Transatlantic fear

I want to travel to Europe, however I have a fear of being on the Atlantic over 2-3 days. Any suggestions. I am so serious. 


Thank you and I am glad I found this forum  

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Is your fear of being on the Atlantic specific to the Atlantic or is your fear of being on any body of water for more than 2-3 days the issue?

If you simply don't want to be on a ship for a lengthy period of time, I can assure you that the time goes by quickly and there is a lot to do during the days at sea. It's not the same type of concept of being confined to a long overseas air flight which can be tedious...

Explain more about what you fear ....

Well first thing is think over why your hesitant and look at the facts about those points.

Safe crossings - Been thousands of crossings over the past several decades without a wreck.

High seas - Do some research and choose a season that is least likely to have high seas and even then the ships nowadays are built to minimize the effects of high seas.

Bored - Choose a larger ship that's most likely to have more activities. Also a larger ship will be more comfortable on the high seas.

Getting along with others - Everyone is typically stoked (to use a phrase from my teen years) and looking to have a good time. Crew members will be going out of their way to provide a great voyage.

Anything else you can think of? Write them out here and we can help you work it out and help you feel more comfortable. Also plenty of forums, blogs, and videos on YouTube about Atlantic crossings to help you feel more comfortable.

As long as the ship is not the Titanic.......not an issue,

Another way of saying you'll be fine with just about any choice you make.

We have a saying that may help:

suck it up buttercup

Thank you for replying.

I love cruising and have been on several Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, cruises but never to Europe. I don't do planes, only in an emergency.

Its just being on the ocean (water) for a long period of time. I heard stories of being really sick after 2 days on the water and no one can reach you in the middle of the Atlantic, etc

I know it sounds some petty and babyish (I am a senior) but fear can be real. But I will put on my big girl pants and maybe try it.

Thank you so much..Advice appreciated!

LOL OK then

Fears are real. I always carry Bonine, a non drowsy sea sickness medication that I buy in Walmart in the US (it's not available here in Canada), and only needed it a couple of times. It works fast. Ginger ale, green apples, and Ginger Gravol are other ways to combat sea sickness.

Talking to your doctor about your fears will help too because he/she can prescribe a mild anti anxiety medication for you to take as needed.

If a trans Atlantic cruise is a dream of yours, I hope you can work through your concerns and fears, book the cruise and enjoy every minute of it.

On my first Transatlantic from Rome to Florida on the Celebrity Equinox people complained that you could not feel the ship moving. It was a very smooth crossing. My second transatlantic was on RCI Adventure Of The Sea's was from San Juan PR to South Hampton England, smooth except the last day the ship rocked a bit but not as bad as I have had on cruises to MExick heading back to L.A. from P.V.

I would guess that your looking at QM2 for at least one way. That ship should be very smooth.

I loved the days at sea and hated for both of those cruises to end. The sea days are so peaceful to enjoy the ship and relax. Pick a good ship with lots of things to do and take your e-reader loaded with a few good books. You will enjoy yourself. In Europe I'd suggest a Greek Islands cruise, that is my favorite cruise to date.


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