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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Hi Everyone!

I have been "lurking" this board for about a week and decided to register and hang out with you guys. My husband and I are taking out first cruise March 31st and I am not sure whether to book inside or oceanview. I am more concerned with motion sickness than anything. We were in Key Largo a couple of weeks ago on a glass bottom boat tour and got a little "weary" even after taking a Dramamine. Nerves were a little shot because of worrying about daughter feeling ill. Any advice? This cruise is for hubby and I only this time. Anniversary!!

Thanks in advance for any info. anyone might provide..
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Hi
As for a inside or a ocean view room which ever make you
feel better .
I would want my cabin in the middle of the ship . Seems to
be less notice of movement there to me.
We always pick the middle of the ship. Never had any problems
there myself. I do wear a sea sick patch from the day before we
go and then only need one more for the week. Last cruise I did
not even have to put the second one on.

Happy Anniversary to you and the hubby.
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Find out lots of good things here.
Just go and enjoy your self. Cruising is alot of fun.

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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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It won't matter. You won't even notice your room you'll be having too muchfun!
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For the least effects of the ocean movement, you'll want a cabin as low as possible in the middle of the ship.

If you get an inside cabin, you get a couple of benefits...more money to spend on other things, and you tend not to hang out in your room as much and therefore have a greater enjoyment of everything else there is to do on a cruise ship...
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[quote="Sammy1954"]Hi
As for a inside or a ocean view room which ever make you
feel better .
I would want my cabin in the middle of the ship . Seems to
be less notice of movement there to me.
We always pick the middle of the ship. Never had any problems
there myself. I do wear a sea sick patch from the day before we
go and then only need one more for the week. Last cruise I did
not even have to put the second one on.

Happy Anniversary to you and the hubby.
Welcome to cruisemates.
You will Find out lots of good things here.
Just go and enjoy your self. Cruising is alot of fun.

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Old February 28th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Pick a cabin amidships, but never inside! Always ocean view preferably with a balcony if you can possibly afford it That will enhance the enjoyment of your cruise a great deal. If you don't want to see the sunset on the tropical ocean, or the beautiful scenery -- don't cruise.

Barring really rough water (not likely) your chance of getting seasick is very slight. A modern stabilized cruise ship is not to be compared with your 'glass bottom boat.'

And forget the Dramamine (original formula). If you are concerned about seasickness, go to the drugstore and buy some Bonine (generic name meclizine). It is a far better drug and it's what the ship's doc would give you.

Don't worry. You'll be fine
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You've got your seasick answer.. it won't be a problem, but lower midship has the least movement.

Cabins! I would absolutely go with the best you can afford. I love to be able to look out, and after our first balcony we don't want to even go back to a window.
The ship is a world of fun... but checking out the sunrise, sunset, sea, and going in/out of port anytime you're in your room is just great. (And you ARE in your room.. waiting for DH to dress <grin>)
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We always get a cabin in the middle of the ship, less motion. As for a window or interior, my wife will only take a window cabin.

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Thanks to everyone that has replied! All the info. has been helpful and overall all I am thinking we will go with the Oceanview. DH has been gone for the better part of the past two months on business so we are very much looking forward to the cruise. We will book on the Facination out of Miami and going to Key West and Cozumel. Thanks again! I am learning alot!!
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Thanks to everyone that has replied! All the info. has been helpful and overall all I am thinking we will go with the Oceanview. DH has been gone for the better part of the past two months on business so we are very much looking forward to the cruise. We will book on the Facination out of Miami and going to Key West and Cozumel. Thanks again! I am learning alot!!

Our first cruise was out of Miami to Key West & Cozumel on the Ecstasy(1997). Midship, Riviera deck, Oceanview is what we have gotten on all 3 of our cruises. Less motion, can see dolphin, flying fish, landscape in ports out of window and you pay less for Riviera deck .

As far as being sick. Take ginger capsules 3 days before, during & after cruise. They can be purchased at Wal-Mart, WalGreens, etc. Also SEA Bands are good too . You won't have to worry about being drowsy. If you should still get sick go to pursers deck they have motion sickness pills there.

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Our first cruise we were midship/inside cabin and it wasn't bad at all! Our second cruise we again were midship, but this time an ocean view and I'll tell you - we won't go back to inside cabin. We love seeing the water from the window - not that we spent that much time there, but we really liked having the view!

Congrats on your anniversary cruise! Our cruise last year was on mother's day and our anniversary - it was awesome!

Have Fun!!!! and Welcome to the addicted cruisers club!!
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Cabins! I would absolutely go with the best you can afford. I love to be able to look out, and after our first balcony we don't want to even go back to a window.
This is why my DW and have only booked insides. We get to cruise more often, and only use our cabin for sleeping.
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Default THANKS AGAIN!!!

MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL! ALSO THANKS FOR THE CONGRATS ON THE ANNIVERSARY! WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING AWAY. NO CELL PHONES, NO BUSINESS! HAVE NOT BEEN AWAY FROM MY CHILDREN MORE THAN A COUPLE OF DAYS AT A TIME BUT EVEN LOOKING FORWARD TO GROWN UP TIME!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
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