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Old May 28th, 2011, 10:38 PM
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I've been on 4 cruises, and have been on the back of the ship twice and in the middle twice. Where is your room preference? I've heard the front of the ship can be more rockier, is that true?

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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:30 AM
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I personally prefer the mid ship locations. Ideally, just a few cabins from the mid ship elevators! I usually book an inside cabin, so I really like Riviera Deck, mid ship, which gives you the best of all worlds IMO. Less motion of the ocean, close to the elevators, and only one deck from disembarkation at the ports of call, and,,,,,being on the lowest deck, the elevators will be empty when they arrive so you can get aboard. (On mid decks, the elevators are often full when the doors open, and you wind up walking everyplace you want to go!)

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I am just off the Magic,and was forward....had no issues at all..I love an aft balcony, also no issues..but for us, midship, close to the elevator, is our preferred spot,
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We generally are on mid-ship but our last cruise was toward an end and we were fine.
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Hi All,

I've been on 4 cruises, and have been on the back of the ship twice and in the middle twice. Where is your room preference? I've heard the front of the ship can be more rockier, is that true?

Thanks,
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for every action there is a reaction. If the front is tipping up and down, so is the aft. .. though the aft motion I think might be muted by the ship design somewhat... but both ends will move if its rocky.

I prefer the aft to forward since its more convenient to the buffet and the aft dining room where I usually am assigned.
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As long as I have a room somewhere I am happy.

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Having only been on one cruise I only know about the deck we were on which was the Lido deck room L251 WE enjoyed being forward on the ship I liked feeling the ships movement. We also enjoyed the location close to the buffet and pools and the hamburger stands just seemed like a nice place to us
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for every action there is a reaction. If the front is tipping up and down, so is the aft. .. though the aft motion I think might be muted by the ship design somewhat... but both ends will move if its rocky.
I prefer the aft to forward since its more convenient to the buffet and the aft dining room where I usually am assigned.
We enjoy the "side to side" movement , so are very happy in an aft cabin. The difference in the aft movement and the forward movement is that the stabilizers are aft. They keep the ship from "pitching", but you may feel more "roll". I just enjoy being rocked to sleep !

Like Laura, we're just happy to be somewhere on the ship ,
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We like to be as far aft as possible.

If we are on a Fantasy class ship, we must be on Empress.

If we are on the Destiny, Triumph, or Victory...we do an OV on Main.

If we are on the Spirit class ships...we do one of the weird french door cabins on Deck 4.

If we are on the Conquest class ship...we do an OV on Main.
If we are on the Splendor or the Dream...SPA CABIN....although we are trying a Cove balcony on the Magic!
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I've been on 4 Carnival cruises , 3 being mid-ship on the Riviera deck. I love the fact that the Riviera deck is at the bottom. It's very quiet. The mid-ship section to me is the best because I hardly feel the ship move. Once I had an OV guaranteed cabin and ended up on the Upper deck, aft. I hated it with a passion. I could really feel the ship move and it was not a nice wake up call in the morning when the anchor was being used. I don't mind going up the stairs, at all...it's part of the fun.

Now I'm booked on the Victory which leaves from San Juan on an 8 day southern Caribbean cruise. I again booked an outside cabin on the Riviera deck, mid-ship.
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when we cruise we always get a mid-ship cabin never had a problem
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It is always best to have a mid ship location during rough seas. If it is normal sea conditions it doesn't make a big difference as far as the movement of the ship. Some of the classes of ships may have amenities in which being in the Aft or Forward locations are more convenient. Like LHP noted, I prefer to be on the Empress Deck on the Fantasy Class ships. I like between the Mid and Forward elevator banks for the convenience factor.
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