sea conditions in Western Med

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Midlothian, VA
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Joined Feb 2004
We are considering a cruise on Royal Clipper leaving Sept 20. The cruise sails from Venice to Croatia to Rome. What are the seas like that time of year? We took a Star Clipper in Tahiti a couple of years ago. We have one person who we are trying to convince to come on the trip. She had a bad case of sea sickness for one rough night and is afraid to sail again. If the seas are calm we may be able to get her on board.
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Joined Jan 2007
We sailed from Venice to Athens a few years back on the Flyer in September--an 11 day trip. The seas were flat--and it was a great cruise!
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Horsham, UK
346 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
We did that trip at that kind of time two years ago and had generally excellent weather. The Adriatic segment was a little choppy - not enough to notice - but from Kotor onwards, it was almost a flat calm. So no sailing but very stable travelling.

There was one lumpy night when the bed boards were raised, but we didn't feel a thing. The Captain later told me that it had been a Force 8 wind, but he explained how the Royal has a broad beam, low centre of gravity and significant ballast in both the keel and the hull to minimise movement. I have found her to be an exceptionally stable ship - and I have also sailed her in the Caribbean where there is consistently more wind and, sometimes, livelier seas.