It is no secret that I am a very motion sick person. I get sick in cars and planes and trains and coaches… if it moves and I’m on it, it’ll make me feel unwell. I even get too travel sick to play any kind of virtual reality!
Despite this I never EVER let it put me off cruising. I see loads of videos online that tell you how to prevent seasickness but what I aim to do in this video is to help you deal with seasickness. Sadly seasickness isn’t always preventable (for me anyway!)
1. Get some fresh air!
I can’t stress how important this one is. If you are onboard and feeling seasick you may just want to curl up in a ball and go to sleep but as soon as that fresh air hits you you’ll feel so much better. This definitely is a benefit of having a balcony cabin although I rarely have one. Fresh air on the top deck will do the same thing!
You probably don’t feel like eating if you are feeling nauseous but it definitely is a must. You’ll feel worse if you don’t eat but do be careful about what you decide to eat. Fruit/Bread is usually the best bet for me. As a general rule, I try to stick to anything that is plain and uncooked.
3. Take medication!
Do not think that seasickness has won if you take medication! I lived with this mentality for far too long and it just isn’t worth it. There is no point feeling miserable, you want to be able to enjoy your cruise.
I have two brands that I use but they do all seem to do much the same thing. You can also get travel sickness pills from the reception desk or medical centre onboard most cruise lines. These are usually free.
4. Acupuncture bands
I usually wear one of these. I have no idea if it does anything but it was only a few pounds and I honestly don’t think there is anything to lose by wearing it.
5. Sleep on the floor
Okay, I understand that this one seems mad! But if you’re in an inside cabin your beds go across the ship, this means that you will be sliding up and down your bed. I decided to move to the floor (more about this in the video) so that I could roll from side to side rather than up and down. May I add that I wasn’t actually rolling around, the movement really isn’t that much.