Short answer: Of course.
As with most of these types of questions, the worth of a balcony is subjective. If you are thinking about getting a balcony and have the means to do so, it will be worth it to you. I have yet to hear someone say ‘I wish I didn’t get the balcony’. Even M, who prefers to get ocean views enjoyed having a balcony.
Balconies provide a quiet space for you and your family to enjoy the ocean or the port away from the crowds. If it floats your boat, you don’t even have to get out of your PJs in the morning to enjoy the fresh air. Order some room service and enjoy!
On our last cruise, we were lucky to get an extended balcony with 2 chairs, a table, and a lounge chair. While we cannot afford this every time, we enjoyed our time!
All in all,
This is not to say that balcony rooms are the best of the best. Each room has pros and cons. Balconies cost more than an inside room. For some, this may mean less cruising.
Many people enjoy an interior since they love to sleep in the dark. Maybe they spend little time in the room to justify the cost. Or maybe like C & M, they prefer to cruise multiple times a year and choose a lower cost room.
Whatever you decide, get excited. You are going on a cruise!