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Old 06-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #121
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I must be the only person who never gets a stateroom hosts that leaves me extras. Ever. I've gotten to the point (twice now) where I needed to call down to housekeeping for extras as I'm stepping into the shower bc I didn't notice that I've already run out.

It was so bad that I literally had no bar soap to use, and DH had to prop the door open and ask our host guy for some straight from his cart.
I never get extras either One time I asked because we ran out, stateroom host said "it is available for purchase in the shops."
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #122
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If you're eating dinner at a restaurant but you're not particularly thirsty do you only ask for 1/2 a glass?

If you can't finish your monstrous dessert at The Cheesecake Factory do you take it home to eat?

Do you ask for an extra coke on the plane?

Do you ask for an extra sickbag or fill the one you're already using before you get another?

Do you leave the cooling on in the hotel room if you're not in there?

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #123
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I don't think there's anything wrong with taking 1 full or nearly full tube of each home at the end of your cruise (I mean, they throw them out anyways to replace with fresh), but you people who are bringing half a suitcase load home... Stop it! Please.
I agree with you and I think your words will make some people think. Others won't get it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #124
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The only thing a room should giuve you is a good nights sleep. The clock radios, pillows, coat hangers and yes even the shampoo is provided for your use. Obviously there are cost to DCL for toiletries otherwise, they would not have cut Body Butter. Once you have taken the item I don't think it matters how you use it. The end never justifies the means. If you have to take it maybe you shouldn't have it. It may just come to that.
The major error in your logic is that you are comparing consumable versus non-consumable goods.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:10 AM   #125
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The only thing a room should giuve you is a good nights sleep. The clock radios, pillows, coat hangers and yes even the shampoo is provided for your use. Obviously there are cost to DCL for toiletries otherwise, they would not have cut Body Butter. Once you have taken the item I don't think it matters how you use it. The end never justifies the means. If you have to take it maybe you shouldn't have it. It may just come to that.
By all means, tell us again how you know why they changed the body butter to lotion. I am all ears...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #126
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I cannot wait to get on my cruise and try this stuff. If there is such a fight over it, it must be an awesome product, right?? At The Grand Californian, they have H2O products. I wasn't impressed. I still took them home...

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #127
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The room amenities are absolutely included in the price. There is no way people would be getting fresh bottles of product every day unless the price were factored in. No need to feel guilty about taking the stuff at all. They know that people take stuff home and factor it in. I think Disney is completely aware of how much product a guest will use on a daily basis and that they are providing more product than would be used during the span of a stay.

In other words, somehow I think they are on to the not so secret fact that guests take home unused product. You have been charged for it already. It is part if the package you pay for.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #128
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #129
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I'm not trying to get involved in the fray here, but I have a question. Do stateroom hosts have to pay or somehow account for the soap, shampoos, etc.? Are they accountable for what they take from the stockroom or is it just a take whatever you need situation? I know that when I get a haircut, the products my stylist uses are included in the cost, but she has to buy them herself. When I order Mary Kay or other products like that, samples are often included with my order, but the seller has to purchase them herself as well as the catalogs and other supplies.

On our recent cruise, we ran out of shampoo after the first night (there were four of us in one room) and it was not replenished the next day when our host came to clean up. I saw him in the hall later with his cart and asked for a couple of bottles and he gladly gave them to me, but his drawer on the cart was nearly empty. He gave me his last bottle of conditioner and said it would be OK because he would be able to get some more the next day. This was in the middle of the afternoon. I wonder what would have happened if someone else needed some, would they just have to go without? I couldn't figure out why he couldn't just go to a stockroom and grab some more if guests needed them.
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By all means, tell us again how you know why they changed the body butter to lotion. I am all ears...
They switched from body butter to lotion on DCL, due to the Resorts using only lotion. DCL needed to switch to lotion to join the Resorts for cost savings of a bigger purchase contract with H20.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #131
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They switched from body butter to lotion on DCL, due to the Resorts using only lotion. DCL needed to switch to lotion to join the Resorts for cost savings of a bigger purchase contract with H20.
Yes...I think "railagainst" was insinuating they did it because guests were taking the little tubes.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #132
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I must be the only person who never gets a stateroom hosts that leaves me extras. Ever. I've gotten to the point (twice now) where I needed to call down to housekeeping for extras as I'm stepping into the shower bc I didn't notice that I've already run out.

It was so bad that I literally had no bar soap to use, and DH had to prop the door open and ask our host guy for some straight from his cart.
No you're not the only one. One of our room stewards actually took the used bottles out of the garbage can (the only thing in there at the time) and put them back in the shower (there wasn't enough conditioner for my long hair so I was a bit cheezed). We've never had them replaced everyday. We're lucky if we've gotten more than 1 set in a cruise.

I don't see the issue in taking what remains on the last day of your cruise (even if it's a full bottle) because the next person should have a new one. I don't think that people should be coming home with bags of it in their suitcase though.

I remember a thread recently where GF cookies were mentioned - they are the pre-packaged kind. One poster stated that she wanted to "load up" on them while on the ship to take some home. A number of posters were miffed and told her that was not okay.

I guess my question would be - what's the difference?

And if there is no difference than what else is it okay to take?

I love granola - especially the little boxes you get at breakfast - is it okay for me to pack a suitcase full of them to take home so that when I pull it out and enjoy it with my yogurt at work, I think of my fond cruise memories?

I think taking something that's opened that would be tossed out is one thing, I think hoarding bottles and bottles of stuff is another.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #133
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One last comment before I abandon this thread. The title of this thread is the thing that got me the most. Hogging? Are people going without? Three exclamation points at the end? Are you really in that much of a rage?
Would it surprise you that DCL actually knows that people take some extra home and they LIKE that? It keeps their brand before you and even makes you long to take another cruise.
this says EVERYTHING. well said and thank you for summing it up. now, I to think I to will abandon this thread. its coming off my subscribe list but as a p.s.........i'm taking more shampoo next time I crusie.
just sayin.......
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #134
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I never get extras either One time I asked because we ran out, stateroom host said "it is available for purchase in the shops."
I hope you called housekeeping at that point - they are supposed to keep your room looking like the day you entered it - stocked. Families with several heads of long hair will go through several bottles of conditioner per day.

I've found this thread kind of interesting. Mostly because its yet another thread of one group of people trying to lord over others actions and decisions. Aren't vacations to get away from the stress?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #135
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I hope you called housekeeping at that point - they are supposed to keep your room looking like the day you entered it - stocked. Families with several heads of long hair will go through several bottles of conditioner per day.

I've found this thread kind of interesting. Mostly because its yet another thread of one group of people trying to lord over others actions and decisions. Aren't vacations to get away from the stress?
Beautifully said!
I have long thick curly hair and use 2 bottles of both shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair. I have tried to do it in less and it is not sufficient to get all of my hair. Some people are implying that this is unacceptable. When a person goes on vacation, it is supposed to be a stress free zone. I don't think I should have to worry about how many shampoo bottles I may be using daily that may cause DCL to go "bankrupt". Someone mentioned that they were denied extra shampoo and conditioner? I pray to God that this never happens to me because I will complain immediately. To get denied extra shampoo I need to appropriately wash my hair and then told to go "buy" some at the shop? That is an insult to the people on board paying to be on the ship for something that is already included in the price.

I understand that the argument was started based on those who are taking some home, which I admit I also find silly, but it has turned into what quantities are acceptable for use or how the toiletries should be used in the room and that is plain ridiculous. Everyone is different with different hair and bodies, if people need more soap and shampoo/conditioner, they should get some with out others getting in a rut about it. Enjoy your cruise and let others enjoy theirs and please don't judge how others bath or wash their hair.
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