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07-14-2006 11:24 PM

I was wondering if I am alone in the regard that I do not mind rough seas and actually enjoy the ride during large swells.

Bdog 07-15-2006 07:08 AM

I think it just depends on how rough of a sea you are talking about. In general the seas do not bother me and I tend to enjoy the action. However, I have seen 50' seas on smaller vessels and do not think that it would be much fun on a cruise ship.

Dave 07-15-2006 07:52 AM


Originally posted by maloney:
I was wondering if I am alone in the regard that I do not mind rough seas and actually enjoy the ride during large swells.
Yes, I'd say you are alone. I am not especially prone to motion sickness but it gets old after a while, not to mention having the pools rendered unsafe from sloshing and dishes and glasses sliding off the tables.

For perspective, I spent many years in the Navy and have been through some pretty hellish seas. Try 40+ degree rolls and waves breaking over the bridge (this was on a nuclear powered cruiser) for a day or so. That'll cure you!

Look at these photos for the general idea.

Larry in Miami 07-16-2006 03:12 PM

If it was going to be a bit rough I think I would like it better at night. It is nice to feel a little motion while I sleep.

One of the crew told me about a big wave that washed most of the deck chairs overboard one night. He said that Carnival flew new chairs into the next port. That would be more than I would like to experience

TRM7050 07-16-2006 05:18 PM

The motion doesn't bother me at all and by the way Dave nice pictures!!! I would not want to feel it for a real long time but both of the cruises I have been on were calm we only felt a little motion once on the Conquest on the way back to port and could really only notice it in the dining room!!!

07-16-2006 09:33 PM

Thankyou everyone. I can see that I am pretty much alone here. I have had six cruises were there have been 50+ swells and enjoyed each. Thankyou Dave for the pictures. Seems like a great experiance.

Keya Cruiser 07-20-2006 09:26 AM

Can anyone confirm whether the seas and the weather will be bad if cruising from Los Angeles to Baja Mexico in the month of November?


Sonny V 07-20-2006 10:11 AM

Hi Keya,
There is no way to tell if the weather will be bad that far into the future. Whatever you do, don't cruise with Maloney! It's takes a hell of a storm to produce 40 plus foot swells!

Keya Cruiser 07-20-2006 11:21 AM

But that's not "storm/hurricane" season, right? Or I don't even think that storms hit on the west coast like they would down in Florida and in the Caribbean. Is that right?

ChucksOK 07-20-2006 12:27 PM

The last Pacific storm (Otis) last year was on Oct 3, 2005 and was off the coast of Baja California. It was a "Tropical Depression" with winds of only 30 mph.

Here is a LINK that can show you how and where it tracked.

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