We will be cruising Apr.23 from Honolulu to San Francisco. 10 days. I am terrified of the weather conditions. I am pregnant (not 24wks by time trip ends) and sailing w/2 kids and hubby. I am so nervous about the rough seas I can't seem to relax. Does anyone have any nice thoughts about this trip?
Of course we have good thoughts. Yes, to be honest the seas may be a little rough, but it shouldn't cause any real problems. Ask your doctor what would be the best if sea sickness is what you are worried about. Your kids will be fine and everyone will have an awesome time. Just believe you will have a good time and you will. Half of what happens to us in this world is based on our attitude. Again, it may not be the smoothest cruise in the world but everything else will be great. NMNita
Thank you for writing back. The sea sickness is the least of my worries. I am worried about the ship being able to handle rough seas. I thought April would've been a good time to cross the Pacific but it doesn't seem that way.
Oh my, don't worry about that. We were on the Jewel last Sept and crossed from London to NY via the North Atlantic. We did miss one port because of high winds and fog, but never did any of us worry about the rough seas. One time in Alaska, late May, on a very small NCL ship we were really out in the Pacific and had no problems. Yes, we did a lot of rocking and rolling, but today's ships are very different than those build almost 100 years ago. You will be just fine. Have a great cruise. NMnita
Don't worry about the ship, it will do fine. Enjoy your trip and the time with your family. You can usually spot a number of dophins when leaving from Houston so that will be great for the kids to see, assuming they're old enough to appreciate what they are.
You will be amazed at how easily the ship will handle the seas. Yes, you will feel some motion, especially if the seas are a bit high but it will not be "rockin and rolling."
Once you are onboard you will probably forget your worries and enjoy it all. My older brother was very afraid of being on a ship where he could not see land. After the second day he couldn't believe he was ever afraid. We encountered 18 foot swells (heavy seas) and it didn't phase him in the least. He had a stern cabin next to mine and his exact words as we stood on our balconies and watched the ship move were. "This is cool. I hardly feel it.". Four days earlier he wasn't going to get on the ship.
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I don't think you have a thing to worry about. We took a 13 night cruise in October and we could have stayed even longer. The time flies by, whether its on a 7 day or longer.
As for sea sickness, my husband used ginger root capsules on the last cruise. He didn't feel sleepy, and they certainly did the trick. I have heard that doctors are prescribing them for morning sickness. But before taking any medication, always, always, always ask your doctor first.
Have a great time.