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  • On Sep 14, 2014
    Lily from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband is EXTREMLY prone to seasickness should he still come on our cruise with us or should he stay at home? I want him to have a good time but if he's going to be sick is it still worth it?

    Hi, Lily!
    I'm happy you stopped by with your question. No one wants to feel woozy and ill while trying to enjoy a vacation! Seasickness is a concern of many guests, and I'm happy to help with some suggestions. By thinking ahead and making preparations, you can hopefully avoid a bout with seasickness on your Disney Cruise.

    First, stateroom location can make a difference in how much movement you feel when the ship is in motion. I'd suggest requesting a cabin toward the center of the ship and on a middle or lower deck. It always seems to me like I can feel the movement of the ship on the most forward section, and on the upper decks. Looking at the horizon can help you get your sea legs, as well as getting fresh air. There are lots of quiet spots all over the ship where you can relax in a deck chair and enjoy the ocean breeze.

    I've only experienced mild symptoms of seasickness, and have been able to feel better taking Dramamine during my sailings. Since your husband knows he's prone to motion sickness, he may want to see his doctor and get a prescription for a time-release motion sickness patch. On our cruises, I've seen many guests wearing these small patches behind their ears. You simply put the patch on an hour or so before you board the ship, and it lasts about three to four days. The key is to get the patch on your skin before you board, so it has time to start working before you set sail! I've also spoken with fellow guests who swear by wrist acupressure bands. Commonly known as Sea Bands or Psi Bands, you can find them in drugstores or order them online.

    If you decide to move forward with your cruise plans, you might want to think about a short itinerary (3-4 nights) to "test the waters". Hopefully it will be smooth sailing, and you'll be ready for a longer cruise for your next voyage! You can visit the Future Cruise Desk onboard to make plans for your next Disney Cruise Line vacation before you disembark!

    Happy Planning! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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