I’ve been seasick once in my life – never on a cruise ship.
Back in 1967 while on family vacation in Maine, we made the mistake of taking a charter fishing boat on the Atlantic after a storm. The fishing was good but my stomach wasn’t. That was probably the first time a black guy ever turned green.
Today, I love the way the ship rocks back and forth on occasion – especially while sleeping. Makes me feel as if I’m in a cradle with my mom rocking me to sleep.
Before getting doped up on the likes of Dramamine and Bonine, I suggest looking at more natural ways to deal with seasickness.
First, there are no remedies, only preventative measures. Once you get it, you’re stuck until you’re back on dry land.
Here are a few ways to deal with this form of motion sickness:
1. My best suggestion is to overdose on ginger … as in ginger ale and ginger capsules. As a precaution, I suggest taking ginger capsules (you can get them from any health store, such as GNC) beginning the day before your cruise and for the duration of your voyage. You can also drink ginger ale while on the ship.
2. From the moment you get onboard, stay above decks as much as you possible until you get your sea legs. Going below deck even for a few minutes can bring on symptoms.
3. Try to minimize the perception of motion by focusing on the horizon.
4. Lay off the alcohol and spicy foods until you are certain that you have your sea legs.
Once you get your sea legs you can go about enjoying the rest of your cruise.