Avoiding seasickness can be done. Rough seas can make even the most avid cruiser queazy, but there are things you can do to minimise the effects. Even eating green apples can help some people! We have compiled our top tips for avoiding seasickness.
Location, location, location
One of the best ways to stop seasickness on your next cruise is to book the right room. Rooms at the front and rear of the ship feel much more movement than those in the middle. So make sure you book a midship room. These rooms cost a little more, but could stop seasickness in it’s tracks.
Ginger has long been a remedy for upset stomachs. Ask almost anyone who works on a cruise ship what they turn to at the first sign of seasickness and they’ll say ginger beer! This non-alcoholic beverage seems to calm that queazy feeling and can help in avoiding seasickness.
Eat green apples
Another common remedy is to eat green apples! We can’t vouch for any medical science confirming green apples stop seasickness, but many cruisers say eating green apples does work!
Before setting out on your cruise it’s always a good idea to pick up some over-the-counter medication for avoiding seasickness. In most cases this will be strong enough to stop seasickness, or at least minimise the effects.
If over-the-counter medications aren’t working contact the ship doctor who will be able to offer much stronger medication to stop seasickness. This usually comes in tablet form. The dosage is one per day and you take it with food (even if you’re feeling queazy!)
Avoiding seasickness by finding the pool
The pool on a cruise ship is filled with thousands of litres of water. That makes it heavy, so designers put it as close to the middle of the ship as possible. This maintains the ship’s centre of gravity. The middle of the ship is the most stable place so go to the pool deck if you’re feeling queazy. Pulling up a deck chair in the relative calm around the pool can be a huge relief and help in avoiding seasickness in the first place.