How can I avoid getting seasick on a cruise ship?

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Is there anything I can do to prevent seasickness?

This question was answered on our Cruise IQ show on September 11, 2017.
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The first step to reduce the possibility of getting seasick is to start with your stateroom selection. You’ll want to pick a room that will provide minimal movement during your cruise. On many cruise ships, this means stay away from any rooms located between the bow and the forward elevators. Ideally, select a stateroom lower down on the ship and in a midship location. You might not want to book an ocean view as you’ll likely not be looking out the window, especially if the ship encounters rough seas. The view out the window may visually magnify the ships’ movements up and down and side to side. A centrally located balcony may be a better choice as the fresh air can do wonders for nausea. Prevention is always better than finding a cure. Seasick bands, available from most pharmacies, work to assist with keeping your equilibrium and nausea in check. If you are prone to feeling motion sickness in the air or car, then you can use whatever remedies you’ve used in the past. The advantage with using seasick bands or other natural choices such as ginger products, is that they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs.