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capgirl October 21st, 2006 02:14 AM

1st time cruiser, seasickness and is there a doctor on board
I am going on my 1st cruise on the O to the Mex Riv. Is it usually a smooth
trip or will I get seasick(my cabin will be on Navigation deck, mid ship)?
Also is there a doctor or medical facility on board. How is the weather for
cruising Mex Riv in late March-1st wk April?

DeeDee October 21st, 2006 09:43 AM

Yes, there is a doctor and two nurses on board.

If you are afriad of becoming seasick, I suggest that you buy some Bonine and start taking it 2 days before you board the ship, and then take one the day you board. If you are still worried about being sick while on board take one tablet either in the morning or before going to bed at night. Just follow the directions on the package. You can also get Meclizine (same as Bonine) on the ship either in the Infirmary or at the Front Desk - no charge, but I would still buy a package of Bonine.

Can't help you with the weather - no one can predict what it will be like or if you will have calm or rough seas.

Have a wonderful time. :)

Dianeisme313 October 22nd, 2006 12:37 PM

If you are like me and don't believe in medication go to a health store or whole food stores and get some trip wafers. They are ginger wafers. I took one after we had boarded and we were eating. We had a really rough nite the first evening during supper. I was drinking a little milk, eating a little fish & bread, and taking the trip pills. I didn't get sick, but was freaked out with the dining room emptying out and the sounds of things falling and loud noises. The roughness was over after supper, but alot of our group spent the nite in their cabin. I was on Carnival's Valor and they went to each cabin checking on everyone and giving out sea sickness pills. They said eat apples to prevent sea sickness, I had heard eat high protein meals, but definitely ginger. I quit taking the trip pills after a day.

I had heard not to bend over or you would get sea sick. Bending over didn't bother me either. It was so funny - I was in the elevator the first day, when a guy dropped his ink pen. We both looked at each other and knew we couldn't bend over. It was so funny.

Fruitcake October 23rd, 2006 04:10 PM

I swear by the wrist bands.
I used to take meds, but they'd knock me out.
I read about Sea Bands and tried them -- I was very skeptical, but they worked.

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