First and last cruise – Nightmare on the high seas

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

OH that is such a shame :(.  I’m so sorry for you.  Perhaps you guys can save up for a trip away for your first anniversary?

Post # 3
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

So sorry! That’s one thing you’ll know to strike off the list for your first anniversary …

Post # 4
2182 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That’s so sad!!! 

Post # 5
602 posts
Busy bee

It takes a few days to get rid of sea legs. After our cruise, we felt like we were swaying for a while. We also had really rough seas on the way home (came back through a nor’easter). There were a few days where all we could do was lay flat or else we’d feel like barfing everywhere. Still love to cruise though and we’ll definitely go again. Sorry your honeymoon sucked. 

Post # 6
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Anonymous1063:  I am so sorry you had such a bad time. We love cruising. I have to take ginger for motion sickness and start a week before we leave. I know when hitting a storm it makes it worse though. I also always feel like I am still on the ship for a few days after we get home.

Hopefully you will be able to plan another, enjoyable trip, soon.

Post # 7
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

same thing happened my first cruise. the night back was so bad, i was sure i was falling off the ship.

Post # 8
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sorry this happened! I hate cruises but not for those reasons. Many people say they feel sick on the boat. I wonder if they will give you anything? It will probably be a credit towards ANOTHER cruise which sucks but it may be worth a try.

Post # 9
6674 posts
Bee Keeper

So sorry that happened to you.   I got seasick on my first cruise, too.  The only thing that works for me now  is the scopolamine patch, applied even  before getting under way. 

Post # 10
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Where did you travel and which cruise line did you use? Being on the open sea as opposed to a channel or close to land makes a huge differnce, as well as the quality of the cruise line (in my experience). I’m so sorry your honeymoon was not the experience you planned for and hoped it would be! 🙁

Post # 11
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

For the life of me I cannot figure out why people pay good money to spend days trapped on those filthy, crowded, norovirus-incubating environmental disasters. 

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 12
4042 posts
Honey bee

Fluffmallow:  Probably because many cruises are enjoyable and fun. It’s also an affordable way to see a variety of sites, do lots of activities and eat good food. Many, many people do not get sick and actually love cruising…

OP, sorry to hear about your experience. It’s unfortunate for sure. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon as well and got a room that was on a lower deck and in the center of the ship to minimize the “rocking” feeling. Hope you feel better soon.

Post # 13
7284 posts
Busy Beekeeper

gelaine22:  Why would the OP be entitled to anything? It is a cruise on the open seas and bad weather happens.

Anonymous1063:  Sorry that you didn’t like crusing. It is not for everyone especially those prone to motion sickness.

Post # 14
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Anonymous1063:  ugh Where did you go? This is the reason I don’t want to ever go on a cruise.  I’m petrified of being stuck on this thing for days sick out of my mind.  So sorry it happened to you.  I was once on a boat for 2 nights 3 days and I was landsick for a whole week!  I was also sea sick for the 3 days.  It was a smallish boat nowhere near the size of a cruise ship.  Everyone says they are so sable.  I don’t believe it.

Post # 15
825 posts
Busy bee

OP, I’m sorry that you had a horrible time. 

Many of the newer cruise ships are so big that you really can’t feel anything unless the weather gets truly horrible. However the cruise ships that had maiden voyages in the early to mid nineties are ‘small’ enough that if you’re sensitive to motion, then you can have motion sickness issues. 

We’ve cruised many times — always on Royal Carribbean — and I’ve only felt motion sickness once, and the feeling quickly went away with motion sickness pills. Even then it was only on their oldest and smallest ship that I had any problems. 

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