Which decks are best on a cruise ship?


Brad Ralph   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

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. The higher decks and cabins at the very front (forward) or back (aft) of the ship will rock and roll the most.

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Havana Quinnell   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Correspondingly, are higher decks better on cruise ships?

The higher the deck, the better and, often, more panoramic the view. Cabins on top decks aren't always the best on the ship, but many suites and specialty cabin categories are typically located on upper decks. Most mega- ships place their lido (pool) areas on higher decks.

Additionally, are Balcony rooms worth it on cruises? The extra price for a balcony is worth it if you'll put it to good use. Your ship design places balcony rooms on higher decks. This means rooms with balconies have better views, especially on river cruises where lower rooms are close to the water line. If you want the extra space offered by a balcony room.


Carol Pope   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Correspondingly, how are decks numbered on a cruise ship?

In modern ships, the interior decks are usually numbered from the primary deck, which is #1, downward and upward. So the first deck below the primary deck will be #2, and the first above the primary deck will be #A2 or #S2 (for "Above" or "Superstructure").


Marvin Waterhouse   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the main deck on a cruise ship?

on the carvival spirit the riviera deck is the lowest deck, the main deck is a deck above the lobby. the higher up in decks and closer to the front of the ship you are is were you will feel more of the ships motion in the waters.


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What room is best on a cruise ship?

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Do cruises get cheaper closer to sailing date?

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How much does a cruise really cost?

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What is the safest cruise line?

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Is an inside cabin on a cruise OK?

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What is the best room on a cruise ship for motion sickness?

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Should you pay prepaid gratuities cruise?

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