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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:14 PM
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Default bathroom light switch on the outside wall on the RC Mariner.

Just got back from the Mariner on the Royal Carribean. It was fantastic. The only gripe I have from the 7 night cruise is that the bathroom light switch for the bathroom was on the outside wall behind the door. So if you opened the door and the light was not on, you had to step out, shut the door and then turn on the light.

We loved the cruise line and this boat - as you can probably tell from how picky this gripe is. We couldn't find anything important to gripe about.
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Gosh - never even gave it a thought - although the light switch for MY bathroom is outside the door, too.
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We could never see the reasoning behind having the light switch on the outside of the door. There is no way of entering a bathroom during the night and turning on the light without disturbing your cabin mate. Even entering and closing the door most of the way and slipping your hand out to turn on the light still lights up the cabin. But having the switch on the hinge side is even more nonsensical. When your cabin mate is a light sleeper one learns to remember where everything is in the dark...
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Is it maybe not the universal health and safety approach in that having an electric switch in an area that could be touched by wet hands, ie in the bathroom, is a potential cause of people being electrocuted, just asking. 8)

Same reason you don’t get a full voltage socket in a bathroom to plug your hair dryer in

Water meets electicity ='s death for the person making up the circuit

As for it being place on the wrong side of the door that’s wrong, and God bless designers, but its out there on a exterior wall for a reason
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I believe the switch has been on the outside on most of the ships I've sailed. Must be a reason for it. We usually leave the light on during the night anyway.
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Just got back from the Mariner on the Royal Carribean. It was fantastic. The only gripe I have from the 7 night cruise is that the bathroom light switch for the bathroom was on the outside wall behind the door. So if you opened the door and the light was not on, you had to step out, shut the door and then turn on the light.

We loved the cruise line and this boat - as you can probably tell from how picky this gripe is. We couldn't find anything important to gripe about.
Must say I have wondered the same thing myself, makes it impossible to turn on the light without disturbing your cabinmate!
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Personally, I can grunt, snore, fart and talk in my sleep and I have been told sometimes all at the same time .

The light coming on in the bathroom is a blessing for my wife, at least it shows I have been steered away from the wardrobes or balcony

Don’t mock this affliction men can have, strange bed, strange room, a couple of beers, in that scenario the bathroom light is like a beacon for the bursting bladder
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Take a nite lite or a flashlite - as most bathrooms are very dark and have
no windows - a light switch on the outside is logical - of course the location
is something else again.
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I absolutely agree with Sherrie! I have the 'mature guy's' problem and I always take a small flashlight and a night light that I leave plugged in in the bathroom. Problem solved
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We allways keep the bathroom light on all night long.

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The other reason for the switch on the outside of the bathroom --- you
have to "step up" to go into the bathroom --- if there was no light --
I am sure some would take a nasty fall !!!!
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The other reason for the switch on the outside of the bathroom --- you
have to "step up" to go into the bathroom --- if there was no light --
I am sure some would take a nasty fall !!!!
That's the best reason I've seen so far.

It also bugs me having it on the outside. More than once my wife or I have left the other in the dark because we wanted to turn on or off a cabin light and hit the bathroom light.

I can't function in total darkness so we just leave the TV on and turn the sound down.

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We always take a three watt night light and a small flashlight (that's a torch for our Brit friends).
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