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Are there automatic night-lights in inside-cabins ?
If we turn OFF the lights... will it be pitch dark ?

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Yes, it will be pretty pitch dark except for the hallway lighting that you can see along the crack at the bottom of the door. I try to bring a night light to plug in to get a little light in the room.
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Pro-Tip: take of couple of battery operated 'tea lights" for each side of the bed


leave the bathroom light on...but close the door almost all the way


leave the tv on to a channel that plays only the wave sound...which may be too bright if you like a dark room
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We leave the bathroom light on. We also turn the tv to the channel that has the outside camera so as the sun comes up the room brightens.
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You've already gotten the best tips. Yes, if you turn everything off, it will be pitch dark.

Best tips--bring a night light. Leave bathroom light on and door cracked open. Turn the TV to the "View from the Bridge" channel and mute the sound. That way, when it gets light outside, the TV screen will light up. This is less than optimal on cruises to Alaska.

There is a little "glow" thing by the bathroom door, but this isn't really a light.
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we bring a cute lantern-style nightlight (battery operated) with three settings and use it on the lowest setting. I also bring a battery operated "closet" light that you press on, and use it in the bathroom at night so that the bathroom light doesn't blind/wake everyone else up.
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The only time we ever slept through breakfast and lunch was when we had an inside cabin. We’ve never slept so well.
A little plug in night light or battery operated tea lights will help if your claustrophobic. Otherwise, enjoy the dark!


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V E R Y dark.

If you are in rough seas, the bathroom door (left ajar) will slam back and forth.

I bring motion detector battery operated lights to guide me to the bathroom.

All other suggestions are very helpful.
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The phone also has a little tiny - really tiny - light on it. It does not offer much help. Leaving the bathroom light on and closing the door does actually provide a wee bit of light, which is enough when your eyes are opening to pitch darkness.
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Originally posted by jagsfan
The only time we ever slept through breakfast and lunch was when we had an inside cabin. We’ve never slept so well.
A little plug in night light or battery operated tea lights will help if your claustrophobic. Otherwise, enjoy the dark!


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I have to agree with you. I had the best sleep of my life in an interior cabin. If I didn't have a wake up call and the phone rang, I would have slept through the entire day. There's nothing like it.
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We've had some rough seas where I've gotten up and closed the bathroom door, but most of the time I can leave it "cracked" with no issue. You get next to nothing under the exterior door of the cabin and the bathroom door when closed. At one point I took a tiny flashlight and put it on the table next to the bed.
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A good idea. Bring an IPad & use the clock app with the screen as bright as you want.

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Was not dark enough for me. I thought a ton of light came into the room under the door to the hall. But we did have a nightlight in the bathroom for night time trips.
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A huge Thank You EVERYONE !!!

Excellent, Excellent tips and suggestions... every single one of them.
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#19
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Originally posted by Sailor1959
Are there automatic night-lights in inside-cabins ?
If we turn OFF the lights... will it be pitch dark ?

TIA,
Yep - pitch black except for maybe the light coming under the door - I usually put a towel down there so it blocks the light. There are no night lights per se but you can always bring one.
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Many years ago when we were young and poor we always booked inside cabins. I will admit that I have had some of the best nights (and days) of sleeping in those inside cabins when I had no clue whether it was day or night. Now we are no longer poor (or young) and usually have cabins with balconies and the early morning light that usually leaks around the curtains.....wake me at the crack of dawn. On Princess this is not a bad thing because I quietly sneak out of our cabin (leaving DW soundly sleeping) and wonder down to the International Cafe (my home when on a Princess ship) where I usually meet a few others who have sleep issues .

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