I watched an episode of MythBusters on TV. During that episode they got the most sea-sick prone members of the team (which were Adam and Grant) and they tested the various forms of anti-sea-sickness remedies on them. And yes.... one of them was those so called "Wrist Bands". On the show they mentioned that Barry Manilow uses the wrist bands every time he travels and would not leave home with out them.
Unfortunately, during the testing the wrist bands did not work for Adam or Grant.
However there were two sea-sick remedies that did work for Adam and Grant.
- The commercial sea-sickness medicine: Drammamine or Bonine (they didn't specify).
- Chewing on Ginger root.
I suppose you can get some Ginger root at your local Asian/Oriental supermarket (if not at your local regular supermarket). Just keep in my raw Ginger root is VERY SPICEY
I don't think Ginger Ale soda would be sufficient either.
On all three of my cruises I never got sea-sick [I did suffer a mild case of "Disembarkation Syndrom" on two of the cruises: but that is for another post in the future] Also, the larger the cruise ship, the less likely it is for one to get sea-sick. The same is true if you book your stateroom closest to the middle of the ship (midship).