Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Review by valandlover

Small ship with nice appointments

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

I would render a guess that the noise you may have been hearing was the propellers rising up to sea level since the seas were choppy. This is not unusual especially for an older vessel. The stabilizers can only do so much in rough seas but imagine if the ship didn't have any at all!! We did a Bermuda cruise from N.Y. back in 1992 during October when there was a hurricane swirling south in the Caribbean. Even though the storm was so far away, the seas were very high. This sailing was on the M/S Meridian (Celebrity Cruise Lines Flagship) and because the ship was built in the 1960'2, there were no stabilizers. Needless to say, the ship was mostly empty as you experienced. Thankfully, I don't get seasick ;)  Bon Voyage.....

Tags: Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Bermuda

3 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks for the review.   Glad to see ou made the best of what you had on this cruise.   I have found the advantage of rough sea's is much shorter line at the Lido and less people in the MDR so better service.

Rough sea's are part of cruising,   I have been on a couple cruises where I was nearly rolled out of bed.  Luckily I have not gotten sea sick and I find it to be kind of fun. 

Contributor Level: Purser

CrusinTim, I don't think it was the propeller we heard since we were in the bow of the ship.   We didn't mind being rocked to sleep, though.  :)   ChrisandFrank and JusMe, yes, we can't control the seas but It was kind of fun.  I felt bad for the first time cruisers who vowed to never cruise again because of their experience.  A vacation is what you make of it but getting seasick ruins it.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

When we sailed on the M/S Meridian, we were forward as well but when the ships props came out of the water on that crossing, the WHOLE ship rattled!! Granted, it was an older ship but I was just speculating!! :) Getting seasick may not necessarily ruin a cruise. My wife, on that same cruise got seasick. She went to the medical office and they gave her a shot and some Bonine for the rest of the trip. The cost (back then) was $25 for all! She slept after the shot for a few hours and was right as rain the rest of the cruise. Didn't even need the Bonine they gave her. Getting seasick can put you off to cruising as much as getting bad food in a restaurant keeps you from ever going there again. You have the right attitude and approach! Bon Voyage.....


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