[QUOTE=bethishooked;1065659]Okay, next year is our 25th wedding anniversary, and it’s a given we will end up at Disney. But, dh and myself keep going back and forth about maybe trying a cruise for the first time ever. Here’s some of my questions/concerns:
- I know a lot of people worry about motion sickness. Not too concerned about that because I do know Dramanine works well for me. But, what about fear of water? I’m not comfortable on say a speed boat. Is the cruise ship a different type of feel looking over the ocean. I mean, are the railings nice and high so I won’t get that fall over the deck feeling, etc.?
- What room to pick? In my researching, there are so many choices. It lists deck 1 though decks 5 & 6. Is 1 on the bottom and the higher numbers up higher? Is there a difference in feel?
- Ocean View or Inside View. What are the benefits of each?
- Length of stay. First looking at 3 night cruise, that way we could spend some time at the World also. But, I just came across that 7 night mediterranean cruise that looks absolutely wonderful. Of course, then we couldn’t do Disney, but what an adventure!
Well, those are the questions off the top of my head. Help me you cruisers. I need guidance![/QUOTE]
Congrats on your 25th!!!
The general rule is that the lower you are and the closer to the middle of the ship, the less movement you will feel. The top decks at the front of the ship are going to be the rockiest (the front is rocky because it breaks through the waves first and has more vertical motion, the top is rocky because there is more side-to-side motion).
The benefit of the ocean view to me is having the sunlight wake you up. We’ve been in an inside cabin once, and we’d find ourselves sleeping until late in the day because we had no idea what time it was. There wasn’t a clock in our room, and I remember waking up with it pitch black and just going back to sleep not knowing if it was 3am or 9am. So if you get an inside cabin, bring a travel alarm clock that you can easily read the time on when you wake up.
For me, 3-night cruises just aren’t long enough. You’re hardly on the ship. It doesn’t really give you a feel of what cruising is like. If you’re looking to “test the waters” a little, I’d recommend a 4 or 5-day. Personally, I’d go with the 7-night Mediterranean. You won’t get to go to the world, but you’ll still have a week full of Disney magic.