- 1. Celebrity Century - 10-Nt, Western Med.; Nov. 2, 2007
- 2. Carnival Ecstasy - 5-Nt, West. Caribbean - Mexico; Dec. 22, 2008
- 3. Celebrity Century - 5-Nt, West. Caribbean; Feb. 9, 2009
- 4. Celebrity Century - 12-Nt, Scandinavia and Russia; Aug. 25, 2009
- 5. Oceania Regatta - 10-Nt, East. Caribbean; Jan. 4, 2010
- 6. Celebrity Solstice - 7-Nt, East. Caribbean; Mar. 14, 2010
- 7. Celebrity Summit - 7-Nt, Sou. Caribbean; Nov. 27, 2010
- 8. Carnival Triumph - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean; Mar. 12, 2011
- 9. Holland-America Nieuw Amsterdam - 12-Nt, Med. Empires; Apr. 30, 2011
- 10. MSC Splendida - 7-Nt, Med.-Italy, Tunisia, Spain, France; Sep. 4, 2011
- 11. Celebrity Summit - 7-Nt, Sou. Caribbean; Feb. 4, 2012
- 12. RCL Mariner of the Seas - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean; Mar. 11, 2012
- 13. Celebrity Century - 8-Nt, San Diego to Vancouver Wine Cruise; May 5, 2012
- 14. Holland-America Nieuw Amsterdam - 7-Nt, East. Caribbean; Dec. 16, 2012
- 15. Celebrity Infinity - 12-Nt, England, France, Spain, Portugal; Oct. 12, 2013
- 16. RCL Navigator of the Seas - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean; Mar. 9, 2014
- 17. MSC Divina - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean; Aug. 30, 2014
- 18. RCL Jewel of the Seas - 7-Nt, Sou. Caribbean; Feb. 28, 2015
- 19. Celebrity Summit - 7-Nt, Sou. Caribbean; Mar. 7, 2015
- 20. Celebrity Equinox - 11-Nt, West Caribbean & Cent. America; Nov. 9, 2015
- 21. CDF Horizon - 7-Nt, French West Indies, Dom. Rep., Margarita Isle; Jan. 25, 2016
- 22. Carnival Liberty - 5-Nt, West. Caribbean - Mexico; Aug. 27, 2016
- 23. MSC Divina - 7-Nt, East. Caribbean; Mar. 18, 2017
- 24. RCL Liberty of the Seas - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean; Aug. 27, 2017
- 25. NCL Norwegian Dawn - 10-Nt, East. Caribbean; Dec. 28, 2017
- 26. NCL Norwegian Pearl - 7-Nt, West. Caribbean, Mexico; Mar. 11, 2018
- 27. Celebrity Constellation - 10-Nt, Adriatic and Med.; Sep. 27, 2018
- 28. Celebrity Eclipse - 15-Nt, South & Central America, Mexico.; Mar. 24, 2019
Best Sea Sickness Medicine?
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Here are options.
Bonine (over the counter)
Dramamine (over the counter)
The Patch (prescription from doctor)
Ginger Pills (over the counter)
Sea Bands (you were these on your wrist)
For us we primarily have used Bonine, Ginger Pills and the Sea Bands. The key for Bonine is to take it before you feel sick because if you take it afterwards it will not work very well and will make you very drowsy.
The sea bands work for some people but not others. They are available on internet sites such as amazon.com or sometime in places such as walmart.
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I have a perscription for Transderm Scoplomen Patch, it's good for 72 hours. You alternate sides at each patch change. I have to say, If you do have a drink, one is all I need. (it does have some draw backs, dry mouth, slight sleepy hang over in am, and slight vision distortion.
Dr. say's it's to strong for me I weight 103 lbs. So he started me on Scopace pill, I take 2 to 3 a day, It works fast. and its continuis in your system. I dont seem to have any side effects, except for dry mouth. I don't take it if we have flat waters.
Cabin location is very inportant, we usually are center/mid ship and not to high up, Balcony helps, fresh air, etc.
Any recommendations on the best sea sickness medicine to take along on a cruise? What's worked best for you or your cruise companions? Maybe there are different recommendations for the medicine that helps prevent sea sickness versus medicine that treats sea sickness after you already have it. I'd rather purchase based on your recommendations instead of just purchasing any over the counter product. Thanks.OK, you want to know what's actually best? No drugs whatsoever IMO! That's right - try eating a green apple, drinking Ginger Ale (or anything with ginger in it) or some very dry crackers or piece of bread - works for me! I don't get seasick very often but I can tell you from experience, those patches behind the ear never worked for me - they made me itch and many over-the-counter drugs do have a drousy effect (I think Bonine doesn't) but haven't had the need to buy any of this stuff - like to try the natural way for a cure-all.
I've had very good results with the motion bands.
On our last cruise..The Prinsendam (smaller ship) out of FLL to the Amazon we had very bad seas on the first few days. The bands didn't work, bonine didn't work but then a friend told DH that the front desk had pills that helped. They are called Sea Calm and the package says Melclazine. They made me slightly dopey (no worse than my usual dumb blonde) and worked well.
I still will take my bands and swear by them.
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If you decide to go the Dramamine or Bonine, you might want to check to see if Mecclazine is also available in your area - it's the active ingredient in both of the above. Because you are getting the generic, it's cheaper - we spent about $10 for 100 count pills. If you do a lot of cruising (or are prone to motion sickness), it's the more economical way to go.Just got back from Wal-Mart and bought Mecclazine for our next cruise. It was under $7.00 for 100.
That said, was on Independence of Seas last year and I wasn't ill. I did cheat a little bit and took one of the seasick pills from the medical suite, just to help me get my sealegs, but after that one day, was fine.
Even a rough departure from Livorno didn't faze me.
Probably the best thing to do to deal with sea sickness is to keep yourself in fresh air (away from possible other sea sickers), nibble on some apples, and keep eyes on the horizon. Oh, and try to keep busy, that'll help take your mind off it.
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