Going on a cruise or fishing can be great fun, but it can be completely ruined by sea sickness. Motion sickness is a common affliction which affects many people who travel by train, car or plane for long periods and are not used to it. For some, even travelling often doesn’t help cure their motion sickness. Sea sickness results in the afflicted person feeling sweating, nauseous and often causes them to vomit.
Accident Advice Helpline recognises the need to help those who are affected by sea sickness and we have put together a list tips to deal with sea sickness.
Five top tips to deal with sea sickness
- Stand in the middle of the boat. In larger ships and cruise liners, the middle of the vessel is likely to experience far less movement and won’t exacerbate your sea sickness in the way sitting in the bow or stern will. Sit down and relax by taking deep breaths of fresh air which you won’t find hard too find.
- Think about what you eat. On cruises, the food that you have access to is often top drawer but it’s advisable to avoid any fatty or spicy foods as it won’t help at all with your sore stomach or nausea. What you should eat is carbohydrate-heavy food like crackers or crisps.
- Steer the boat. This clearly won’t be possible if you’re on a cruise liner, but if you’re out fishing, steering the boat might help you distract yourself and the control over the motion on the water might help your motion sickness.
- Distract yourself. Talking to your friends and family helps distract your mind and body. Chewing gum also helps with calming your stomach and this in turn rids your body of the nausea which can be awful.
- Watch the horizon. The trick here is that the horizon is always still and this allows the motion of the boat to seem less significant.
Claim for injuries suffered on a cruise ship
If you have suffered food poisoning or any other cruise ship accident, if you have suffered a personal injury in the last three years you might be able to claim compensation for it. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test on our website to assess if you are due compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice