Call free 0800 197 8050 We are open today between 9am and 6pm

Home / FAQ / In Rough Sea Conditions Is It Better To Be On A Big Or Small Ship

Find Your Perfect Cruise

In rough sea conditions, is it better to be on a big or small ship?

All modern cruise ships, big or small, are designed with inbuilt stabilisers to steady the ship and reduce the motion as much as possible.

Sailing on a larger ship you will find the motion of the sea a bit less than that of a smaller ship. For obvious health and safety reasons each ship is fitted with stabilisers designed to balance the ship in rough seas so the amount of movement you feel onboard should be much reduced.

Smaller ships will have increased motion than that of a larger ship, however, these are still fitted with stabilisers and are perfectly safe - maritime law is very strict and the ships would not be permitted to sail in dangerous waters.

In bad weather access to outside decks on ships is closed off in case of injury and guests are advised to stay indoors.

If you do suffer from seasickness our best advice would be to stay on a lower deck near the middle of the ship where the motion will be felt least. Focusing on the horizon line outside can also help to balance you.

Before travelling you can also purchase motion sickness wrist bands. If you are overly concerned about sea sickness then our Cruise Experts would be happy to assist you in choosing your cabin aiming to position you on a lower deck and as mid ship as possible.

Call our Cruise Experts today on 0800 197 8050

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Booking was made easy and were very helpful during that process.

Booking with CruiseKings was made easy and staff were very helpful and answered any query made. They were very good in ensuring the booking was as I wanted and explained everything fully. This is my first booking with this company and so I cannot comment on the actual holiday until later. Hopefully this will go ahead without too much trouble or restrictions. I also think that you can only really know how good a company is by how the deal with any problems that may arise. Hopefully my holiday will be plain sailing with no issues.

Mrs Brown / June 2021

Was delighted with the customer care I received from Melissa! Explained everything very comprehensively and gave some great advice.

Mrs Brogan / June 2021

GREAT!

Really pleased with the holiday purchase. What made the experience so good was the holiday rep, Heidi. A real fountain of knowledge, explained the various options that were available to us. Would have to say without all her knowledge and patience, we probably would not have booked.

Mr Martini / June 2021

Read All Reviews

Speak to a Cruise Expert

Book With Confidence