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View Poll Results: If you have a tub in your cabin, will you use it?
Yes..every time! 7 26.92%
No, never ..ewwww! 19 73.08%
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Old June 19th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Default Tub, or, no way!

On another thread, the subject of having a tub in the cabin, came up..my response was...I will pass, gimme the shower on a ship..what's your feeling?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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No matter how well it may be cleaned I will never bathe in a bathtub
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Old June 19th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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Although as have most folks, we've always had a bathtub, I've routinely showered since I was a teenager. But on the extremely rare occasion I may take a bath, I luxuriate in it.

But I would definitely refrain from take a bath on a cruise ship!

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Old June 20th, 2010, 02:33 AM
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We have a bath tub and haven't used it in years. It's a storage area! Shower, shower, shower at home and when traveling.

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We have a bath tub and haven't used it in years. It's a storage area!
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We have 2 1/2 bathrooms in our home, and two of them had tubs. About 3 years ago, we had the tub in the master bedroom taken out, and replaced by a shower stall. Best thing we have done since we built the house!

We had a tub in our bathroom on a recent cruise. We practically had to have a stepladder to get into it! NO WAY would we ever sit down in it.

Same goes for the jacuzzi pools on the ship. Can't imagine what goes on in those things after dark.........
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I have not used a tub in over 40 years. I like a shower with plenty of water pressure.

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Since I'm a "Manley Man" I haven't sat in a bathtub in many, many years. We have a tub in our house as well, but the only use it ever got was washing the dog! I certainly wouldn't use a tub on a cruise.

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I voted ewwww! Wouldn't use one in a hotel either.
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We had a regular tub on our last cruise, but only used the shower.
The one time we had a jacuzzi tub, I did take advantage of the opportunity to luxuriate in a bubble bath - and very nearly overflowed the whole bathroom with bubbles!
Our new home also has a jacuzzi tub, which I use occasionally when I feel like a good relaxing soak after say, gardening, or painting the house!
Otherwise, give me a shower any time!

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My response is a tub on a cruise ship .I am too tall to fit into the tub in my home
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I voted ewwww! Wouldn't use one in a hotel either.
Why?

What's this thread all about?

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I have 2 tubs in my home. I can not use them BECAUSE if i get in how in the heck would I be able get out? My bod just don't function. Well I am just too old.

On the ship its SHOWER for sure. We have a tub and the only good thing about that is "the shower curtain fits down into the tub and that keeps the water from spreading around that very large bath. who am I kiding.

So voting shower.
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Liam,

The issue is whether people prefer using showers as opposed to bath tubs, especially while cruising.

Arguably the first "shower bath" in an American home was that installed in Frederick Vanderbilt's Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. Constructed in 1896, the mansion, while magnificent, is nevertheless nowhere near the size of "Biltmore" constructed by his brother George between 1889 and 1895 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Around the late fifties-early sixties, showers became far more popular with men while women appeared to coninue preferring taking a bath (something men today usually only do with their investments ). Now, both sexes probably prefer the shower with an exception often being hot tubs and whirlpool baths which both men and women seem to enjoy together; undoubtedly because they are generally far larger than the simple bathtub thereby allowing each bather to wash the other's back (something that also occurs in the business and political world).

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Given the choice, its a tub for me, but will shower while cruising. The biggest perk for me with a mini suite is the tub, love a nice long soak after a day in the sun...
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The thing I like about the tub in a cabin is the bathroom is larger. I like a shower, quick and easy. Take care, Mike
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I have 2 tubs in my home. I can not use them BECAUSE if i get in how in the heck would I be able get out? My bod just don't function. Well I am just too old.

On the ship its SHOWER for sure. We have a tub and the only good thing about that is "the shower curtain fits down into the tub and that keeps the water from spreading around that very large bath. who am I kiding.

So voting shower.
My parents just got a walk in tub and I', jealous as heck. It has the jets and a seat inside. Much easier to use then a regular tub. I only had a tub once on a cruise it was a jacuzzi tub and I loved it. Here is what the walk in tub looks like.
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I could care less. Even in a full suite the tubs are too short for me to enjoy.

I also have no desire to soak in my own dirt.

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I love a good tub bath. It is especially nice after a long day of school, running in and out of the building with the little darlings all day, and being cold to the bone. I do some of my best thinking in the tub.

As far as cruises go, and tubs. I love it when we have a spa tub. If I start worrying about germs, I would never cruise again.
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Kat..how does your parent's walk in tub work? I've seen them advertise on tv and in my AARP magazine...when I build my dream home I want a Japanese style soaking tub, but having spinal fusion surgery, has cause me to think along the lines that Ray does

does it hold two ? I currently have a spa tub big enough for two and I enjoy having my back scrub
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Kat..how does your parent's walk in tub work? I've seen them advertise on tv and in my AARP magazine...when I build my dream home I want a Japanese style soaking tub, but having spinal fusion surgery, has cause me to think along the lines that Ray does

does it hold two ? I currently have a spa tub big enough for two and I enjoy having my back scrub
I'm don't know if they have walk in tubs that hold two people. My parent's tub only holds one. It has the bench seat and jets. It works like any other tub you fill it will water and hit the button to flip on the jets. Why it is different then a normal tub is the bench and just walking in instead of lifting your leg over the side. Because of the bench you don't have to lower yourself way down into the tub with no hope of getting out. If you do remodel the bathroom and add walk in tub and other handicap accessible features a portion of these items can be deducted from your taxes as capital expenses at the end of the year. I talked to my doctor about it because of my MS. Right now I don't need these things, but who knows about the future.
From the IRS website for 2009 tax year (remember tax laws change every year). I put the bathroom related ones in bold print.
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You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for special equipment installed in a home, or for improvements, if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependent. The cost of permanent improvements that increase the value of your property may be partly included as a medical expense. The cost of the improvement is reduced by the increase in the value of your property. The difference is a medical expense. If the value of your property is not increased by the improvement, the entire cost is included as a medical expense.
Certain improvements made to accommodate a home to your disabled condition, or that of your spouse or your dependents who live with you, do not usually increase the value of the home and the cost can be included in full as medical expenses. These improvements include, but are not limited to, the following items.
  • Constructing entrance or exit ramps for your home.
  • Widening doorways at entrances or exits to your home.
  • Widening or otherwise modifying hallways and interior doorways.
  • Installing railings, support bars, or other modifications to bathrooms.
  • Lowering or modifying kitchen cabinets and equipment.
  • Moving or modifying electrical outlets and fixtures.
  • Installing porch lifts and other forms of lifts (but elevators generally add value to the house).
  • Modifying fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other warning systems.
  • Modifying stairways.
  • Adding handrails or grab bars anywhere (whether or not in bathrooms).
  • Modifying hardware on doors.
  • Modifying areas in front of entrance and exit doorways.
  • Grading the ground to provide access to the residence.


Only reasonable costs to accommodate a home to a disabled condition are considered medical care. Additional costs for personal motives, such as for architectural or aesthetic reasons, are not medical expenses.
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I voted yes. Only once have we had a tub on a cruise and both my husband and myself used it. And as others have pointed out even if you don't use as a tub the shower curtain hangs better and you do get more room for your shower.
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