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Advice please.

Having only ever cruised in the Med, I would like to know from the more seasoned cruisers what the sea conditions may be like on a cruise to the Canaries , Scandenavia or the Baltic next September.
I fully appreciate that nothing is gauanteed weather wise,but am I correct in thinking that the potential for sea sickness in the North Sea and North Atlantic is somewhat increased partiularly as late as September ?

Kr Peter.
Submitted by - Chaplin, Bristol - United Kingdom on 3rd Jun 2013 / Subject - All Cruises General
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Answer by Brian, Swinton (05 Jun 13 16:54) to a QUESTION by Chaplin (03 Jun 13 11:55)
i We have done 4 transatlantic crossings and all have been good,a few swells, the worst was actually on the IOTS from southampton to the med, luck of the draw I guess, we are doing another transatlantic this October with Princess so hopefully will be ok...Brian
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Answer by Rae, Walton on Thames (03 Jun 13 13:24) to a QUESTION by Chaplin (03 Jun 13 11:55)
To get to the Canaries, you have to cross the Bay of Biscay unless it is a fly cruise. This has a bad reputation, but it is not always rough. It is really not something you can predict. Go for a cabin low and mid ships to mitigate the effect of rough seas. Take seasick tablets with you. Stugeron are good. We have had fairly smooth seas crossing the North Sea so far, but again you cannot tell. But it can be rough in the Med you know! I think our roughest times have been there.
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Answer by Cooke, Ashby (03 Jun 13 13:02) to a QUESTION by Chaplin (03 Jun 13 11:55)
We have crossed the North Sea several times on small ships and have not had a rough crossing yet. he Baltic was a bit bumpy between the Kiel Canal and Stockholm, but nothing to worry about. If you are venturing to St Petersburg in September, remember that they often get the first ground frosts as early as August, so take something warm for evenings.
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