During a Chicago boat cruise, we welcome you to enjoy fine dining, classy service and beautiful views. Sea sickness is the last thing we want you expect to experience. However, this common malady can cause difficulties like nausea, dizziness and sweating for anyone. Six tips help you cope with sea sickness during one of our luxury cruises.
1. Take Medications
Over-the-counter medications, including Dramamine, Bonine and Antivert, calm your stomach, so consider taking one of these medicines up to two hours before you board the yacht.
2. Avoid Spicy Food
Spicy and acidic foods along with alcoholic beverages may aggravate motion sickness. To be on the safe side, avoid these foods and beverages for at least 24 hours before your cruise.
3. Sip or Suck on Ginger
Ginger ale and ginger candy reduce the nausea sea sickness produces. Additionally, sip on water or eat crackers to sooth your stomach.
4. Avoid Reading and Watching TV
Focusing on something close to your eyes aggravates motion sickness. Instead, sit quietly with your eyes closed or focus on the horizon or another fixed point in the distance.
5. Sit Facing Forward
The sensation of traveling backwards may bring on or aggravate motion sickness. So, face forward on your cruise. Likewise, try to sit near the center of the yacht where it tends to rock less.
6. Avoid Sick Bay
Being around others who aren’t feeling well only makes your motion sickness worse. If possible, find a seat in the fresh air where you can think about something other than your nausea.
We don’t want you to feel sea sick when you should be enjoying the classy atmosphere of our luxurious yacht. With these six tips, we hope you can combat sea sickness and increase your fun on our Chicago cruises.