My wife and I are planning our first cruise this March - a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean. We are planning to reserve a Junior Suite, and that allows us to choose to be on the port, starboard or a row of cabins overlooking the rear of the ship. It seems that the rear-facing cabins might offer the best views (to right and left), but I wonder whether there's more noise, light, sea roll, etc. back there. Got any tips?
I, personally, love the "rear facing" cabins. I didn't notice any more movement at all. The only minor downfall might be that you have so much further to walk to get to places, but I consider it exercise. Enjoy your cruise.
Mary Lou Scanlon
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Hi there, pw
We have an aft cabin this time. I will let you know how it is when we return. The advice I received here made my decision to book at the stern. It seems we are far away from noises of kitchens, lounges, deck parties, and discos.
I like to watch the ship make a wake from our balcaony too. When approching the ports, sea gulls, and smaller boats chase the ship, fun to watch.
Hope this is some help.