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Booking a cabin is like purchasing a home.

It’s crucial to find a room that meets your size, price and location requirements.

Most cruisers tend to do enough research to find a room that is within their price range and appropriately sized.

However, people often forget that the location of a room can sometimes make or break a holiday.

For example, those that are prone to seasickness are likely to experience nausea if they’re cooped up in a cabin at the rear of the ship.

To ensure you’re purchasing the right ‘real estate’, Cruise Passenger has put together this guide to help you decide which section of the ship [the rear, front or mid] is best for you:

Do you get seasick?

The higher you are in a ship the more movement you are likely to feel – and the more movement your body feels the more likely you are to get motion sickness.

This also applies to how close you are to the rear and front of the ship.

Prime locations for someone prone to seasickness are mid-ship and lower level decks.

There’s more stability in those areas, which will reduce your chances of getting sick.

Are you sensitive to smells?

If you are, then you want to avoid booking a cabin at the top rear end of the ship.

According to Cruise Critic, fumes from the funnel may make their way into your cabin and cause you grief. Avoid this part of the ship and you should be fine.

What’s all the noise?

Surprisingly, the best cabins are also located in the noisiest areas of the ship. People bookings cabins on the Lido Deck are likely to hear chairs being moved in the early hours of the morning or sounds from late night pool parties.

However, if you book a cabin one level down, the noise is drowned out and less likely to keep you awake.

Do you want the best view?

Cabins with the best views are the corner rooms. They’re slightly curved, which gives cruisers a 180-view. This means guests can see where the ship is headed and where the ship has been at the same time.

Click here for more tips on choosing a cabin that’s right for you.