My first few days on Grand Princess — beginning with Guernsey’s St. Peter Port and moving on to Brittany’s Brest — featured skies filled with sunshine and a brisk wind. Nights? Cold and blustery. But now this: The seas are already restless, and I hear it may get worse. Indeed, it was so bad last night that the crew bar, located in the unfortunate position of all-the-way-forward, was deserted. That’s bad weather.
The word is that the notoriously bumpy Bay of Biscay in the Eastern Atlantic may be even bumpier in the days ahead. So I’m glad to have come prepared: I’m testing key remedies for mal de mer, including my longtime mainstay (Bonine chewable tablets that bring me childhood aspirin flashbacks). I’ll also be donning a Sea Band to test its ability to keep me upright. And I’m wondering: In a pinch, does ginger-flavored gum really work?
Don’t worry. We won’t be posting photos on the Lido Deck if these remedies don’t make the grade, but we’ll let you know how things progress as the seas rock and roll.