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Subject:  Re: Question for intercst Date:  11/28/2009  7:52 PM
Author:  markr33 Number:  21859 of 73768

We have never been on a cruise. Well, a Napa River cruise, but that doesn't count. We bat the idea around, but so far we didn't do it.

We wouldn't like to be the "steerage" class. The larger cabins with windows cost much more, no? What do you recommend in regards to cabins?

A bit about cabins -

* The "larger" cabins aren't all that large.
* We hardly spent any time at all in the cabin, basically only sleeping which included the night and a nap pretty much each afternoon (we had a bunch of kids with us).
* One year we were in an inside (no window at all) cabin, and it was rather claustrophobic. I recommend an outside (with a window) cabin if at all possible.
* A balcony, while nice, isn't all that useful. While the ship is moving, it's too windy to enjoy it, and while the ship isn't moving, there are so many other things to do on the ship that you won't remain in your cabin. The only balconies really worthwhile are the super-high-end ones where you have a "personal" butler that brings you d