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Old January 21st, 2010, 04:15 PM
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I am looking to book a cruise on the Fascination and the rooms available are all at the very forward of the ship. Will it be too "rocky". Any help would be appreciated as soon as possible. Thanks a bunch, Joy
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I can be a bit more rocky up front and the other problem, if there is a port where they drop anchor, that can be very noisy. More midship for less moving feeling.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Joy, it may be more "rocky", but given the choice of a forward cabin or no cabin at all , I'd take the forward cabin!

If you're prone to motion sickness you can try eating ginger or green apples. You can also try ginger capsules or Meclazine (it's OTC Bonine). You'll have to ask your pharmacist. It wouldn't hurt to check with your doctor before taking anything !

Have a wonderful cruise!
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I've sailed toward the bow, midship and the stern. I can honestly say that there was little to no difference and if the seas are rough it will not matter where you are, the ship will rock.
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Our last cruise our cabing was in the very front, we were on a low deck and we never did get any bad weather so it was not bad. We had 2 ports that were tender and did hear the anchor going down but it was not too bad and did not last long.
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Thanks, everyone. We booked the cruise and I agree, a noisy cabin is better than no cabin! We are looking forward to this cruise. My brother and his wife, Ginger haven't sailed before, and we will enjoy it with them. This is our 4th, but we haven't been on a cruise in 3 years. That is too long. We are going to book a cruise for our 35th anniversary in November and are hoping that my sister and her husband can go with us and any other strays that want to come along!
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I have had nothing but good luck with forward cabins. Smooth ride & quite.
I had one bad cabin, but that was an AFT on the Holiday...( bye bye Holiday ;-) )
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I've sailed in forward cabins, and much prefer just about any other location; midships, aft, etc.
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I've sailed in forward cabins, and much prefer just about any other location; midships, aft, etc.
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Could you elaborate for a newbie, please, about why you prefer forward?

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Kuki,

Could you elaborate for a newbie, please, about why you prefer forward?

Thanks!
Actually you read that wrong. I prefer anywhere BUT forward.

As mentioned, if the ship is at anchor anywhere there's plenty of noise in the cabin both dropping anchor, and lifting anchor.

I find the motion at the bow much more noticeable than even the cabins on the stern. The stern cabins facing aft are actually my favorite location, if it's on a ship with balconies.

There's also usually the matter of the long hallways getting to and from the cabin when you're forward.
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That makes sense! Thanks for clarifying!
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