I am getting ready to make reservations for our first cruise (June 2004), and I was wondering which part of the ship we should try to get to avoid problems with motion sickness. I always thought that it was mid-ship, but I have read somewhere that the back of the boat is better. Also, would you suggest Bonine or the patch? I know that one of them has problems if you drink alcoholic beverages (which we will), but I'm not sure which one. And one more question for all you experts...we are looking at either a Cat. 4 for all of us (me, dh, dd19, & dd16), or two connecting Cat. 6 rooms, or (on the advice of the agency) a Cat. 6 & a Cat. 11 across the hall. Which would you choose? Thanks for all your help. I've really enjoyed reading about your experiences!