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Old 08-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #271
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Thank you Tracey! Saved money with DVC and got better cabin too
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:45 PM   #272
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I'm on the plank...help me take the plunge

After hearing from Kevin that the May ABD to France has been cancelled, I contacted Tracey today to get a price for this cruise. For me, it was an either/or situation, and going to France next year was a priority. But now that it's not going to happen, I've turned my attention to this cruise. This would be my first cruise, and I'm still undecided. Something that is influencing my decision is the possibility of sea sickness. How stable is the Magic (okay, that sounds funny)? Should I worry about seasickness, or just drug up and hope for the best? I have until Friday to pay my deposit. Any comments are more than welcome. Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #273
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Wanted to add my thanks to Tracey for saving us $900 with the DVC discount on the same cabin we had booked. We've been waffling about canceling this cruise since it means pulling DD out of school for a week but the savings and just seeing all the Christmas festivities on this cruise are swaying us back to staying on board. A few more announcements of special guests would put us over the top (hint hint! )

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After hearing from Kevin that the May ABD to France has been cancelled, I contacted Tracey today to get a price for this cruise. For me, it was an either/or situation, and going to France next year was a priority. But now that it's not going to happen, I've turned my attention to this cruise. This would be my first cruise, and I'm still undecided. Something that is influencing my decision is the possibility of sea sickness. How stable is the Magic (okay, that sounds funny)? Should I worry about seasickness, or just drug up and hope for the best? I have until Friday to pay my deposit. Any comments are more than welcome. Thanks.
I get sea sick on smaller sailboats and have only had issues with motion sickness on one Disney cruise and that was in Alaska the one night we were on open water (the podcast cruise will be out 11th Disney cruise). We have always been told to choose a cabin closer to the middle of the ship to minimize motion and it seems to have worked for us. No drugs needed.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #274
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My sister uses Cherry flavor Bonine. Take one a day even if you don't think you need it and she does fine. She was always afraid of getting sick but now this will be her 6th cruise on Disney.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #275
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I use Bonine also.
I tend to get motion sickness fairly easily- so I read on the boards years ago to start the Bonine 2-3 days before you sail. Continue to take one pill every day until 2-3 days AFTER you are off the boat.

My husband does not usually have any trouble with motion sickness, but on our first Disney cruise, he did experience it. He even had to leave me and our sons at Palo brunch - he was so green!! But ever since then, he has joined me with the Bonine regimen and has not had any more issues.

Neither of us have had any side effects. We do enjoy our adult beverages in the afternoon and evening without issue! We take the Bonine at breakfast and we are good for the whole day.

It works like a charm.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:38 AM   #276
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Been on numerous cruises. Numerous cruiselines. Only been seasick once, and seas were rough, so that some crew members were looking a little green, too.

DH swears by sea-bands. I like crystallized ginger, ginger candy, ginger ale.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:22 AM   #277
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OMG doing the happy dance !!!

I am so excited right now. After hearing about the DVC discount, I emailed Tracey to see if it could apply to my cabin. I had booked an inside cabin as I was saving up $$ for a few nights before and after the trip at AOA and POR. So Tracey called me back saying the discount was $600!!! At that time I was on the fence about wanting to upgrade to an outside cabin as those are ones I had always selected on other cruises. Today I emailed Tracey to see what the price difference would be for a CAT 9A. I was going the happy dance when she told me the cost would only be $183. Now not only do I have an outside cabin, but the price is lower then I had budgeted
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Many thanks to poohj80, MemphisMickey, wdwscout, and mdvlprof for the tips. I haven't heard of Bonine. Is it different from Dramamine? I forgot to mention that I'm in Canada. A quick bit of research tells me that Bonine/meclizine is no longer sold in Canada. Great. I'll keep looking, I guess.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #279
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FYI - The guest services desk / medical center on the ship will give you complimentary sea sick pills on request.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #280
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Many thanks to poohj80, MemphisMickey, wdwscout, and mdvlprof for the tips. I haven't heard of Bonine. Is it different from Dramamine? I forgot to mention that I'm in Canada. A quick bit of research tells me that Bonine/meclizine is no longer sold in Canada. Great. I'll keep looking, I guess.
My husband swears by Ginger Gravol (only sold in Canada) and a seaband. Bonine/Dramamine and the patch all gave him terrible side effects.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:57 PM   #281
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mikelan6, that's a great tip. I had no idea. DSNYDREAMER, what kind of side effects did your husband experience? I do take Gravol, but it makes me drowsy. Were your husband's side effects worse that that? But what a surprise! I stopped at a pharmacy, and they had Bromamine. So now I guess I have no excuses.
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Notice I said "Ginger Gravol", it is natural, no side effects.

The other products made him drowsy and feeling very drugged. To the point where he really couldn't function while taking them.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #283
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I took the plunge

Thanks for all the good advice, everyone. I paid the deposit today. And I bought the Bonamine. Now the countdown begins!
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #284
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Room change

Ok I will join in thanking Tracey for saving us $339 with DVC discount, and upgrading. we will now in be in room 7512.

looking forward to the cruise

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM   #285
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We were able to take advantage of the DVC pricing as well. (Thank you, Tracy) Our cabin has moved to 7596. See you all in 111 days.

Harry and Virginia

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