If this is your first cruise, and you haven’t got your sea legs yet, it might be an idea to prepare for the possibility of getting sea sick. Most modern day boats are built with fin stabilisers that help to keep the ship steady, helping to prevent motion sickness. Another good tip is to try and book rooms in the middle of the ship which are less prone to motion. Those things aside, you don’t want to risk spending the majority of your holiday stuck in the bathroom, so, here are five ways to try and avoid it.

Travel Sickness tablets

If you get travel sick, the likelihood is that you will get sea sick. If you already take travel sickness tablets, make sure you take one before you board your cruise ship. As seasickness is motion sickness, they will work the same. It’s always best to be extra prepared, and after a few days on board, you should get used to it!


Ginger, in all shapes and sizes

Ginger is a carminative which is helps aid digestion and has historically been used to help to ease nausea and sickness. It’s a great natural but also delicious remedy so make sure you bring some ginger tea, ginger sweets or ginger biscuits on board to snack on in your cabin, or treat yourself to a ginger beer at the bar. It’s a great excuse to indulge in all your ginger treats either way!

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is an antispasmodic which means that it can help control symptoms that arise from the gut such as nausea and vomiting. A cup a day could very well keep seasickness at bay, and it is also known to aid sleep, amongst various other health benefits. Again, it’s a natural remedy, but at the same time, it’s also getting you ready for your evening mojitos in the bar once your seasickness is under control.

Acupressure bracelets

Acupressure bracelets are often recommended on the cruise community websites they work by applying pressure to a particular point on the inside of your wrist. They are widely available; you can even pick them up in your weekly shop! It’s a cheaper alternative to travel sickness tablets, and you don’t have to remember to keep on top of the tablets every few hours.

Spend time on the deck

The views from your ship as you sail down the river should be reason enough for you to be spending time on the deck, but it can also help keep seasickness under control. There’s a lot of evidence that suggests breathing fresh air and focusing on something still in the distance, like the horizon, can help relieve any symptoms of seasickness. If you’re on one of the river cruises in Europe that shouldn’t be too difficult as you wouldn’t want to miss the picturesque views Europe has to offer anyway! It’s an excellent excuse to sit on a sun lounger, relax and enjoy the moment.



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