I'm new to this board, having not cruised in 9 years. I just got off the Freedom of the Seas yesterday (this was my 5th royal caribbean cruise), and has anyone else had really stinky bathrooms? I think it was coming from the toilet - we had maintenance come up once to "fix" it, but it didn't make any difference.
I don't remember any of my previous cruises having that problem - has anyone else?
O yes, as for me I get that problem in any crusie.
Every time as I enter my restroom on any ship it is always terrible stinky,
And only if I get some 30-45 minutes wash - it is OK then.
I travell always alone so I can not get what's up with
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
We've never had a problem, we always stay on one of the upper decks so don't know if that is why.
Oasis September 3, 2011
Adventure November 20, 2011
Mariner January 8, 2012
Radiance April 2, 2011
Mariner January 9, 2011
Oasis 9 October 2010
Majesty 20 August, 2010
Mariner January 31, 2010
Adventure September 27, 2009
Explorer March 27, 2009
Monarch January 9, 2009
Liberty September 2008
Mariner June 2007
Monarch June 2006
We generally find that if we leave the door open, even a little, you allow fresh air to enter the bathroom. This keeps the room much fresher. Try it. On some ships, you can actually open the door fully and it stays open with a magnetic catch. You don't close your bathroom doors all the time in your home, so this is the same principle.
They are marine toilets, so they will 'burp' excess gasses in the pipes...the nature of the beast.
And yes, the more they are flushed the better...
Another tip, I take air freshener [one that kills bacteria...] and those little hanging 'car' air fresheners to hang in the bathrooms... it does help. Keeping the door open also helps. Also ask your room steward, they can put some extra stuff in the john that helps.
I've noticed on the older Vision class ships that some parts of the hallways have a poop ordor; however, I believe it has to do with the plumbing on these ships that need to be rennovated. For example, Radiance has all copper plumbing and I believe they are going through a six month process to move toward PVC piping. As the previous poster mentioned, I always bring a Glade Plug-in or spray with me on cruises for bathroom and cabin ordors. Being in a confined smaller space for 7 days will create various odors (e.g., shoes, dirty cloths, etc.); so it's good to have your bases covered.