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Old 08-10-2007, 03:58 PM
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Some of you may be aware that in the UK we have a new law banning smoking in enclosed public places such as shops and pubs ...where everyone goes for a drink . I believe some states/cities in the USA also have this law.So people who smoke in pubs have to stand outside in the fresh air to smoke.Now you would think that this would mean that for non smokers this would leave a nice smell free pub...but you might be wrong because what the stale smell of smoke was covering up is far worse....its the smell of BO and smell of urine from the loos.So now the pub landlords are having to find ways of making the pub smell sweeter...by adding pleasant smells to waft in the bar areas.

This has made me think about places on board ship like bars etc....does anyone know if the cruise line put nice smells into the air ? I have never noticed anything when I have been on a cruise but then again you don't think about this when you are on vacation/ holiday ..do you ?
Lets be honest here folks....they don't allow only people who smell nice to go on cruises... (like in every major town ) there are some people who go on a cruise that don't smell that nice..have BO or sweaty feet etc. What I want to know is if the cruise lines are finding a way to put pleasant smells in the various areas so that we don't notice anything ?
this sort of question may amuse some of you but I believe it has a right to be discussed here...I'm actually interested in the answer.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:27 PM
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Jack,

I've never known of cruise lines "unfouling" the air with incense or other "nice" smells, except for the air fresheners in the public rest rooms. But it sometimes can be annoying. One poor design feature of the Spirit class ships of Carnival is that a bar is immediately outside the main dining room entrance, and it is always smoky. Poor design for sure! People get to line up for the dining room doors to open amid clouds of smoke.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:52 AM
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Some of you may be aware that in the UK we have a new law banning smoking in enclosed public places such as shops and pubs ...where everyone goes for a drink . I believe some states/cities in the USA also have this law.So people who smoke in pubs have to stand outside in the fresh air to smoke.Now you would think that this would mean that for non smokers this would leave a nice smell free pub...but you might be wrong because what the stale smell of smoke was covering up is far worse....its the smell of BO and smell of urine from the loos.So now the pub landlords are having to find ways of making the pub smell sweeter...by adding pleasant smells to waft in the bar areas.

This has made me think about places on board ship like bars etc....does anyone know if the cruise line put nice smells into the air ? I have never noticed anything when I have been on a cruise but then again you don't think about this when you are on vacation/ holiday ..do you ?
Lets be honest here folks....they don't allow only people who smell nice to go on cruises... (like in every major town ) there are some people who go on a cruise that don't smell that nice..have BO or sweaty feet etc. What I want to know is if the cruise lines are finding a way to put pleasant smells in the various areas so that we don't notice anything ?
this sort of question may amuse some of you but I believe it has a right to be discussed here...I'm actually interested in the answer.
regards Jack
Hehe... a suggestion regarding the toilet would be for our good neighbours the brits to stop decorating their loo's with floor carpets. Combined with some chlorine that should do the job

Here in Norway we have had the smoking ban inside public spaces for three years now, and I must say it's one of the better descisions the previous government made. And the pubs and restaurants smell really good! Maybe it's because none of us norwegians really do labour work anymore so the BO is too
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:34 AM
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none of us norwegians really do labour work anymore
some norwegians must really learn to spell the word rarely
You actually make a good point with regard to carpets in bathrooms in the UK but this is mainly in residential houses not so much in pubs.
I've had a rethink about this and I think the problem only really occurs in our small local pubs that have poor ventilation...in places with good ventilation (as you have found in Norway) there is less chance to get a whiff of a bad odour.
So how does this affect you good folks on your cruise....It shouldn't if the venues are well ventilated and most of them are ventilated on board which explains the lack of complaints.....except maybe in the casino
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:22 AM
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On our cruise with Mariner, we had two cabins in the middle of the ship on deck nine and there was the smell of throw up in the hallway. I guess they had too many to drink . It smelled terrible, but they didn't do anything about it. Everytime we walked in the hallway to get to our rooms we had to plug our noses because it smelled so bad.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:14 PM
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I go on my cruise prepared in case of bad odors. I bring my own airfreshner with me, which is usually Lysol. But rather than bringing along a large aersol spray can. I spray some into a travel size pump-action spray bottle about 1 fluid oz (or 50ml). They sell these empty small spray bottles with the other travel size toiletries in my local store. I also use the Lysol (in the small spray bottle) on the lifejacket before I put in on. WHo knows how many people wore it and sweated while wearing it, before it is my turn put it on during the lifeboat drill
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Ah, the pungent aroma of dried, seeped into the carpet, vomit. Reminds of the limo I rented after prom night; will never do that again.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:17 AM
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Two words: Baking Soda.

Just dump it right on the puked carpet, grind it in with your heel and wait for the staff to vacuum it up.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:20 AM
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So, Baking Soda should be on that list of things you must take with you, along with your passport.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:26 AM
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It's probably a good idea to leave behind that white zip lock baggy of baking soda when you re-enter the US. No sense spending a full disembarkation day with the Feds.
 
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