How to Prevent Seasickness on a Cruise

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Taking a cruise is a great way to see the world whilst living a life of luxury.

For some people, however, the possibility of seasickness threatens to ruin their trip completely.

So how can one prevent seasickness when going on a cruise (or any boat for that matter)?

According to Dr Richard Dawood, The Telegraph’s resident travel health expert, “a popular, convenient option is the scopolamine patch – a small stick-on patch containing a drug that is slowly absorbed through the skin. Each patch can last around three days, and is highly effective.”

Dawood also makes the point that motion sickness is actually pretty rare on board most modern cruise liners, as new stabiliser technology prevents them from rocking about so much (no matter what the conditions of the sea are).

As Dawood says: “pick a large, newer vessel. Choose an itinerary with a cruise terminal at every port so you do not need to use small boats to come ashore. And travel with an anti-nausea remedy in reserve, just in case.”

Cruise Ship

Finally, Dawood notes that the ‘best’ remedy “boils down to personal preference,” and you’ll need to use trial and error to find the right one for you.

Source: The Telegraph.

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