Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 02:11 PM
inv106's Avatar
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 47
Default Do you get depressed last day?

Is it normal to get depressed the last day on your cruise? I love Carnival so much that it happens. Best vacation ever!
__________________

Carnival Miracle 03/20/04
carnival Holiday 12/02/04
Carnival Miracle 09/04/05
Carnival Fantasy 07/08/06
Carnival Liberty 11/25/06
Carnival Liberty 09/09/07
Carnival Sensation 02/14/08
Carnival Ecstasy 12/05/11

Nothing like cruising with the one you love.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,660
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Perfectly normal..we all feel the same way...also, the hump day of your cruise, can get the emoptions going too...Best way to avoid this is to book a new one onboard. I was on the Magic in the med in the spring...I loved every minute!
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 20
Default

Trip-- We are booked on the Magic in 11 days. So excited. Is there anything that we need to make sure that we see or do?

As far as last day depression-- I already feel depressed about the end and I'm not on the ship yet.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,660
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

The Magic is a great ship,and we enjoyed it as much as we could in Europe, with less ship time than I am used to. I want to sail her in the Carib too.

Cucina del Capitano is not to be missed. Such a good value for an alternative dining venue. Singing waiters to boot too! Try the arancini[rice balls] I dream of them still

The Red Frog Pub is a nice take in...we also dined in the Steakhouse and that was delish. Cherry on Top was a fun place to indulge. The food was wonderful as were the deserts!

If you have the guts to go down the pool slide..go for it..the pool areas are great! Ours was the innaugural sailing and we met John finally,and Heidi and his baby girl..What a nice family!

I envy you your upcoming journey. My screensaver now, is a picture of Taormina in Sicily, a place I will remember forever. If you go to the Gallery, you can see many pcctures of the ship and my travels...The Magic moved into my heart, and has stayed there Corny? You betcha!
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 208
Default

I get a little depressed when we get back home and there's no towel animal waiting on our bed. And when we walk into the dining room and realize there won't be a buffet unless we go to the grocery store, then it's time to start planning our next cruise. Funny how you can get spoiled like that.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,555
Default

The time I get a little bummed is the last full day when the packing starts. On the last morning I'm ready to head home. I think it's a mental defense mechanism and I concentrate on going home and not on what I won't have once I get there.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:17 PM
nlb1050's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 1,653
Default

Depressed no but definitely sad that it is ending.
__________________
Nancy



Guadeloupe Accommodations



Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,660
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

I know I have sometimes seen a general change in attitude of the passengers on the last day. Not so many smiles, and, a bit of angst with maybe long lines at Guest Services, & shlepping the dreaded carry ons again....You mean it's really over, and, I have to go home????? wahhhhh!

Let's all think.... STOWAWAY!
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,555
Default

I know there have been many times that about half way through the cruise I've wanted to go down and see what it would cost to stay on for the next cruise.

I did it once on Dawn Princess and the price to stay in our cabin, for the next 10 day cruise, would have been double what we had paid. We went home.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 04:29 PM
colorcrazie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 2,706
Default

Once, on a HAL cruise, they announced that we could book the following week for $300 and stay in our existing cabins. Apparently, a drydock schedule got messed up and it is hard to find parking for a week for a cruise ship.
Sadly, we could not make arrangements re. work, pet sitters, etc. But, yeah, we get sad the last day. The only time that did not happen was a 16 day cruise where I caught the cold from hell. I was totally ready to be back in my own bed, rather than having to cover my face and still try to be sociable if I decided to leave the cabin.
Marty
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,773
Default

By the last day I'm read to go home and see my D/H , D/S & kitties.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~

cruising the Breeze with Ray B & Lisa

Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,660
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

My daughter was married within a month of 9-11. He brother and wife, and, some other couples all went on the honeymoon cruise. During the week, they offered the passsengers an astonishing price, to sty onboard and cruise again.

The logistics of trying to do this, is tough. I bet retirerees & Florida, locals had an easier time deciding to take the offer.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 05:28 PM
fun2cruiz's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to fun2cruiz
Default

Time to be sad for us is when doing the last minute packing, but then on the morning of departure, the smiling faces sometimes turn less smiley (both passengers and crew), people get pushy and less tolerant and when it gets to that point, I actually am glad to be heading back home !
__________________
Your Travel "angel" ~~~ Curtis

"January"
Blizzard Flavored Treat & Cake Of The Month
"Strawberry CheeseQuake"
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,565
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nlb1050 View Post
Depressed no but definitely sad that it is ending.
I agree with Nancy re depressed - no. Why sad? - I just look forward to my next vacation.

On my last two cruises I would have been content to disembark early.

Annie
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,660
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Getting home from the Magic in Barcelona, was fraught with a variety of issues for us. I would have gladly stayed onboard, and gotten off a few days later, with perhaps less stress
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 08:30 PM
shipmate's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Georgia
Posts: 269
Default

I get a sad feeling when I hear the dining room staff sing their last farewell song. It always gets me.
__________________
John & Christine

Carnival Tropical 2000
Carnival Pride 2002
Carnival Glory 2003
Carnival Miracle 2004
Carnival Victory 2004
Sun Princess 2005
Carnival Legend 2006
Carnival Glory 2008
Carnival Liberty 2008
Carnival Freedom 2009
Carnival Dream 2011
Carnival Conquest 2012
Carnival Liberty - Sept 2013
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas- Sept 2014

Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Default

I myself get depressed on the last day of the cruise (sigh) But as soon as we get home we are on the phone booking another cruise Wooo Hooo!!!!! Going on the Dream Again...Yes Again...In 2012 Can't wait......
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

very depressed
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Default

When we get home we wait for the dinner bell to let us know it's time for supper. But wait there is no bell, So i just wing it and get a sandwich at the local sub shop..( sigh ) oh well Dream Here i come!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old September 25th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 29
Default

It's really depressing to go home and wait for the next month billing statement....
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old September 26th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
The Magic is a great ship,and we enjoyed it as much as we could in Europe, with less ship time than I am used to. I want to sail her in the Carib too.

Cucina del Capitano is not to be missed. Such a good value for an alternative dining venue. Singing waiters to boot too! Try the arancini[rice balls] I dream of them still

The Red Frog Pub is a nice take in...we also dined in the Steakhouse and that was delish. Cherry on Top was a fun place to indulge. The food was wonderful as were the deserts!

If you have the guts to go down the pool slide..go for it..the pool areas are great! Ours was the innaugural sailing and we met John finally,and Heidi and his baby girl..What a nice family!

I envy you your upcoming journey. My screensaver now, is a picture of Taormina in Sicily, a place I will remember forever. If you go to the Gallery, you can see many pcctures of the ship and my travels...The Magic moved into my heart, and has stayed there Corny? You betcha!
Thanks for the info, Trip. My screen saver is a pic of the Magic during her sea trials! She looks beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old September 26th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Moiraine's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,332
Default

Oh depressed, knowing it's back to reality. That goes for any kind of vacation. I wonder if there is a long enough cruise that a person wouldn't get depressed when it's time to leave?
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old September 26th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,773
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerogirl View Post
By the last day I'm read to go home and see my D/H , D/S & kitties.
Ready not read
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~

cruising the Breeze with Ray B & Lisa

Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old September 26th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,565
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moiraine View Post
Oh depressed, knowing it's back to reality. That goes for any kind of vacation. I wonder if there is a long enough cruise that a person wouldn't get depressed when it's time to leave?
For me - anything longer than 2 weeks But I don't get depressed on disembarkation either. Post holiday blues - I think everyone gets those but depression ?

I do believe that you can have too much of a good thing.

I just look forward to my planning my next trips.

I booked a last minute cruise and leave in 2 weeks but I am busy planning next year's trips - health permitting. The packing can wait.

Annie
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old September 26th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default

I ALWAYS get post cruise "depression". Just like you, I start to feel down on the last day. I agree that the entire atmosphere of the ship changes. I try to remind myself that we are still on a cruise for an entire day, but I just can't get past knowing that we have to pack up and leave the next morning. As for the post cruise blues...they usually last a week or so. I just know it's part of it but sooo worth it!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
carnival, cruise, day, depressed, depression, holliday, hump, morning, normal, sad, sing, song, vacation

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Talk About Being Depressed !!! venice Chit - Chat for Cruisers 23 November 1st, 2008 10:49 PM
Depressed KTS1193 Teen Cruisers 7 September 9th, 2008 09:52 PM
depressed frufffy Teen Cruisers 3 March 3rd, 2006 02:55 PM
disgusted and depressed dee-lynn Chit - Chat for Cruisers 11 March 4th, 2005 06:49 PM
I'm depressed kittyg Carnival Cruise Lines 12 November 28th, 2003 12:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1