Sorry about your dad! Hope he recovers well! Are you going on the cruise this week still? If so, and if you can't get any cabins midship, I'd recommend going for the stern (back) over the bow, as there's less motion. On a lower deck, there may be more noise from anchor, thruster motors, etc., though.
It's your honeymoon - if it's still within your financial reach, go for a balcony if there are any available. Otherwise you could take what you can get - or try for a different date. Best of luck, and congratulations!