Dock Rock

Have you ever experienced Dock Rock -  that queasy feeling that even after you have gotten off the ship you still feel like you are rocking?  I think that it mainly happens when you have experienced rough seas.  It does go away after a day or so.  I was on a ship for 94 days and didn't experience it, but did a few times on shorter cruises.  How about you?  Have you ever experienced it?   Any remedies?

Tags: Queasiness after cruising

9 Answers

Yes... it lasts a few days but mostly when I bend over and come up to quick. Nothing I can't live through.

I have never been afflicted, but my wife gets it for a few days after the cruise. It is a common occurrence that usually disappears after a few days. (Basically, you get used to the motion of the ship and your mind considers that motion to be normal. When you get off the ship, your mind mis-interprets the lack of motion as motion. Without a visual point of reference that demonstrates that motion, you get seasick on land.)

If it is really giving you difficulty, ask your doc. It may be that Antivert (generic: Meclizine) or a patch for a few days after you get back on land would be of benefit. It's all related to inner ear and equilibrium so once things settle down being on terrafirma, it should be more comfortable.

My dad used to call that getting your "land legs" back, that is the term he used after 5 years on a destroyer in WWII.

I think it can also do with how much you drank the night before Wink

I have experienced it a couple of times. Nothing major. Didn't bother me at all.

Years ago after a particularly rough sailing. Kept walking into my hall walls.

I do find that the rougher the voyage, the more I can expect to experience that feeling after the cruise is over. i think that it is related to the amount of rocking experienced on the cruise.

Not queasy, but rocking.

It is really just annoying. I don't mind it on the ship as it is expected but off the ship. It's a weird sensation.


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