The Travel Professor
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Panoramic room view

Reader Judy just emailed this” Hey Travel Prof I’ve been searching the web for hotel prices & came across this term: panoramic view. I’ve never heard this. What is it?”

In hotel speak it probably means that your room will have a dumpster (unattractive) view. This is why you’re also getting a lower rate. Location of the room and the view are a couple of factors that impact the rate.

The cruise lines used to sell what they termed “night owl” cabins. These were located above & below the disco that boomed until 4:00am. So just imagine the racket you’d here in those cabins.