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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:07 PM
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i want a friend of mine to take a cruise with me on the volendam & she was told by someone that the smaller the ship the more likely she is to get sea sick is this true?
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Old August 18th, 2005, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: worried about seasickness

The Volendam certainly is not a small ship - she's 63,000 tons and that's not small.

Having been on her a number of times and going through some rough weather, I can tell you that she rides well. If your friend is worried about seasickness, she can take Bonine (Bonamine in Canada) or other seasick medication. I find that Bonine works well for me - I start to take it a day or two before I sail and then usually take 1 a day.

Another thing is to book a cabin low and in the middle - Main or Dolphin decks - not as much motion down there.

Hope you succeed in talking your friend into cruising with you. You will love the Volendam.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: worried about seasickness

thank you for the tip she has only been on these mega liners 100,000 tons & up so she considers the volendam a smal ship
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: worried about seasickness

I've heard there is a band type/braclet that helps with seasickness any idea where you cna get these?
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:14 PM
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My wife swears by them, plus I have seen crew members wearing them on cruises.
They are usually called Sea Bands and are available in our area at the pharmacy areas of stores like Walmart and Target.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 05:54 PM
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The sea bands work well and if you don't want to take chemicals you can take capsules of ginger or drink ginger tea. I take both with me but have never had to use anything but the bands and we have been in weather that produced 20 foot waves - also very rough from San Diego to Hawaii. These ships handle the weather very well and I believe that the stabilizers help prevent sea sickness. by the way, the ship was the Statendam and it is smaller than the Volendam.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: Re: worried about seasickness

Forgot about ginger. My wife and I took one ginger capsule each morning of the 10-day cruise.
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