Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
My longest was nine nights down the eastern seaboard of the USA to the Caribbean. I've always fared well on ships, and the storms didn't get to me. Although one night I was a little off, most likely from exhaustion (getting only 3-4 hours of sleep a night for a week).
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
Never been on a trip longer then 7 days but would love to take one.
As for the sea sickness, I was raised on the water so it never affected me, but people that I know who were sick and got a shot in the doctors office on the boat worked wonders for them. Personal I like it when it gets rough, more exciting that way.
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
9 Days in 1975 on the TS/S Stefan Batory http://stefanbatoryoceanliner.homestead.com/
Around 4 years at sea with the Canadian Navy, Destroyers & Frigates mostly a few tanker trips, doesn't really count as cruising though.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
One of my aunts did Semester at Sea in 1991 as her final cruise ship hurrah before heading to Ole Miss Law School. Those 15 weeks at sea was probably her longest cruise, I think. She used to work cruise ships in the Med and out of New Orleans, and of course lived on the ships, but those were much shorter cruises. For the Semester at Sea cruise she was the director of shore excursions and when the ship was late pulling into port it played hell with the schedules.
I have never been invited to dine at the captains table, unfortunately. Actually, thats okay, because I might die of humiliation because I can't understand 9/10 things the captain is saying under his heavy accent!
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5723 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1395 times:
As a child in 1960 my family travelled from Melbourne, Australia to Southampton on the Netherlands Line MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt returning 2 years later on the MS Oranje.
The outbound trip was via the Pacific Ocean, and Panama canal, I was only 4 at the time but I remember those little rail engine/tugs they use to move ships through the canal, we were in the dining room having breakfast and I watched them out the porthole.
I also recall our cabin flooding and the crew took my mother ashore in Bermuda to buy a new teddybear for my 2y/o sister!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!