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Old June 24th, 2004, 08:23 AM
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Default Conquest--seasickness-proof?

Every precaution has been taken to get us rooms that are located mid-ship, and our agent has said that this ship is heavy enough to basically ensure that seasickness won't be a problem.

Since I have allergies and middle ear fluid issues, I am still wary about seasickness.
For those who have cruised this ship before, who are generally prone to sickness, how did you fare?
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Old June 24th, 2004, 10:01 AM
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Merri

I haven't sailed on the Conquest but I have sailed on the Inspiration and RCI Sovereign of the Seas. I am very prone to seasickness. The Inspiration Cruise was a 7 day and I took 2 Bonine pills during the entire cruise. The SOS cruise was a 5 day cruise and I tool 1 Dramamine pill during the entire cruise. We also booked cabins on the lowest deck in the middle of the ship. Also, we luckily had very calm seas for both cruises. As soon as I started feeling a little "off" I took a pill and within a short time was fine. I have also heard that ginger will help, as will keeping a little something in your stomach. Hope this helps and have a great time.

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Default Re: Conquest--seasickness-proof?

You can also try ginger pills - Take then with the Bonine if you have to and you should be just fine!

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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Conquest--seasickness-proof?

Was on the Conquest November 2003. The gulf was rough. There were lots of people seasick. I made it until the formal dinner but had to leave half way through and lie down. Maybe different times of year are better.

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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Conquest--seasickness-proof?

Thank you Darcy and Carey. I think that to be on the safe side, I will stock up on ginger pills and check into the Bonine.

We will enjoy ours....hope you'll enjoy yours!
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Old June 24th, 2004, 12:53 PM
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SLS, somehow I missed your post until now. Perhaps we were posting at or near the same time. THANK you for the heads up. I knew it was too good to be true! I'll be prepared. We're boarding on Jan. 9th.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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have you tried bodine it really works and you can get them in a drug store for $3.oo
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Old June 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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The Gulf is much rougher than the caribbean sea so even on the Conquest it can get rough. Bonine works great for me - they are tiny pink pills over the counter so I pick them up for a couple of dollars at WalMart. Also pay attention and catch it before it gets started - be aware that as you go down the Mississippi River when you leave (a great thing to watch as it is rare to sail a river on a cruise ship) they take turns to the right and left and the ship can move side to side so you may want to take 1/2 a pill (which 1/2 is enough for me) before you leave the dock just to be on the safe side. I'd also maybe try one at home before your trip to make sure they are ok on your system. Debbie
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Old June 24th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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You can get your doctor to give you a perscription for the patches.
They work very well. My sister in law used them on a cruise we went
on and she never got sick. She is very prone to motion sickness. It
wont make you sleepy either.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Conquest--seasickness-proof?

Be careful with the patches - drowsiness is often a side effect.

I'm a Bonine fan myself. We sailed in January and ran into some rather rough water, but one little pill did the trick.

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Old June 24th, 2004, 06:06 PM
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Oh, I'm so glad that I posted this. I did a search on Bonine, but read that it could cause drowsiness, too. How does it compare with Dramamine-non-drowsy?
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Old June 24th, 2004, 07:57 PM
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Merri,

Bonine has a non-drowsy formula also. I got smart after the Conquest and took bonine when we were in the Gulf on the Holiday and it worked really well.

I didn't feel anything the first night because we didn't get out of the Mississippi River until bedtime. It was the next day's dinner that I finally sucumbed. Wish I had taken the bonine before I went to bed since it works for 24 hours.


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Old June 25th, 2004, 09:18 AM
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Thanks SLS. I'm now trying to find out of Bonine interferes with Claritin-D, for any reason.
If they both have antihistamine components, I'd better be sure.


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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:07 AM
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We sailed the Conquest in September 2003. I get real motion sick in a car and on a plane because I have a broken eardrum. However, I had no problems at all on the Conquest and I did not take anything for seasickness. Watch the tender boats at Grand Cayman though, wait to get on until right before they leave. My husband got really sick because the water is pretty rough.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 12:40 PM
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We were on the Conquest in December. I get seasick, so I came prepared with Bonine. Only needed it 2 or 3 times, and it worked much better than Dramamine. No sleepiness and no dry mouth!
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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:19 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on the tender boats.
Thanks, everyone.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 08:45 AM
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I know this is a few days since your post, we sailed the conquest easter break, had very bad weather the first day and a half, water sloshing in the glasses and all. Now this ship is VERY stabalized and it rocked and rocked.

Now I'm not prone to motion sickness but did get very sick on the inspiration and came prepared.

I found those metal braclets did nothing, non drowsy dramamine did cause me some drowsyness but it worked. would have worked better if I took it pre boarding and continued through like some suggest. Mine was a equilibrium problem, I looked like a drunk through the cruise, even on excursion and a day after... but I had so much fun that I was able to keep on despite the dizzyness. Dinner a bit tough... sitting while rocking.

Just come prepared with all three, Bonine, dramamine and the patch and you'll find what works for you..

The Bonine will enhance the effects of Clariton.. meaning you may feel a bit more tired.
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We sailed the Conquest last summer. I never felt it rock a single time. It was great with very smooth sailing. Good luck!
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