View Full Version : Should we expect rough seas in the Baltic?
April 16th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Hi past Baltic cruisers,
We have had smooth sailing everywhere we've been so far but we have heard that the Baltic area can get rough. We will be there early this May. Anyone have information on what kind of sea conditions we can expect?
April 17th, 2005, 08:51 AM
No guarantees, but we did the Baltic cruise last May (doing it again this year because we loved it) and the seas were fine. Enjoy your cruise!
Compass Rose Monica
April 18th, 2005, 09:16 AM
I was wondering the same since we'll be in open waters (North Sea) between Dover and Oslo, and even in the Baltic sea, although it is surrounded by land - that's still lots of sea area.
See you on board soon!
April 18th, 2005, 11:26 AM
I think I will just pop my Bonine's and go on my merry way.I get seasick easily so I won't be taking any chances.
April 20th, 2005, 08:16 AM
Just picked up my presecription for the patch. It works well for me if I remember to wear it.
April 20th, 2005, 12:17 PM
My husband gets motion sickness pretty easily, but has used the prescription patch on cruises as well as Bonine.
With the prescription patch, he still senses the motion, but doesn't get queasy as compared to not using the patch.
Bonine works well for him for motion, but if the waters are REALLY rough, then the Bonine is used for backup with the patch being his primary defense...
April 21st, 2005, 08:57 AM
I am not normally effected by movement, particularly after taking acrobatic flight training but on small boats, such as 40' sail boat I used to have, my stomach was really tested a number of times. An aunt suggested I eat ginger or foods with ginger in them prior to activity where there was risk of motion sickness. I tried it and it worked. I looked for data in it and found that is was used in Asia for this purpose for thousands of years. In the 30 years since I got that advice I have suggested it to others and all the reports have been positive.. Besides, ginger cookies are a good healthy snack.
Sometimes riding on internal domestic flight within Russia, on an old Soviet era TU-134 or such, I wish I would have had the cookies with me;>)
Try it and have a comfortable trip