The reason I have many, many cruises behind me is not 'cos I'm rich, it's because a large proportion of those have been inside cabins to keep down the cost. They are the same size as oceanview, the difference being it's dark when you turn off the lights. Great for an afternnon nap! All shows are timed so that everyone gets the opportunity to see them, 1st or 2nd sitting. With the price of Dinner Suits at give away prices in the Supermarkets, why not make your first cruise an experience to remember. Go for it. Can't help with the Shuttle....Regards Wilba.
We found the inside staterooms on Independence to be smaller than the outside ones but you certainly sleep very well as there is no daylight to wake you. We prefer 1st sitting but you don't miss anything as they usually provide 2 shows. However, you have to get to the theatre early as there are only 1200 seats for potentially 2000 passengers.
Hi you can walk it from the car park to the terminal,you drop off your luggage park your car and go to the terminal there is parking available for those with mobility problems.
Hello Our 1st cruise we booked an inside cabin which was fine the only trouble was when in the cabin you hadnt a clue what time of day it was as you had to have the lights on all the time. But as you spend so little time in your cabin this was not really a problem As to 1st or 2nd sitting this is a matter of personel choice, we prefer to eat 2nd but you do not miss out on anything. Depending on the time of year & climate you are going to just ask yourself am I prepared to get showered & changed and on parade as it were for around 6pm. If you prefer to eat at this time and many do then go for it. If you are prepared to wait a little longer I would go for the 2nd sitting.
Right a good tip for an inside cabin is to put the tv on and tune to ships webcam showing the front of the ship , then this becomes your window on the world !!!
shows or put on twice a night so nyou dont miss them which ever time you decide to eat (we found the early sitting better )the car park is quite close by but you drop off passengers n cases park up and you just walk back !
enjoy yer cruise mate .
We eat on a second sitting, the first sitting can be a little hetic if you have been out all day, and remember the restuarant has to get the first sitter thru...so the seconds can come in...so u cannot linger and continue conversation. shows scheduled around meal times.