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Small 100' cruise boat -- seasickness problems?


Aug 5th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Small 100' cruise boat -- seasickness problems?

Hi -- I'm concerned about whether my 80+ yo parents will experience seasickness on this smaller boat. They range from 100 to 140 feet and only take on 65 passengers. Parents have gone on the large giant cruise ships with thousands of people without a problem but we'd really like to try this company as they've had great reviews.

Any insight or advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Aug 6th, 2013, 06:14 AM
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If they are concerned, they can get scopolamine patches or take Bonine. I think the likelihood of seasickness is due in large part to the conditions of the seas, and you won't know that until the day of sailing. But these ships don't typically have stabilizers, so they are subject to waves that big cruise ships can mitigate.

I have traveled on such a ship only once, and I got horribly seasick just one night, coming back from the San Blas Islands. The rest of the week-plus cruise were no problem at all for me.
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