The Odds of an Upgrade When the Cruise Line Picks Your Cabin
Risk-takers could win big by booking a "guarantee" cabin at a low price. See what your chances are of scoring an upgrade -- or getting the worst room onboard.
Cabins for All Tastes
Best Family-Friendly Cruise Ships Cabins
A number of cruise lines cater to families with dedicated cabins and kid-friendly features. Find out how Royal Caribbean, Carnival and others accommodate those with little ones in tow.
The 9 Best Cruise Ship Inside Cabins … and 3 to Avoid
Not all inside cabins are dark and tiny; here are nine stylish, roomy options for cruisers on a tight budget. Just stay away from the last three
The Best Balcony Cabins for Your Next Cruise
Want some personal deck space? If you're looking for the best balcony cabin you can book -- without having to upgrade to a mini-suite or suite -- here are our five favorites across mainstream lines.
Compare Popular Choices
- Aft Balcony vs. Balcony Cabin on Cruise Ships
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- Cruise Balcony vs. Suite
- Oceanview vs. Balcony Cabins:
- Inside vs. Outside Cruise Cabins
- Inside vs. Balcony Cruise Cabins
9 Things You Can Do on a Cruise Ship Balcony and 1 You Probably Shouldn't
Cruise ship balconies have more to offer than picturesque views and fresh air. Here are a few ways to enjoy your personal alfresco space on different cruise lines.
Inside Look: Cabin Service
A River Cruise with a Butler: We Try It on Uniworld and Scenic
River cruises are intimate as it is, but butler service goes the extra mile. We break down the experience for those who fancy a little more attention.