Deborah Stone is an award-winning writer and cruise travel expert

Citrus fruits can help with seasickness © Princess Cruises
Citrus fruits can help with seasickness © Princess Cruises

Q. I’m worried about getting seasick. Do you have any advice?

A. You have my every sympathy, because there’s nothing worse than looking forward to your holiday at sea only to end up seeing the ship’s doctor for an injection. The good news is there are some things you can do to try to prevent it. For a start, where possible, choose an outside stateroom located in the middle section of the ship, and on a deck that’s not too high. It’s also best to take medication with you that you know you can tolerate – it may be worth visiting your GP before you go. If you do start to feel sick, lie down or go out on deck, and eat dry toast or crackers. It’s important not to get dehydrated, too, so take little sips of water frequently. You can also try sucking on citrus sweets or ginger pastilles – and I’ve heard that some people recommend green apples.

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