The type of cabin you choose and, more importantly, its location could greatly influence how enjoyable your cruise will be. This database of cruise deck plans includes photos and cabin descriptions to help you pick the best cabin. Cruises usually have their own deck plans, but Cruisedeckplans.com offers unique features, such as the ability to drag a deck on top of another deck to see what's above or below your cabin. You don't want to be located below the kitchen or another public area! Also, if you choose a balcony cabin, you'd want to choose one that isn't shaded by a roof overhang from the deck above — another thing you can check with the site's interactive tools.
They have over 98,000 stateroom pictures, over 42,000 deck photos, and over 2800 cabin videos for you to peruse. Members are paid $US0.50 for each stateroom picture they submit that gets posted, so after your cruise you can come back and make a few bucks and help others decide on a cabin.