Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2008, 02:23 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
C.F., there is absolutely nothing in your last post to which any of us would take exception--it is all good advice. What we do not agree with is your assertion that higher is better. That is contrary to our personal experience. But if it works for you, God Bless.
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Cortney's Avatar  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 475
Default
I become easily motion sick in a lot of situations...including on ships. If you're susceptible to motion sickness in situations like driving, etc., it's fair to say there's a good chance you could feel the effects of the ship while others with a higher motion tolerance may not.

I personally get a prescription for the Transderm scopamine patch, which I put on a few hours prior to embarkation. However, it does have side effects. This time, I had very red, dry eyes and dry mouth for the first few days of the trip. I admit, it was a little annoying...the symptoms seemed worse this time than on previous cruises.

I may look into some alternatives for next time, but to me, a little annoyance is better than having to pop Dramamine constantly or being perpetually nauseous... Some people were pretty green on our last day, when we had very rough seas.
__________________
Cort

Booked on NCL Breakaway, Feb. 2014
Carnival Conquest, Feb. 2012
NCL Gem, Sept. 2011
NCL Jewel, Feb. 2011
NCL Dawn, Sept. 2010
NCL Spirit, Feb. 2010
NCL Gem, March 2009
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, Feb. 2008
Carnival Miracle, May 2007
Carnival Conquest, April 2006
Caribbean Princess, Feb. 2005
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 02-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,869
Default
Quote:
If you know you are prone to seasickness, try to get a cabin on the outside (with a window) and mid-ship where there is less motion"
We all agree that amidships is better, and the window would let one look out and see the horizon, to let the inner ear equalize to what the eye is seeing.

It's also good advice to "keep busy." If one does not expect to get seasick, you have a better chance of not getting sick.

Sandy
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2008, 04:33 AM
Casanova frankenstein's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 801
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by f-mattox:
C.F., there is absolutely nothing in your last post to which any of us would take exception--it is all good advice. What we do not agree with is your assertion that higher is better. That is contrary to our personal experience. But if it works for you, God Bless.
Ok just to clarify like I say before
I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was not trying to prove my point here, in order to do that I will have to link to other site and that's against the rules
I just say it to give the other poster an idea or better yet a recomendation

Please either way this is my last post about this theme...
__________________
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2008, 06:44 AM
verucalynn79's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 18
Default
Im all about the transederm scop patch that goes behind your ear...first cruise i took i didnt use anything and was so sick i wanted to jump overboard!!since ive always used the patch. its a miricle worker. my only side affect is dialated pupils when i take it off which is kinda creepy looking. but it beats having a miserable cruise! good luck
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2008, 03:20 PM
debster11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 45
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by Sandy:
Ginger is supposed to work well for queasiness. You can buy ginger tablets in any store that sells vitamins, but getting candied ginger is even better.

Dave has a good point about looking at the horizon. That is supposed to coordinate what you're feeling in your inner ear with what you're seeing, which is supposed to make you feel better.

I hear eating a green apple works well, too.

As for choosing a cabin, don't forget that most of the day you'll be out of your cabin. And at night, gentle rocking may help you fall asleep!

Sandy
You're right about the ginger. When I was pregnant with my son I had terrible morning sickness and the doctor recommended ginger ale or candied ginger. It worked so well that I always have it when cruising because it takes away the nausea.
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2008, 12:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Default
I can't say for sure if it was the reason or not. I got some Ginger Root supplements (550 mg) and started taking them 2 days before the cruise. Could have been the ship or seas, but I didn't need anything else the last time.

Dwayne
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2008, 02:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 230
Default
my wife and i both used the patch and never had any problems. we have only had our rooms in the middle of the ship and towards the top.for us never felt the movement. but we love our balcony room.
 
Closed Thread

Tags
cabin, carnival, cruise, dcl, deck, location, monarch, patch, prevention, scopamine, sea, seas, seasick, seasickness, ships, sick

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sea Sick! Ejean General Cruise Chat 20 09-16-2008 04:25 PM
sea sick after the cruise ron23 General Cruise Chat 4 07-21-2008 03:09 PM
Sea Sick superbird5808 General Cruise Chat 5 10-29-2007 05:18 PM
ship size sea sick and cruise length questions dhornick Carnival Cruise Line 44 01-20-2007 03:40 PM
sea sick anyone? HRHDiana Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 10 08-12-2003 12:56 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2