Saw a lady one time at lifeboat drill that was crying--said she was scared--hadn't even left port--was still tied to dock!
Read a review by a lady complaining about the motion of the ship--
According to her, she had become sick while still tied to the dock.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: People who complain about ships motion
It always amazes me the some people think that being on a ship should be just like being on land......if they think that, why are they on a cruise? I LOVE the motion of the ship - it rocks me to sleep at night and it makes me feel like I've finally come home!
I recommended a cruise to a friend and his family. The booked one of the fantasy class ships for the western caribean run. When he came back, all he did was complain about the motion of the ship. He hated the cruise while his wife just loved it. Hmmm, I wonder if she meta nice waiter on board? Anyway, how can one not expect the motion of the sea on a ship. What a lamo!
How can people complain about it, it's half the fun. I like seeing people who look wobbly, is it the ship or is it the wine? Now the barstools could provide a little more support. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to fall, but that happens when we're in port too. !!
One nite on our Golden (2/16) voyage, it was so rocky that they drained the pools - they were sloshing out of their confines and into the bars! We took it all in stride, we couldn't stay in the Princess Theatre because the motion was getting to us. But then we went outside to watch the ship hitting the waves etc. It ruined our planned evening in Skywalkers - could barely even get up the ramp standing up!! lol Our son was disappointed he didn't get to stay up in kids' area until 1 am, but was repeating the rest of the time that he heard a crew member comment that "the ship is drunk". We didn't let it ruin our trip, nor did we complain - we were on a SHIP for goodness sake. My only concern/question was 'why were the elevators making so much more noise?' - maybe it was because they were trying to go straight, but straight was not straight. We were rocked to sleep by the motion of the ocean.
When I was on VOS we went through a slight storm one night and we were at the ice skating. It was amazing how the skaters could still jump and land their jumps. I agree, I was excited to see the ship rocking. Actually, I didn't see it rocking but when you got up to walk you could tell. It was weird but then when you started people watching it was too funny to see everyone's facial expressions when they realized the ship was moving and they didn't have control. Boy, what I would do right now to have that feeling.
I love the motion of the ocean! On a transatlantic ss Norway, we were trying to stay away from a hurricane, the ocean was moving, huge swells, and the Norway rolled pretty good. People were mad about the rough seas, number of days to get to England! Hello, you booked a crossing to England in Sept., it's risky and not a two day trip!!! I loved that crossing and I'd go in September again! Sue
I think that's the main problem with "motion sickness". A small percentage actually get it, but the majority of people get sick from worrying about it, not from the actual motion of the ship. I mean, people get SO worked up about the possibility of getting seasick that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Today's ships' stabilizers supposedly eliminate a significant portion of a ship's roll. But my bet is that people's heads get in the way far more than the movement of the ship does.
I think you hit the nail on the head - for probably a good number of cruisers the motion at sea is one of the pleasures of a cruise! Yeah, the destinations can be nice, but I could go on a weeklong cruise and never leave the ship and be in paradise.
And when the wind gets whipping at night and you feel like you're rolling all over the place, damn, that's fun.
We had one rough night at sea during our weeklong cruise and that was the best night. The sense of motion while lying in bed, while walking on the deck in the dark, while on the balcony, even in the shower the next morning, it was all so perfect. Alas, the other 6 days were as calm as could be.
Went through Hurricane Floyd on the Splendour a few years back and it was sort of fun! Like RCI threw in a free amusement park ride! (One of the few things RCI will ever throw in for free.) But in '00 we were on the Crown Dynasty (now defunct) that did the southern Caribbean out of Aruba. Their stabilizers were obviously broken. We were in calm waters, but the ship rolled side to side about 30 degrees, constantly. They could not even fill the pool some days!
I thought the people who complained on the Splendour were funny! I wanted to say "well, you're alive, aren't you?" But on the Dynasty, while I didn't say anything, I think the guests that did had a vaild point.