Jan 15th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Okay..other than mid-ship which is the favored area by cruisers aft of the ship or forward and why? Also, keep in mind I get seasick if the seas going trans-atlantic are possibly rough.
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Jan 15th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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Since I'm a seasick gal myself, I like the middle - but some people like being in the aft because the balconies are sometimes larger (if it's in the very back of the ship). One of my friends got one (the balcony was huge), but she did say she sometimes got a bit nauseous if she stayed in the room too long..... and we were in Alaska.... I can't imagine on a transatlantic crossing....
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Jan 15th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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I think aft is worse, but if you are prone to seasickness, don't take the cruise unless you can get a midship cabin.
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Jan 15th, 2008, 10:27 AM
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I guess everyone is diffent. I will only cruise if I have a midship cabin but failing that to me aft is better. The only time I have been seasick was in a forward cabin - I think there is more pitching motion there which is what gets to me.
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Jan 15th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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The only time recently I've gotten sick was going up the coast of CA from a Panama Canal cruise...We have lucked out on t/a because we have always had glass seas...except one.. where I was zonked out on pain meds and rocked and rolled on the bed.. too far out of it to really care. Surgeron and ginger tablets have helped tremendously... The subject of larger verandas on the aft area was what started me thinking, because we always ask for mid-ship.. guess I won't stop now..thanks
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Jan 17th, 2008, 06:42 AM
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Aft cabins - meaning those on the stern - are very popular and book up quickly. It is always our first choice when cruising/. Larger than normal balconies and great views over the wake are big plusses.

No plus that I can see with forward cabins.
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Jan 17th, 2008, 08:53 AM
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We were on a forward cabin once and I mean it was all the way up, forward facing. Never again. My wife became quite ill and even I, though not ill sure didn't like the motion. At times you could not take more than 2-3 steps w/o adjusting your stride to the motion. So its middle for us.
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Jan 17th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Hi ParrotMom,

Recently I was speaking to the Chief Engineer on the Zuiderdam and he told me that you definitely feel more movement in the front since the waves are hitting the front of the ship. He said that it why the dining rooms are always designed in the back. With less movement it's easier and safer for the kitchen crew to do all the chopping, slicing and dicing for the Lido buffet. I was surprised when he told me that the lower the deck your cabin is on the less motion you will feel. Of course, the middle is optimal but I would definitely go aft instead of forward if I had to make that choice. Also you didnt mention what time of year you will be cruising...winter months usually have rougher seas.

Wishing you calm seas from a woman who also suffers from mal de mer.

The Savvy Old Lady
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Jan 17th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Actually Joan our first cruise was on a lower deck and on the first morning we awoke thinking we were in port, looked out the window and saw we were still moving. Didn't even feel it.
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