The first and only time I was on a cruise ship was during Hurricane Gloria and if I had a gun I would have shot myself!!!! The toilet and I became constant companions. It looked like a Victory at Sea TV Show on the weather decks and the ship felt like it was breaking apart.
Im going on the Inspiration on December 9th and Im wondering what type of weather I can expect. It 's itinerary is Exotic Western Caribbean. Also what could you advise me to take as a precaution before sea sickness becomes an issue. I am really trying to adopt a positive frame of mind, but as it gets closer to the sailing date, I'm getting cold feet and I want to take this voyage very much. I will appreciate all the advice you can give me. THANKS SO MUCH........Rosemary
You shouldn't have any problem with weather for your December 9 sailing. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The highest chances of a hurricane are August and September ... maybe into mid-October.
Midships would be the smoothest ride. There are all sorts of remedies for seasickness - patches, pills, wrist pressure pads. Mainly keep busy and your stomach full.
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Sea Sickness
Rosemary - what my doctor told me to do was the night before the cruise was to take a bonine at bedtime, and take one at bedtime every night through the end of the cruise. A good way to prevent sea sickness. Bonine is usually non-drowsy but if you take it this way, it is guaranteed not to interfere with your daytime activities.
Another way is to eat candied ginger - ginger also helps with seasickness. YOu can try seabands (available at most pharmacies) but the ball has to be positioned just so on the wrist or they will not work. The patch (Scopolamine patch) is also an option, but some people have pretty nasty side effects.
If all else fails, visit the ship's medical center and get the injection they have for seasickness. Will cost you, but it works!
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Loved your joke about "Victory at Sea" -- knew exactlly what you meant.
I am a big Bonine fan.
I take one right when we are arriving at the pier and one every morning thereafter. Usually, I need to take two (one midday about 2 p.m.) on the final day at sea because the ship is usually traveling faster.
You probably won't even need any medication but to be on the safe side you should take any of the OTC medicines. Only go with the proven medicines too, you don't want to take a chance on ruining your vacation because you wanted to try the latest gizmo.
I am a huge fan of the "ginger" cure. I will bring candied ginger, gingersnap cookies and you will usually see me with a glass of ginger-ale in my hands, that's the first thing DH gets for me on a cruise. I works very well for me. Fresh air and keeping something in your stomach also works well.