I have never been on a cruise. When we stay in hotels as we travel, we always stay in suites because of the difference in our sleeping schedules (I'm a very early riser). In addition, my wife says she gets seasick everytime she gets on a boat but wants to see if she's outgrown it. What type stateroom would we most enjoy? Thanks for your help
Staterooms on cruise ships will not be as large as hotel rooms. If you're used to a suite, then they are available on cruise ships. Probably more of a premium as there are fewer, but certainly available.
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My wife can get seasick washing dishes, so like you guys, we were concerned before we started cruising. She bought all the wrist bands and remedies, but it turned out that she never needed them. The larger ships are VERY stable. I would try to book a cabin mid-ship as has been recommended, and we also avoid the lowest decks closer to the engines and such. Hope this helps.
I am very prone to seasickness, but addicted to cruising. I agree with midship, but we have found the lowest decks to have the least movement. Never had any problems re. being nearer to the engines or anything.
Also, eating ginger and using meclizine/bonine helps a lot.
Thanks to all of you for the help. We will probably take our maiden voyage out of Jax, FL in January. I'm told that the ships aren't as big out of that port but that is the closest for us. I hope I don't have to put Chris on a plane from the Bahamas! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a great New Year to you all! Sam
If going out of JAX.... there is only 1 ship that sails from there currently.... Carnival Cruiselines "Fascination"..... 76,000 tons. Older ship in the fleet, but still a popular ship running 4 - 5 night cruises.
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