Is sea sickness like car sickness?
I get car sick really easily if I try to read something. Does this mean I will get sea sick if I read something on the ship? I don't have any problems on planes I can read fine without getting sick. Are ships similar to planes or cars?
I have been on many small habor cruise ships in Boston and didn't get sick, but is it easier to get sick on a big ship or small ship?
I will be going on my first cruise soon and am getting worried about this.
Re: Is sea sickness like car sickness?
I would be precautionary and take Bonine (Meclizine) with you.
Rule of thumb:
the larger the ship the lower the probability of getting seasick.
First time cruisers prone to seasickness should try a ship at least 85000 tons big.
Don't worry to much and enjoy your first cruise!
May I ask which destination do you cruise?
if you don't get sick reading on an airplane you most likely will not on the ship. I would suggest you read outside on your balcony if you have one, on deck or poolside
Lauera, I am the most notorious person for motion sickness, and have never yet been sick once on a cruise ship (10 cruises so far!). I have however, been nauseous on a tender (small boat transporting us from ship to shore in certain ports) and just recently, violently ill on a small boat excursion when the seas turned choppy. I never go anywhere without Gravol (Canadian version of Dramamine or Bonine), and still have to use it to fly or take a train or long bus ride. I can't read on any other mode of travel either, but I can read on a cruise ship. Go figure! :roll:
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