Seasickness (Arctic)

Arctic waters are relatively calm, with the exception of the Denmark Sea. However, bad weather can cause rough water and everyone reacts differently to rough waters or even during the calm seas while on a Zodiac cruise, so please travel with motion sickness medicine.

Combating Motion and Seasickness

We may encounter rough seas on any expedition, so it is best that you are 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.


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 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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