When choosing your room, considerations may include your budget, room availability, location on the ship, and any special requests or accommodations you require. Each room type may vary in room size and amenities, and can correspond to a different location on the ship.
Most cruise lines offer four different room types:
- Interior: most economical rooms with standard amenities, no window.
- Oceanview: comfortable rooms featuring an exterior facing window.
- Balcony: comfortable rooms featuring a private balcony usually overlooking the ocean.
- Suite or Junior Suite: large rooms with a private balcony that may include added amenities and special services. Some suites may accommodate additional guests and/or feature multiple rooms.
Cruise lines may offer "guarantee" type rooms for a lower price. This option secures the room type, but does not confirm the location, deck, view, or room assignment until closer to the sailing date. The room is selected by the cruise line and could have a partially to fully obstructed window or balcony. Some guarantee rooms may have bed configurations that cannot be changed, such as bunk beds.