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Old November 18th, 2004, 01:28 PM
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Let's get something started. I think the worst smell, actually anywhere, is that of a cigar in an inside area not approved for cigar smoking.

I realize that perfume and body odors can be very unpleasant, but you can escape from them a lot easier than you can the putrid stink of a cigar. I don't mind listening to Rush Limbaugh sometimes, but I would never want to be in a studio with him.

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Old November 18th, 2004, 03:24 PM
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Sorry Paul, but if you trawl this waste land of forgotten comments you will find we have done this one to death.... cigars, cigs, smelly obese people, foot odour. The lot,,,come on Paul think of something new,,,you'll be a star !!

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Old November 18th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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Paul:
Sewage backup/overflow on the crew deck on Norwegian Sky. It was overpowering in the tender area. I can usually handle that type of smell but if the tender hadn't started boarding there would have been an additional smell to deal with. :-)

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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:46 PM
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Agree with MIke, that awful sewer smell. Got a strong whiff of it one morning while lying in bed!! But by the time I was up and about (and had opened the balcony door) it subsided.

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Old November 18th, 2004, 10:36 PM
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The sewer/bilge smell for sure!

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Old November 18th, 2004, 11:32 PM
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I am not a smoker, but the smell of cigar smoke is actually a good one to me. I have always loved the smell of a cigar.
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Old November 18th, 2004, 11:56 PM
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I actually love the smell of a pipe over a cigarette or a cigar.

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I love the smell of a cigar. It's aroma is pleasurable.

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Old November 19th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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I agree that a sewer smell is worse, but, fortunately, I have never encountered that on a ship.

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The worst smell on any ship has to be someone who OD's on perfume/cologne. My wife has severe asthma, and the effect from perfume is more immediate and severe than any second-hand smoke.

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Old November 19th, 2004, 06:06 PM
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I've seen people part crowds with the smell of their perfume/cologne like moses before the red sea.

When is someone going to do a study on the health effects and long term care costs (psychological included) associated with that overpowering smell.

Cigars don't bother me, and the sewage smell is usually just on some decks that I've noticed but can be dismissed as part of being on a certain ship. I can't get my head around people that use way too much perfume to the point where it's not pleasant but short-circuts the wiring in my nose.

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Old November 19th, 2004, 09:25 PM
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I also agree with Okie and Banker on the perfume. On my Alaska cruise in September, there was one woman who was wearing it so heavy one morning that the smell about knocked me over on an OPEN AIR wild life tour boat. Heavy perfume hits me with a double whammy...I am allergic and it can trigger a migraine. I moved upwind from she and her husband as did several other people on the boat. I encountered her again when we disembarked and I was waiting in the line for a taxi at Canada Place. She was a lot farther back in the line, but I could still smell the perfume. UGH!

Actually, Banker, there have been several studies done on the harmful effects of heavy perfumes, but most of these have been surpressed by the multi-million dollar perfume industry. The effects on people's health is about the same or worse than second-hand smoke according to some studies.

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Linda, I am just wondering why you did not say something to the offending woman. Something that would alert her to the impact of her cologne. I know I don't smell my fragrance after many months of wearing it, and have had others tell me it was strong, and to me I couldn't even smell it. I think most people would like to know if their fragrance was too strong for others. After all, the reason you wear it is to be pleasing to yourself and others! If that happened to me, I certainly would point it out. And, I sure would want to know if it ws too strong, so I could go the bathroom and try to remove at least part of it, or at least learn a lesson for the future........
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Actually Glenda, the woman's husband approached me and asked me why everyone was avoiding them while we were on the tour boat. When I told him nicely that his wife's perfume was causing me problems, he got really angry and told me that it wasn't cheap perfume and I was rude to say something about it...well he was the one that asked. . I don't know what he expected...

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Linda,

One of those "wonderful" times when you are darned if you do and darned if you don't. You are so right, he asked. Big deal if it was expensive perfume, less is definitely better and it is true that the person wearing the fragrance has no idea how strong it is.

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I agree wholeheartedly and have joined in conversations about this before. People who wear perfume everyday do not smell it equally as others do. Your sensory receptors have been dulled over the years and in order for you to smell it you must continue to put on more and more.

If you put it on your neck, and you don't smell it, then it's enough. Other people do smell it and what is appropriate is only those people getting close enough to you to smell it are the only ones who should smell it.

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Old November 20th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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The worst smell and it is not always obvious,,,,,is the smell of arrogance from some passengers to their fellow cruisers.
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The worst smell I have encountered on a ship is the night my DW ate some mexican food..about 1am the smell crept in and I dont think it was a backup in the sewage bilge.
Gosh! I hope she dont read this...>wink<

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Old November 24th, 2004, 10:55 AM
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John, keep her away from San Antonio. We invented Tex-Mex food here, and there are Mexican resturants on every block.

The food is goooood and stays with you or in your immediate area.
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I think it would have to be waking up in a pool of my own vomit in the bathroom of my cabin on the Sovereign after over indulging on the Yellow Bird tour in Nassau.



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hey David,

I didn't know my arrogance odour was that offensive!

I thought it only affected those around me and in immediate contact!

that was good, and very true!

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Old November 24th, 2004, 03:03 PM
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Dave, thanks for sharing!
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Dave TW, my good buddy, what are you like and as Paul B says thanks for sharing what was "too much Information"

Love the pic you attached to the post of the Sovereign. But looking at it....it appears they were sailing and you got left on shore given your antics !!!

or

Did you meet some chicks on shore, got back late and had to hire a boat to catch up !!

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The worst smell is walking down the center of the ship towards the crew mess and smelling the insinerator room!!! You instantly lose your appitite!
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The worst smell I ever experienced was on a tender. It was a combination of the diesel engine exhaust and vomit that had not been cleaned up well. The choppy seas didn't make it easy to endure, but somehow I managed not to make a contribution.
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Thats outragious Geoherb, okay forget the diesel fumes, but you had to travel on a tender that had vomit still on the floor,,,the tenders can be slippy at the best of times !!

A real gripe., what line was that? Disgusting
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Years ago as kids(1960 something) we went to the Hershey factory in PA, I am a choclaholic, but that was the worst smell ever, does it still smell that way?
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Cigarette and cigar smoke and the breath of these people when they open their mouths to speak while taking a tiny cruise ship elevator . IMHO.

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Oh Fisch. Don't hold back. Say what you really mean.
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