Do People Get Sea Sick on Cruise Ships?

ByBill Belew

Do People Get Sea Sick on Cruise Ships?

Andrea Doria

This’ll make you sea sick

Do travelers get sick on cruise ships?

Short answer: Yes, they do.

Long answer: The bigger the ship, the less you feel the motion of the waves. But when you do feel the motion, watch out for people heading for the rails!

One thing is certain, when the behemoth cruise ships are rocking, you can be certain the seas are really rough.

I can remember as a sailor when I was on an aircraft carrier. Seldom did we feel the movement from the seas, but when we did we headed outside to the see the smaller ships that were steaming in formation with us. They would be bopping up and down likes corks.

Smaller ships – 1,000-2,000 passengers and crew are more likely to feel the movement of the seas than the larger 4,000-6,000 cruise ships.

The solution … sea sick pills BEFORE your go, and sea sick patches BEFORE the onset of the feeling. Once the weaziness kicks in, there’s not much you can do but get in the prone position and wait for the feeling to wear off.

Even so, seasickness is seldom debilitating.

I mean… who wants to go on a trip to get sick?

The cruise lines are ready for you.

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Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of