Follow These 3 Tips to Prevent Seasickness at Your First Cruise

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Mar 05, 2020 06:40 PM

Cruising is a great way to travel. Cruise ships offer a wonderful view of the ocean  and the small islands also a refreshing wind. But, some people sometimes want to vomit because of the wave.

So, don’t be surprised if at some point you are bothered with the motion of the water during the voyage. Cruising should be fun but some people suffer from seasickness.

Seasickness is a motion sickness characterized by a feeling of nausea. It's almost the same as carsickness. It differs because carsickness is caused by a vehicle.

It's okay! Some people usually have this too. But, you can prevent it by trying these six tips below.

Don’t eat too much

Having enough meals before cruising will keep away seasickness. So, make sure you know your limit and don’t eat too much food beforehand.

You can have a light meal and avoid excessive alcohol if you don’t want to be sick. It is also better for you to avoid strong food odors.

Drink enough water

It is always important to stay hydrated. Drinking too much or less water will trigger the symptoms of seasickness and it can worsen your condition. It is also important to avoid fatty, acidic or spicy foods to keep you from nausea.

Eat green apples and citrus candy 

You can follow cruise crews and scuba divers’ trick to beat seasickness: eating green apples or orange and citrus candy. This is worth a try!

Drink ginger syrup

Some studies found that consuming ginger is an effective way to prevent motion sickness. This medication can reduce the nausea when the sea motion is rough.

Drink ginger syrup before your cruise to prevent seasickness. There is also another option such as ginger capsules or ginger candy if you don’t like ginger syrup.

Breathe some fresh air

If you start to feel the signs of nausea, go to the deck and get fresh air. This can relieve your body temperature and the wind can help you to wipe uncomfortable sweating. Try this to make yourself calm and relaxed.

Avoid books and screens

It is really important to avoid these things if you are prone to motion sickness. Watching a motionless object like book triggers nauseated. It is better if you focus on the horizon or just close your eyes.

Keeping your eye on the horizon will remind your brain that you are moving. It solves the conflict between your ears and brain.