I always stay on the Riviera deck. Even when the water is choppy the sway is not as bad on the riviera deck. We are sailing on the Inspiration soon and (OV) we had a chance to upgrade but chose not too. It doesn't matter that the crew is one floor under us, and the view is so cool. I have asked other cruisers and they tell me you get the best night sleep on the riviera deck. But, then again you can put me in crew cabins and I would be happy because I am on the water again.