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Old April 23rd, 2007, 08:02 PM
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What is the strategy when picking a room?

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That depends alot on personal preference.

If you're worried about motion being bothersome, the most stable part of the ship is down low and in the center. Perhaps oddly, those are often the most inexpensive cabins.

I'd just be certain I'm not directly above or below the ship's disco, and galley.

Other than that, any place on a ship is good
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DW and I usually go for space and view. We have had several types of cabins, inside, outside , porthole, balcony. We like the upper decks and neither of us get sea sick so we usually go for deck 10, Midships, portside and Junior Suite. On the hump if we can get it.
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We like to be higher up (the Navigation decks on HAL ships) and more forward. The only time this was a problem was when we were directly under the Lido pool area--otherwise it's perfect.
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Any cabin, any deck, any ship, any itinerary. I'll even help row!
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Seriously, unless you have specific reasons for needing a certain type of cabin, they're all good in my book. We've even done bunkbed cabins!
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Early on I loved to be on the main deck, close to the pursers area, to be close to the action. I do like to be close to an elevator, and have never had a higher noise level because of that.

I have had some aft cabins, and boy what a walk! My one corner aft was amazing...a family of four could have lived on the balcony An electric chair attached to the wall, for an easy ride, down the hallway would be a nice touch!
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For me, I could sleep on a lounge chair on the Lido Deck and shower in the Spa. My needs are few and simple.

For motion, it is down low and in the middle.

For noise avoidance, it is down low on either end (less hall traffic)

For in the middle of the action it is up higher, either end or middle.

For near food, it is Lido Deck

For close to the gangway, it is the Riveria Deck, front (aft?).

Nowadays, the elevators don't make much noise. It is the people that get out of the elevators that are the noisemakers.

Remember every ship has "night owl" cabins. If you are not someone who stays up until the rest of the ship goes to sleep, find out which cabins are considered night owls and avoid them.
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An electric chair attached to the wall, for an easy ride, down the hallway would be a nice touch!
A shocking proposal to be sure, but I am sure the cruise lines could obtain a few from the states that have discontinued that form of capital punishment.

Marj, who has been prone to seasickness, likes mid-ship cabins, however for our upcoming cruise we are a little farther aft in a balcony cabin.
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colorcrazie: once when DW and I were cruising with the kids we had a inside cabin with bunk beds. Two on each wall one upper one lower. One morning we all tried to get out of bed at the same time. What a collision that was.
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Doug, by the time I would get to an aft cabin,I would be toast!
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the cheapest I can get and then hope for an upgrade. Doesn't matter where the location or type.

having said the above, I will add this. If the 7 day cruise has an equal number or greater sea days then port days and I have been to at least two ports of call before and the ship holds more than 1800, and my GF is willing to "contribute" to make up the difference between an outside and a balcony, I would opt for the balcony
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Some cabins near service bays get noisy, cabins low near the bow can make a constant slapping noise and those low near the engine may vibrate.

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That depends alot on personal preference.

If you're worried about motion being bothersome, the most stable part of the ship is down low and in the center. Perhaps oddly, those are often the most inexpensive cabins.

I'd just be certain I'm not directly above or below the ship's disco, and galley.

Other than that, any place on a ship is good
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when my mom and i cruise we always stay on the riviera deck
midship and inside cabin we find the price is righ there is no motion
and real quit and when we go to a shore we don't have to wait in line
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I choose to get on the main embarkation deck just for simplicity's sake. The pursers' deck, bottom of the atrium and other necessaries are there.
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