I always take some. Carnival tends to only give out just enough for a day and I get seasick on the tenders and even on bus tours. I would rather have too much than too little. And, I can return the ones I buy when we get home, if we don't use them.
We were on the Jubliee to Hawaii a few years ago and my Dad and his wife were very seasick. They did take the Dramimine, except it wouldn't stay down. I bought them the wrist bands from the ships store and they worked wonderful. They were able to leave thier cabin to eat dinner after a whole day just laying in bed. I just saw these wrist bands in Target for about $8.00. They are well worth it. All they do is put a small amount of pressure on the inner wrist. They look like a wrist sweat band. There is no medication in them at all.
You might also want to bring some ginger along. I've been fortunate in not getting seasick but have carried this on the last couple of cruises. Gave some to a tablemate of mine and it fixed her right up ... she was just at the beginnings of stomach upset.
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Thanks so much for the suggestion on where to buy them and when to take them!!!!! I can't believe how much I've learned from everyone...and am still learning. Wish I had found you all long ago, before booking....would have given me more time to learn/plan. Thanks one and all, can't tell you how appreciative I am for all your help!!
Carla & George
travel makes life fun!
our ship sails 6/12/07 for Eastern Caribbean
Hawaii, Diamond Princess 3/17/08