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Old 03-12-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Motion sickness

I thought I read somewhere on here (but can not find it now) that the best location to avoid motion sickness is midlevel and forward. Is this correct? My DH suffers from occasional vertigo and I want to make sure that we have chosen the most suitable room to avoid this.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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I thought I read somewhere on here (but can not find it now) that the best location to avoid motion sickness is midlevel and forward. Is this correct? My DH suffers from occasional vertigo and I want to make sure that we have chosen the most suitable room to avoid this.
The prevailing theory on motion onboard is mid-ship and lower is best.

http://www.llgh.org/cruise-ship-tips...-sickness.html

http://www.wanderplex.com/2013/04/18...ess-sufferers/
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I'd ask his Dr. about getting the trans-dermal patch, just to be prepared. I get seasick and location has never made a difference for me.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:42 PM   #4
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Used the patch on my cruise in February, no motion sickness. We were mid-ship, deck 8.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
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I think I would wait to use the medicine. I am highly susceptible to motion sickness but on a 5 day cruise I didn't use any aids. My 5 yr old got sick on the 4th day of a 5 day cruise. We were aft,,midship.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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The best location is dependent on the sea state the ship is in.
If the ship is traveling "into" the waves the best place will be as far aft and mid to low level as the bow/front of the ship will be heaving up and down.

If the ship is in a cross sea, the waves on the side, the best place would be as low as possible as the ship will be rolling side to side. The ships do have computer controlled stabilizers to help minimize roll but they never seem to eliminate it.

If the ship is in a following sea, the waves from behind, there is no good place.

I think your best overall bet is to be low.
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