I can’t say for sure if you’ll get seasick or not. Some people do, some don’t. But what are some of the things to consider about this possibility?
- Most of today’s modern ships have stabilizers to help reduce the movement of the ship with the waves. It won’t reduce all of it, but it will help.
- Choose a stateroom mid-ship near the bottom to help reduce what you feel, however, there are a number of people who have found the rock of the ship help put them to sleep.
- Sometimes it helps to see the water. I remember when my husband and I took our first cruise. I grew up riding in small boats, so I was familiar with the rock of the ship, my husband wasn’t. When we hit the open sea, we were in the interior of the ship where you couldn’t see anything, and he was not feeling well. Once he was able to see the water, his brain could process what was going on and he never had a problem again.
- Keeping active can sometimes help as you won’t feel it as much when you are doing something like swimming in the pool. Many times, once you are on board for a while, you do just fine.
- Try a shorter cruise the first time. Many cruise lines have 2-, 3-, and 4-day options. Also, while in port, if necessary, get off the ship.
- If all else fails, go to the customer service desk and ask for their “seasick pills.” They will be more than happy to help.
Don’t let the possibility of getting seasick get in the way of you trying a cruise.