I am going to be cruising for the first time on Carnival Elation on April 3. It is my husband, 5 year old daughter and I traveling. I am a germophobe and I have been reading a lot about people getting sick on these ships and Norovirus being very common. I also have a lower immune system due to Lupus. Im having anxiety attacks already just thinking about all these illnesses! lol I understand there has to be some illness because of the close quarters...but is it really that bad? I should add I am a teacher and I am around sick kids all the time, this should have helped build up my immune system right? ha!
On top of this, Im worried about getting sea sick. I dont get sick in cars or on planes (I used to get a little woosy but I think it was from anxiety), I also dont get sick on small boats on a lake. But we took a whale watching tour in CA and I felt sick the whole time and half the ship was puking, including my poor mom. Is the chance of getting sea sick that great? Can you really feel the ship moving that much? I am going to go to my doctor and ask him what I can do for the sea sickness should it occur...maybe something for anxiety too
Just looking for opinions on the illness/sea sickness topic...is it true? Should I worry? Am I making a bigger deal out of it than necessary?