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Thames Cruise = Seasick?

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Thames Cruise = Seasick?

It sounds like fun to take a Thames Cruise. Can you recommend one - not dinner - just a cruise.

Do people get seasick on them?

Thanks, cb

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1. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

I have taken one from Westminster to Greenwich and didn't get seasick and I am a terrible sailor. Greenwich is a good place to go to by boat as there is the naval college museum and Cutty Sark there so many boat related things to see and do, the trip to Kew or Hampton Court is alsogood but all depend on decent weather!

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2. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

Its a slowish smooth journey on a gentle river. More likely to get seasick riding on the top deck of a double decker bus twisting around London's streets

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3. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

Seasick? Are you serious? It's a river not the Bay of Biscay

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4. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

+1 for the Greenwich tour.

The museums are worth the cost and time alone: http://www.rmg.co.uk/

And, no seasickness on the Thames - at least not that I have ever encountered.

Good luck,


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5. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

I am also interested in a Thames River cruise, I looked at Thames,Clippers, but they get fairly mediocre reviews here on TA and the inside with 9 seats across each row looks like a 747 plane. a few others suggestions appreciated.

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6. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?


motion sickness will vary with individuals. So your question isnt out of place.

If you dont know if you will get sea sick and havet been on a boat, you will be the first to know. afaik, there isnt any way of telling w/o actually doing.

good luck and have fun.

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7. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

I am very sensitive to motion sickness and often get sea sick on boat trips however have always been fine on thames cruise even on days with horrible weather

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8. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

One of my work colleagues became very unwell on one of these boat trips, I was perfeclty fine and could barely feel any swell.

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>>>>"I am also interested in a Thames River cruise, I looked at Thames,Clippers, but they get fairly mediocre reviews here on TA and the inside with 9 seats across each row looks like a 747 plane."<<<<

The Clippers are a river extension of Transport for London........buses on water if you like. They aren't supposed to be fun cruise boats, they're speedier, don't have running commentaries and commuters and visitors use them as an alternative to Tube or road transport........and I use them as a more relaxed way of reaching Thames side locations.

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10. Re: Thames Cruise = Seasick?

I like the City Cruises one for a tour sort of cruise (although it's been a few years). If I just want transportation, I take the Thames Clippers. I have felt sick on them, but I am very prone to motion sickness. I think it might have been worse on the Thames Clippers. Not sure if that's because they go faster or because the seats are inside.

Edited: 14 August 2014, 03:12