6 Tips to Prevent Seasickness on a Cruise

Cruise ship

Seasickness is a common occurrence on cruise ships, but there are ways to prevent it. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. 

Seasickness on Cruise- Does it happen on Modern Cruise Ships?

Yes, seasickness can happen on modern cruise ships. It’s caused by a sudden change in motion, and the stabilizers on your ship prevent it from happening. The stabilizer system uses gyroscopes to keep you at constant tilt from side to side so that you don’t feel like everything is spinning or moving around uncontrollably (which is what causes nausea).

What Causes Seasickness on Cruise?

Seasickness is a condition that affects many people, especially those who are prone to motion sickness. It’s most common in children and older adults, but it can be experienced by anyone.

It happens when you’re exposed to certain stimuli that cause your inner ear (the part responsible for balance) to report that there’s movement even when there isn’t any. For instance, if you’re on a boat or aircraft and experience strong winds or waves that make the boat rock back and forth, your inner ear will detect this movement as though it were real—and fearfully so. 

Here are Six Tips for Keeping your Stomach Happy on the High Seas:

  • Get some Rest- If you’re having a hard time resting, try to get some sleep. Getting enough rest can help your body recover from the symptoms of seasickness, which may include fatigue and nausea. It’s also important to rest in a dark room so that you don’t see any movement or patterns on the horizon when trying to sleep. If this doesn’t work for you—and sometimes it doesn’t—try taking medication such as antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime before going to bed; these medications help prevent nighttime anxiety caused by motion sickness.


  • Talk to your Doctor- If you have a history of seasickness or motion sickness, your doctor may recommend taking an anti-nausea medication before the cruise. However, if you’re unsure whether or not to take one at all, it’s best to talk with them first. If you are taking medication that affects balance and coordination (such as those used for vertigo), be sure that it is safe for use during travel by sea transportation. If this is not possible because of allergies or other medical conditions, then consider using alternative methods such as meditation techniques or exercise as ways of preventing nausea before boarding the ship.


  • Stay Hydrated- While the cruise may be full of fun and excitement, it’s important to remember that you’re also taking a risk by traveling by boat. Seasickness is one of the most common causes of nausea and vomiting during travel, which can make your vacation miserable. To prevent seasickness from ruining your trip, follow these tips:
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water before leaving on the ship. Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day will help prevent dehydration later in the day when traveling on deck might make you feel queasy or dizzy. 
  • Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine- If you are prone to seasickness, avoiding alcohol and caffeine is a good idea. Alcohol can make symptoms worse and caffeine can make them even worse. Both of these substances dehydrate the body, which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.


  • Change your Diet
  • Avoid fatty foods, because they can make you feel queasy.
  • Eat smaller meals more often, so that the food takes longer to digest.
  • Avoid spicy foods and caffeine before boarding the cruise ship, as these will both cause headaches and nausea in some people.
  • Try to avoid alcohol completely during your trip—it can make seasickness worse by causing dehydration. 
  • Avoid ginger if you’re prone to motion sickness as well; it’s an effective anti-nausea remedy for some people but may not be suitable for everyone due to allergies or other side effects of consuming raw ginger powder or paste.


  • Pack a Bag for Seasickness Symptoms

Bring a change of clothes, toiletries and anything else you may need. Pack an empty water bottle so that if you have to vomit or throw up in public areas, you can empty your stomach into it before returning to your cabin or cabin room where privacy is available to prevent any embarrassment from being seen by other passengers around you who may make assumptions about what happened if they saw someone throwing up nearby them when they hadn’t been sick themselves yet at that point;

  • Bring snacks such as crackers or pretzels since these will help keep your appetite active while on board the ship;
  • Bring seasickness medication as well – this includes aspirin but also antihistamines like Dimetapp which can help relieve nausea/dizziness associated with motion sickness

Traveling can be fun but it’s important to take precautions to prevent illness and seasickness

Traveling can be fun, but it’s important to take precautions to prevent illness and seasickness. You can prevent seasickness by taking precautions before you leave, or while on the ship.

  • Getting some sleep before your trip. Your body needs rest for it to function properly when you travel, so be sure that there are no late nights or early mornings planned during your trip. If possible, try not to get up until around noon or 1 pm at least once per week during your vacation days off from work.

Seasickness in Cruise Vacation 

Seasickness is a highly unpleasant experience for passengers, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips that can help you prevent seasickness on your next cruise:

  1. Stay hydrated with water or other non-alcoholic beverage. If you feel nauseous, drink more water until the feeling goes away.
  2. Avoid alcohol and caffeine products before you board the ship to avoid dehydration and dizziness caused by these beverages.
  3. Pack an outfit with items such as sunglasses, hats/scarves/hoodies that can be worn during the day because they will keep your head warm while being able to see outside at night time when there may not be much light around (this also helps reduce motion sickness).
  4. Eat something nutritious if possible – protein-rich foods like fish or chicken tend not only to taste great but also give your body extra energy needed during long days at sea.

If you are planning on taking a cruise and want to prevent seasickness, there are several steps you can take to help. These include getting plenty of rest, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, eating well before the trip, and putting together a kit with medicine and other items that could be helpful in case something happens during your trip. You also want to make sure that your family members know what to do in case someone gets sick – it’s always better not only for you but also for those around you.