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Old 10-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #1066
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Meclizine is the main ingredient in Bonine and the Less-Drowsy Dramamine. (I buy a bottle of 100 from the Sam's Club Pharmacy for under $4.) It does make some people sleepy, but it doesn't have that effect on me. It's a once-a-day pill, so take it at bedtime if it makes you sleepy.
everyone is different - benadryl doesn't make me sleep until I get to almost 100mg! If I need it while onboard I go to medical and get it for free.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:54 AM   #1067
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Good morning! We arrived home late last night from a quick trip to WDW to go to Mickey's Halloween party (MNSSHP). Fun! Finally got to walk through the new Art of Animation - such vibrant colors and scenes! Hubby and I go back later this month for a quick trip to Epcot alone for Food & Wine festival - our first trip there without the kiddos (shhhhh!) and then I take my 2 year old and my parents on the Magic out of Galveston in November. Think we are cramming it all in within a month LOL!

Read through the posts really quickly - hope all questions got addressed. Welcome to the new cruisers! If you are interested in the Tremont group rate I mentioned a few pages back, please let me know ASAP. We are right on the verge of having enough to qualify for the group rate ($209 on that Friday night, much less on Wed/Thurs nights)

I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:55 AM   #1068
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Oh - for WBTA in 2011 I used the patch my doctor prescribed. Hubby and both kids didn't use anything and were just fine. I'm just the touchy one when it comes to motion sickness
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Hello- I am actually a "ghost writer" for my mom who will be traveling alone on the TA. This will be her 5th Disney Cruise, but first without my family. I have put in a request to join the Facebook page. She doesn't do the boards or Facebook, but always loves all my information- so I thought I would help her out. I wish I could join you- but can't pull my kids out of school for that long at this point. Thanks for letting me "tag along." I am actually on my countdown for a New Years Cruise on the Dream!
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Thank you for all your answers about the motion sickness. Has anyone had big waves on one of the transatlantic crossings? And what was that like?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #1071
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Hello- I am actually a "ghost writer" for my mom who will be traveling alone on the TA.
Nice of you to do that for your mom. Glad she finds the info helpful.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #1072
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Hello- I am actually a "ghost writer" for my mom who will be traveling alone on the TA. This will be her 5th Disney Cruise, but first without my family. I have put in a request to join the Facebook page. She doesn't do the boards or Facebook, but always loves all my information- so I thought I would help her out. I wish I could join you- but can't pull my kids out of school for that long at this point. Thanks for letting me "tag along." I am actually on my countdown for a New Years Cruise on the Dream!
What a great thing to do! Welcome to your mom...I hope she enjoys the cruise!


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Thank you for all your answers about the motion sickness. Has anyone had big wavees on one of the transatlantic crossings? And what was that like?
Oh yea - we were in 30 foot seas for most of the crossing (in late April/early May) in 2007. Here is a photo (I didn't take it, but keep it because no one believes it!) The water is hitting the overhang above the bar at the goofy pool. At one point there were 7 of us in the adult pool. The waves in the pool were such that we were all diving through them to stand up at the other end of the pool - it was AWESOME!!! The crew asked us to leave - we refused, until the First Officer came and asked/told us we had to get out...it was SO much fun...



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2/8/15:.....B2B Magic Cruises - one to be cancelled (EBTA instead!!)
5/15/15:...EBTA northern itinerary
July 2015....Vero Beach for turtle watch!
Nov 2015.....family trip to WDW for Thanksgiving
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #1073
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Wow... I really hope it's not that bad when we go... though it sounds like you had a lot of fun!
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Any more takers for the Tremont rate of $209 on Friday, May 17 in Galveston? I have a list going on the facebook page. Have contract in hand so I can sign. Please PM me as quickly as possible. Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #1075
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My partner & I will be on this TA. It'll be our 9th DCL cruise and our 3rd DCL TA. We love the sea days.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #1076
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Oh yea - we were in 30 foot seas for most of the crossing (in late April/early May) in 2007. Here is a photo (I didn't take it, but keep it because no one believes it!) The water is hitting the overhang above the bar at the goofy pool. At one point there were 7 of us in the adult pool. The waves in the pool were such that we were all diving through them to stand up at the other end of the pool - it was AWESOME!!! The crew asked us to leave - we refused, until the First Officer came and asked/told us we had to get out...it was SO much fun...
Oh no, those photos have really made me think of cancelling.....the cruise we were on in June wasn't as bad as that and we hated it :-( we 'only had' 20ft waves then......

It's not the fact that I was sick, I was lucky to avoid that, but I HATED the motion of the boat going up and down. And we were on a much bigger ship then the Magic.......
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Oh no, those photos have really made me think of cancelling.....the cruise we were on in June wasn't as bad as that and we hated it :-( we 'only had' 20ft waves then......

It's not the fact that I was sick, I was lucky to avoid that, but I HATED the motion of the boat going up and down. And we were on a much bigger ship then the Magic.......
I'm not sure if it is a difference of May versus September, but we have seas as smooth as ice no our crossing last September.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #1078
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Last year EBTA in May the waters were smooth as glass. You couldn't even tell we were moving, in fact I heard several crew member say that they had never seen waters that smooth. I wouldn't worry too much. We will pray for smooth sailings!!
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Thank you for all your answers about the motion sickness. Has anyone had big waves on one of the transatlantic crossings? And what was that like?
We had 33 ft waves for two days on a TA crossing on the QM2 in May of 05.
It really was like in the movies where everything would slide across the tables! I actually felt LESS sick with the big movements than with the smaller swells. But I know that makes me an oddity
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We had 33 ft waves for two days on a TA crossing on the QM2 in May of 05.
It really was like in the movies where everything would slide across the tables! I actually felt LESS sick with the big movements than with the smaller swells. But I know that makes me an oddity
I like the big water - find it soothing at night to sleep - like being rocked to sleep. On the Baltic in 2010 we had a bit a rough water (about 12 foot swells) and it was really nice. same deal with the first Alaska in 11...
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May - WDW for Memorial Day at club level at AKL (part 4)
July - WDW for the 4th! (part 5)
9/12/14:.....14 day Eastbound Panama Canal (on the Wonder) (part 6)
Oct - our one year anniversary - the last of 7 trips to celebrate our first year together! (part 7)
2015
2/8/15:.....B2B Magic Cruises - one to be cancelled (EBTA instead!!)
5/15/15:...EBTA northern itinerary
July 2015....Vero Beach for turtle watch!
Nov 2015.....family trip to WDW for Thanksgiving
Past trips: .. .. .. WDW: (no longer counting). . . . . . . . .DLR:5 . . . . . . . . . .DLP:2 . . . . . . . . .The rest? not planned yet!
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