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Old January 31st, 2005, 03:36 PM
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I heard you feel the motion of the boat less in the middle areas, which we have always been... On the cruise we will be doing this summer, our cabins are pretty far forward on the boat. Is it going to be worse motion wise or is there really not much of a difference?
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Old January 31st, 2005, 06:43 PM
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I'm usually in mid-ship cabins, but decided last cruise to try the bow area. I was in cabin E-1 on the Sensation in November. First cabin on Empress Deck. I was pleasantly surprised to have felt no more motion there than any other area I've been in. But yes, motion is usually much less mid-ship.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:05 PM
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Just returned last week on the Triump and room was front (bow) and really didn't notice any difference than any other place on boat. Advantage could see where we were going!

Enjoy it!
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Old February 1st, 2005, 08:05 AM
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We have had cabins forward, aft, and midship. Lower decks midship is the best area
for the least motion. Our cabin in the front of the ship was on a higher deck and we
really felt the motion. If your cabin is on a lower deck , you might not feel as much
motion. Remember, if seasickness is a problem , the pursers desk has free medication
that will make your trip much more enjoyable.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 08:16 AM
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I was on Valor last week, was in 2216 (forward, port) and we had one really rough night. I felt it, but what bothered me more was hearing the waves hit the hull of the ship, it was a loud metalic bang, kind of unnerving until I realized what it was. If I stayed in bed and try to sleep, I didn't feel the rocking as much as when I walked around. Please note, that it takes a lot to make me sea sick, so it may bother some more than me.

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Old February 1st, 2005, 04:09 PM
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Our cabins are on the Empress Deck towards the very front of the boat. I called today to see if we could have them moved back at all-- hopefully it will work out!
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Old February 1st, 2005, 05:26 PM
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Midship and on the lowest deck is where you will feel the least motion. The aft area feels more than amidships. The bow has more motion than any other place, low or high. Low you might hear the waves pounding off the bow, High, you will really feel it in rought weather. As we do not get motion sickness we don't mind and I actually like the motion but if you have motion sickness, then avoid the bow.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:39 AM
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Worried. Our OV room is 11th from the front on the Valor in 3 weeks, Riviera Deck. Not excited to go.
On my first cruise, our room was 8I on the Legend. Felt no movement in room, but did on lower decks, casino, theatre and dinning room. We got a huge upgrade that time.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 05:00 AM
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On my last cruise, I had the very frontmost cabin, adjacent to the bridge. I was also seated in the extreme rear of the dining room. Neither of these was a problem at all. However, one couple that was at our dinner table on the 1st night felt some motion (psychological?) & requested a change. I hope you have a good cruise.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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We sailed on the Valor on the week of Jan.9. Our room was 7201 and was located at the bow and in the middle of the ship and right under the bridge. The cabin window looked directly forward and the view of the ocean was good. There was also access to a public balcony that was very seldon used by anyone but those who had cabins near us. We found that there was far less motion at the bow compaired to that of the stern. We only felt a great deal of motion on 2 nights and enjoyed the ride. We will defininatley try to get the same cabin again as we felt that we were closed to everything. It was only 2 floors up to the pools and 2 floors down from the bars.

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Old February 8th, 2005, 03:36 PM
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Lisa,

I am leaving on the Valor this Sunday, would love to hear what you thought of this new ship! Did you go Eastern or Western? How was the weather?
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Old February 9th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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HI Jill, I was on the same cruise as LisaV.
The weather was a titch cool leaving Miami;had a bit of rough seas that evening and through the night-but not too bad at all;then the weather was great until coming back on our last sea day it was quite windy!!- but the motion on the boat did not seem as bad as the first evening at all. We were in cabin 1104-top,near the very front of the ship. My 13 yr.old(&husband a bit) felt a bit queasy Mon.morning.
We did have great weather at all 4 ports-not super hot, but hot enough!! Wear your sunscreen!!!!!!
I did a 3 part review which I posted about Feb.2/05 here in the Carnival board section.
Have a great cruise!! We sure did!

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Old February 10th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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Hey Brenda!! How's things?? I'm still rocking, but it's slowly getting better!!

Jill -
I thought Sunday night was much more rocky than Saturday, but it did get a little bit rocky on Saturday (I could see the spray from the waves hitting the hull from my porthole! Explained the loud noises I heard in the middle of the night Sunday).

We were Western, it was great! So much so that I want to do same cruise again sometime (there are a lot of great excursions!)

As Brenda said, warm beautiful weather in port, first day at sea was chilly (I had a long sleeve tshirt and shorts on, some people were in the pool, others had even warmer clothes on), last day at sea was nice!

Have a great time!!!

Lisa
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Old February 12th, 2005, 06:42 PM
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My late husband and I booked a cruise less than a month before it sailed and ended up with a cabin in the front of the ship. At times we just had to laugh. Because of his cancer he had balance problems - the movement of the ship actually helped him walk easier! I was the one holding onto the railings! We enjoyed the gentle rocking we felt in our cabin.
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