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  • On Jan 8, 2011
    Erin from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I just booked a Disney cruise! I've been on one cruise before and experienced quite a bit of seasickness. Any tips to help me avoid this next time?

    You'll find the smoothest ride in the middle of the ship. If possible, book a cabin that is not only in the middle from bow to stern but also on a middle level deck.

    A few days before I sail, I begin taking Bonine, an over-the-counter medication. If the seas are calm, I can stop taking it after the first day but if the seas are rough, I continue taking the chewable pills. On one high seas evening in the Caribbean, I woke up feeling a bit ill and took another pill. Then I slowly sipped some water and had a few mints.

    I find that when I take the pills consistently before, during and after the cruise that I benefit from not having to recapture my land legs. If you've ever felt that swaying motion when disembarking, you know exactly what I mean.

    If you begin feeling queasy, go outside and stare at the horizon. It helps equalize your inner ear.

    I've talked to crew members that encourage eating a light meal before boarding and green apples along with ginger cookies while on the ship.

    Consult your physician about the Scopolamine patch and the above recommendations.

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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