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Alright, friends are booking their cruise with us.
They get a room selection of either way toward the front or way toward the back. We're on the verandah deck of the Liberty so we'll be up pretty high.
We're looking at possibly changing our stateroom to get a connected one with theirs but the connected ones are only available toward the back of the boat.
Our first cruise was in the very front and it rocked like there was no tomorrow (then again we were on a low deck).

So if you had to pick, would you go with the front or back?
Is there a lot of vibration or anything in the back??
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I'm okay with either. But, the lower the deck, the less rocking you feel. With today's technology, you would only feel rocking in extreme high seas. The very front will bob more, since the bow is cutting through the water. Midship, lowest deck gives you the least movement.
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since you are going on a bigger ship you really don't feel much rocking on the front when you are high up; (I like both front & back so it would be a hard choice, I would narrow it down to which room is more convenient to where you will spend most of your time...
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Personally I like the middle of the ship, since its half the walk to any of the activities that I want to do. Room selection is all preference, the rear of the ship will vibrate more than the front (propellers cutting the water).

Your biggest problem you may face is if your wanted to switch rooms, and your already assigned a room. I've been told by my TA that you cannot simply switch rooms if you are assigned to a room, you must cancel your reservation and rebook into another room at that days price, not the price you paid when you booked months ago. I don't know if thats true or not, since I have had no need to move my assignment.
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Alright, friends are booking their cruise with us.
They get a room selection of either way toward the front or way toward the back. We're on the verandah deck of the Liberty so we'll be up pretty high.
We're looking at possibly changing our stateroom to get a connected one with theirs but the connected ones are only available toward the back of the boat.
Our first cruise was in the very front and it rocked like there was no tomorrow (then again we were on a low deck).

So if you had to pick, would you go with the front or back?
Is there a lot of vibration or anything in the back??
If front and aft are your only options then the aft portion of the ship will have a bit less motion. I would go for the aft cabins.

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If you are up above the public areas - Lobby through Promenade - aft should be fine. On the Main or Riviera decks you might be feeling thoes motors.
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I vote for aft !!
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I tend to book the a room near the top middle. Usually you spend most of the time on the Lido deck for food and sun and being in the middle it's easier to be near everything. Otherwise, you're always on the wrong end of the ship and have to do a lot more walking. In the center, you can't go wrong.
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I prefer the aft.

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I prefer aft, front can have a little more motion.
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This one says bow moves more, that one says aft moves more.
Ships have,
a center of gravity,
a center of mass,
a center of buoyancy,
a pivot point for yaw,
a pivot point for pitch,
and a pivot point for turning.

But they don't have hinges! If the front hits a wave and goes up 10 feet, aft stays where it was?????????
Motion increases as one moves away from the bottom center of the ship.
But if the seas are calm, the cruise will be smooth. If the seas are 'angry,' the ride will be rockier,,,,,EVERYWHERE, on the ship.

Aft balconies are the best, not for motion, but for view and balcony size.

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We were in the corner in the back row of the ship. We had a huge balcony with 2 loungers and two chairs. Room could've been bigger. Next time
I think I would prefer to be in the middle of the ship.
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Aft,,,,without a doubt.

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