I used Bonine for the last criuse and found I preferred it over dramamine. It worked just as well and I didn't have any problems with drowsiness or dry mouth.
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For prevention, the Transderm Scope is the best, but I wouldn't use it unless you have a definite tendency to motion sickness since it can have complications.
Try the ginger and other natural remedies. Use the Bonine, Dramamine, Meclizine, or Merazine if you get sea sick. Water would have to be pretty rough to get sea sick on a cruise ship.
Unless you get motion sickness while traveling in a car, airplane, then crusing shouldn't be a problem, the ships have wonderful stabalizers, you will feel a bit of motion, you are after all on a moving vessel in moving water. I have a two-fold plan for when i cruise.
1. I pack the Bonine just in case, have yet to use it.
2. I go for the ginger remedy. I will have a glass of gingerale in my hand when the ship starts moving, especially the first day or two until i get used to the motion.
3. Keeping food in your stomach - especially carbs is an oldt tried and true preventive used by fisherman and boaters for years, bread, crackers, rolls, things like that, keep nibbling if you feel the queezies coming on.
4. Get outside in the fresh air and do something physical. Fresh air and a bit or exercise are great preventatives.
Bonine worked when others failed! I take 2 tablets 2 hours before boarding the plane and it lasts all day. Then the next morning, take 1 tablet when I wake on board ship the next morning and repeat each day. I have never ever felt sick even though others have when the decks were rolling. I buy the chewables...orange flavored.
Whatever you take, TRY IT AT HOME FIRST! Most people will tell you that Bonine has no side effects. NOT TRUE!!!!!!! DH reacted strongly. We didn't realize what was causing him to act so funny at first, so he just kept taking it and got worse and worse.
I just sailed on the Carnival Glory and I NEVER got sick. I thought I would since I sometimes get car sick or have problems on "spinny" rollercoasters and smaller boats. I took Bonine with me but never used it. You really can't feel the ship moving. Those megaships really do have fantastic stablizers. Have a great trip.
Hey guys, I sailed for the first time in January....I didnt think I'd get sea sick, and I was really surprised how much I could feel the ship moving. I imagine on a really big ship you may not be able to feel the movement, but our ship was just under 800Ft long and you could definately feel the movement.....we only had rought seas one night, and that was only overnight. The first night on the ship I found the movement relaxing, but then it turned into a stomach ache, I dismissed it as just being nervous, but I woke up throughout the night. the next morning I took some seasick pills from the front desk, and then every night after that I took some tylenol when I went to bed and I was fine.
Sometimes it's not the ship but the side trips. On the ferry from St Thomas to St John there's an open part of water that really sent my tummy flip-flopping. Fortunately,I made it OK & the trip back was much calmer! But it was not a pleasant feeling to say the least!