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Old June 10th, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Default Is AFT (back of the ship) really bad?

I've always been more or less in the middle of the ship, once balcony, twice oceanview. This time we're going cheap, inside, we asked for guarantee 4A hoping for an upgrade which we kinda didn't get since we got a 4B. Now a cabin has been assigned and I'm scared: it's 2464 on the new Splendor, which is port aft (way back of the ship).

I have no idea what's good or bad about aft. Should I ask for a change? We're not prone to sea sickness, but I am a very light sleeper. Any tips? Thanks!
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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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when you read about aft cabins most people are talking about the balcony cabins across the back of the ship.

aft cabins do run from the back elevator back.

there is no difference between cabins on the riveria deck- main deck.. to the lido deck. Most are all the same.

being where you are you might experince shuddering/vibrations when leaving or entering a port.


i see your cabin holds 4 people-- and cabins on either side of you hold 4 people.

i checked your sailing and its almost sold out- I see no inside cabins available at this time
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There's no need to be "scared"!!! Sometimes, there's a vibration in the rear portion of the ship, but as far as ocean motion--it'll be no worse there, than anywhere else! If seas are rough, you'll feel it EVERYWHERE! If seas are smooth--then, lucky you!
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Of all places I've been on a ship (front, side, back), aft was by far my favorite.
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I always choose the aft of the ship - if I cannot have one of the staterooms across the aft of the aft of the ship I still choose one in the aft portion of the ship. I have NEVER felt any "vibration" or any of the other things people talk about. I think the aft of the ship gives you a great, smooth ride.
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Another question about an aft cabin...are there fumes and/or smoke or soot from the funnels?? I think I remember someone mentioning that the balcony usually had some soot on it.
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Another question about an aft cabin...are there fumes and/or smoke or soot from the funnels?? I think I remember someone mentioning that the balcony usually had some soot on it.
i have sailed 7 times out of 10 on the aft and not experienced any soot or fumes. But I wipe down our chairs before we use them--and NEVER leave stuff there ovenight
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We also book the stern cabins whenever possible. It's the most relaxing place on the ship--that is a stern balcony. Seems like you can see to the ends of the earth from there and the most beautiful sun sets. Love the wake and the sounds when going to sleep at night. We try to leave our balcony door open so the sound puts us peacefully to sleep.

We have experienced some soot, but the room steward was always good about checking out our balcony lounge chairs and cleaning them off if need be.

Don't worry go have a wonderful cruise!!
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