First time cruiser. Will be on the Dawn in June w/ 2 young kids. Can anyone share their expierience w/ motion sickness? Should we be prepared w/ something or can the Ship handle most seas and you dont really feel anything? If we should bring something in case, what would you recommend? Thanks in adavance
We got off the Dawn in February and unfortunately did experience some Rockin' and Rollin'. It wasn't bad for the first two days or so, but when we reached port canaveral/Miami and started heading towards the private island, there were such rough seas, that we had to go to Nassau, then return to the island the following morning. Waves were several feet high and many people did feel a bit queezy. I noticed a lot of people walking around with sea sick wristbands, but what I think worked the best were the sea sick patches that go behind your ear. I wore one and can honestly say they were fabulous. They look like a tiny circle bandaid. However, I think you can only get them by prescription from a doctor.
I just returned off the Dawn yesterday. Going down to Pt Canaveral was rocky- 7-12 foot seas and my 4 year old got sick. I would definately give them something to head off any motion sickness. I purchased the no frills brand from Walmart and was able to give each of my kids 1/2 of a pill and they were fine after that. We had the same conditions on the way home. You definately feel the boat moving with conditions like that. Good luck!
The reception desk can provide you with free motion sickness pills. I used some Dramamine I brought with me, which took a long time to work (we're talking HOURS). I heard later that the free ones worked almost immediately for people. I would pack some Dramamine, but would try the ones the ship gives you first.
Thanks alot for all the responses! Good to know to be prepared for any chance of rocky seas. I always here that you never feel a thing but it seems from here that you sometimes do. I guess some people can also tolerate it better. Thanks again.
If you are taking pills I suggest you take them one hour before sailing. this way you wont get sick. If you take them after your sick it takes some time to work. The braclets work good also. My wife gets sea sick, but if she uses the bracelet she dosnt get sick.
But thats in high seas. If the sea is calm, you dont even know your on a ship.
There is also a product called "Relief-Band" that is electronic. It looks like a wristwatch that you wear and it sends an electric pulse into your wrist that blocks the nerve that triggers the nasea in your brain.
These are more expensive, about $50-70 U.S. but they have the advantage of working within minutes of putting them on. Also, you don't have to use it if the seas are calm. the patch and Dramamine have to be used pro-actively.
The Relief band works so well that you can use them for "motion-simulator" rides at amusement parks and they market them for use against morning sicknes since it is an drug-free type of relief.
I am the QUEEN of motion sickness and have tried every drug, seaband and home remedy known to man.
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After years of being homebound, I want to scream to all fellow sufferers that positive relief is available, deceptively simple and totally safe. Happy travelling! Aline
I am going on the Norwegian Sea June 12th. My mom got me the things that go behind the ear. She went on her 1st cruise in1998 and it worked great for her. You need to wear it the day before the cruise and the day after, though, to get your body used to the change.
I have had problems in then past. What works for me is ginger capsules. I was on the Dawn 5/30 and it's such a large ship that you hardly feel any rocking. I always get a room in the middle of the ship lower deck - less swaying felt.
I am interested in this motion magique product that was mentioned. I went on the website but it tells you nothing about what it is. Can you explain what sort of product it is? Is it herbal, or what? I hate to order it with no information about it.
What they give you is a bag of 100% vigin wool. They tell you to put a piece of it in your ear. This is suppose to to block out the signals sent to the inner ear. Motion sickness is suppose tobe casued by signals sent to the inner ear. I have no idea if this works.
We were on the Dawn at the same time How did you like it? It was my first cruise and I had a blast. Did you get a chance to see Fabio Zini perform? He was good. If you watched Kareoke you might have seen me, and if you sang I might have seen you, lol. I hope you had as much fun as i did.
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She is so ecstatic about it, a cruise is next on our agenda !
I also gave this Motion Magique a try and "Goodbye motion sickness forever"! !
I am 54 years old and have always had problems with sitting in a back seat, being on a smelly bus, or on a boat or plane.
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