My wife and I are on your ship for the same trip. We've cruised about 20 times and done a number of repositioning cruises, but this is our first TA. We appreciate others' comments re weather. One thing in our experience I'll share--our very first cruise we hit heavy seas the first full day out. Even most of the crew were sick. After losing just one day of our vacation that one time, I've taken 1 (not 2) meclizine each night before dinner. I find it takes the edge off without making me tired, and I sleep most of it off at bedtime anyway. We're greatly looking forward to this trip, to our ports of call, to meeting new people, and to spending time in Amsterdam after we arrive.