2013 Adventures, Boarded the Cruise Ship!

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  1. wdwmom2

    wdwmom2 <font color=teal>It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorr

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    I have heard of the over-spray horror stories. Actually, we will be trailering the Harley to Staten Island. We are doing a stay/park/cruise. So truck/trailer will stay at the hotel. DH will have to ride the bike to the port. I will be taking all our luggage on a free shuttle service that the hotel offers.

    I will either post a trip report or PM you about the trip. I am a picture taker too!!! Over on cruisecritic I met a lady and her DH that is taking this cruise with us. They are from Long Island. I can't wait to actually meet them in person. We keep in touch through e-mails.
     
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  3. dgbg100106

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    I am on cruise critic also. I have met some great people that way.
     
  4. TifffanyD

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    I'm on there too!
     
  5. Soldier's*Sweeties

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    I signed up for CC also, but I just lurk. Not a single post.:blush:
     
  6. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    well if you saw me over there you would recognize me... I got the same name as here...
     
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    I think my name is the same too
     
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    Great minds think alike
     
  9. funkychunkymonkey

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    one question, How is cruising for people with seasickness? does the ship rock alot or no? I have managed to do smaller boat rides (a cataram and a 3 hour shipwreck tour) and did ok (with multiple sea bands). i would love to try a cruise with my sister sometime, they look like a wonderful way to see the world. Do you get alot of time at the places the ship stops? I would want time to get off the ship and do lots of hiking and photography. Any advice of were to look for a good cruise (gasp) down near Africa, or austraila?
     
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    Different times of the year and different bodies of water would give you calm seas. But everywhere can have a storm and these provide some pretty rough seas.

    I have seen days smooth as glass and others we have had 25 foot swells.

    Larger boats do not move as much as smaller ones so stick with a larger ship, over 85,000 tons.

    Since I am not sure your level of sickness, I would not dare speculate on your ability to cruise.

    Some ports we have been over night with two full days, other we have been in port only hours. You will need to check each cruise for the length of stay in the ports.

    If you are interested in different ports of call or different starting and stopping ports, I would check with cruise critic, or start with some of the bigger lines, royal Caribbean, celebrity, caranaval, princess, ncl.....

    I do know celerity goes to Australia.
     
  11. wdwmom2

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    DH and my BF (best friend, not boyfriend;)) are extremely prone to motion sickness.

    DH gets his doc to prescribe the scopolamine patch. He has never had an issue on on cruise ship while wearing it. He did have it come off one night, and didn't put a new one on immediately. Within a short period of time he started to feel it. He went back to the cabin and placed a new one on. This was shortly before bedtime. By morning, he was good again!!!

    My BF swears by ginger capsules. She starts taking them a day or two before the cruise, and continues through the cruise taking them twice a day. She has had no issues on the two cruises I have been on with her.

    As far as where you would like to cruise to, go straight to the different cruiselines websites. Search for a cruise by choosing your destination. It will give you your options. That's where I would start.

    Cruisecritic is a wonderful forum with TONS of great information!!!!
     
  12. TifffanyD

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    I am prone to motion sickness in cars but I don't think on boats. However, I do take the ginger capsules to help. Only time I got seasick was when we took a ferry from St Thomas to St John and it was rough seas. However... I did not succumb to the illness.... unlike a lot of others.

    When I do get sick... it's due to cocktails and I just blame it on the sea :rotfl2:
     
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    Oh also... try to stay midship. If you think of a seesaw... the ends move the most. The center should move the least. I also feel like lower decks move less, but I think that's just a myth with a placebo affect.
     
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    Your on CC? So am I.
     
  15. wdwmom2

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    That's what we do. Mid-ship, balcony snob here:wave2:

    We also like to be near the stairs/elevators. Very convenient. Never had an issue with noise from people in the hallway.
     
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    We stay wherever and on DCL often an inside. But our worst room ever was DCL when we booked FL res rated balcony and were right under the pool deck and right by the food places - ugh! so noisy.
     
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    I'm in for following your adventures! Plus, we will cruise for the first time with RC this spring (only our second cruise, 1st on DCL.) Looking forward to hearing your tips, hints, etc.

    And keep the hints coming about seasickness as DH got it bad on our DCL cruise. Although once we were in port and he took Bonine he was good. This time I'm bringing that and sea bands and anything else I can find since we are on the top deck.

    I'm on cruise critic as well with the same name. :)
     
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    Prepay.....tips? Doesn't make sense!
     
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    Holy perks, Batman. That's fantastic!
     
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    We do better with celebrity... Hopefully this week some time I can start the Spain part.
     
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    I just want to say.. Way to go Ravens....
     

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