A cruise vacation is a wonderful way to explore the world, and is perfect for family groups, couples, and solo travelers. However, less than 20 percent of Americans and only about 5 percent of Europeans have taken a cruise. One of the primary factors preventing travelers from considering a cruise vacation is the fear of seasickness.
I have been seasick a few times, and I know it can be an extremely unpleasant (to say the least) experience. Being seasick can ruin any vacation, but today's modern cruise ships have built-in stabilizers that make for smoother sailing. There are practices and medications that can prevent seasickness if taken in advance. In addition, if you do start feeling queasy, there are ways to lessen the symptoms of the illness. Here are some tips on how to avoid, prevent, and treat seasickness.