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.
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 CruiseExperts.com. 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, www.CruiseExperts.com.
Linda Brandt joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in November 2011. She has been working with the marketing team in many capacities. Her new role is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. She studied journalism and writing in college and was a writer for The Campus newspaper for two years at the College of the Sequoias. She is also currently working on her Bachelor’s degree.