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star10
September 27th, 2006, 12:23 PM
I did a search on front of ship, and my computer freezes up. I'm sorry if this has been asked before!

Our rooms are at the way front of the ship on the Imagination, Empress level.

Will we feel the ship more up there?

I've always been in the center...

Cruzman
September 27th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Pitching motion (up & down), if present, will be most pronounced near the bow of the ship. Rolling motion (side to side) will be most pronounced on the upper decks.

Catrin
September 27th, 2006, 12:30 PM
For ME>>>

Yes, much much more motion at the Front of the ship.

I have a hard time going to the main shows at the front, because it is there I can feel the ship moving the most.
We booked a guarantee on our first cruise.. on the Ecstacy - and were in Cabin M11 - I can never be that far up front again.
Catrin

derf5585
September 27th, 2006, 12:34 PM
On my last cruise I was in the front and my clone was aft. The difference was mjkfjk;aj;jfda (CruiseCritic is having problems again)

The only problem was getting back into the states. My clone did not have a birth certificate.

yst347
September 27th, 2006, 12:39 PM
My clone did not have a birth certificate.

Derf, FYI homeland security will accept a certificate of authenticity from the lab as long as it has a raised seal.

winewanderer
September 27th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Most decidedly the front of the ship.

On the Legend a couple of years ago we were the farthest forward stateroom, I forget which level but around yours. The pitching drove us crazy. Not seasick but the motion was really annoying.

But, that's what we got for booking a guarantee. Always a rool of the dice.

This May on the Liberty we had a cabin far aft on the Empress deck. LOVED that location and no motion.

Caribbean Dad
September 27th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Do you feel motion more at front or back of ship?

I'm the wrong person to ask. Last February on Valor, we were on Deck 10 (Panorama) Forward, in a Starboard Balcony Cabin. For the first day and a half, we were following a storm front out of Miami, and had the roughest seas that I had ever been in. (Spray from the bow cutting through the waves could be felt up on the Funnel Deck. :eek: ) Thing is, while some PAX were visibly suffering the effects, C-Mom and I never really noticed any difference and even slept like babies. To be honest, I had a tougher time getting my "land legs" back after we got home.

derf, maybe you should clone your passport as well. ;)

5668200
September 27th, 2006, 01:46 PM
We were the third cabin from the front on the Destiny. There is defintely more movement in the front. We just booked the Valor and tried to get as close to the middle as possible.

Todd & Tami
September 27th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Well- DH and I pitched and rolled all the way to Hawaii last April on the Island Princess. I was sick as a dog. Maybe worse. :( I swear, I felt like I was raising up off the bed. We were 4 cabins from the very back of the ship. Normally this is where we prefer, it is somewhat quieter, less foot traffic.
Hope this is some help!
Tami

wwakla
September 27th, 2006, 02:24 PM
I loved the swaying. Slept like a baby. Our Cabin was near the aft. This time we will be in the middle. Hope I sleep just as good!

nomoreknothead
September 27th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Here is a breakdown of my experiences:

Rhapsody 12/2001 Very last aft OV cabin no rocking, no noise, very long walk ( that I needed-too much food:rolleyes: )

Splendour 03/2004 Forward OV cabin very rocky, very loud neighbors coming in at all hour of the morning , great location.

Rhapsody 10/2004 Mid-Ship OV cabin No rocking, No noise, Great Location.

Mariner 10/2005 Mid-Ship Promenade Cabin No rocking, no noise, We loved this cabin & location on deck 8

Our next cruise is back on the Rhapsody 11/06 booked in a mid-ship OV cabin - Will let you know when we return.

Our first carnival cruise is booked on the Conquest 02/2007 in our first balcony! We booked a gty this time so I'll report back after this one also.

We have not had any problem with motion sickness on any of our cruise but we alwaus start our meclezine 25mg tabs a couple of days ahead of time and continue them a couple of days after we get back.

LACRUISING
September 27th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Okay, give me an idea here. What do you consider too far forward or back? About how many cabins? 5? 10? 20?

Gingee
September 27th, 2006, 03:39 PM
They probably mean all the way back. Then as you move forward, it changes slightly.

LACRUISING
September 27th, 2006, 03:41 PM
We are booked on the Valor - 10 cabins from the front..... Now I am really concerned!

nomoreknothead
September 27th, 2006, 03:51 PM
We were the 9th cabin on the starboard side forward, deck 2 ocean view! The seas were rough and we were rocking the entire trip. I don't know how much different it would have been if it was smoother seas!

Caribbean Dad
September 27th, 2006, 03:55 PM
....Now I am really concerned!

I guess the big question is have you had problems with motion sickness in the past? If so, bring along the appropriate treatment, and all should be fine. If no, but you are still concerned.....bring along the appropriate treatment, hope that you don't have to use it, but even if you do, all will be fine. Give me Panorama Forward anytime.....as a matter of fact; we loved it so much that in the future, anything less will be tough to accept.

gypsyrose
September 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM
We had the 2nd cabin forward on upper deck on the Glory this year and I was really concerned, especially since I had read that there was more motion on the Glory. Took bonine every nite and ginger pills every morn and never got sick. Talked to several pax that did get sick. We noticed the motion but actually enjoyed it. My DH still remarks that he slept the best he ever has the week we were on the Glory. We were on the panorama deck next year and planning on taking meds again. There are absolutely no side effects and my thing is "why tempt being sick?" You can make yourself sick just worrying about it.

nycruiser2006
September 27th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Give me Panorama Forward anytime.....as a matter of fact; we loved it so much that in the future, anything less will be tough to accept.
We are booked triumph - Panorama front in February and I can't wait. It's hard to tell if you are seasick with all of the alcohol we consume. :D
Baby don't feel a thing!

Caribbean Dad
September 27th, 2006, 04:14 PM
We are booked triumph - Panorama front in February and I can't wait. It's hard to tell if you are seasick with all of the alcohol we consume. :D
Baby don't feel a thing!

Mary,

It's like I said earlier in another thread, the more drankin' I do whilst in rough seas, the straighter I walk. ;) :D

Enjoy your cruise. :)

star10
September 27th, 2006, 04:19 PM
I am 5th cabin from the front on the Empress Deck on Imagination.

I'm just taking my Bonine with me... I do get sea sick, and only once on a cruise... it was our first and we were in a room with a porthole, way at the bottom... I took my Bonine, and then felt better.

logbook
September 27th, 2006, 04:48 PM
I guess the big question is have you had problems with motion sickness in the past? If so, bring along the appropriate treatment, and all should be fine. If no, but you are still concerned.....bring along the appropriate treatment, hope that you don't have to use it, but even if you do, all will be fine. Give me Panorama Forward anytime.....as a matter of fact; we loved it so much that in the future, anything less will be tough to accept.


Okay, I'll take my Bonine every day, like I have in the past, and hope for the best! I am looking forward to Panorama, but then I freak when I read some of these posts! I've never had a problem being up at the pool or the buffet, so maybe I am worrying about nothing. Thanks.

cruzzza
September 27th, 2006, 05:08 PM
I have felt motion in the front and back. Sometimes in the middle too. I don't think it matters unless you are very forward or very aft. You'll feel some degree of motion almost anywhere onboard unless the seas are very calm.

Cruzfan34
September 27th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Hmmm....we're booked on the Verandah deck on the Conquest and it seems to be one of the higher levels. How's the motion there? We were on the Upper deck on the Ecstasy and while there was motion, it wasn't enough to bother me or anyone else.

Can anyone make a comparison?

Caribbean Dad
September 27th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Hmmm....we're booked on the Verandah deck on the Conquest and it seems to be one of the higher levels. How's the motion there? We were on the Upper deck on the Ecstasy and while there was motion, it wasn't enough to bother me or anyone else.

Can anyone make a comparison?

It really depends where on Veranda your cabin is located.



Okay, I'll take my Bonine every day, like I have in the past, and hope for the best! I am looking forward to Panorama, but then I freak when I read some of these posts! I've never had a problem being up at the pool or the buffet, so maybe I am worrying about nothing. Thanks.

Now that sounds like a plan. Take your standard precautions and all should be fine, especialy if it has never bothered you in the past. Don't let others scare you off........some around here have a tendency to "over state" experiences that they have had. Don't sweat it, and just look forward to having a great cruise.

Cruzfan34
September 27th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Caribbean Dad, our cabin is toward the front of the ship. They had told us it was in the middle, but when we looked at the layout of the ship online, it's actually toward the front (I forget the cabin number, lol).

On the Ecstasy we were toward the front also.

MrPete
September 27th, 2006, 06:05 PM
I've been up front three times, and never felt anything more than I did at mid ship.

But BOTH times I was aft, I felt it the most! DW refuses to sail aft any more.

To date, I've never been seasick anywhere.

yst347
September 27th, 2006, 06:17 PM
The motion aft seems more like vibration from the the thrusters. It is really noticable in aft dining rooms but seems to decline as you move higher up. The motion up and forward feels more like rolling as you move farther from the pivot point.

Cruzfan34
September 27th, 2006, 06:36 PM
The motion aft seems more like vibration from the the thrusters. It is really noticable in aft dining rooms but seems to decline as you move higher up. The motion up and forward feels more like rolling as you move farther from the pivot point.

Oh, those thrusters!!! LOL. We felt and heard them on our first cruise....I didn't know what the hell was going on. Luckily, my husband knew what it was and explained that we were getting into port and they were using the thrusters. I tell ya, that was something to wake up to. :eek: :rolleyes:

MrPete
September 27th, 2006, 06:39 PM
That's nothing compared to an anchor being dropped at 6 AM when you've gone to bed at 4. God, I miss those days. ;)

Been a long time since I've been to a tendered port, and longer that I've been fore and ALL THE WAY AT THE BOTTOM. :eek:

mexicobob
September 28th, 2006, 12:15 AM
If the ship is in rough seas and rocking, it will be rocking everywhere. Probably more motion in some places than others, but still. If the seas are rough, better hold on.
We were mid-ship, low deck, the last time I did not take bonine and encountered rough seas. Sick as a dog. Rocked for days after we got off. Will never get on a ship again without taking bonine.

MexicoBob

SmooCruise
September 28th, 2006, 01:21 AM
We just came off the Pride last Sunday. Ship was rocking pretty good most of the trip. We were in cabin 7111. Veranda deck. We definitely felt the motion more when in our cabin or in the Taj Majal which was below us. Also when we were in the dining room which was way at the back. Mid-ship was a little better. Take Ginger Root. Twice a day. Helps with motion sickness, helps with the digestive track (good when you're eating 8 meals a day! *LOL*), but doesn't make you sleepy. Hubby gets car sick but he did just fine. Nothing like being rocked to sleep at night. I miss it!

Caribbean Dad
September 28th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Caribbean Dad, our cabin is toward the front of the ship. They had told us it was in the middle, but when we looked at the layout of the ship online, it's actually toward the front (I forget the cabin number, lol).

On the Ecstasy we were toward the front also.




Iím thinking that if it didnít bother you before, it probably wonít bother you this time either. But as I have said before, if you are the least bit concerned that motion might affect you, be safe rather than sorry, and pack the appropriate remedy. Itís not worth making your cruise miserable. Something else to keep in mind is that Iíve also previously stated that I might not be the best person to speak to how motion affects those sensitive to it. Following a storm front out of Miami last February, the seas were rough enough to cause waves in the forward Lido Pool to splash high enough to reach the Panorama overhang a Deck above it. Instead of getting sick, we were laughing, ordering more DODs and trying to snap a few pictures (http://community.webshots.com/album/548965739flLwfV?start=24). :eek: :D