Carefully Choose Your Cabin from 10 Ways to Avoid (or Cure) Seasickness on Your Next Cruise (Slideshow)

10 Ways to Avoid (or Cure) Seasickness on Your Next Cruise (Slideshow)

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Carefully Choose Your Cabin

Most people nowadays prefer to pick their seats before flying, and seasickness-prone travelers should follow this same example when booking a cruise — preferably on a larger ship.

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If you’re worried about feeling ill, look for a cabin toward the middle of the ship, and avoid anything too far forward or aft. Additionally, experts also say the lower levels of ships provide the most stability, so you might want to pass on upgrading to a higher deck. However, if you find your seasickness is quelled by fresh air, you may want to stick with a higher deck after all, as those are generally where the cabins with balconies are located. In the end, the safest bet is probably to shoot for the lowest balcony level toward the middle of the ship. Got all that?