Posted May 7th, 2012, 06:21 PM
We'd only been in insides for 7 night cruises, and had no problems; 14 nighters were usually balcony cabins.
Last year we were only able to go on the 18 nighter to Venice because we could afford the inside cabin....I found it too long indoors, but OH found he slept well, and was perfectly happy.
We chose the cabin position very carefully- just against the atrium, with plenty of lifts, and next to the Costa coffee bar, in case we couldn't sleep. That was great for me, as I sometimes like to wander about at night, and could sit in the atrium or coffee bar.....no-one bothers you. We were also on the deck which was used for returning passengers, so a short walk to the cabin after a long day.
As it was a warm cruise, I spent much of the time on deck; I've been on cruises when a balcony has been a waste of space because it's been so cold and rainy.
I think 10 to 14 nights is fine for me- any more and I'd need a little more outside light....as I say, OH was perfectly happy! I know several people who are content with insides on their world cruises, too.
19 cruises; 10 ships; 7 lines; 89 ports