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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 15:39)

I am afraid to say but there is some likelihood of stormy weather in November in the Med. It is a large sea 2500 by 1000 miles at the farthest points so a lot can occur in that sort of area. The most likely part for smoother sea is the South Eastern end but no guarantees. You may be lucky and have it smooth all the way, though. There is also no reason why the ten year old should be more susceptible to sickness than you unless you know that he already has suffered from sea sickness on a cruise ship. Other types of motion sickness do not necessarily mean it crosses over to sea sickness. Gloomy, possibly but I would hate to mislead you. ....... Neil.

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Lount - replied to Neil & Ida Down (02 Mar 09 02:09)

Thankyou very helpful lount.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 16:10)

I am afraid to say but there is some likelihood of stormy weather in November in the Med. It is a large sea 2500 by 1000 miles at the farthest points so a lot can occur in that sort of area. The most likely part for smoother sea is the South Eastern end but no guarantees. You may be lucky and have it smooth all the way, though. There is also no reason why the ten year old should be more susceptible to sickness than you unless you know that he already has suffered from sea sickness on a cruise ship. Other types of motion sickness do not necessarily mean it crosses over to sea sickness. Gloomy, possibly but I would hate to mislead you. ....... Neil.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 16:15)

I have posted a reply twice on this question but there is obviously a word or phrase which is triggering the with-hold for examination mechanism. My apologies in advance if you get two replies later. I do hate it when it does this as sometimes they never appear even when there is nothing controvertial or inciting competitive action ..... Neil.

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ford - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 17:07)

Hi Lount, we are experinced cruisers and always take a supply of sea sickness tablets, they work well, and are fine for children in reccommended dose, don't usually get more than one or two rough days per fortnight, so don't worry Rob & brenda.

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Rae - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 18:19)

I do think that in the Med in November, there is certainly likely to be some bad weather. Eastern Med might be a better bet than western if you have the choice. If seasickness tablets don't work, go straight to the ship's medical centre for a seasickness injection. Sends you to sleep but works brilliantly.

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Oliver - Answered a Question by lount (08 Feb 09 20:13)

The magic jab is excellent, although there is often a fee.

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Neal - Answered a Question by lount (09 Feb 09 14:01)

Obvious answer, I know, but you'll want to stick to the fly/cruise options, rather than UK sailings. Chris.

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Ann - Answered a Question by lount (10 Feb 09 00:13)

If you're only thinking of a Med cruise in November then don't bother. Sorry to be blunt but you will get rough seas. My relatives did the Med end of Oct/Nov 2008 and 3/4 of the cruise was horrendous. Also your 10 year old will not get sea sickness medication from the ships doctor because of his age. Instead he will be offered apples and dry biscuits (which do work funnily enough) Why don't you check out the cruise reviews on this site for Oct/Nov sailings. regards Ann.

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