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Old May 28th, 2003, 04:08 PM
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OK now I'm getting nervous. After reading some of these posts about really rough seas on the inside passage cruise I would like to know about remedies for young kids. We sail in two weeks and want to be prepared. Anyone have any luck with a product? Aren't children less susceptible to motion sickness? I have images of barfing kids and that doesn't jive with my fantasy of a wonderful Alaska cruise.
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When we did the inside passage, it was super calm, a little suprised to hear that it can get that rough. I would talk to your kids doctor and see what he would recommend for them in case they do get seasick and hopefully you won't need anything.


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Old May 28th, 2003, 05:24 PM
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My son gets motion sickness on long car trips but on our 2 Alaskan cruises he was fine. He was 8 and 9 at the time. We had some movement (not what I would consider rough however) on the ship a couple of days and he wasn't queasy at all.

On the White Pass RR trip which shakes a lot, he had no troubles either. In fact the train put him to sleep.

It's possible but IMHO not probable the kids will get sick.
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We had that one fairly rough night where lots of people were sick, but the rest of the cruise was very calm. One or two other days there was a little extra movement but nothing too bad and we were in the front of the ship where it moves the most. I think our bad night was a combination of the weather getting bad and the fact that we were on the outside (for Sitka). If you don't go to Sitka, then I think you are on the Inside almost the entire time, so it should be failry calm.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 11:22 PM
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it was super calm, a little suprised to hear that it can get that rough

As I have posted- this is a myth. I have sailed Alaska 9 times and encountered very rough sailing on 3 trips- they happened to be all round trips. One trip had 3 days of rough sailing. So the "smooth as glass" comments aren't a given. I would do as above- consult your children's MD. Problem is most medications work on prevention, once you get sick forget it. It is indeed a concern with unknown sailers. I say- take precautions if there is a possiblitiy from a history. No one can decide for you.
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