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Old January 3rd, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Hi everyone, we are traveling on the Diamond soon and I am a wee concerned over our cabin selection. I am new to this and I am in a forward cabin, is this a bad thing?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 09:24 PM
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Hi cruisingsoon,

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How forward are you? Generally, you'll feel more movement of the ship in a very forward cabin.

If you don't have a problem with car sickness or air sickness you should be fine.

Have a wonderful cruise and feel free to ask any other questions you have !
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 09:25 PM
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yikes I do get a wee car sick. Man I wish my TA would have told me this, I hope it does not ruin our trip. We are cabins 249 and 247 on the diamond.
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We like forward cabins. The Diamond is a very stable ship. I don't think it will be that bad.

If there are cabins available mid-ship in your category, the cruise line will change your cabin with very little trouble.
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since you only get a "wee bit" car sick when you travel you will be just fine. Forward cabins are not recommend for those folks who have severe motion sickness only because you will feel the motion of the ship more. The ship has wonderful stabalizers that limit the motion. You will feel the motion no matter what cabin you are in.
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Thanks. Man I am still a wee bit nervous but what you say does make sense. I do not want to psych myself out so I better not focus on it. It just scares the daylights out of me to think of going on a 7 day cruise that you have waitied and waited for then to get sick................... I am going to stay positive.
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We were near the very front and it was so comfy. I heard from others that the aft is way worse than at the bow.
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Yes being in the front of the ship you do seem to feel more movement than being in midship. In the aft you feel more movement than in front, but yes on the Diamond the stabilizers are good so you really should not feel much movement. If you are a little bit nervous about getting seasick you can get the patch from your doctor. You put the patch on just before the cruise and have to change them every 72 hours but they also can sometime cause people some side affects. I have just got back from my 5th and have my 6th cruise booked for next year and usually spend the extra 200 bucks for a midship room. The last cruise that I was on when I got seasick I went to Medical Center and got a UK drug called Avomine for $10.00 their were 10 in the box and they took care of my seasickness right away and worked very well for the whole rest of the cruise.
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We were in Plaza 309 on the Grand and felt no movement. I realize it is not right at the front but it was still a great cabin.
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Thanks. Man I am still a wee bit nervous but what you say does make sense. I do not want to psych myself out so I better not focus on it. It just scares the daylights out of me to think of going on a 7 day cruise that you have waitied and waited for then to get sick................... I am going to stay positive.
Nothing to worry about at all. Just ask your doctor to prescribe something for seasickness and then take it at the first sign of any distress.

As others have said, you won't feel that much motion ... at least not much more than you would in any other cabin. After all, you have to remember that some motion is normal. You are on a ship, after all. But it shouldn't be anything to cause you unnecessary worry. Just be prepared for the possibility, and you'll be fine.

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Hi,

Agree with all of the previous answers, the stablizers are really good and you shouldn't have any problems. I have a weak stomach and get motion sickness easily, but I didn't have any problems on the Diamond Princess.

Apple juice and some sort of plain bread - toast, crackers - are great to settle the stomach. Also, I use a tiny dose of non-drowsy version of motion sickness medicine if the seas are looking rough...just in case.

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If you're prone to motion sickness remember this: the LOWER the deck the better and the closer to the MIDDLE of th ship is excellent...do a combo of the both is possible.

Simply sailing out of SJU harbor one night that baby (GOLDEN PRINCESS) was really pitching fore and aft.

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I don’t think that you should worry so much about your sickness…..I think the moment you’ll start enjoying you will forget about it. Just concentrate on how you will make the most of your trip…..this is more important. By the way there are tablets that can help you to avoid the nausea or sickness…..my sister use to give her kids advomine, http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s378-s-AVOMINE.aspx when they travel by air. Just put some of these tablets in your bag and be tension free.
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