Ear patch, Dramamine, Ginger Tablets???
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!
Have a tendency for motion sickness (hasn't stopped me from taking 19 cruises ... I'm just careful where and when!). However we want to take the Rhythms of the Night tour in Puerta Vallarta on the next cruise and I'm reading A LOT about the ride over the bay being VERY ROUGH at times and a lot of passengers getting VERY sick. Any experience with different "preventatives" and your advice and recommendations ... I know no-alcohol is one recommendation but I probably wouldn't follow that advice! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.Ginger capsules from health food stores, all the way
Carnival Glory First B2B 2/20/11
Carnival Glory 2nd week of B2B 2/27/2011
Carnival Liberty Second B2B 2/18/12
Carnival Liberty 2nd week of B2B 2/25/12
Carnival Breeze Third B2B Feb 15, 2014
Carnival Breeze 2nd week of B2B Feb 23, 2014
Carnival Valor 4th B2B 2/15/2015
Carnival Valor 2nd week B2B 2/22/2015
Carnival Breeze 5th B2B Feb 13, 2016
Carnival Breeze 2nd week of our B2B Feb 21, 2016
Norwegian Epic Feb 11, 2017 first week of B2B
Carnival Magic Feb 18, 2017 2nd week of B2B
Carnival Conquest 12/2003, 1/2014, 8/2017
Carnival Valor 1/2005
Carnival Liberty 12/2007
Carnival Glory 5/2013, 10/2013, 5/2014, 10/2014, 5/2015, 12/2015, 2/2016, 10/2016, 10/2017
Carnival Vista 3/2017
Celebrity Solstice 12/2008, 12/2009
Celebrity Eclipse 12/2010, 12/2011
Celebrity Reflection 12/2012
4/26/15: Carnival Magic ~Key West, Freeport, Nassau~
10/4/15: Carnival Magic ~Cozumel, Belize, Roatan~
1/25/16: Carnival Freedom ~Progreso, Cozumel~ Turned GOLD!
4/10/16: Carnival Splendor ~Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk~
8/28/16 Carnival Dream ~Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan~
2/25/17 Carnival Freedom ~Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel~
10/29/17 Carnival Dream ~Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel~
Also coming up:
Carnival Magic 10/28/18
Carnival Magic 4/7/19 (Turning ~Platinum~) and 4/14/19 *Our first B2B for our 20th anniversary!*
Sent from my iPhone using Forums
Carnival Triumph - September 2014
You need to find what works for you. The patch isn't for everyone. It can have some pretty bad side effects. I know some swear by Bonine. I tried that one cruise. It knocked me out and I still got seasick. Seasick remedies aren't one size fits all.
Sent from my iPhone using Forums
And here's the word from the renowned Cleveland Clinic about drinking alcohol and motion sickness: "Do not drink large amounts of alcohol the evening before you travel: Alcohol speeds up dehydration and generally lowers your body’s resistance to motion sickness, if you are prone to it."
Carnival Liberty 11/14 (Grand Turk, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan) B2B 2
Carnival Liberty 11/14 (Freeport, Nassau, Half Moon Cay) B2B 1
Carnival Legend 11/13 (Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Grand Cayman) B2B 2
Carnival Legend 10/13 (Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel) B2B 1 Halloween
Carnival Legend 11/2012 (Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Grand Cayman)
Majesty of the Seas 07/06 (Nassau, CocoCay)
Triumph 04/06 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios)
Sensation 10/95-(Cruise To Nowhere)
Big Red Boat I (Oceanic) 8/94 - (Nassau, Freeport)</td> </tr></tbody></table>
It's best if you try different types of remedies ahead of your cruise. See what doesn't affect you negatively. Then take a few that are fine with you on the cruise. Hopefully at least one will work for you in actual practice.
Another thing: if you are taking any prescription medicine, talk to your doctor as any OTC could be countraindicated.
Hoping for another trip to the land of Aloha!
Carnival Jubilee - Mex. Riv.; Sensation - W. Caribb.; Holiday (2Xs) - Baja; Paradise - E Caribb; Ecstasy - Baja; Star Princess - Mex. Riv.; Sapphire Princess - Alaska; Island Princess - Hawaii; Golden Princess - Hawaii (one of the best cruises ever!!!!); another Golden Princess -- Hawaii
Read about my most recent cruise at http://www.sites.google.com/site/holidayalohaii/home
Sent from my iPad using Forums
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Carnival: 27 voyages 184 days
Celebrity: 3 voyages 24 days
Holland: 29 voyages 661 days
Norwegian: 2 voyages 16 days
Princess: 16 voyages 154 days
Royal Carib: 5 voyages 35 days
Vantage:River 2 voyages 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 84 Cruises 1118 days
NOT YET SAILED
Veendam Atlantic Crossing 10/17 - 49 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/18 - 113 days
Rotterdam Boston to Rotter 7/18 - 19 days
Prinsendam Amster to FTL 8/18 96 days
Zaandam Antarctic 12/18 - 22 days
Nieuw Statadam Carb. 1/19 - 7 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/19 113 days
Nieuw Statadam 9/19 20 days
Prinsendam 10/19 60 days
First off I would consult with your physician because many of these items even though some are over the counter are still medicine.
Second, I would bring a couple of items with you.
What works for one person may not work for you.
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.