Cruising on Carnival Fantasy and because that's a smaller ship does that matter at all?
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I'm scheduled to take my first cruise in July and wonder if I need to worry about sea sickness. I've taken a choppy 3-hour ferry ride from Seattle to Victoria, a choppy bay cruise in San Francisco and smooth trips from Manhattan to Statue of Liberty and a harbor cruise in Miami - all without any motion sickness. Would I be ok on a huge ship such as the RCL Enchantment of the Seas?As a pervious poster already stated the ship, regardless of the size , the ship is but a cork floating in the ocean. The RCCL Enchantment of the Seas is currently sailing in the Atlantic Ocean which is completely different than an inner harbor cruise. Absolutely cannot compare the two cruises. Whether or not you'd be Ok is something that no one can determine other than yourself. It you are prone to motion sickness than you need to take pre-cautions.
My suggestion is to buy a pack of Bonine, which is like Dramamine but doesn't cause drowsiness. I took a half-pill every morning of both of our 7-day cruises and was fine (except one particularly rough night, when I had to take a second pill), and I am hugely prone to motion sickness. You can also take ginger pills every day on top of the Bonine.I also took Bonine every morning and found it to be completely effective. I had read about it on cruise critic before our cruise (thank you CC). I couldn't buy Bonine in Australia, so went immediately to the shop on board the Noordam before sail away and began taking the medication. I took the advice of many CC members to begin medication BEFORE you feel sick (some people even say to begin the day before and continue 1 day after cruise if you are really bad with motion sickness). I did switch half way at the ten day mark to taking the meds at night because at times I felt really sleepy which is unusual for me - others may not feel drowsy ( from memory it was non- drowsy) , but I suppose every individual is affected differently. Anyway, I never had a moment of sickness and was very grateful to have read about the Bonine before I sailed. Oh, and one thing I noticed when we did have rough seas - green apples were readily available and are apparently wonderful for malaise. Good luck and have fun.
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for all your replies, I firmly believe in mind over matter but wanted insight into what to do if I were to find my belly not my friend I've only ever heard of the seasick wrist bands and Dramamine but I'll definitely look into the Bonnine one since I get drowsy easy from meds. Thanks for your help.It is a lot of mind over matter. I didn't reread but looking toward the horizon or land help somewhat as well. Bring some ginger as well! Many times after a cruise I find myself feeling like I'm still aboard. I found the times I did get seasick were 1st day. Once you're used to the motion you should be fine. Have a great trip!