Hi, Newby here to this forum and to Princess Cruises. Actually only one cruise before and that was from Vancouver to Alaska a few years ago on Celebrity. I had booked a balcony guaranty on the Crown Princess (surprise for husband's upcoming retirement) and was assigned Stateroom 214 on Aloha Deck. (legend on ship deck plan shows category BD) I called Princess to ask about it and after some discussion with the agent ended up changing to Baja Deck Stateroom 629 (still category BD) First cabin was towards the front of the ship, the one now is closer to the rear and on the other side. Now, of course, I am wondering whether I made the right choice. When we were on the Alaska cruise a few years ago we were near the front of the ship and felt quite ill one night when the waters were rough, that is why I called to ask about a different location. Would really appreciate any insight from anyone reading. Sure glad I found this forum - lots of help here.