I haven't sailed on the Conquest but I have sailed on the Inspiration and RCI Sovereign of the Seas. I am very prone to seasickness. The Inspiration Cruise was a 7 day and I took 2 Bonine pills during the entire cruise. The SOS cruise was a 5 day cruise and I tool 1 Dramamine pill during the entire cruise. We also booked cabins on the lowest deck in the middle of the ship. Also, we luckily had very calm seas for both cruises. As soon as I started feeling a little "off" I took a pill and within a short time was fine. I have also heard that ginger will help, as will keeping a little something in your stomach. Hope this helps and have a great time.
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Was on the Conquest November 2003. The gulf was rough. There were lots of people seasick. I made it until the formal dinner but had to leave half way through and lie down. Maybe different times of year are better.
SLS, somehow I missed your post until now. Perhaps we were posting at or near the same time. THANK you for the heads up. I knew it was too good to be true! I'll be prepared. We're boarding on Jan. 9th.
The Gulf is much rougher than the caribbean sea so even on the Conquest it can get rough. Bonine works great for me - they are tiny pink pills over the counter so I pick them up for a couple of dollars at WalMart. Also pay attention and catch it before it gets started - be aware that as you go down the Mississippi River when you leave (a great thing to watch as it is rare to sail a river on a cruise ship) they take turns to the right and left and the ship can move side to side so you may want to take 1/2 a pill (which 1/2 is enough for me) before you leave the dock just to be on the safe side. I'd also maybe try one at home before your trip to make sure they are ok on your system. Debbie
You can get your doctor to give you a perscription for the patches.
They work very well. My sister in law used them on a cruise we went
on and she never got sick. She is very prone to motion sickness. It
wont make you sleepy either.
Be careful with the patches - drowsiness is often a side effect.
I'm a Bonine fan myself. We sailed in January and ran into some rather rough water, but one little pill did the trick.
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Bonine has a non-drowsy formula also. I got smart after the Conquest and took bonine when we were in the Gulf on the Holiday and it worked really well.
I didn't feel anything the first night because we didn't get out of the Mississippi River until bedtime. It was the next day's dinner that I finally sucumbed. Wish I had taken the bonine before I went to bed since it works for 24 hours.
We sailed the Conquest in September 2003. I get real motion sick in a car and on a plane because I have a broken eardrum. However, I had no problems at all on the Conquest and I did not take anything for seasickness. Watch the tender boats at Grand Cayman though, wait to get on until right before they leave. My husband got really sick because the water is pretty rough.
I know this is a few days since your post, we sailed the conquest easter break, had very bad weather the first day and a half, water sloshing in the glasses and all. Now this ship is VERY stabalized and it rocked and rocked.
Now I'm not prone to motion sickness but did get very sick on the inspiration and came prepared.
I found those metal braclets did nothing, non drowsy dramamine did cause me some drowsyness but it worked. would have worked better if I took it pre boarding and continued through like some suggest. Mine was a equilibrium problem, I looked like a drunk through the cruise, even on excursion and a day after... but I had so much fun that I was able to keep on despite the dizzyness. Dinner a bit tough... sitting while rocking.
Just come prepared with all three, Bonine, dramamine and the patch and you'll find what works for you..
The Bonine will enhance the effects of Clariton.. meaning you may feel a bit more tired.