Sea Bands ???
Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Cruising for the first time? Our members will have you cruising like a pro in no time! Don't forget to read our 8000 reviews written by first timers just like you!
Anyone tried these ? Do they work ?My DH (who get really seasick) used it once, just for a day on our transatlantic cruise. He usually uses the patch quite well, but on this particular cruise it was soooooo calm he was actually having some side effects from it and took it off.
One day (as we crossed out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic) the transition had a little more motion. He put on the sea bands and they seemed to work. Whether it was just knowing that he was doing something that should help, or whether it really has an effect, who knows? It worked, that's all that counts.
17 Cruises, 10 ships, 173 nights
But the bands work for me now every time! Car, bus, air, sea. I give them to friends.
*I have fallen ill, so sadly, no more cruises.*
Already Cruised - listed not to brag, but so you can ask me a question if you'd like:
RCI - Serenade Nov 2015 S. Caribbean
Celebrity - Solstice May 2015 Alaska
RCI - Explorer Nov 2014 Repo/S. Caribbean - 40 ft. rogue wave, lifeboat damage
Princess - Grand Princess May 2014 Pacific Coastal
RCI - Serenade March 2014 - B2B W. Caribbean
RCI - Serenade Feb 2014 - Bahamas - a celebration cruise indeed!
*RCI Scandinavia 2013 - nope - cancelled due to my illness. ~ Maybe next year, God willing.
RCI - Jewel Nov 2012 - B2B Mexico
RCI - Jewel Repo Oct/Nov 2012 Boston to Tampa - Hurricane Sandy
RCI - Brilliance June/July 2011 Mediterranean
RCI - Mariner Oct/Nov 2010 Mexico
RCI - Oasis May 2010 E. Caribbean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
Princess - Emerald Princess April 2009 E. Caribbean
RCI - Explorer Sept/Oct 2008 - 25th anniversary! Canada - Hurricane Kyle
RCI - Liberty August 2007 E.Caribbean - Hurricane Dean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
RCI - Explorer April 2006 E.Caribbean
RCI - Vision Aug 2003 Alaska
HAL - Rotterdam - last leg of her final world cruise ever April 1995 Pacific Northwest
RCI - Viking Serenade Aug 1993 Mexico
We have spent a little time on cruise ships (more then 2 years) and have our own anecdotal story. We once had some tablemates (4 of them) who swore by Seabands and wore them all the time while on a 10 day cruise. The first few days were relatively calm (seas less then 6 feet) and every night at dinner our tablemates would tell us about their wonderful Seabands. Then one evening we hit some rough weather right around dinner time. The seas were only about 15 feet (we have been on cruises where the seas topped 40 feet) and it got a bit rocky during our dinner. During diner 3 of the 4 Seaband users were gradually turning a funny shade of green during the meal. By the end of the meal we were down to only 1 of those 4 who felt perfectly fine (am sure she thought the Seabands helped).
You can find them at Walmart in the asile with the Seasick meds. They come in adult and child sizes; a few different colors as well.
Carnival Paradise ** Upcoming Girlfriend Cruise.
And if a grocery story has a good pharmacy/medical area, they should have them too
USNS General Alexander M Patch Bremerhaven to New York City August 1955
Grand Circle Cruise River Harmony Frankfurt to Amsterdam December 2005
Celebrity Mercury Panama Canal Repo San Diego to Baltimore October 2010
Celebrity Century Hawaii to Ensenada March-April 2012
Celebrity Solstice Vancouver to Alaska to Seattle May 2014
Celebrity Silhouette FLL to Cozumel January 2017
Celebrity Summit FLL to Western Caribbean January 2017
2008 Blue Monarch - Monarch Classic - Greek Isles
2009 Navigator of the Seas - RCI - Mediterranean
2011 Century - Celebrity Cruises - Alaska
2011 Adventure of the Seas - RCI -Lisbon/Gib
2012 Jade - NCL - Canary Islands
2012 Jade - NCL - Med & The Holy Land
2013 Star - NCL - Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg
2013 Gem - NCL - New York & Eastern Caribbean
2014 Sovereign - Pullmantur - Mediterranean
2015 Solstice - Celebrity - New Zealand & Australia
2015 Solstice - Celebrity - Australia Top End
2015 Epic - NCL - Mediterranean
2016 Sun - NCL - South America Cape Horn
2016 Brilliance of the Seas-RCI-Mediterranean Venice
Last year decided to not bother and didnt even feel the slightest bit queasy, not once!!
Work that one out...lol
I find my choice now is ginger pills and start taking them a couple of days before cruising and have never gone back to the seabands.
CCL Fantasy, Bahamas - December 2010 Christmas Cruise
CCL Dream -W Carib - September 4, 2010
NCL Pearl, Eastern Carib - February 6, 2010
NCL Majesty, Bermuda - May 2009
CCL Sensation Bahamas - December 2008 Christmas Cruise
NCL Majesty Bermuda - June 2008
NCL Majesty Bermuda - November 2007
CCL Fantasy Bahamas - November 2002
CCL Victory Bahamas - May 2001
NCL Crown Bermuda - September 1998
NCL Dream Bermuda - September 1997
CCL Jubilee Mexican Riviera - April 1990
CP Empress of Canada - 1966 (prior to being Mardi Gras)
I have used them on all of our cruises and I do believe they help. In fact, just bought a second pair this week (different colour-pure vanity!!) ready for March! I don't wear them all the time just as the motion starts to feel a bit more than I am comfortable with! I also am happy to take one of the pills the cruise lines give you when necessary. I haven't had any bad side effects, so far, from these.
It's not pure vanity if selecting a different color for each family member. It keeps things tidy and organized.
In addition, they come in children's sizes and it is always nice for them to be able to select the colors that they want instead of the standard black.
Carnival Paradise ** Upcoming Girlfriend Cruise.
There are many posts about seasickness and I won't repost my other postings here since you (the OP) did not ask. But if you have concerns, which you must have, then search for that topic and learn a bit more about the situation in general.
Oceania REGATTA - Scenic Panama Canal - Dec. 5 - Dec. 21, 2014
Uniworld RIVER AMBASSADOR - European Splendors, June, 2013
Disney DREAM - 4-Day Bahamas - January, 2013
Oceania RIVIERA - Accent on Italy - Oct. 24 - Nov. 3, 2012
MV ECLIPSE - 7 days in the Galapagos - June, 2012
HAL STATENDAM - 7 day Glacier excursion - June, 2010
Disney WONDER - 3-night Bahamas - Dec. 27-30, 2009
Oceania REGATTA - Scandinavian Splendors - Aug 8-22, 2009
Carnival FANTASY - 3-day 1990 or '91
USS HANCOCK (CVA-19) Two WestPac cruises 1969-71 Oops those weren't pleasure cruises!
One word of caution though, we bought some knock offs at a Kroger subsidiary (Smith's here in AZ) that had some type of latex in them that caused an allergic rash on DW's wrists.
South Pacific & Australia - HAL Noordam - September 24, 2017
Hawaiian Islands - Star Princess - January 3, 2018
Carnival Elation 2011- Montego Bay,Grand Cayman,Cozumel
Carnival Conquest 2012- Freeport,Key West,Nassau
Carnival Elation 2013-Progresso,Cozumel
Carnival Elation 2014- Progresso,Cozumel
Carnival Fascination 2015- Nassau,Half Moon Cay
Carnival Dream 2016- Belize,Mahogany Bay,Cozumel
Carnival Fantasy 2016- Progresso,Cozumel
Carnival Dream 2017 Montego Bay, Grand Cayman,Cozumel
Mt doctor gave me a script for the patch. I have read most people have bad side side affects of the patch so I have decided not to try the patch.
I will stick with the bands and the Bonine.
I cannot wait until April 2nd !!!!