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Old 03-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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My friend felt the same way. She was so nervous. But once out there, on the ocean, and she realized she was ok, she was fine. Just try not to let the anxiety take away from your vacation. Get into the planning. Watch YouTube videos of the dream. The kids and I love that!! Nothing gets you more excited then seeing the ship you will be traveling on and hearing that fantastic ship's horn!! Everytime I hear a Disney ship horn, I get all misty eyed!! Look at some navigators to help you prepare to what you will be enjoying on your trip and have fun!!!! You will have a blast!
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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You sound like my mom I am a solo cruiser and have been on numerous cruises (mostly Disney) with several more planned. Anyway, I have been trying for a long time to take my mother but she refuses to be on a ship in the middle of the ocean. I spend a lot of time on or near the ocean for pleasure and I've never been nervous about cruising (I've been on some rough seas on small little boats so a large ship is nothing). Soon you'll be enjoying all the actives (pool, shows, dinner, etc) and your fear will subside and you'll forget you are even on a ship.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by luv2sleep View Post
I love feeling of being stuck out in the middle of the ocean. It's forced downtime and forced seclusion. No cell service, no email, no possibility of work, no bills to pay, no cooking, no cleaning, no family drama to deal with, plus there's round the clock free Childcare. Best and most relaxing vacation ever.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #19
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You might not even notice that you're on a boat if you don't go on deck.

I took my parents on their first cruise on the Dream a couple months ago, they had a blast.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #20
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You all will love it! Your kids will have a blast & beg for another disney cruise as my DD8 did!

It's nice to disconnect from the world & just relax. Be sure to reserve dinner at Palo.

Have fun!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #21
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Our 1st ever cruise was on the Disney Magic and yes I may have been a little nervous but it was the anticipation of doing a different type of vacation.

Let me just say that as soon as we boarded we were just amazed and felt so comfortable. It was by far one of the best vacations ever and it's been 2 years and still talk about it all the time.

Just take a deep breath and just enjoy yourself! Have a wonderful time!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #22
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We are not even booked yet but I am SUPER nervous -- about feeling sick. I am SO WORRIED that I or my family will feel sick the entire time and vomit repeatedly. I know the majority cruise with no issues whatsoever but when I read about passengers feeling so sea sick they wanted to be airlifted from the ship, it scares the jeebies out of me!!

So, yes, I am NERVOUS, but not about sinking.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #23
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I hear they have motion sickness pills incase. I was thinking of not packing any meds, what do I think?

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #24
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I was nervous about getting sick since I have a tendency to get motion sickness so I got the patch and put one on a day ahead of time. For all I know I wouldn't have gotten sick without it but I felt better knowing it would prevent me from getting sick. (I should have been nervous about getting land sickness after the cruise was over because that's what ended up knocking me on my butt for a few days.) After a couple of hours on the boat I stopped worrying about everything and just enjoyed being taken care of and pampered for eight days.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #25
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I would add that sea days are now my favourite days!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #26
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We are also going on our first DCL cruise in June. I am also really nervous. I have been on 2 cruises (but 10 years ago) but I am still really nervous about getting sea sick. I have a history of motion sickness. However, the last 2 cruises never really bothered me except mostly for the first night. But I am still scared to death I will be really sick this time! My b/f and son have never been on a cruise (although they have never been sea sick before) and I am completely nervous that they will be sick as well. I just don't want our time to be ruined after all this planning. I am now also nervous about sea lice after reading a thread on it! Between that and being nervous about our upcoming wedding in June- I am pretty much a nervous wreck 24/7!! Hopefully everything will be ok and we will have great vacations!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by super mike b
I would add that sea days are now my favourite days!
Ditto!!!! Had 8 of them on our last cruise and everyone on my Dismeet felt OT wasn't enough!
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by yaddakal View Post
I hear they have motion sickness pills incase. I was thinking of not packing any meds, what do I think?
The only problem with that is the fact that sea sickness is easier to prevent than get rid of. I start taking Bonine the day before we board the ship, then continue for at least three days afterwards to keep from getting the land leg feeling. Haven't had a problem. If I feel a bit queezy at dinner because of the motion when leaving a port I order gingerale and that helps.

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #29

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. Try to distract yourself with the shows and the offerings of the sheep.

What do the sheep offer?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #30
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What do the sheep offer?
Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. It would have made quite a mess.
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