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Williams - Answered a Question by King (22 Feb 17 13:13)

This is not intended to be a lecture by far, having spent 27 years in the Royal Navy having served on surface vessels and submarines I do sympathise with people that can suffer from this and believe me I have seen many in my time. What happens is that motion sickness is caused by the mixed signals sent to the brain by the eyes and the inner ear (semicircular canals). If you cannot see the motion your body's feeling, or conversely, if you cannot feel the motion your eyes see, then it is likely that the brain will get mixed signals and the person will develop some aspect or symptom of motion sickness. When booking a cruise ask for a cabin midships lower down . Cabins at the front of the ship get the brunt of any movement. Inside cabins (no window) can upset your natural balance. If you can stretch to a balcony cabin even better. Failing this, once on board find an outside spot on the lower deck for that fixed point on the horizon. Pick a large, newer vessel. Choose an itinerary with a cruise terminal at every port so you do not need to use smaller boats to get ashore. Althoughit may seem odd but If you are feeling queasy eat something, but avoid over-eating, believe me this works. Try and avoid sea sickness tablets if you can as some can make you very dry and very thirsty. Sailing from LA the sea conditions can go one way or the other. All in all try to not think about it, I hope this helps, good luck and enjoy your cruise. Let us know how you get on.

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Reviewer - Answered a Question by King (22 Feb 17 10:20)

All ships pitch and all modern ships have stabilizers to dampen any rolling motion. You don't say when your proposed cruise is, but the Pacific does get storms, albeit you'll stay close to shore. Best get some medication just in case. Pick a cabin mid-ships and low down for least motion .

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Harding - Answered a Question by King (22 Feb 17 10:32)

Buy Stugeron and take it starting the day you board, before boarding, and then take it throughout the voyage. If you wait until you feel sick to take it, it will be too late for it to be effective. Failing that, the ship's doctor can give a very effective injection, though it is not cheap.

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hamilton - Answered a Question by King (22 Feb 17 11:00)

Agree with reviewer.. Most larger ships have good stabilizers and movement will be minimally felt. Also, yes, choose a lower deck cabin midship. The higher you go, the more movement felt.

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Brennan - Answered a Question by King (22 Feb 17 21:58)

Having done that particular ferry crossing across the Irish Sea many times, and having cruised several times I have to say there is no comparison. Most sufferers (including myself) fair much better on the bigger ships. Although I agree with others medication as a preventative will give you piece of mind if nothing else.

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