Making the most of your inside cruise cabin
What are your tips to make the most of an inside cabin. We’ve sailed a few times with inside cabins, and yes the first time was a little cramped, but we’ve learned how maximize the space since then. Here are a few tips, mostly focused on how to organize your stateroom and get the most out of limited cabin space: #1- On embarkation day, unpack and slide your luggage under your bed. It will be out of sight and out of the way for your entire cruise and won’t take up valuable closet space.
#2- Use your wall space wisely by packing some super strong magnets, like these. We like to create a “grab and go” area near our front door where we hang sweatshirts, cruise cards on lanyards, hats, and anything else might we not want to forget on the way out the door. #3- Pack a pop up hamper to pop in your closet to keep dirty clothes in their place. #4- Maximize your closet space by packing hanging organizers, for jewelry, watches and other small items.
You’ll likely have more closet space than countertop space, so planning ahead in this area can really pay off. If you have a lot of devices that require charging, look into a USB charger like this, and leave the other chargers home. #5- And lastly, this isn’t really an organization tip, but it’s something we think is useful. On most ships, you can set your tv to a bridge cam channel, so you can always see what’s going on outside. You can watch the ship glide in and out of ports, and even check the sea conditions.
This helps minimize that cooped up feeling that sometimes comes with an inside cabin.
JR World Travel