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glassslipper2004
08-13-2011, 06:30 PM
I'm not sure there's a trick to this one but people on these boards seems to know so many tricks so -- where do you hang your bathing suits to dry? Is there enough room on the bathroom in your cabin for 4 people's suits? Do they dry in a reasonable amount of time, or should we figure on 2 per person to have a dry one available (of course, this results in twice as many wet suits...)

gailg3horses
08-13-2011, 06:37 PM
I would bring 2 per person but there is a clothes line that you pull out in the bathtub. Great invention. We didn't see it on our first cruise but second time, it was awesome to have.

holie
08-13-2011, 06:37 PM
there's a clothes line above the tub, that detaches from the wall, people slip the cord through the leg holes and straps of their bathing suits and reattach...It's not terribly long, it will work for 2 MAYBE 3 people, but there are towel racks or over the ledge of the tub will work as well.

kikids
08-13-2011, 06:39 PM
Our 'secret' trick is buy those plastic suction cups with a hook attached from the hardware store, maybe even the dollar store. And we put them outside our verandah on the glass. We've even left them there over night while at sea and the suits never blew overboard! Though we try to remember to move the suction cups in and hang them on the inside of the verandah glass for the most part. Takes up no room at all!

There is that retractable string across the shower thing in every bathroom but we've never used it.

glassslipper2004
08-13-2011, 06:49 PM
I knew you guys would have ideas! The suction cup idea is a great one, and if I don't remember (or don't make it to the hardware store before next week) then I will know to look for the clothesline thingy.

And although I've used those lines in the past in hotels, I never thought to just string it through the legholes, etc. in the suits themselves so the suits don't fall off - seems obvious now :goodvibes

Thanks!

acourtwdw
08-13-2011, 06:53 PM
Our 'secret' trick is buy those plastic suction cups with a hook attached from the hardware store, maybe even the dollar store. And we put them outside our verandah on the glass. We've even left them there over night while at sea and the suits never blew overboard! Though we try to remember to move the suction cups in and hang them on the inside of the verandah glass for the most part. Takes up no room at all!

There is that retractable string across the shower thing in every bathroom but we've never used it.

FYI-For fire and safety reasons, DCL does not like anything to be hung on the verandah. So don't be surprised if you are asked to remove any items left on the verandah or if they are removed by your stateroom host/hostess.

extechie rbd/wdt
08-13-2011, 07:11 PM
FYI-For fire and safety reasons, DCL does not like anything to be hung on the verandah. So don't be surprised if you are asked to remove any items left on the verandah or if they are removed by your stateroom host/hostess.

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Although your not hanging them on the veranda rail against DCL's policy, it's not your back yard and when in port other people can see them, not great!
Plus it degrades the look of the ship :) Use the bathroom "washing line" or the dryers in the laundry room please!


Ex Techie

KayR
08-13-2011, 07:12 PM
We use the dryer line in the bathtub and also bring suction cup hooks to and affix them to the bathtub tiles. If we need more hanging space, there is always the faucet handles and other bath hardware that is over the bathtub. We have plenty of hanging space in the bathtub. (Not sure what the stateroom host thinks of all the swim suits hanging in the tub, but hey, I guess they are used to it)

darwinsrule
08-13-2011, 07:19 PM
:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Although your not hanging them on the veranda rail against DCL's policy, it's not your back yard and when in port other people can see them, not great!
Plus it degrades the look of the ship :) Use the bathroom "washing line" or the dryers in the laundry room please!


Ex Techie

You don't have to hang them over the railing itself (which is kind of trailer park in my mind). There are chairs on the veranda. We have done this on the Wonder and at WDW. Given the outside temperature in August (hotter than surface of sun) it took no time at all for the suits to dry.

extechie rbd/wdt
08-13-2011, 07:30 PM
You don't have to hang them over the railing itself (which is kind of trailer park in my mind). There are chairs on the veranda. We have done this on the Wonder and at WDW. Given the outside temperature in August (hotter than surface of sun) it took no time at all for the suits to dry.

As I said, "it's not your back yard and when in port other people can see them, not great!
Plus it degrades the look of the ship Use the bathroom "washing line" or the dryers in the laundry room please!"

I'm not going to debate this, hanging clothes over chairs is one thing, placing clothing on the windows of a stateroom is another.
Both when left unattended pose an additional fire risk (cigarette thrown from a deck above, and that is also not right) but......
The washing line in the bathroom or the dryer are better places to dry clothing, not a veranda. :)

Ex Techie

atinkerbellmom
08-13-2011, 07:46 PM
You are not allowed to place "things to dry" on your verandah at all. We have hug a towel on the back of the chair one cruise and our SRH removed it and told us it was a no no. He told us that DCL does not allow it as it looks messy to "on-lookers". One cruise my DH placed a swim trunk on the back of a chair on the verandah and our SRH that year removed it and placed it on the back of the bathroom door (the way we discovered those hooks):lmao: When she saw us after dinner, she told us that nothing can hang on the verandah as it was against policy. Now she told us a different reason. She said "the weater can change with a blink of the eye on ocean trails and things on the verandah (including large staionairy things can get tossed around) and if something was to blow over board, the ship is responsible).
So after those 2 times of being told it was a "no no" we have only used the line in the bathroom in the tub. :goodvibes

Candy Apple
08-13-2011, 08:16 PM
To get them to dry more quickly, we roll our suits in a towel to squeeze them dry and then hang them up on the line in the bathroom.

peg2001
08-13-2011, 08:34 PM
One tip I read years ago was to hang the suits upside down. A little dampness is to much easier to tolerate around the top of your suit. . .as opposed to the bottom! :thumbsup2

extechie rbd/wdt
08-13-2011, 08:34 PM
To get them to dry more quickly, we roll our suits in a towel to squeeze them dry and then hang them up on the line in the bathroom.

A good tip, and I alway's managed to get my trunk's dry by the next day hanging them in a 4 foot x 4 foot bathroom, or I would have taken them to the crew laundry room and but them in a dryer on a low heat.

Yet again, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Ex Techie

lbgraves
08-13-2011, 10:42 PM
Now where is JustStace with her picture of the drawers being dried on a line on a verandah? ;)

maria-fan-22
08-13-2011, 11:45 PM
The fire hazard isn't the only reason I wouldn't hang anything out on the verandah to dry, does anyone remember those guys in yellow suits who come rolling past peoples verandahs? We we discovered on our most recent cruise that they sometimes come along with power washers and spray down your verandah. Wouldn't want my suit to be power washed! pirate:

designertravels
08-14-2011, 01:36 AM
I have started to bring clothes pins, they help with the clothes line.

Jill

DVC Mary
08-14-2011, 07:30 AM
One other idea for at least some members of your group is to change on CC mid afternoon, rinse out those things, & let the HOT sun dry them while you relax in shorts & tshirt or sundress, etc. & read a book. Kids will still play in the water, but at least you can get 2 suits fairly dry.

Extra clothes drying lines are quite handy too in the bathroom or the room once they're no longer dripping.

sweetpee_1993
08-14-2011, 11:56 AM
Still have yet to go on our first cruise but I'll 2nd the tip to roll your wet things in a dry towel before hanging to dry. My mom taught me that one when I was a kid. I roll them up, lay the roll on the floor, then dance one end to the other a couple times. You'd be shocked at how dry things come out. If you have little ones they'll be totally delighted with Mom or Dad's silly clothes-drying dance. :laughing:

glassslipper2004
08-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Love the roll in a towel idea - very smart.

Alexander
08-14-2011, 12:36 PM
If our suits are wet, but no longer dripping (which is usually the case by the time we walk back to our stateroom) I put them on hangers and hang them in the closet with some space between them so air can circulate. I also do this with my non-dryer clothes after I take them out of the washing maching while on vacation.

Carla33
08-14-2011, 12:37 PM
We use the hangers in the room to hold the suits on the line in the bathroom so there is enough room for all our suits. :thumbsup2

PrincessTrisha
08-14-2011, 02:18 PM
We bought some big, plastic clothes pins from the dollar store to take with us next time. The line in the bathroom works well, but it's better if you don't have to hang your suit completely over the line (where it may touch itself). And I agree with hanging things from the bottom instead of the top - that doesn't just go for swimsuits either. I'd rather have the small clothes pin mark (where the fabric was squished) at the bottom of my tshirt than on the shoulders.