We finally got out into the ocean about midnight last night and that is when the rocking began. Geno and I were both awake a lot last night as the ship tossed us around, but neither one of us spoke because we thought the other wasn't awake. The rocking was both side to side and front to back - ugh. We hear that these are rougher seas than they are used to, especially this early in the voyage. We had a cautious breakfast (we didn't want to see it come back up again later), and since then we have been in meetings where the speakers were challenged to stay on their feet.
One of our meetings was already canceled because the presenter was sick. and we have also heard that there have been several phenergan shots for severe nausea. Luckily, we are feeling pretty good, just a little off. Geno has taken some medication, I haven't, and we have both been eating a lot of ginger candy to settle our stomachs. I plan on taking something tonight because it is supposed to be rough again tomorrow.
Here are some details about our ship, the MV Explorer:
-One of the fastest passenger ships in the world
-Maximum Cruising speed of 28 knots
-590 ft in length
-Weighs 25,000 tons
-30,000 square feet of deck space
-6 passenger decks
-836 passenger Capacity
Other fun facts:
-the ship has sea sick bags right next to the toothpicks as you enter the dining hall
-it is hard to work out on the elliptical in rough seas