Cruise rookie, please help!

Oct 17th, 2001, 04:23 PM
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Cruise rookie, please help!

Hi all you experienced cruisers!1

Going on my first cruise - yipee!

I am concerned about being sea-sick. I have heard that picking a cabin midship, low is the way to go? What would any of you advise?

When do I pick my shore excursions? What if I don't like my dinner seating assginment?

Also - what does Princess offer vs. Holland America? Which would you pick and why?

I really appreciate all this expertise on the board, it is so great!

Oct 17th, 2001, 04:50 PM
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Wanda, I would not worry about seasickness, it is uncommon. I've had cabins all over however since I don't ever experience seasickness I may not be a good judge. I can't really tell a difference altho what you have been told makes sense.

Excursions can sell out so decide prior to your cruise and book early.

I'm wondering how old you are and if you are going alone or with another female or a guy or...that would make a difference as to which cruise line I would recommend.

Since cruise ships are not usually full it should be easy to change your table if you would like.

Have fun
Oct 17th, 2001, 06:04 PM
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If you're worried about seasickness, take some Bonine. My sister gets sick easily and has never been sick on a cruise if she took the Bonine first.
Depending on where you're cruising it's sometimes a LOT less expensive to go off on your own instead of booking an excursion through the ship. Where are you going??
Oct 19th, 2001, 05:29 AM
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Hi Wanda,

If you're under 50 I would NOT recommend Holland--go for Princess--either the Golden or Grand (very big ships with good variety of entertainment and a great disco.
Oct 26th, 2001, 03:41 PM
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HAL definitely caters to an older group. Princess caters to lots of ages (young and old).

I would not worry about sea sickness. Just pick any cabin. If you are worried - bring bonine or have your doctor give you a patch.

I love Princess but have not sailed HAL yet.

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