Should I take a cruise if I'm liable to become sea-sick?
October 7, 2009 4:00 AM Subscribe
I get sea-sick. Should I go on a cruise?
posted by crossoverman to health & fitness (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A good friend is celebrating a milestone birthday on a cruise ship and I really want to go, but am worried that my seasickness will be a huge detriment.
Now I was violently ill on a couple of boat trips when I was young, but a few years back made sure I took sea-sickness tablets before I went on a short day cruise between islands and I felt reasonably okay - though I didn't feel like tempting fate with drinking or activities on the boat during the trip.
I was wondering if pills over a week-long trip would be effective and if, perhaps, a cruise ship is less likely to be prone to the rolling waves that made me ill on much smaller boats in the past. And maybe after a day or so, I might get used to the sensation and not need to take the drugs?
I've got plenty of time to make up my mind, since we've been given some time to save up for the trip - but should I even consider it given my past experiences?