Myself and for MY priorities, I greatly prefer forward. But I am out on deck every sailing moment and my priority is for marine wildlife. It is necessary to have a forward facing full front view for the tracking.
except for the 2 days you are in open water ( which might be rough ) was there more motion at the front of the ship . i have always been in the middle of the ship with a balcony and felt very little motion , if any.
i have learned ''the hard way'' to take bonine before i get on the ship to prevent sea-sickness. but i dont want to have more motion all the time if i can help it. but your cabin sounds great and i will be going again in the future so i will be picking out a cabin again. thanks