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We have been on a Baltic cruise twice and the sea was very calm both times. The first cruise was on the Constellation in May '05 and we sailed from Dover, I thought the North Sea might be a bit rough but it was extremely calm. The second cruise was on the Century in August '06. We sailed from Amsterdam and although it was very rainy that day the sea was calm. Sailing around the Baltic is beautiful as it is full of islands which the ship passes fairly slowly and the water is like glass. We have been on 9 cruises so far and find that Celebrity is the one we prefer, but Royal Caribbean and P&O are very good as well, whichever you pick we're sure you will enjoy the trip.
Totally agree, we have done several on Royal caribbean and Celebrity and looking at doing P&O next year to the Fjords and Baltic.
The waters are beautifully tranquil and the ships such as Constellation and Jewel have big windows that you can look out of. If you do get sea sick then you can buy these wrist bands which help or patches that you put behind your ears.
Baltic is normally o.k. the north sea on the way up is pot luck .anything from flat calm to force 1.
we went on aurara to St Petersburg in June 05. Super, super cruise and no rough seas while in the Baltic. We did have about 4 hours of really rough weather accross the North Sea though, huge waves and sick bags placed everywhere. Wouldnt let it put you off...but suggest taking some seasickness tablets with you..all we could buy onboard were herbal ones..about as much use as eating a packet of pot pourri.
Most ships these days have stabilisers which tend to nullify the rough seas effects. However soem boats are converted Ro-Ro's , these tend to be more prone to rough weather in the BAy of Biscay. I had to have an injection against mal do mer which worked beautfifully. I also try to get a cabin amidships not at either end. I also use the wrist bands and find them very good. I also find that I am not sick if I have food in my stomach, so tend to eat often but not a lot a t a time.
Submitted by Tilley in the Fyld.