By Published On: 3 Jun 2019

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Anecdotal evidence suggests eating green apples can help with seasickness. Green apples are especially high in pectin, a soluble fibre which turns water into a thick gel in your intestines. This slows down your digestion and settles your stomach.

Green apples are also high in fructose, or plant-based sugar, which helps keep your energy levels up. So humble green apples can be a great way of warding off that queazy feeling of seasickness.

Ginger can help, as well as green apples

Ask almost anyone who works on a cruise ship for seasickness remedies and they’ll say ginger beer! This non-alcoholic beverage seems to calm upset stomachs and reduce nausea. In fact, anything with ginger will do the trick. Ginger candy is excellent and so too is ginger tea.

Find relief by the pool

The middle of a luxury cruise ship is the most stable place. It’s also where they usually put the pool. 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. You might even snack on a green apple while you’re there!

Over-the-counter medication

Before you set sail it’s always a good idea to pick up some over-the-counter medication for avoiding seasickness. If eating a green apple doesn’t work these medicatoins will often stop seasickness, or at least minimise the effects. However, it’s important not to take the seasickness medication on an empty stomach as it can cause severe drowsiness.

Stronger medication

If over-the-counter medications aren’t working visit the ship doctor. They will have much stronger medication for seasickness. This usually comes in tablet form. The dosage is one per day and you take it with food (perhaps a green apple), even if you’re feeling queazy.

Prevent seasickness – more than just green apples

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 cruise 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.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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  1. Tommy 20 Aug 2015 at 16:40 - Reply

    Thank you for the informative article.

  2. Dave 30 Aug 2017 at 21:49 - Reply

    Crew members on the cruise line I usually travel swear by the green apples.

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