This is a 2 part cabin question. I have booked a cruise for me and my husband for his birthday on the Sky 1/11/10-1/15/10. I was very excited to get cabin 8080 an end balcony cabin, but I noticed that this cabin is above the theater, will there be alot of noise in this cabin? should I move us up a floor? Also my mother and stepfather are going, she has vertigo, so I booked her an inside middle cabin she is in 8328, which I noticed after booking is above the casino, will she hear alot of noise in this cabin also? She has never cruised before so I want her on the same floor as us. Has anyone ever stayed in a cabin above the theater and casino? should I move us up a floor? and if doing so will it cause problems with her vertigo? I want this to be an enjoyable cruise, she has never cruised before, and I have never had a chance to have the end balcony cabin.
Hi Lisa J
I have never stayed in either of these cabins, but the one over the theater shouldn't be a huge issue, as the shows are over by 10:30. Just plan on going to the second show.
The prospect of over the casino scares me.
It tends to stay open late and be very loud!
Perhaps I'm insensitive to the motion, but I really think don't being in the midship area makes a huge difference. You should have her try the sea bands, many people swear by them, even for those with car/air sickness.
I envy you your stern balcony. It sounds wonderful!
Thank you poormom, I think I will either try to move her up a floor there are elevators at the rear of the ship she can take to get to us pretty easily or just move her back towards us. I will mention the sea bands to her I have heard they work pretty well.
Hi LisaJ, welcome to Cruise-Chat. I've never had a problem with noise, guess it's the gentle rocking that puts me to sleep. I agree with poormom, the casino would have more noise than the theater, if there is any to be heard. They have all sorts of remedies for sea sickness, the natural ones are Bonine, ginger, and green apples. The patches may work better in her case, however, she may already have medicine for her vertigo.
I hope y'all enjoy the Sky as much as we did. We sailed her last September and had a ball, just too short of a cruise. They have wonderful sticky buns in the main part of the buffet for breakfast, don't miss out on those!
I don't know about noise but I do know about sea sickness/veritgo. Keep the eyes on a straight line of course but ask for a green apple, saltines, and hot tea. There is something about this combination it only takes a few bites and less than half an hour and sea sickness passes. On my last cruise we had two new people with us in bed sea sick and the stewart brought these items and they work! I've been on 4 cruises and seen other things work like the wrist bands, fresh air, pills, dr. patches, but if you didn't plan ahead this cure is fantastic and better than some of the others. The sea sickness didn't come back for one and when it did for the other she did the cure and had 5 more days of bliss.
I also prefer the natural remedies before I resort to the meclizine. I've been taking ginger pills the last few cruises as a preventative measure. I start taking them about 2 days before the cruise. So far, so good. They really haven't been tested though in rough seas.
Thank you Iah, I will make sure we put these items in our carry on. She is really looking forward to this cruise, it is her first. She does take pills for her vertigo and if they don't work I can pull these items out for her. I have never had a problem with sea sickness but know now what to do if I ever do.
I have been on Norwegian ships where there is a mid night show in the theatre. It is normally a comedian. Only an hour and of course if he is funny there is laughter. So if you are sleeping already you may hear the sound of footsteps and a bit of a commotion come 1 a when people depart the theatre. Also we have found that the best place to be to avoid any motion sickness is the middle of the ship (so mid deck in the middle)of the entire ship. Years ago on one of the ships, we were above the casino and the noise was terrible. Luckily there were empty staterooms and we were moved.