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Old 02-17-2006, 04:12 PM
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I beg to differ - the worst part of a cruise is leaving the ship on the day your cruise is over!

If you are really that anxious about it, ask your doctor if he/she can prescribe something (mild!) for you to take to ward off those fears. And carry along a little Bonine or non-drowsy-formula Dramamine (make sure it will be compatible with any prescriptions you are taking though!!) in case you do encounter a bit of motion discomfort. Chances are, within a day or two you will be fine. And you can try the "Peter Pan" treatment - think happy thoughts (in this case, focus on things onboard you can enjoy - there are lots of activities on sea days) and try not to focus on your fears.

My first cruise, I made sure I took some Dramamine (didn't know about the non-drowsy kind at the time) before we left, as I was very afraid of getting motion sickness. NOT a problem - after the first day, I didn't need it at all.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:14 PM
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In the orient the passengers and crew take ginger for calming their systems- you can pick up ginger pills at any pharmacy,wal mart etc.-another cure is ask the bartender to mix 2 teaspoons of angustora bitters with soda water-an old trick from the past-it works very well and doesn't wipe you out like dramamine!
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:27 AM
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This is a joke!!! I do not believe the post!!! It is MORE dangerous pal to ride a bike than cruise!!!!
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:20 PM
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I think it will help that you will have 5 days cruising the Hawaiian islands before starting on the sea days. By that time, you will be used to the ship. The cruise director's staff will also see to it that you have plenty of activities on those sea days.

If you are concerned about possible seasickness, I also recommend an apple as another cure. (Billybuzzy, I'll have to try your remedy sometime...)

We once did a transatlantic -- 6 consecutive sea days -- and it was our most relaxing and wonderful vacation. For you, this may be the perfect way to wind down after visiting so many ports during the first part of your cruise.
Happy cruising!
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