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  • On May 4, 2009
    Jonathan from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    On the Disney cruise line I am concerned that if we go I might get sea sick.......do you have any suggestions on how to avoide getting sick on a Disney cruise?????

    First time cruisers may want to take a shorter voyage to the Bahamas.

    On the 3 night cruise, you’ll actually be in port a good portion of the vacation. For a 7 night voyage, consider one that has more ports.

    Once upon a time, I never got motion sick. Now, I even get queasy on the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom!

    I begin taking motion sickness pills a few days before traveling. The first few days, I get really tired. I prefer to have that drowsiness wear off before I get to the ship. Find out before your vacation what medicine works best for you. Everyone is different and consult with your doctor. For me, meclizine (Bonine) works best.  

    I like to sail mid-ship where any rocking is felt the least - on a mid-ship deck as well as mid-ship between bow and stern. I have found that having a breath mint, Lifesaver or other lozenge helps take the queasy feeling away.

    Tips:
    Seek out fresh air, facing the bow of the ship, if you feel dizzy or nauseous.
    Eat green apples
    Take ginger tablets, eat ginger cookies or sip ginger ale.
    During rough seas, avoid any rooms on the ship that lack windows.
    Arrive a day early and get a good night’s rest.
    Do not sail on an empty stomach but try to avoid acidic food.
    Stay hydrated.
    Put an ice cold cloth on the back of your neck.
    Drinking diet Pepsi settles my stomach.

    Mickey has a way of keeping people entertained so that you leave all your worries on land!

    I spoke to a family on my last cruise that was worried about seasickness. Dad was especially considered. He had on a Scopolamine patch. I ran into them several times and Dad was just fine even during rougher seas.

    The Disney ships are equipped with stabilizers that help lessen the rocking motion. Don’t let the anxiety of seasickness keep your family on land. Sailing with Disney is a magical experience!
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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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