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Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing {How To Avoid}

How To Avoid Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing
Post Last Modified – July 06, 2023 ¦

A Few Ways to Avoid Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing

Are you looking to take a fabulous 🛳 Cruise Vacation, but worried about encountering rough seas on your Cruise?

🌊 Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing, 🌊

can be a nightmare for many, but there are a few ways to help select and minimize the risk of getting caught in rough seas, on your holidays. You’re certainly not alone and this is something that worries a lot of people when taking a 🚢 cruise vacation, especially for the first time.

Today’s ships are built to withstand the most 🌧 severe weather out there. 

Newer cruise ships have amazing ship stabilizers, helping to sailing as smooth as ever, even in rough seas! So for many, heavy seas can actually be fun! 😕 

For the majority though – Not So Fun.

First, check out the short 📹 video of a cruise ship caught in very 🌊 heavy seas.
This is a rare occurrence these days and not something you will encounter very often.

Cruise Ship In Heavy Seas – YouTube Video


Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing Holidays – Not For Everyone

If you’re like me and prone to motion sickness, then it’s important to select a more favorable time of year for the area in which you would like to cruise.

Cruise vacations are wonderful and with the size and way the newer ships are constructed today, many times you would hardly know you were actually sailing the high seas, they are so smooth!

My Son & I Enjoying the Breeze! Cruising the High Seas

Our family have been on four different cruises in past years, sailing the …

Caribbean – Mediterranean – Mexico – South Pacific

I am happy to say that even with a few choppy evenings, I was able to avoid motion sickness on all of our past cruise holidays. We selected an itinerary that was best for the time of year, and ones that were recommended to us by seasoned cruisers as well.

The result so far, has been happy sailing for the entire family!

Sailing Rough Seas Clipart

If you try and select the proper sailings for that time of year and destination, then your chances of running into rough seas on cruise holidays is greatly diminished.

Certain Cruises And Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing

Cruise Ship in Storm

I recently came across a well written article on higher risk areas to be aware of, and some possible remedies for sea sickness, such as;
🛥 Motion Sickness Bracelets. 🛥

The article touches on some popular cruise destinations, and what you may or may not come up against. It gives the reader an indication of what you may expect, but we all know, one can never predict the weather.

The article is located at one of my favorite cruising websites known as …

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⚓ Cruise Critic

The article is entitled … 
📰 The World’s Roughest Waters for Cruising. 📰 
Definitely a good read!

This informative website is filled with excellent cruise related information. Just type in what you’re after, and discover over 60,000 user reviews!

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As well, you can research a destination and it’s also a great website for …
📭 Finding All Inclusive Cruise Deals, 📭
and so much more.

This is one of my favorite websites for everything there is to know about; ⚓ Cruising! 🙂


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Cruise lines select their itineraries for certain times of the year because of; weather conditions, seas and other varying factors.

Our Cruise Ship Sailing into the Beautiful Sunset

Cruise Ship Sailing

If weather is unfavorable for your next ⚓ port of call, the ship’s captain may choose to avoid that destination and head to a more weather pleasing port.

So rest assured, the cruise lines make their best effort to keep everyone; happy, safe and motion sickness free.

Rough Seas Sailing Can Be Avoided In Most Cases

Cruise Ship in Rough Seas

Cruise ships caught in heavy storms is not common place!  

In fact, my niece worked on a 🛳 cruise ship for over 10 years, and she said it was very rare to be caught in violent storms. One reason is because of the sophisticated 🌦 weather radar warning systems in place today, as well as other significant advances in ⛈ weather detection.

Many times, the 👨 Captain will often alter the itineraries while on a cruise, just to avoid rough weather. This is of course, is done primarily for the enjoyment of passengers, not because the ship can’t handle rough weather.

Quite the opposite!

Like commercial passenger ✈ jet liners, these ships are built and designed to withstand the heaviest of seas!

Best Ways to Avoid Rough Seas Cruise Ship Sailing

When in doubt, I always recommend to take the time and ask before booking any cruise.

For example …

Cruise Planning

✔ Ask a cruise specialist … or travel agent that is familiar with cruising about the destination you wish to go.

✔ Ask about the weather … what is it like for that time of year?

✔ Read reviews … get an idea whether you may encounter rough seas on that selected cruise you have chosen.

✔ Select appropriate sailings … for the best weather for that time of year.

There’s all kinds of information available on this topic and it’s absolutely free.  It’s available at your fingertips online or drop into any reputable local travel agency in your area.

It is possible to avoid rough seas and pick cruise destinations with smoother crossings, that are better then others! 😀

Carnival Valor Cruise Ship Anchored in Calm Waters

Carnival Valor Cruise Ship

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Cruise planning is fun and with a little time spent preparing, you and your family are sure to have a wonderful holiday, as our family have enjoyed in past years.

You can reduce the odds of running into heavy seas cruise holidays, with a little research and planning.

It’s not entirely possible to predict what Mother Nature has in store, but you can reduce the odds of rough seas and bad weather, by picking the appropriate destination recommended for that time of year.

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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