Seasick = no cocktails?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by moore523, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. DakotaDisneyLover

    DakotaDisneyLover Mouseketeer

    Nov 16, 2009
    Okay, I take Bonine and have a few cocktails and am fine. An alternative to Bonine is ginger capsules. Works great for seasickness and you can drink alcohol with no side effects. Get ginger caps at your local health food store. :thumbsup2
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  3. quiltymom

    quiltymom <font color=darkorchid>Ears to you, kids!<br><font

    Mar 22, 2005
    Now i know why i got so sick on my last cruise. i had a konk cooler (or however you spell them!) on CC, then got violently ill that evening and spent the sea day and the last day of our cruse sick as a dog. I should add that it was the only alcohol I had on the trip. The seas were pretty rough that night, so the combo of Bonine, sugar, alcohol and motion did me in.

    We just booked our next cruise, and I have promised myself NO alcohol at all. I'd rather forgo it and enjoy my cruise. I'll just stick with fizzy water and lime, thank you!

    I think may also depend upon your stomach in general. I know that if I have a cocktail or glass of wine with dinner (which is a very rare occurrence), then I cannot have dessert. Sugar + alcohol = a very angry stomach. I should've known better because of this. Live and learn
  4. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

    Aug 24, 1999
    We start chewing ginger chews a couple days before our cruise and on the cruise. And if anybody isn't feeling well, they put on seabands. Has worked well for us.
  5. tfiga1

    tfiga1 Mouseketeer

    May 31, 2009
    My husband gets motion sickness like crazy. He took 2 Bonine every night and had quite a few drinks. No problems whatsoever. He did limit it to just a few drinks and never got drunk.
  6. Seahunt

    Seahunt DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2002
    I posted this over on CC and thought I would mention it here too since I think I actually read about it here first. I get very motion sick :sick:, and I have always been a Bonine user, but I tried "MotionEaze" on our last cruise and loved it... even better than Bonine.

    Two drops behind each ear every day and I was good to go - to order some Pina Coladas LOL. :goodvibes

    It's an all natural oil, and you just put two drops behind each ear. I think it would be perfect for kids because you can use it after symptoms start (with relief within 3 minutes). So if you don't know how your kids will handle cruising, but don't want to give them a pill, you might want to take this along and try it. The only "con" is when you first put it on it smells like lavender, but that fades quickly.

    If you want to try it you can get it at Walmart, Amazon, drugstore, etc.:

  7. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    Hmmmm? I found it smells a bit like eucalyptus.

    As the mom, I brought all sorts of sea sickness stuff on the first cruise that we took everyone on (besides DH & me). I had MotionEze, ginger pills, bonine. Only time we had to use any of it was the second to last night, DS23 was looking a bit green around the gills. He took a Bonine. He went back to the room and laid down, slept for like 12 hours and felt fine when he woke up.
  8. moore523

    moore523 Mouseketeer

    Sep 14, 2012

    OH, thanks for sharing that with me. My kids and hub are not prone to motion sickness at all--but I feel like I need to have something on hand, just in case! I'll definitely get that! Thank you!!
  9. TinkGirl

    TinkGirl DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2006
    Our family's first cruise is almost here. Originally I was going to have all 5 of us take bonine, but antihistamines tend to knock us out. I was also planning to enjoy a few drinks of the day. My pharmacist thinks we don't need to take anything because we don't get motion sickness when traveling. Is motion eze something you use only if you already feel sick? Doesn't it come off in the water? Maybe we should just try sea bands. My kids and I have skinny little wrists, so maybe they wouldn't work. Any advice? I have searched this forum and read a lot of the responses. I hate to drug ourselves if we may not need it for our 3 day cruise, but we are all looking forward to the food!
  10. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    MotionEze is an herbal oil that you put behind your ears, if necessary. Sorry I can't really tell you how quickly it may (or may not) work as I don't need it. If you feel that it's helping, you can reapply, there are no chemicals in it.

    I think there are kid sized seabands, but I'm not sure where to get them.
  11. lilpooh108

    lilpooh108 DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2010
    Me too! I always feel so guilty...but I have no more than 1 pre-dinner drink per day. I usually take Bonine in the morning and I don't feel sleepy at all (even after the drink).
  12. antmaril

    antmaril DIS Veteran

    Apr 1, 2001
    I took Bonine every night before I went to bed and had no problems at all with alcohol. I had my fair share of wine with dinner and Grey Goose and Tonic in the evening -- I was fine. :goodvibes
  13. Mazz519

    Mazz519 DIS Veteran

    Oct 16, 2003
    Our first cruise my wife brought everything sea bands , patches, Bonnie, Dramamine , we wound up using the patch and the bands for my kids, never got sick once while on the cruise. I even took the patch off after day 3 on a 7 day cruise.... Leaving in a few wks for our 3rd cruise, will probably start out with the patch again and see how that goes....
  14. JimGA

    JimGA DIS Veteran

    Oct 25, 2012
    Drink up, you won't be able to tell if the ship is moving or if it is the effects of the alcohol.:thumbsup2
  15. summerblue

    summerblue Mouseketeer

    Apr 9, 2013
    I am super prone to motion sickness,can't ride any ride that has circular motion, I generally avoid most rides at disney except for splash mountain. I get sick just watching a carousel, I even get car sick when I drive. That being said I have not ever had issues with sea sickness, I sleep like a baby on the water, even on smaller boats, I have been sick on every other mode of transportation but never on a boat and we spent a week on a small house boat in very choppy waters.
  16. klepton

    klepton Mouseketeer

    Oct 11, 2012
    Honestly, in your case I'd try going without anything first. Motion sickness does not affect everybody equally, and there are a great many who simply have no issues on cruise ships. Go for a day/evening and see if anyone in your family is affected. Take some things just in case, like Dramamine perhaps, but I wouldn't take anything ahead of time unless you know you are prone to seasickness.

    Also, never underestimate the power of a placebo when it comes to your kids... And make sure your kids stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause many of the same symptoms, and it's easy to get dehydrated swimming in salt water all day.
  17. chris31997

    chris31997 Disney Kid at Heart

    Dec 9, 2010
    Like PP said you may not get seasick, the only time I had issues was when we docked:confused3

    Anyway, for me Bonnie did not work so back to good old dramamine. Just add alcohol and you will be good to go:thumbsup2 Just be aware the drinks will hit you harder due to the meds.

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