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Old 09-14-2011, 04:48 AM
 
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Would it be safe to say that if you don't like motion on the ship that you should stick to having your room in the mid ship section? Does anyone notice more rockiness at the front or back///or both? Probably less walking to pool/dining/ etc. if you are by the elevators in mid ship? Thanks for any input
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Typically, the most stable ride on the ship will be in the middle of any deck, with lower decks more stable than upper decks.

That said, on today's big ships with modern stabilizers, the ride is pretty smooth wherever your cabin.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:42 AM
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I've heard that the midship section is more stable, too. But honestly, if there are rough seas, the whole ship will rock. You certainly don't want to spend your cruise locked in your cabin worried about being ill. Be proactive. If you're worried about the motion, take something ,or try the sea bands.
If the motion of the cruise ship bothers you, think carefully about the shore excursions you choose. Many of the smaller boats cause seasoned cruisers to feel queasy, it's a much different sensation.
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Technically yes, what Sandy says it true. But even at the front or the back, you are not going to "feel" much motion. If the seas are bad enough to feel motion you are probably going to feel it in the middle of the ship also. THink about it. The ship is riding on the water's surface, if the water is moving up an down, so will the ship. All of the ship. If you are the type to get sea sick then the little less movement you might have by being in the middle of the ship is not going to help that much.

Having said that, in my 14 cruises I have only been able to feel the ship moving twice. So I wouldn't let not being able to get a mid-ship cabin keep me from cruising.
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Thanks for your replies...I was also contemplating the middle of the ship, close to the mid elevators...I thought there might be a little less walking ...by taking these mid elevators up to the lido, which would put you right by the pool and the buffet etc. One of our passengers isn't in the greatest health...so thought this might help a bit for walking...thoughts?
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Don't choose cabins that are right at the elevator lobby. Not only is the lobby bustling with people and potentially noisy, but you may be able to hear the DING DING DING of the elevator bell all night. Choose cabins that are maybe 3 cabins away from the elevators. They're still a short walk and will likely be a lot more quiet.
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Thanks for the tip...never thought of the ding ding ding!
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Also, in your case, you also could consider getting a cabin ON the Lido deck. If you are on the Lido deck then you can walk right out to get coffee or a bite to eat and where they position those cabins is actually away from the traffic areas and is less noisy than you would think. You don't want to be mid ship on deck 6 which is typically above the casino. There will be noise there too. I'd stick to either cabins on Main or Upper middle (a few cabins away from the elevators like Sandy mentioned) or deck 7-9 (lido) near the elevators.
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As it stands right now...we are on the main deck...at the front of the ship...just thought it would be a heck of a walk to the dining room which is at the rear...which was why we were thinking of mid ship....a few down from the elevators!
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As it stands right now...we are on the main deck...at the front of the ship...just thought it would be a heck of a walk to the dining room which is at the rear...which was why we were thinking of mid ship....a few down from the elevators!
True but after dinner if you go to the main stage, to see the show, you will be close to your cabin.
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