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Seasickness on Cruises

Seasickness is never a pleasant ailment and often can ruin what should be the experience of a lifetime. Have no fear though — there are many remedies that you can take to ensure that you enjoy a trouble-free cruise.

Is it common to get seasick on a cruise?

Unlike smaller boats, due to their size and stabilisers, cruise ships are generally a better option for people who suffer from seasickness. After a few hours, many guests even forget that they're on a cruise ship at all. However, seasickness is still possible and most cruise ships have over-the-counter medicines that you can purchase to combat this.

Where to stay on a cruise ship to avoid seasickness

Probably the best place to stay if you suffer from seasickness is in the lower and central portion of the ship as you're less likely to feel the movements of the ship beneath. You'll feel the ship's movements more in the cabins at the top and back of the ship, so these are the worst places to be if you suffer from seasickness problems and are best avoided.

To make sure you're covered against any unforeseen circumstances, why not take out cruise travel insurance. It can be especially important if you've any pre-existing medical conditions to avoid being handed a hefty medical bill!

Seasickness remedies

Antihistamines are one of the most common antidotes to seasickness and can be bought over the counter or on prescription. You should ensure that you pack your suitcase with these before you travel.

Chamomile Tea is perfect if you want a more natural remedy as this tea soothes the stomach and helps to reduce the chance of acid reflux when experiencing motion sickness.

Vitamin B-6 is one of the best long-term solutions for seasickness, and if you start taking these supplements at a reasonable time before you travel, you'll be able to enjoy your trip to the best of your ability.

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