Does anyone know what kind of laundry cleaner Carnival uses on the sheets and linens? My son is very allergic and can only sleep on sheets that have been washed in plain,fragrance free detergents. Same with the towels.
How can I be sure these things will not be washed with any fragrance?
We always pack our own pillows (in a fragrance free pillow case from home) and last year I purchased a lightweight flannel SpongeBob blanket at JC Penney which I bring for myself and my grandson. The only bed linen I leave on the bed is the bottom sheet...we use our pillows from home and cover ourselves with our SpongeBob blankies if it's chilly in the room (you can adjust the air conditioner in the ceiling of your stateroom). We haven't had any problems and I have a lot of allergies and so does my grandson. We have never experienced a problem with the towels.
I don't think you *can* be sure. I suppose you could take the sheets off and wash them yourself at the onboard laundry with fragrance free detergent.
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A set of sheet would not take up that much room. To avoid ruining your cruise with your son being miserable, I would take a set of sheets with me. Make sure they a a bold color so the cabin stewart will not mistakenly take them to wash. I pick up t-**** type material sheet all the time for my daughter who is a massage therapist for $10.00.
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I thought the pillows were pretty fluffy on the Paradise.
But, speaking of bed linens. Did you guys hear about the couple who were bitten by bed bugs on the new Royal Carribean ship Jewel of the Seas. It was on WBZ here in Boston. It was a really disgusting story. Apparently they were in a balcony cabin and there was an infestation behind the headboard, and RCI treated them terribly. Not very good for business.
I also am very sensitive to soaps/bleach used by hotels and such. If I so much as dry my hands on the towels then touch my face, I develop a terrible rash almost instantly. I can only use hypoallergenic/fragrance free soaps. I always bring a couple of brightly colored pillowcases and a couple of towels washed in my own soap. On Princess, I use the self service laundry and bring my own laundry soap that I store in a leakproof container. From what I hear, Carnival has self service laundry too. I have also washed a couple of face cloths and towels from the room in my soap as well if I need to.
While it may seem silly to some people that I bring my own linens & towels and laundry soap, one would have to go through the agony of a severe allergic reaction to understand why I do what I do. Once it was so bad, it ruined my weekend away.
I also like to pack a few paper towels, (not on a roll). They make a good substitute for a facecloth/towel if you are "between washes".