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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Newbie here, first cruise in a couple of weeks now.

We have a cabin with a bath tub, selected precisely for that feature.

Without meds (which I'll bring in abundance!) my legs can be painful enough to put me in bed. I'm very grateful for the meds. Go meds!!

Nevertheless, in the evenings, particularly before bedtime, my legs will (every once in a while) become "cranky." A dip in a tub of hot water makes things right as rain in about 15 minutes. Hence, the tub in the cabin.

I am curious if anyones noticed if the bathwater on Holland ships is hot. I'm guessing they don't allow it to get hot enough to burn someone, but "warm" water won't do the trick for me very well.

Yes, I know there are hot tubs on board, and I'll avail myself of those just for the pleasure of them. And, who knows? A steam room would probably do the trick just as well! A sauna? Love 'em, but have never tried to deploy one for this purpose.

Still, it would be nice to soak away the crankiness (if I need to) without having to venture forth after 10:00 PM at night.

Any opinions?
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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The water on most ships is hot enough to scald you. They have a sign warning people to check the temperature before entering the tub or shower.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 12:18 PM
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The water on most ships is hot enough to scald you. They have a sign warning people to check the temperature before entering the tub or shower.
That's how we run the water heater here at the house when we have a large number of guests -- so the hot water goes further.

The point: I'm used to working with Very Hot Water and getting it where I like it. I'm glad to hear your report.

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Old February 6th, 2010, 07:43 PM
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Yes, be careful or you'll burn your ummm...... toes!

The water will definitely be hot enough to soothe your legs. Do be sure to check it each time. It really could fluctuate enough to scald you .
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We were on the Zuiderdam in January and if there was anything that disappointed me it was the water in the shower - not very hot as a matter of fact not hot at all. I could have done with a much hotter shower and still not be scalding.
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Hot as the blazes..first night on the Zuiderdam I had a tub full of water too hot to put a toe in, learned my lesson after that.
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Yes, the water is hot. That is why we also choose HAL because we need a hot soak everyday.

Also the tubs are sufficiently long & wide for comfort. Really nice to have a tub with warm water at our disposal when we want it.
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I love a hot tub and have always had plenty of hot water on all HAL ships even during the busy 'before dinner time' when so many are showering.

You shouldn't have any problem getting all the hot water you want.
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I have never had a problem with hot water on board. you can make it as hot as you want!!
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Well folks, I found it lukewarm at best and only had the hot water on.
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Well folks, I found it lukewarm at best and only had the hot water on.
Did you report this to maintenance? We've always had plenty of hot water. (No, we haven't cruised HA yet, but I can't believe it would be any different .)
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On Princess I figured out that a button had to be press to real hot water.
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On Princess I figured out that a button had to be press to real hot water.

Exactly.
Perhaps Felix the Cat did not push the red button on the valve in order to get hotter water. Friends we sailed with took cold showers for two days before commenting to us.

We were happy they finally spoke up so we could tell them that red button is a safety stop. Depress it and you can move the water to scalding hot.
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Rivilian,
The water will be as hot as you want it and there is plenty of it. There is no shortage of heat sources on a ship!
I notice that you are going to be on the Eurodam. You won't be sharing the repositioning cruise to Rome with us will you?
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OOPS! Now I notice rivilian that youroriginal post was Feb. 6. You probably already had your cruise. How was the water?
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