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Old 11-07-2008, 07:39 PM
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Planning our first cruise and would love some recommendations on stateroom locations. We will probably reserve a stateroom with a balcony. But not really sure the best location on the ship we should pick. What's the best location to help keep down any sea sickness, hopefully we don't have any problems but you just don't know.

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Planning our first cruise and would love some recommendations on stateroom locations. We will probably reserve a stateroom with a balcony. But not really sure the best location on the ship we should pick. What's the best location to help keep down any sea sickness, hopefully we don't have any problems but you just don't know.

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Old 11-07-2008, 09:28 PM
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Hi Jean, and welcome to Cruise-Chat.

In general, you want to stay as close to the middle of the deck as possible, for the least movement. If you're going on a mega-ship, this covers a lot of territory. Anywhere in the middle third of a deck should be the most stable. Also, a balcony on a lower balcony floor works too, for stability.

I've heard several folks say that getting a balcony on the back of the ship is great for the view and a larger balcony. But if stability is your main concern, I'd stick with the middle third.

That said, you won't be spending tremendous amounts of time in your room, so if you get a room that's fore or aft, don't sweat it.

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Old 11-08-2008, 05:32 PM
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jalit77- All ships experience motion thru three axis: Roll, Pitch and Yaw-A lower deck inside cabin located midship will give you the smoothest ride however- if it is a view you want consider a midship oceanview cabin on a lower deck. Outside cabins will experience a little more roll, the higher the deck the greater the roll. Since balcony cabins are on the higher decks-they will roll a wee bit more. For the most part the roll is quite gentle and relaxing.
Wave movement will affect Pitch and Yaw which is normally felt in the Forward and Stern Cabins- Wind affects Yaw with the greatest affects up forward and somewhat compensated for in the stern by the rudders/azipods!

The newer the ship, the better the stabilization. Hence a smoother ride.

On modern cruise ships the voyage is very comfortable-if you feel queasy take ginger pills, eat the green apples from the buffet and wear sea bands-you won't have a problem!

Bon Voyage,

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Billy, just wanted to say what an excellent post and explanation!

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Thanks guys this helps alot. I figured the middle of the ship would be the best. I was looking for a higher deck, didn't want to be way down in the ship. Right now I'm leaning towards deck 7 mid ship balcony on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas out of NJ.
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