Doris Visits goes inside
You may have seen our Doris Visits tours of some of the ships, if not go to www.DorisVisits.com and look in the SHIPS section.
In a comment posted on the Azura tour, we were asked about the cabins, so last week while round the Canary Islands we shot the cabin.
There are always interesting conversations about inside cabins, it came up a few times over dinner on the last cruise. All good humoured banter but there are those who like inside cabins and those who do not. This film is of a standard cabin, with window out to sea, no balcony.
The inside cabins are where you can sleep like Rip Van Winkle, it is so, so, so, dark it is quite an experience and not for all. Some will sleep with the bathroom light on, others will have a sleep like they have never done before in the dark. The couple on our table joked that they slept to mid day one day and had no idea.
Cabins differ on ship and from ship to ship, but you are not in bunks on a cross ferry, this is a hotel room, efficient and functional. It is worth trying to find out whether the electric is UK three pin or other like European, or for the sake of a 2 pin adapter we always pack one and a 4 way UK extension strip. It is not that there are few plugs but we have camera batteries to charge etc.
The ship will prefer and ask that all appliances have a CE mark and that you do not take your own iron or kettle, they supply that and on P&O there is a hair dryer.
With the cases under the bed the top shelf becomes another area but with all our kit, and costumes if I am working my one woman show on board we normally have more than enough space, and the cupboard under the desk is used for the camera kit.
There are bedside lights, mirror lights and room lights, and big feature mirrors so it is unusual that you get in each others way getting ready.
Cruising is about how and where you spend your money. If you want a great room, or a suit, or a balcony, they are only worth it if you need those facilities. I always feel on board ship that I am only in the room to sleep as there are so many other areas to relax.