|The location of your cabin is one of
important decisions to make. Study the deck
plans very carefully. You may not care for a cabin located
an elevator, stairwell or disco, under the pool, kitchen or dance
or if the Promenade or lifeboats are right outside the window.
will decide on categories based on the number of people traveling,
of cabin (you'll experience less movement amidships) and your budget
except on the QE2, each passenger eats the same food and enjoys the
facilities regardless of cabin category). Keep in mind that
quads and wheelchair-accessible cabins are limited and reservations
to be made as early as possible.
Ocean's Motions & Potions...
Motion sickness can be most distressing, especially when you have
saved a long time for this wonderful trip. The larger ships have
stabilizers that offset this motion. If you know you are likely
suffer, over-the-counter remedies such as Dramamine or various
patches or accupressure bracelets are effective. It will help if
you do not eat or drink excessively, eating smaller, more frequent
Fixing your eyes on the horizon helps, and if your cabin is amidships
will find it easier to sleep. As a last resort, the ship's Doctor
can give you a shot of Promethezine.