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by travelandleisure.com

If there’s one thing that will kill your vacation vibe quicker than a delayed flight can ruin your plans, it’s getting seasick the first night on a cruise. It happens to a lot of people, and the cure for motion sickness is different for everyone.

Choose your cabin wisely.

In an interview with Yahoo, Susan Suver — who manages medical operations at Holland America Line — shared that the location of your cabin is key. “The more towards the middle of the ship, the better,” Suver said. “You’ll feel more stable. If you have a tendency to get seasick, avoid cabins the farthest aft [rear] or the farthest forward.”

Take medication.

There are some over-the-counter options out there for those looking to kick seasickness symptoms aside. Dramamine and Bonine are both great options for when you know you’re going to be hitting some choppy areas. Doctors are also able to prescribe stronger medications, but this requires an office visit — plan accordingly.

Use a motion band.

There are wristbands on the market that utilize acupuncture to relieve the wearer of motion sickness and its symptoms. If you’re not a fan of bracelets, there are also patches that can be worn behind the ear to help prevent the side effects of seasickness. Transderm Scop is one of these medications, which requires the wearer to put it on eight hours before they expect their motion sickness to occur. The best part: It lasts up to three days.

Take in the ocean view.

If you find yourself with a bad bout of motion sickness, CruiseCritic.com recommends taking in some fresh air and seaside views to help alleviate your discomfort. The fresh air will help you re-center, and staring at the horizon will help balance your inner ear.

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