I don't mind so much if we had to miss some of the scheduled ports, as long as I'm not spending my vacation feeling like I have to return the food that I ate.
I was once on a liner in the mediteranian and we hit a gail. Everyone on board (except the staff and my wife) turned green. The ship line was called "Tirenia" they mostly travel up and down the coast of Italy and to Malta (which is where we went). The ships are very old and probably don't have stabilizers(or at least good ones). It's hard to forget an experience like that. But I'm a trooper and am determined to enjoy my first cruise...taking as many precautions as possible.
Thank you to all for your info.