Growing up I got motion sickness quite easy. Boat rides, car rides, etc.
I was a wreck my first cruise. Got all hooked up with the patch. Was quite strong. You can cut them in half. Many MDs stopped use of the patch due to the side effects from it. But, I still see patches when I cruise today.
Over the years I have built a tolerance to cruising, I have not been seasick at all. ?? Who knows?? I do still get sick on smaller boats.
Dramamine is an old standby that can make most tired.
When Bonine first came out I was thrilled as you could chew it. I felt less side effects with the Bonine than Dramamine.
For me Bonine is what I have with me just in case.
Have never tried Ginger. But reading the posts it sounds quite effective.
Everyone reacts differently to medicines. And what works for one may not be as effective for another.