I am planning for my first cruise trip. I have heard a lot about sea sickness problems. how bad can it be? Can I do something to prevent seasickness from happening? I know it's a rookie question, but it will be a great help if someone could provide some advice.
I have heard that Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, or Ginger Candy is a good natural way to settle your stomach. My wife swears by the "Seabands" (elastic bracelets with a button on them that provides acupressure to the inside of your wrist). Also, many of the crew will suggest green apples.
You can purchase the wrist bands. You can also get Dramamine. you can get both items at your local pharmacy. Everyone doesn't get sea sick/motion sickness, however never being on a cruise before I can understand your concern. The first line of defense is to make sure that your cabin is mid-ship. If not, hopefully the other methods will help you.
My BF was nervous about that and he has *knock on wood* Yet to get sea sick. He is a ginger ale lover so I always make sure I get him the soda package. Ginger and green apples do help with upset stomachs. I carry dramamine and bought a bracelet that has yet to be used.
Hopefully you will do just fine and become a sea faring addict like us all!
I wonder if the pickled ginger from the Sushi bar would help?
Are you prone to sea sickness? Have you been on smaller vessels before and noticed it a problem? Gravol works but it does make you sleepy. To be honest, depending on the time of year, you may hardly feel the boat move.
Select a cabin in the center of the ship and one lower down as they have less motion. As well as the above mentioned things there are the small patches (little white dots stuck behind the ear) that prevent nausea as well. Many find that eating small amounts frequently and a drink help. Do not over eat or over drink as they can make upset tummies worse.
Cheers and Bon Voyage
My fellow cruisers have given great advice. Only thing I would add is plan your first cruise during good weather, not during storm season. Cruise ships will get weather reports and try to avoid storms, but you never know.
Go and have a great trip, book a lower floor mid ship cabin, pack some sea sick pills and try the wrist bands. Please do wright a review when you return and let us know how you liked cruising.
First of all, thank you so much for all the advice. I like ginger ale and if that helps me, it would be great. . I know that everyone won't be affected, but I prefer not to be the one that get sick, unable to enjoy a wonderful trip. I think I should also checkout the sea band and green apples. Not sure about my chances of getting a cabin of my choice, but will definitely try to get a mid ship one. This will be my first cruise and I want it be a truly memorable one.
No problem! That's what we are here for.....BON VOYAGE CHARLIE BROWN!