Has anyone availed themselves of the seasickness shot? Did it hurt? Did it help?
We will be making a transatlantic voyage on the QM2 (westbound) in May, and hope the seas aren't too rough. My husband and I took the QM2 to the Caribbean in January, and he felt the waves, despite the patch and some non-drowsy Dramamine. He was in a stupor for about half the trip(!), so I'm trying to come up with an alternative.
I always get the shot. It does not hurt -- a jab in the rear-- but it does put you to sleep for several hours -- actually a very nice sleep! I have always waited until I got sick to get it, although some people say to get it the night you board. However, the nurses in sickbay have told me that a beforehand shot does not work.
Anyway, I have been on QE2 six times and QM2 one time over the past three years. I always get seasick --usually on the second day out no matter where we are traveling-- so I plan my schedule around being ill the morning of the second day, getting the shot at noon, sleeping all afternoon, waking up, calling room service and having a wonderful burger and fries. It really hits the spot after the deep sleep and tastes so good! Plus, I feel better.
The shot did not put me in a stupor after I woke up from the nap. I also keep on a schedule of sea sick pills purchased from the purser. (They use to be free.)
Good luck and just keep in mind that a touch or bout of seasickness is part of the experience.
As well, after a meal, take a bit of candied ginger. It should be passed on the candy tray with the coffee (in Britannia) OR, it WAS, on a tray at the entrance to Queens Grill, Princess, too. Something about it soothes the stomach.