I was on the Carnival Triumph last year, upper level inside cabin upgraded to upper level bow oceanview cabin. We felt every wave and not only that but there was a banging noise during the rougher sea periods like something was hitting against the side of the ship. After several days we started investigating and turned out that it was the stabilizers (or so they say) and there was nothing to be done about it. Needless to say we try hard to not get stuck at bow. We have always had at all other times been closer to the elevators. It's so much easier to find your way around in that case. Hope this helps!