Cruises are one of the best vacations around. They include food, entertainment, housing, and an amazing time. Cruises can take you around the world, serving as a fun way to get to an ultimate vacation destination. Why fly to your favorite hotel in Honolulu when you can relax and enjoy a luxurious journey there? Unfortunately, a lot of people avoid cruises because they are afraid of getting seasick. The good news is that there are five things that can truly help you avoid seasickness.
Look Out to the Horizon
When you are on a cruise, waves cause the boat to pitch and roll, but the horizon will remain stable. Focus your vision on the horizon, on something that is stable, and you will be able to help trick your brain into thinking that you are actually standing still.
Avoid Spicy or Fried Foods
One of the best things on a cruise is the food. But if you choose the wrong types of foods, they can upset your stomach. Until you have gotten your sea legs, choose food that isn’t as spicy or rich. You and your stomach will be a lot happier.
Take a Seasickness Pill
There are a lot of different options for seasickness medication, both name brand and generic, that you can take to help alleviate the symptoms of seasickness. There are now non-drowsy options available for travelers. So take a look at your local pharmacy and see what they have.
Wear Motion Sickness Bands
These are found in the same area as the seasickness pills in your local pharmacy or retail store. They are worn on your wrist and apply pressure to your pressure points to help alleviate feelings of nausea. Pregnant women have even used them to help with morning sickness. You can wear them while swimming, there are no side effects, and you don’t have to worry about interactions with your medication.
Ginger ale is one of most popular types of remedies for people with upset stomachs. Coke is another good option, because it contains sugar and phosphoric acid. These two ingredients are found in many anti-nausea medications.
If you follow these five tips, you will find that you are able to enjoy your cruise with your family and friends. Don’t let the fear of seasickness to stop you from going. Use these tips and go have some fun!
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