My husband and i just got back from the May transatlantic crossing to Amserterdam. The seas were incredibly calm even through the English Channel. We had a wonderful time and met so many interesting people. We loved Ponta Delgada, Ireland, Belgium and Amsterdam, where we stayed for 3 days. We would definitely do this cruise again and would like to stay on and continue to the Baltic. I have a terrible problem with motion sickness and would take a Bonine everynight before bed. Even though it was calm i still tooks the meds. If you want a relaxing vacation, this is it!