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Old March 25th, 2016, 01:11 PM
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Hi, I'm looking to take an Alaskan cruise on the Nieuw Holland on April 30th
It's my first ever cruise ( bit of a spur of the moment) need advice where is a good area to be on that ship?
Also if I wait until maybe the week or less ! before do they drop the prices for the unsold cabins? I'm staying next to Canada Place at the moment, with my daughter.

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This is one cruise, I would book a balcony cabin, but that is just me....you will spend a lot of time on your balcony viewing the scenery, it is absolutely breath taking and you don't want to miss any of it.
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If budget is an issue, I prefer an inside cabin so I can save my money for excursions, because Alaska is one place you'll want to do excursions.

Plus, whenever you're where you're coming into port or leaving port, you'll want to be on the top deck so you can see both sides as you may miss something if you're on a balcony only seeing one side.

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Hi, I'm looking to take an Alaskan cruise on the Nieuw Holland on April 30th
It's my first ever cruise ( bit of a spur of the moment) need advice where is a good area to be on that ship?
Also if I wait until maybe the week or less ! before do they drop the prices for the unsold cabins? I'm staying next to Canada Place at the moment, with my daughter.

Thanks in anticipation

Hilary
Thanks for replies. I have heard fore/ aft is better, stay away from nightclub, kitchens, eek. Where should I be in an ideal cruise !
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Fore/aft is better?

Don't know who you're listening to, but the best place on a ship is always as close to the middle as possible if you're prone to motion sickness.

Aft would be the next best and fore would be the worst place to be.

You really need to be discussing your options with a Cruise Specialist so they can help answer all your questions and assist you in finding the best cruise at the best price. And stop listening to people who don't know what they're talking about.

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Mid deck, mid ship is most popular...
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Mid deck, mid ship is most popular...

We always try to get a mid ship cabin.


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Thanks for replies. I have heard fore/ aft is better, stay away from nightclub, kitchens, eek. Where should I be in an ideal cruise !
Most people DO like the mid-ship area, but we enjoy the movement and like an aft cabin. The aft and forward cabins are usually a little less expensive, so if you don't have any motion sickness problems you might consider them.
Be sure your cabin is between passenger decks and you shouldn't have any noise problems.
I also agree that you should talk to a Cruise Specialist in your area. There's no charge and he/she can be extremely helpful!
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I also agree that you should talk to a Cruise Specialist in your area. There's no charge and he/she can be extremely helpful!



I definitely agree with the above statement. I book all my cruises with a with a TA that is a cruise specialist.


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