Higher vs. lower deck and seasickness
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if you are midship, it really isnt going to make a big difference deck 6 vs deck 7 or 8.
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With that said, it doesn't bother some, but it can be bad for others. If your husband is prone to seasickness, do him a favor and book a midship balcony on deck 7.
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We always book lido balcony’s and when in high seas / head winds you will definitely feel it more being high up and up front .
There are some people who get sick from motion rocking and pitching , from the peripheral vision ( constant /continuous movement of water ).. really depends on the person I know someone who cant be in an inside room that rocks , they are fine if they go out on deck.. try to determine what scenario get to the person who is prone to “sickness” and act appropriately
Take some meclizine just in case… Hope this helps and have a great cruise
But I do try to book lower and midship. And if I can't get midship, aft is better than forward. But I normally have an inside, so since I don't have immediate access to fresh air, the location is more important. My 1st Glory cruise, we were in 2342, an inside midship. Table mates were complaining about their Lido cabin and all the rocking the night before during the storm and how sick they got. We couldn't even tell we were moving! Had no idea we'd sailed through a storm!
If he hasn't tried Ginger Root capsules, I highly recommend them. While I never actually got to the point where I puked, I did suffer quite a bit on my first several cruises.
Then, thanks to Cruise Critic, I read about Ginger Root. It has made a tremendous difference. I've only had a couple of times that I felt mild discomfort, and I immediately took 1/2 meclizine. Other than that, I've relied solely on the Ginger.
I start a couple of days before the cruise; take 1 am and pm and even continue for a couple of days after returning to help ease the post-cruise no-longer sailing issues.
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Meclizine is a Godsend for me - have used ground ginger pills and they also work as well, but I have to start taking them about a week (or more) ahead of time.....
If you have a problem with seasickness, you should choose and cabin lower and in the middle.but OP doesnt want a cove, and balconys start deck 6, so lower really isnt a option.
thats why I said deck 6 or 7 not much difference that will be noticed.
Thank you so much everyone! It definitely sounds like lower and mid ship is where we want to be! He is extremely prone to motion sickness (as in, can't watch a moving merry go round!) so all of these tips will help. That is why I want a balcony, for the fresh air. Sounds like deck 7 is as high as I want to go then. As far as cove balconies, from the pics I've seen, I'm just not sure if seeing the waves that close would be good, if that makes any sense. And I know we're hitting hurricane season in June, just going to hope for the best. That's just what worked out with our school schedules with 1 in college, 1 in high school. I will invest in ginger pills and meclizine for both him and the boys, thank you! (And hello to my fellow North Carolinians!)
deck 7 is where we usually stay- a few years ago we went to a higher deck on the destiny=- wow. I swear I felt EVERY sway that week.
Last cruise was on deck 8 of the Legend.
Yes, it depends on the ship and the waters.
we have always cruised in Sept.
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