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How to Avoid Seasickness on a Halong Cruise

How to Avoid Seasickness While on a Halong Cruise

                                                                                              by Michael Martin Leaño

Seasickness is definitelly something that can taint if not completely ruin your cruise. Ask anyone who’s gone through it and they’ll agree: seasickness is pure, unadulterated misery. It’s caused by conflicting signals being sent to your brain by your senses. To prevent that queasy feeling from ruining your cruise, here are a few tips to avoid seasickness.

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Halong-Avoid Seasickness

Tip #1: Avoid certain foods

Before going on your cruise, make sure you avoid greasy, spicy, and heavy foods. If you’re having breakfast, eat something simpler and healthier like oatmeal or other cereals. Stay away from citrus fruits, juices, and alcohol as well. Alcohol, in particular, is a diuretic, which can increase your dehydration and weaken your resistance to seasickness.

Tip #2: Get acclimated

To find your sea legs, you simply need to get used to staying on a ship. To do so, you should try to spend as much time as you can on deck. Lying down can actually make the seasickness worse so try to keep moving around until your body acclimatises to the ship’s movement. When on deck, look at the horizon using your peripheral vision (i.e. don’t stare at it) to help your brain adjust.

Tip #3: Try anti-seasickness wristbands

By simply applying pressure to a certain part of your wrist through acupressure wristbands, you can reduce or eliminate symptoms of motion sickness. There are many products available online, in pharmacies, or even at Woolworths. The best part: they’re cheap, have no side effects and you don’t have to take anything to enjoy its benefits. Give them a try—they’re one of the best options here.

Tip #4: Take ginger

If you’re looking for a natural option, try ginger; it can ease the queasiness that comes with motion sickness. There are many forms including gingersnap biscuits, ginger capsules (take 1000 milligrams during every six hours), ginger candies, ginger ale, ginger beer (just make sure it’s the non-alcoholic kind), ginger candies, and ginger tea. Like the wristbands, ginger has no side effects and you don’t need a prescription to take it. Unless of course, you don’t like the taste of ginger. But considering that there are many forms, just pick the one you can stomach.

Tip #5: Consult a doctor

If you want a sure-fire way to avoid seasickness while on your long-awaited cruise, then talk to your doctor, who can prescribe you a wide variety of medications. These include Transderm Scop patches (placed behind your ear), dimenhydrinate pills (an over-the-counter drug), cinnarizine pills (usually taken two hours before travel), or promethazine pills (usually taken every six hours). Just take note that some of these medications would make you sleepy, particularly the pills, so don’t take them without your physician’s orders.

Tip #6: Cruise on larger modern ships

Want to minimise the effects of seasickness? When you book your cruise, choose a large, modern ship . These bigger and newer vessels use technologies like stabilisers that make your cruise smoother overall. Fortunately, these ships have become more common now as the industry is constantly trying to modernise its fleet.

Tip #7: Book a cabin in the middle of the ship

To help in your acclimatisation, get a cabin that’s situated in the middle of the ship since there’s less motion there. If you’re susceptible to motion sickness, stay away from cabins located at the stern or bow as there’s more movement there.

Halong bay Vietnam-Titop island story

The photo history: Uncle Ho and the astronaut Ghecman Titov visited HaLong Bay Vietnam in 1962

Historical Images: Uncle Ho and the astronauts Ghecman Titov visited Halong Bay Vietnam 1962

Titov island on Huong Hai Sealife - Bai Tu long bay Route!

Mr. Nguyen Van Cai, 96 years old, the oldest Cua Van fishing villager in Halong Bay, said, under the yoke of France, a French cargo ship crashed into a reef of Halong Bay, entire of the sailors on board were killed and buried on the island. Since then, few fishers dare to go fishing in the bay, it becomes deserted bay.

According to the document of Quang Ninh Museum, the island was named after President Ho Chi Minh and famous astronauts of the former Soviet Union - Ghecman Titov visited bay on 22nd January 1962 . At the island, President Ho and the astronaut have some baths on the island and realized that Titov island has the clean sandy beach and is not inferior to the western beaches.

Titov Island on itinerary of Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Halong

Titov Island - The island of friendship between Vietnam and Russia.

Vu Hung, Chairman of Halong City, said after being included in the World Heritage list in 1994, the island has been selected Titop an attractive sights on the Gulf because it was the most beautiful beaches and Bay cleanest.

In recent years, the island is under the management of the Management Board of the bay, a number of service activities such as sightseeing tour flying, parachuting, scuba diving, kayaking ... was put into operation and attract tourists. On 21-7-2007, Halong Bay is included in the list of nominees is the world's natural wonders 2nd Bay Management Department to install wireless Internet for guests Titop island can easily vote and vote!

Cruises in Halong bay Chairman Nguyen Van Tuan, former director of Ha Long Bay Management Committee recalls, on a summer morning in 1999, he received a call from Hanoi reported that Ghecman Titop preparing tour Halong Bay, and just hours after he was present at Titov Island.

Mr.Tuan said: "Contrary to my mind was" heroic astronauts tremendous valor, Ghecman Titop appeared in front of me as a middle-aged man, 1m67 in tall, just higher me abit. "This time to visit Vietnam, Ghecman Titop accompanied with foreign scientists by the Union of Vietnam Friendship Organizations invited and not widely reported.

Wave turns the ship put in some sights on the Halong Bay, stood by the rail and Titov squint in the wind, sun and sea, and told the delegation that his journey has been honored with President Hu bathroom Intelligent media on Halong Bay 37 years ago. "I'm swimming with President Hu and he is very good at swimming," scientists Titop move his hands to swim happily make people laugh.

Tuan remember that when the ship docked dock Titop island, the hero astronauts nearly 70 years of age were quick to jump down the sand makes everyone nervous. Titop pointing towards the beach and seemed happy to say in Russian: "East is too, too crowded, so the winter's that?". Mr. Tuan brought to the stele Titop event island was named a hero. Titop to get their hands embraced inscription, brimming with tears. And the island Titop, the hero astronauts were trembling castigate each character write in scrapbook: "Thanks for letting me be part of an opportunity to return to this beautiful little island! Ghecman Titop ".

Before leaving the island bearing his name, Titop Tuan told him: "After nearly 40 years back, I was very touched with emotion before the U.S. as a people, and you still remember me." Titop promised him Tuan will try to arrange time to put family an opportunity to visit the nearest island. Tuan moved suddenly quiet voice said in 2001, through the news media after a massive loss Titop illness, Halong Bay Cruise Management Board held a solemn memorial of Soviet astronauts Titop island and a boat around the island drop down to the bay wreaths visit.

One summer day in 2006, wife of Ghecman Titop made her husband promise. From Russia to visit Vietnam, she went to Ha Long Bay, a neighbor wandered away on their golden sand that day before her husband joined the bath with President Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, stood before the event inscription island called Titop and crying.

Guides on the island Titop Nguyen Manh Hien said she was told to Titop Titop events are named and organized events Titop memorial on the island, said she was touched: "You are the ones Titop family, Ha Long is wonderful and exuberant love people. "