Book an outside cabin opposite an inside cabin for your family’s cruise

Side-by-side outside cabins cost more than a combination of an outside cabin across from an inside one. Sure, those occupants of the inside cabin won’t enjoy a view, but this can be an ideal compromise if you’re traveling with kids, or even with another couple, and you wish to save money. And you could always switch cabins partway through the trip, so you each get to experience the outside cabin, and plan to congregate more as a group in the more pleasant outside cabin. Some ships have family suites; though expensive, these can be ideal since they often include a separate bathroom and sleeping area for the kids.