CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums

CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums (
-   Health at Sea (
-   -   Post cruise floating feeling (

Connie January 19th, 2002 04:32 PM

Post cruise floating feeling
How long do you feel like your still floating on a boat after your home. What do you take to stop it.

JudyL January 20th, 2002 10:16 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
Don't try!! Just go on another cruise!! Just joking. I have only had that happen once, on my first cruise and it only lasted a very short while. Maybe an hour or so.


Kuki January 20th, 2002 02:24 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
I often get that sea legs feeling when I return from a cruise. Normally takes me a couple of days to get my land lags back. If it gets particularily bothersome I use Bonine, just like I would at sea. Seems to work for me.


Chrissie October 21st, 2002 11:16 AM

Re: Re: Post cruise floating feeling
I am having the same problem. We got off the cruise two days ago and my head still feels like its floating. The cruise was a little rough due to a tropical depression. I don't know how much longer I can take this, but I'm hesitant to take anything since I need to stay awake.

dkh January 4th, 2003 09:36 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
It happen to me every time and can last a while. I have found that I need the Bonine when I get home - not when I am on the ship. I think it means that I was meant to LIVE on a cruise ship! LOL

If anyone has a solution, I sure would love to hear it!

DanaB January 28th, 2003 10:54 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
Haha, during my Christmas cruise, I never had to take Bonine, it was mosly smooth sailing the entire trip , but when I got home, I had to take it twice, go figure! My at-home-quasi-seasickness lasted about 3 days.


BUDDY February 11th, 2003 09:56 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
I've been on a lot of cruises and I just love that feeling after your home; it makes me think I'm still on the ship and then I realize I'm not and get depressed until I book another cruise. I just find it lasts one day but I don't know of anything you do to get over it.......

Pete August 8th, 2003 06:48 AM

Re: Re: Post cruise floating feeling
We just ADORE that feeling - and with us it lasts up to 3 days after getting off the ship.

Last time it was really bad - ie. Good. We had a 6 hour flight home following which we could hardly stand. My wife nearly fell over in the airport - performing a stunning pirouette when she lost her balance completely!!!!

We find that if you are particularly tired it is worse (better!!!).

Best thing to do is lie down, close your eyes and put on some music with the sound of waves in the background. Chilled Ibiza is best. Then you're back at sea.

Pete :o)
Ps. We call it Dock Rock

Barb Nahoumi August 9th, 2003 10:28 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
I notice it mostly in the bathroom or the shower. It lasts for a day or two.

ammayria December 23rd, 2003 10:56 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
We were on quite a rough passage from Cozumel to Key West, and I only noticed it fo about 4 hours in Key West, once back on the ship I didn't notice it anymore.

Dorothy January 17th, 2004 08:37 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
I visited my sister in Florida after our cruise and she got quite a kick out of watching me suddenly grab on to doors and countertops! Suddenly the room would just start spinning! It wasn't so bad that it made me sick, but my son had to take a Bonine after we got back. It lasted for 3 or 4 days, but only came in fits and starts.

Bonine didn't really make me sleepy, but did make me feel sort of "goofy."


Bonhomme Richard January 22nd, 2004 06:51 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
Wonder if this phenomen depends on how much motion is experienced during the cruise? I didn't get this feeling from cruising, but got hit with it pretty good after spending 16 hours on Amtrak's AutoTrain. Like the previous poster pointed out, the shower can really get to spinning on you. Lasted about a day and a half.


MyNextCruiseIsNotSoonEnou February 4th, 2004 09:40 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
For me, that feeling isn't pleasant or fun at all, and it lasts about a week. It doesn't matter how rough/calm the seas are, or how long the trip lasts -- if I cruise, I *will* getit. Some people develop it chronically. Check this out:

RitaL April 25th, 2004 10:59 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
you cannot stop that floating feelings right away. have to let our body to adjust itself and take about 5 days the most in most cases. it is the fluid inside our ears doing the balancing functions. To speed up the recovery, lay down on a sofa with pillows underneath the heads (resting position) for hours. do it as much as possible, watch TV etc to let the ear fluid stablize against gravity. Don't walk around too much or shake your heads or get up too sudden. this helps to speed up the normal feelings.

hope it helps.


straycat July 24th, 2004 11:59 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling

I only have one head lol.

I am another cruise addict that loves this sensation. I wish it would always last until the next cruise. I especially like it when I go to bed. I get rocked to sleep for a few more nights!!!!!!!


seesicksue July 31st, 2004 04:51 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling

I just got off the Carnival Legend on 7/26/04, my first cruise. I used the "patch" but I still can't walk. I feel like someone is pushing me down. ANY ADVISE FROM THE EXPERT CRUISERS???

Sea Sick Sue

bpm October 31st, 2004 11:09 AM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
Just back and experiencing vertigo when I look up or get up from lying down or make a fast movement. Anything I can take to help this go away


rockingal December 6th, 2004 12:06 PM

Re: Post cruise floating feeling
There is a rare syndrome that is becoming more common as cruising increases. A person takes month or year to get their "sea legs" back after a cruise, boat ride, or even an airplane trip. Many of us have had this syndrome for years after taking a cruise. If you feel a rocking, swaying, or bobbing motion, imbalance, and fatigue and have difficulty concentrating every day, all day, you probably have this.
This is called Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDs). If you need information email me or contact or type in Mal de Debarquement into Google. A lot of people feel like they are going crazy when the rocking doesn't stop for weeks or months and this actual effects your ability to think and speak for most people, in some degree. We are trying to increase awareness of this syndrome and let people know what they have. I have had this for over two years after a cruise. I have had other shorter episodes after boat rides and cruises.

It is true that other types of vertigo are similar to this syndrome, but many doctors have never heard of this. Most of the people in our support group (yahoo) self-diagnosed and had to print out Medical articles (Dr. Timothy Hain) to take to our own doctors. I am just trying to get the word out that there is such a syndrome for the people who are struggling with this. I had this after my first cruise for 1.5 years; it went away in one day. I went on a 2nd cruise 6 months later and now have had it 24/7, for 2 years and 4 months, not fun. We have over 100 people in our support group and some have had it over 14 years. They cannot work or function normally. Some drugs are helpful for different people. But it helps to get ideas on treatments and coping skills.

Here's some web sites:

We have a great support group on Yahoo:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 PM.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1