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Old 10-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Sea sick in concierge?

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I cruised a few years ago and it was smooth and I felt a little off. We were on deck nine midship. This time we are in concierge 11004 essentially the front of the ship. Am I in trouble?
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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It was a big drawback for us. We upgraded at the port. There were lots of positives since we had my elderly mother in law with us that cruise. However my partner is prone to seasickness and did not enjoy the forward and high location. We are unlikely to do it again. We were in 11000, the handicap room just two doors down from your booked spot.

I'd consider bringing motion sickness medication if you haven't already.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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I would highly recommend sea sick medication as well.

One of our guests is prone to sea sickness as well. We have mostly cruised in the back third of the ship, around cabin 7648 and we found this to be cope-able. We have been on deck 9 forward and our guest found it a bit harder to cope.

We are booked concierge on our next cruise and we are also in room 11004. If you are sailing before January 2014, I would love to know how your trip went!

Sending lots of well wishes to you and your family for a smooth voyage!
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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DH and I sailed concierge on the Dream last month (deck 12). I am very prone to motion sickness, so I always take Bonine when I cruise. I take one each morning starting the day we fly down to FL, and I've never had a problem. I know that a few people have posted recently saying that Bonine didn't agree with them, but many, many people have taken it and tolerated it just fine. I have never experienced any side effects whatsoever.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Hi all,
I cruised a few years ago and it was smooth and I felt a little off. We were on deck nine midship. This time we are in concierge 11004 essentially the front of the ship. Am I in trouble?
Yes, I think you will have problems. I noticed the motion more in the front of the ship than I have in the middle or the back. Especially, in that you are that high on the ship. I would make plans to take some sort of sea sickness medicine.

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i was very worried about being sick but loved the rocking of the boat we were on the 12th floor with no problems. good luck

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was the motion pretty constant throughout the cruise or mostly during that first night when the ship is typically rocking more than normal?
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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We were in the very front on deck 12 on the Dream and had 3 people who experience seasickness often with us. The first night during dinner (late seating) it was bad but we were not in our room. Many were sick. Other than that, the daily morning pills, whether needed or not, worked perfectly.
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I take bonine every day of my cruises starting the morning I will board. I am a little sleepy/groggy on day one but otherwise totally fine as long as I keep food in my stomach. Not hard to do We have only been in concierge on the Dream (deck 11) and on the Fantasy (deck 12) so I cannot compare to other rooms on those ships. But I can feel the motion of the ship no matter where I am. The only time I thought being up high was an issue was on our Dream cruise. Could not dock in castaway and the overnight to Port Canaveral was really really rough. I kept dreaming I was on a roller coaster and being woken up as I was flung around the bed. Lots of stuff moving around. If it were not for the kids I probably would have found a nice sofa somewhere in the main atrium.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #10
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We were in 12028 this summer, and were a little concerned as my dad has vertigo (according to his doctor it's a "once you have it it can flare" thing), but none of us had any issues. We all said we slept better than we had in a long time.
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My uneducated guess is that there are more people who do not actually get "seasick" in the front of the ship than those who do.

I hope you do not!!

As others have suggested, have some medication on hand in case you do.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #12
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We have cruised on Deck 12 four times and although I am prone to motion sickness, I didn't feel it was any worse than other places on the ship. I use sea bands my entire cruise and take Bonnine daily and Dramamine when I go to sleep. I actually feel more adverse motion aft than forward. Low and center is ideal - but concierge is SO AWESOME. Enjoy!!
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Try deck 12 forward while chasing Hurricane Sandy in 30 ft seas, with apparent winds last logged at 84 mph prior to loss of power in cabin, with sets of 18 meter rogues slamming the vessel ever 25 minutes for 4 straight consistent predictable hours all in complete darkness.

It's interesting how medicine suddenly becomes irrelevant, and your brain begins to focus on survival, whether imminent or not.
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I will say again that the live sea trials on the Fantasy went well with 3344 pax aboard. Damage, but considering the seas and the vessel lists, nominal.
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Point is we were fine aboard regarding motion sickness. But we did begin to take Bonine once we were informed we would be encountering "enhanced seas." That was two or three days before returning though. Once ashore is when it hit. The next day, maybe it was two days later, sick as a dog. Lol. Land sickness big time. First time ever, both of us, adults, and we sail in seas too. Perhaps it was the heavy seas. Or maybe it was the wind. lol. Kids 11 & 7 were fine, no issues. Adults couldn't enter enclosed environments. Weird. Perhaps it's related to human weight IMO.

OK, I'm done till next quarter.

But isn't it enlightening? It put things in true perspective for us that season.

Of course all of this is JMO.

May you all have calm seas and no wind.

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Old 10-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #14
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Sailed on Fantasy Wonder and Magic in concierge and Forward in Fantasy fir 14 days, one of our party gets seasickness easy, had no issues at all in our rooms, but did below in MDRs on lower enclosed decks.

We have sailed through back ends of hurricanes.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #15
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We were on our first cruise in June on The Fantasy, room 12508. There were 5 of us (one was a few decks below in room 1036). I was the only one who got seasick. However, I started feeling it before the ship even left port, that's how pathetic I am. I was taking Bonine (started a few days before sailing -- didn't make me tired), drops behind the ear, and sea bands.

There were some "on the bright side moments" though:
1. It only lasted the first few days. Once my equilibrium adjusted, I was totally fine, and out of the 5 of us, I'm the only one who didn't experience land sickness. The others had it pretty bad.

2. The Concierge staff were really wonderful. They asked me the first day how I was, and I told them it was our first cruise and I wasn't feeling so hot. They asked if I had tried Ginger Ale, and when I told them I hadn't, they couldn't move fast enough to bring me tons of cans of the stuff. They reassured me I could get as much as I wanted when I needed. To this day, I am so grateful for the Ginger Ale and not having to buy each can elsewhere on the ship. It was nice to have a fridge stocked full of it.

3. Being so close to the pool was nice. I found that just treading water (good exercise too) really helped the yucky feeling. It helped me be still while everything else around me moved. Walking up on deck was really refreshing too. It was a quick easy walk to get to that relief.

4. I wasn't nauseated at all. In fact, my appetite was just fine. My head just felt like my brain was sloshing around inside. So, while I couldn't think straight, I could still enjoy the yummy food coupled with the Ginger Ale of course.

As for the movement. I felt it all over the ship. For me, Animator's Palette was the worst.

It wasn't fun because I felt I missed out on a lot the first few days, but it passed which is all I hoped for and still had a great time. I hope you have a great trip!

ETA: I just wanted to reassure you that even if you do feel seasick, it may be completely manageable. I could still function and participate; I just did so at about 65% the first little while. Then again, you may not have any problems this time around. Fingers crossed for you that that's the case.
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