Calmer Waters: Mediterranean vs. Caribbean?

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  1. gpts@disney

    gpts@disney Earning My Ears

    Sep 28, 2007
    For those of who have cruised the Med, are the waters typically calmer than those in the Caribbean? We've been on 2 Western Caribbean's and are thinking of "testing the waters" of the Med, however we have one in our party who is prone to sea sickness. Thanks.
  2. xangav

    xangav Mouseketeer

    Jan 22, 2004
    For the most part the med did seem quite calm when we went in 2007. However, there was one day when a freak storm blew in and it got pretty choppy. That's when I took a kid's dramamine and it wasn't so bad. I'm really prone to motion sickness as well. Word of advice; stay away from drinks that dehydrate (wine and coffee) and drink more water. :thumbsup2
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  4. Eeyore3838

    Eeyore3838 <font color=deeppink>I love being a Disney nerd!<b

    Apr 2, 2006
    I believe the Med is more calm than the Caribbean
  5. NancyIL

    NancyIL DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    There is no way to predict sea conditions. If you are prone to motion sickness, as I am, TAKE DRUGS!
  6. bats

    bats Serious DCL addiction

    Nov 25, 2007
    Come on over to Europe .. we'll try to keep the seas calm for your friend!;)

    We went through the Bay of Biscay this past July and it was a little choppy, but the other Med cruises don't go near it ... give it a whirl and, as others have said, take some tablets if you feel it may be a problem.

    Europe is waiting for you!!:thumbsup2
  7. SplashMountainManiac

    SplashMountainManiac DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2006
    Aside from a large storm on our last sea day, the Med was so calm that we never knew we were on a ship. Of course, if any storms roll through, the waters can get rough really fast. Overall, I would say that our Caribbean cruises have been much bumpier then the Med.
  8. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

    Oct 28, 2006
    The water was pretty choppy for most of my Med cruise this past May. There were a couple of days where it was calm (like the extra sea day where they seemed to turn the engines off for a while between Civitavecchia & La Spezia) but for most of it, my stomach was very unsettled, even with the patch. The first few days, people were walking like they were drunk.


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