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Seasickness (Antarctic)

Everyone reacts differently to sea conditions whether during the crossing of the infamous Drake Passage to Antarctica, or even during calmer seas.

Combating Motion and Seasickness

We advise that you come prepared. Ask your physician to prescribe an appropriate seasickness medicine for you. Phenergan (promethazine) 25mg tablets have been scientifically proven to be an effective seasickness preventative. Before you leave home please read your dosage instructions as most preventative seasickness medicine must be ingested ahead of time, while you are still feeling well. Be sure to bring enough medication for the duration of your voyage.

Tips: If you are prone to motion sickness, it is best to avoid alcohol, tobacco, excess liquids and confined spaces.

Onboard Medical Care and Facilities

Your ship will have two doctors aboard, one of whom is hired by Quark because of their international medical experience. There is also a medical clinic that is stocked with a supply of common prescription medicines and basic first aid equipment.

If you are under regular treatment for any ailment, you must bring a sufficient supply of medicines for yourself. We cannot accept responsibility for not having a specific brand or type of drug on board.

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