Nothing will ruin a carefully planned cruise like seasickness aka motion sickness. If you are a first-time cruiser and not sure if you will be susceptible to seasickness, be sure to take preventative measures to lessen your discomfort while on the cruise ship.
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What is seasickness?
Below if from Wikipedia
Seasickness is a form of motion sickness characterized by a feeling of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo experienced after spending time on a craft on the water. It is essentially the same as car sickness, though the motion of a watercraft tends to be more regular. It is typically brought on by the rocking motion of the craft or movement while immersed in water.
As with air sickness, it can be difficult to visually detect motion even if one looks out of the boat as water does not offer fixed points with which to visually judge motion. Poor visibility conditions, such as fog, may worsen seasickness. Some sufferers of car sickness are resistant to seasickness and vice versa.
Motion Sickness Medicine
If you want to try the medicinal route, you have a few options you can try.
Important Seasickness Notes –
- be sure to discuss with your doctor before using over the counter pills and patches, especially for young children.
- Some pill remedies are exacerbated by alcohol
- One of the side effects of pills is drowsiness.
Common pills used for motion sickness
- Diphenhydramine aka Benedryl
- Meclizine aka Bonine
- Transderm Scop
Seasickness References and Resources