So what do you do to prevent seasickness? Assume the worst and prepare ahead of time! I always bring Bonine (adult and child's strengths), a few types of natural ginger candy, and Sea-Bands. Confession...yes, I wear SeaBands. They are stretchy bands with an acupressure plastic bead that sits right on the inside of each wrist. I wear them from the moment I get up to when I go to sleep. My family laughs at my SeaBand "jewelry" on Formal Night. But I don't get seasick, so I'm not changing a thing.
- Head Outside. Always best to feel the ocean breeze and focus on the horizon. If you have a balcony, step outside and enjoy the air or head out to mid-deck where you can choose your best location for a beautiful sunset.
- Ginger. Fantastic remedy for any kind of motion sickness. Check out the closest bar or lounge and get a ginger ale. The ginger along with the carbonation are sure to help you feel better.
- Green Apples. Now you know why cruise ships provide green apples as a bountiful display on the buffet or in a fruit bowl in your cabin. The tartness may tame that queasy feeling.
- Over-The-Counter Medicine. There are many debates on whether Dramamine or Bonine work best. Personally, I find Bonine doesn't make me sleepy and works fairly quickly. You can usually find either one at the infirmary onboard or in the sundries shop.
- Eat. Why not? You are on a cruise! Light and bland food is best for seasickness. Grab some crackers or bread, along with the green apples and ginger ale mentioned above, and you have an instant buffet.