I though I would just roll these two questions together.
(1) Are the seas calmer in Gulf of Mexico & the Caribbean sea than they are in the Atlantic (to the Bahamas)??? A friend mentioned that the waters are much calmer, and I was curious to know. Although I didn't get sea sick to the Bahamas, it was only a two day cruise, and my next one through the Gulf is 7 days. I've never gotten motion sick before, but my friend has, so I wanted to know what to expect.
I'm sailing RCCL Voyager of the Seas at the end of February. My short cruise was RCCL Naviagtor of the seas at the end of February.
(2) Maybe a little off topic, but I wanted to have some champaign delivered to my stateroom, but I'm very unfamiliar with them and don't know which to get. I've tried and enjoyed the Asti Spumante (yeah, I'm cheap!), and they have that available. But how does Domaine St Michelle Brut & Domain Chandon Brut compare???? I can get some Chandon & chocolate covered strawberries for free with my rewards card, but I would hate to simply waste it if it's no good. As far as anything alcohol goes, I like the "foo foo" drinks & sweeter things. My dad said that "brut's" are more of a dryer wine and that I may not like them.
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The seas are generally fairly calm at the end of February you should have a pleasant cruise. However there are no guarantees any time of year.
Asti Supmante is much sweeter than the brut champagnes you mentioned. I say order what you prefer and what others think.
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I can't answer the champagne questions, but, for the most part, the seas on my cruises in the Caribbean, have been pretty smooth. There has really only been one cruise, that was in January, in the Bahama area, that was memorable as we bobbed like a cork, and, many people's stomachs felt the effect, including mine. Depending on the rough weather that might have been in the area, or is coming to that area, is when things can get a bit choppy.
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Hi Bres, You will also be on a huge ship, so Voyager will take the weather rather well. It also helps if your cabin is more midship, you'll feel less moving. Although, there is nothing quite like being rocked to sleep at night....I wouldn't worry to much about getting sea sick on Voyager.
if you look at the geography of the Caribbean vs the Atlantic you will see that the Caribbean is pretty much "enclosed" so that would make it somewhat protected and calmer as opposed to the Atlantic which is wide open.
As for your champagne choices, Asti is very sweet, Brut is very dry, and since you said that you like the sweeter drinks you probably wouldn't like even a Chandon Brut