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Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Britchick, May 15, 2013.

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    still looking at options for our small break. Found a really good deal on a mini cruise- 2 nights to Guernsey from Southampton. I really would like to try a mini cruise to see if i get sea sick or not. I always remember feeling poorly on the cross channel ferry and used to take meds but i'm fine on a speed boat..what's that all about? I haven't been on a ferry in a while. This would be the ideal opportunity for me to trial cruising without wasting a lot of money if I'm feeling sick.

    it's a princess cruise and it is the inaugral sailing of it's newest ship. Haven't spoken to Jon yet, just thought i'd get opinions.
     
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    I'm in the same boat.... so to speak!

    We'd like to try a Disney cruise but DW is very worried she'll feel ill. So we'd like to try a short trip just to see how it goes

    so yeah I say go for it! Sounds like an ideal way to start
     
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    I have taken 1 cruise. We did a 3 night on Royal Carribean. I thought I would feel trapped but I did not. I didn't even notice we were moving except when at the railing or looking out the room window.
     
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    I think it's a great idea! Jon and I have cruised several times and love it. Jon experiences severe motion sickness, but has never had any issues on a ship. :fingers: that it's the same for you, cruises can be great fun!
     
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    We could make it a foursome ;) :rotfl:
     
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    It would be cheaper to do a few crossings on the Torpoint ferry then I'd get to see you!
     
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    Will I need an evening gown on there?
     
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    :rotfl::rotfl: and if you go on a Friday, there are 3 ferries running.
     
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    check out my new countdown!!!!
     
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    WOOHOO!!! Can't wait to hear what you think!
     
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    i'm really excited, brand new ship!!! I've booked a hotel the night before which includes a parking package - right next to the port. We got anytime dining and an unobscured balcony :yes: i don't know what to wear... do you have to go to the formal evening or can you just eat informally? Are you allowed to go off and wander yourself when you get to port? mmm questions questions.
     
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    Guernsey..only 2 nights, would have liked a couple more nights but it's going to be a good taster, i really hope i'm ok. But am not adversed to an injection to sort me out if not lol
     
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    Hey, we've done the Torpoint Ferry.
     
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    Donna had the same fear as your DW Keith as did our travel companion BevW. They both brought lots of meds and except for the short time it took us to actually get out into the shipping lanes the cruise was absloutely calm.
     
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    Well you've seen one of our cultural delights then!!! Did you enjoy Teresa's island? :lol:
     
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    For what it`s worth Julie, I too have been very seasick on a cross channel ferry, however I`ve never had a problem on all of the DCL cruises that we have done, and we`ve been through some pretty bad weather and high waves etc.
    I guess that the stabilizers on the DCL ships sure help to minimise the rocking movement, so if you unfortunately do get ill on the crossing, please don`t let this put you off cruisin`. :thumbsup:
     
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    that's great to hear... i think the smell of the fumes on the cross channel ferry makes it worst. This is a brand new cruise line so fingers crossed they have good stabilisers, up to 3600 passengers so pretty big. :wiggle:
     
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    just seen this....Princess Cruises announced the Duchess -- Kate Middleton prior to her marriage to Prince William in 2011 -- would name the new 141,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Royal Princess on Thursday June 13, 2013, at the culmination of a week of inaugural celebrations for the ship.

    going to try to be there as staying overnight anyway!!
     

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