There is something so intriguing about staying on a cruise ship. You have the beautiful sights, the wonderful sounds, delicious food, and much more. The gentle rocking of the boat as it floats along the water towards your next destination may be relaxing. On the other hand, it could also make you feel seasick, which is never fun when you are on a vacation. But, there are tips and tricks on where to stay on a cruise ship that can help you to avoid seasickness altogether.
If you know that you are prone to getting seasick, you will want to look for a certain type of cabin choice, in an area that you will feel the least amount of motion. For example, if you choose a room on the lower deck, in the middle of the ship, it reduces your chance of seasickness.
This is because of the way the boat is engineered. The lower you are, and more towards the middle of the ship, you will not feel it as much. Cabins at the front and back of the ship tend to sway the most, so you want to avoid any rooms in these areas.
When you plan your cruise, see if you can also get a room that has a window. It is important to bring fresh air into your cabin when you are feeling seasick and nauseous. That way you can take some nice deep breaths of the ocean air.
Other Ways to Help Seasickness
In addition to assuring that you have a cabin with the least amount of movement felt, there are other things that you can do in order to help your seasickness. There are pressure point wristbands that you can wear that help to take away that nauseous feeling. Dr. Benjamin Shore, Chief Medical Consultant at Royal Caribbean tells The Sun, “Ginger seems to be helpful, and some people find various aromas like anise, basil, chamomile and peppermint can help.”
Bringing along items like ginger candy to chew on, and mints can help to settle your stomach. It also does not hurt to pack motion sickness medicine – which you can get over-the-counter. You may not need to use it, but it is better to have it with you.
What Causes Seasickness?
Seasickness happens when our inner ears and our brains signals get mixed up. For example, if you are sitting still, and your inner ear senses movement, your brain gets confused. One thing that you can do is to keep your eye on one singular thing, especially if you are on the deck. Focusing your eyes on the horizon ahead of you can help to reduce seasickness.
You may even get your “sea legs.” Once that happens, and your body acclimates to the movement of the ship, your seasickness should be gone, or at least reduced by a fair amount.
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Jennifer Passmore is a stay-at-home mom, writer and beader. She loves creating art with her words and through her jewelry. She is also a passionate mental health advocate. You can find more writing at her website Positivity In Pain.