Posted March 9th, 2018, 10:42 AM
No...it doesn't matter. The perceived motion for sea sickness is the most overblown myth on the web. The amount of time you spend walking is the only difference.
Wow. That's, like, your opinion, man.
If the seas are calm, I agree, the fore/mid/aft and deck locations probably don't matter too much. It feels like you are in a giant hotel complex.
But on my recent cruise on Liberty (just got back yesterday), location heavily mattered - swells in the 20 to 25 ft range for two full nights. Unfortunately for my Mom, I had booked us cabins at the aft of deck 7. She would have been far happier in a mid-ship cabin on Deck 1 or 2, because of the rough seas.
When it was "bouncy", shall we say, if you were far aft on an upper deck the motion was quite severe, and most passengers cleared out of those areas quickly, gathering in the Lobby area (midship) on Deck 3. The Lido deck pool areas were deserted by 9pm both nights we had rough seas - they closed at least one pool, possibly both, because the water was sloshing so violently.
So location does matter if one is sensitive to motion and prone to sea seasickness.
My wife and I were OK - I used sea bands just in case, and wife took Bonine, also just in case. We used both on Mom, and maybe they reduced symptoms, but they weren't completely nullified.