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Old 07-17-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Best rooms for motion sickness

I was able to find out our room and it is near the back of the boat. I am worried if this will make it worse if we are worried about sea sickness?
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The rooms with the least motion: mid ship, higher decks.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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Agree midship, mid deck or higher decks.

Expert advice. Here.

You need,

Fresh air,


You need

To see the horizon at widest point.

Do not be.

Enclosed, ears detect movement eyes say walls do not move, let the brain work it out.


Ever been in a car and in the back seat read a loser and get dick? But then drive and do not get sick? Looking, concentrating, at the way your going helps.

Lower decks closer to vibration of engineers and vibration of the waves and may see lapping of waves on windows.

Avoid forward avoid aft, midship best.
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Mid ship, lower decks.

Stability: If you tend to get seasick, cabin location is really important. It's a question of engineering, really. The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balconied stateroom, choose the lowest level and the most midship one you can find.
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Mid ship, lower decks.

Stability: If you tend to get seasick, cabin location is really important. It's a question of engineering, really. The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balconied stateroom, choose the lowest level and the most midship one you can find.
I agree with this. We always pick Mid ship, lower decks when possible. I have been on several cruises where, in the morning, I will hear people say "WOW the ship was really rocking and rolling last night", and I didn't feel a thing. Luckily, I have never gotten sea sick, but I also don't like to feel movement when I am trying to sleep. If it gets really rough, you will feel it where ever you are, but less mid ship, lower decks.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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We always do deck two midship if possible. When we aboard a cruise last January we were rebooking and could do deck 2 and deck 6 and my hubby asked what the difference was and the cm said there will be less motion sickness on deck 2 but deck 6 is closer to activities and that's the only differences. We chose deck 2 because we've never had motion sickness issues even when we were in a bad storm with 18ft waves
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:46 PM   #7
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I agree on midship.

My mom gets seasick easily and wore a special bracelet on her last cruise. She swears by it now. I haven't tried it myself, but I don't get sick like she does.
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best rooms FOR motion sickness would be higher floors and either end of ship.

best rooms to avoid motion sickness would be lower floor and mid-ship.

I know. I know. As far back as cruising exists, the higher floors were the premium floors...that is based on view, noise levels, and (in the old days) to have a safe distance between yourself and steerage class
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:24 AM   #9
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The only time we felt motion on the Med was when on upper decks and at the ends. Nothing on Deck 2 midship or somewhat aft (my favourite as well!).
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #10
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best rooms FOR motion sickness would be higher floors and either end of ship.

best rooms to avoid motion sickness would be lower floor and mid-ship.

I know. I know. As far back as cruising exists, the higher floors were the premium floors...that is based on view, noise levels, and (in the old days) to have a safe distance between yourself and steerage class
No

Basic science the closer you are to vibration the worse it is, when a train on tracks is coming the closer it is the more the tracks vibrate.

The closer to the motion of the waves, the closer to the vibration of the ship, are the worst, and then couple bring enclosed not seeing the horizon not getting real fresh air mean the lower decks are the worst place.
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Basic science the closer you are to vibration the worse it is, when a train on tracks is coming the closer it is the more the tracks vibrate.

The closer to the motion of the waves, the closer to the vibration of the ship, are the worst, and then couple bring enclosed not seeing the horizon not getting real fresh air mean the lower decks are the worst place.
That's just wrong. Waves don't vibrate, so the train track example isn't a good one. The base of any structure moves less than its top. If we were talking about an earthquake, that would be different. Since roll and pitch happens around a ships axis, the closer you are to the axis, the less movement you will feel. If the bottom moved more than the top, ships would be listing over and sinking all of the time, because the base would be too unstable.
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That's just wrong. Waves don't vibrate, so the train track example isn't a good one. The base of any structure moves less than its top. If we were talking about an earthquake, that would be different. Since roll and pitch happens around a ships axis, the closer you are to the axis, the less movement you will feel. If the bottom moved more than the top, ships would be listing over and sinking all of the time, because the base would be too unstable.
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Mid ship, lower decks.

Stability: If you tend to get seasick, cabin location is really important. It's a question of engineering, really. The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balconied stateroom, choose the lowest level and the most midship one you can find.
I agree with this, also. I am sensitive to the ship's motion, and find I do MUCH better midship and on deck 2. Very little movement. When I'd head up to the higher decks, it was much more noticeable. And my one time in the aft was horrid.

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So many different opinions on this.

I am looking at my first cruise with a stateroom mid ship on deck 9 w/a verandah. Not sure if I will switch it to a lower deck or stay where I am.

I do plan to bring Bonine and Sea Bands no matter where my stateroom is.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:58 PM   #15
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I think the biggest factor is the verandah. Being outside, for me anyway, mattered much more than what deck I was on.
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