Despite the fact that the words 'inside cabin' may spark fear into a claustrophic person, our interior cabin onboard the Voyager of the Seas was beyond satisfactory. Our main concern was simply to enjoy the ship and all that it had to offer, while spending as little amount of time as possible in the room. Why would you go on a cruise ship, if only to obsess about your sleeping quarters?
Our cabin was a modest 150 square feet, but it was a far cry from being described as a closet. Our cabin became our home over the course of 7 days, a humble abode to stagger back to after eating to our heart's content in the restaurant, or after dancing into the wee hours of the morning in one of the 14 clubs and bars onboard.
The room itself was very appealing to the eye. The walls were painted in a cream shade, and the upholstery was of a green, blue and brown (earthy) colour scheme. Our cabin was fitted with two twin beds, which were the best part of the entire room. Thanks to a comfortable mattress and high thread count bed spreads, I slept fitfully every night.
Separating the twin beds was a small nightstand with two sets of drawers for both occupants. We kept documents and chargers etc. in there, as well as small flashlights for when we needed to check the time during the night. The flashlights were handy as our room doesn't get any natural light from outside.
Other fixtures inside of the cabin included a large dressing table with a massive mirror, a soft green sofa and a glass table set with two chairs. These were strategically placed around the room, to maximize the space available to maneouver inside the cabin, and we were satisfied enough to leave everything where they were.
On the dressing table when we arrived, was a welcome note and a minibar with the usual soft drink options. Beneath the table was a mini fridge which became quite useful during the week, as we tend to keep bottled water with us at all times.
Perched above the vanity area was a small television, which had several different channels to choose from. Seeing that we usually spent our time outside of the room, we mostly kept the television on the ship's channel so that we could always have an idea of what was going on at any given time of the day.
We also had a large closet, where we were able to hang a few of our clothes to prevent them from becoming rumpled in our suitcases. There was enough space for the both of us to comfortably split the closet between us, without us getting confused, trying to separate our stuff.
The bathroom was small but we never had any difficulties with taking a shower. It was kept sparkling clean for the entire cruise, and our used towels were replaced daily. We were always stocked with enough toiletries for the trip, and everything met our expectations.
Our room steward Alberto was amazing. He always seemed to know when we were out, so that whenever we returned, our room would be cleaned and our beds made for us. We had some great conversations and he always had a smile for us. We also received quite a number of towel animals on our beds, and he'd usually give them our sunglasses to wear!
If you are on a budget, or you are simply more interested in spending your funds on getting the most out of the experience, do not hesitate to book an inside cabin. They may be the cheapest rooms onboard, but the beds are just as comfortable as the one in a higher ranking room!