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  • 15
  • Feb
  • 2013

My wife is afraid of motion sickness on a cruise, is she right?

Let’s start by saying, your wife is always right. However, maybe there are a few things that will give her food for thought to change her own mind about motion sickness on a cruise.

I love to travel. However, if the roads are winding, I have to drive or I get nauseous. As a passenger while driving down the freeway, I can’t read a book or look at the map without my stomach taking a turn. I haven’t taken a helicopter ride that did not end with me begging to get out. But I love water and the idea of a cruise sounded like such a great idea except for the stories I had heard about motion sickness.

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I decided to give a 3-day cruise a try, and I’m so glad I did. My sister provided me with some hideous magnetic bracelets, but I just couldn’t wear them because they were so…hideous. I was sure the motion sickness would hit, but it never did. I never got nauseous. The boat was so big, that there was very little motion and it didn’t feel like I was on a boat except for the fact that I was surrounded by the big blue sea and sunshine.

Then I tried a 4-day cruise – no problem. A 5-day cruise – no problem. A 7-day cruise – no problem. I even had a cabin at the front of the ship and at night I could feel a gentle rocking up and down while I lay in bed, and I LOVED it!

Had I listened to stories from fearful people who sailed long ago before modern cruise ships with hi-tech stabilizers, I would never have discovered my favorite way to vacation. I spent most of my time outside of my cabin – lounging on the sun deck, exploring at ports, dining with a view, and I even took a golf lesson on deck! My advice? Try it. Take a 3-day cruise and test the water. Cruising is popular for a reason. I’m glad I took a chance.

As a back-up plan take non-drowsy Dramamine, and take just half of a pill if you feel some symptoms.

Contact an agent at Not only are they Cruise Line International Association-accredited, but they’ll give you some more tips so you enjoy your vacation. Call them at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) or log onto their website,

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