The fun thing about not knowing what to expect is finding out how much enjoyment a cruise can be! As far as motion sickness goes, the first thing to do is to notworry! If you are really susceptible, talk with your doctor before you go, and see what he/she recommends. Personally, Bonine (or non-drowsy Dramamine) works fine for me; others have had good results from ginger tablets, special accupressure wristbands, or a prescription patch that you wear. Unless the weather is bad and the seas very rough, though, you probably will barely notice any movement at all; today's big ships are quite stable and comfortable.
Originally posted by LuvMyCats:
Setting sail in Sept. for first cruise. Has anyone sailed on this ship? I'm looking for any tips to make this a wonderful vacation.
LuvMyCats-I sailed on the Grandeur in Sept. 1999 she is absolutely gorgeous (as are all the RC ships). In Dec. 2005 I sailed her sister ship the Enchantment of the Seas (which has been stretched)-it brought back many wonderful memories if the Grandeur. I keep hoping that RC will stretch Grandeur also!
HI Luv My Cats,
Our very first cruise in 2004 was onboard the gorgeous Grandeur! It got us hooked now and we cruise every September, we are going on the Explorer this year and went on the Voyager last year.
The Grandeur was an amazing ship and the crew was the BEST. We were also concerned about sea sickness, but had no problems at all. The Grandeur is by far our favourite ship, maybe because it was our first, and it is a very beautiful ship. You'll be AMAZED when you get to the pier and get your first look at the Grandeur.......WOW.!! Even now, just remembering our first look, it brings a smile to my face, it's one of those things you won't forget.
Enjoy your cruise on the Grandeur, and happy cruising.
p.s. We drove down from Ontario to board the Grandeur, a very long drive but oh so worth it!
The replys I have received have been wonderful and the photos Nadine sent me also have me very excited. Since I have never cruised before, I have no doubt this is going to be a new and exciting venture. I have never even seen a cruise ship so Gail, I'm sure I'll be amazed. Hopefully the weather will be wonderful and we won't have to worry about storms. I can't that you all enought for the wonderful information and pictures.