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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:15 PM
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We booked a Guarentee cabin, so I dont even know if I have to be worrying about this, but for anyone who has expereinced cabins in the middle of the deck and also either in the aft or rear of the ship: Is there really a noticiable difference between middle or either extremes as far as motion that you may feel?

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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:39 PM
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The "Ideal" place to be in regard to less motion is actually middle of the ship and on the lower decks. That is usually where you will find the medical facilities. I would not let this cause you to second guess your decision.

On ships you will feel more motion the higher you go and the farther forward or aft. However, this motion is fairly minimal on newer ships. I love aft balcony cabins and you may get some vibration, especially when the thrusters are engaged during docking and leaving port. In a forward cabin you will also notice thruster vibration and you will notice the noise when the anchor is dropped. There may be more pitch in heavy seas. In heavy seas you will feel motion everywhere but then again, you are on a ship.

If you look on many deck plans you will some of the most expensive cabins are on the stern and fully forward parts of the ship.

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I think the ship you are on will matter more than the location of your cabin. I was in the very front cabin on the NCL Dream in march and for the most part it was pretty smooth, just 1 night with a little rolling around. I just got off the CCL Jubilee 4 days ago and was close to the center of the ship. It was the 1st time I had ever gotten sea sick. The moral of the story is that the Jubilee was older and not as well stabelized so even being center ship didn't help.
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I am on the Victory, which if I have read/heard correctly is one of the newer ships in the Carnival fleet. Good to know she should have good stabilizers (knock on wood!)

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If the lower levels give you the smoothest ride, why they considered the lowest grade category? Aren't the higher level decks an 'upgraded' or more desired place to be category?
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While the lower decks are more stable they are not as desirable as the upper decks because so much of the activities are around the pool and upper decks as well as the higher view. Makes not differance to us so we usually get a lower deck because the price is cheaper and if they move us up to a higher deck, all the better. Now the motion is not really very bad on any ship anymore with the stabilizers but the very front of the ship does get quite a bit of movement, even moreso than the aft IMHO. It does not bother us so we have had cabins that are nexzt to the last in the bow before but I would not recommend them for anyone who has motion sickness.
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Hi Carey,
I've had a few cabins in the aft of the ship and never really noticed any more motion than anywhere else, there is a nice gentle rocking, which is great for putting me right to sleep.

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Thanks everyone! I am not particularly prone to motion sickness, but do get a little queazy on smaller boats such as ferrys when in rough water. However, all of my past experience with Bonine has been great and I have never had a problem as long as I take that.

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