Simple Ways to Beat Sea Sickness on a Cruise

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With sea sickness sometimes a few things that you can do to help prevent sea sickness before it starts, many people can talk themselves into feeling ill in the first place but I want to say due to the large ships today that the stabilizers that they have even the roughest seas you will not feel the ship rock.

Even so lets look at the simple tips that I have got below that will certainly help I have referenced the some of the tips from http://www.escapetravel.com.au

Be careful at the buffet

Cruises can be indulgent experiences, but there’s nothing worse than stuffing yourself at a buffet and then seeing all that delicious food repeat on you – especially if the waves are rolling you around while you’re running for the bathroom. Pace yourself, enjoy smaller portions and try to avoid overly sugary foods. You’ll probably feel less queasy and more energetic as a result.

Wash your hands regularly to avoid picking virus’s on board being sea sick is one thing picking up a vomiting virus is no fun at all!

Stay out on the deck

You might want to head to your bunk and lie down flat, but looking at the horizon has long helped sailors avoid seasickness. If you feel a bout coming on, get up to the deck and grab some fresh air. Seeing the horizon, as well as the waves, will help your body align with the boat’s movements and mentally prepare you for any sudden jolts that would otherwise make you feel ill.

Eat and drink peppermint or ginger

The powerful ginger root (or Zingiber officinale) has been a key ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and it’s often eaten or drunk in hot tea to prevent nausea and tummy aches. Likewise, peppermint is a tasty way to beat seasickness and can often help adults and children alike forget they felt sick in the first place. Keep some Mentos handy just in case.

I found also dry ginger ale is helpful as well – again it’s the ginger in it that will help you.

Try Dramamine, or the Transderm patch

The Transderm patch (prescription only) helps prevent nausea and vomiting for up to 3 days (72 hours). Dramamine can be bought over the counter and tends to prevent as well as treat any nausea, vomiting and dizziness experienced as a result of seasickness.

There is either a place on board that you can buy patches or simple remedies but if this fails see the ships doctor who will be able to stop the vomiting.

Stop drinking alcohol

It’s tempting to have one more gin and tonic before bed, but drinking alcohol can exacerbate motion sickness and worsen any bumps in the night. Try to stick to herbal teas before calling it a day. These will aid digestion and help settle the stomach as you sleep. If you’re missing the booze on your cruise, you can always have a Bloody Mary for breakfast!

Keep drinking water

Keeping your fluids up helps to hydrate the body and can prevent nausea and vomiting. Take a reusable water bottle on your cruise with you, and fill it up from the jugs or machine in the ship’s restaurant. Avoid tap water in countries where it’s dangerous to drink it and implement any drinks that contain electrolytes into your diet. Gatorade or fresh coconut juice will also help rehydrate you.

Really hope that these many ideas and tips  help you and I am sure that you will have an awesome trip as soon as you get your sea legs!