we were on star in 2006 it was bit rough at one stage i went to guest realtions got 2 pills each for my wife and myself cost 1.00 for 4 worked a treat cheaper than visiting medical centre lot cheaper as well.
I went on my first cruise last year on Island Star and was very worried about sea sickness - I get it on a rowing boat! I got tablets from the chemist and wrist pressure bands - after 2 days of taking the tablets and wearing the bands I stopped both and had no problems at all. The on board Doctor does have an injetion they can administer but am not sure which anti emetic this will be.
The injection in question is phenergan. It is nothing short of a miracle worker. If you start to feel ill go to the medic. immediatly(dont wait and see if you feel better--the sooner you have the injection the better!) You will start to feel better in the time it takes to get back to your cabin from the medical centre.(Yes, really!) I would suggest you buy some phenergan or Avomine tablets from your local pharmacy before you go and take as directed the day before you travel and for the first 24hrs on board. This may well do the trick, but if not head straight off for an injection. Tell your wife not to worry--she will be fine and you will have a gtreat time!
My hausband suffer/ed from sea sickness, so when we did our first cruise about 9 year ago he was a little weary. However like youself he had only been on ferry crossing to Jersey etc. There is no comparison to a cruise liner and a ferry crossing. We have only ever been on a rough crossing on the bay of biscay inAug 2005 on the Van Gough (smaller ship)and my hubby just went to bed and slept through it. have anice trip and dont get hung up about being ill just think about all the lovely places you're gonna see and the thing you'll experience on the ship.
I have suffered terribly in the past from sea sickness, but don't hesitate now. If I wake up feeling even a slightly bit queezy, I head to the medical department on board and have an injection in my hip hip. I don't suffer at all from seasickness after that, and have been on ships where people are sitting on stairs, in lounges and out on deck all being terribly ill. It works for me and I've been in gail force 10 storms, so I'm sure it will do the trick for you.
I was very sea sick whilst on the P.O. Ship 0ceana and had to visit the Medical Centre where l was given an injection and some tablets. The injection made me very tired and as told l was asleep within 20 minutes. Next morning l felt fine and was able to go ashore. I took one of the tablets on the way home incase l felt sick again as we went through the Bay of Biscay and thankfully l had no trouble. I used the tabletss a few weeks ago whilst on another cruise as l felt sick and again it cleared it up quickly, so it was worth the £65 or so that it cost (UNABLE TO CLAIM BACK ON MY INSURANCE ).
Just a follow up in regards to the cost of the injection if you do need to get one on board. I was on the Star last week and a relative of mine had to have an injection as she was fairly sick and the cost of the injection came to just over £90 as they actually charge in US$ and then convert to Sterling.