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Old 06-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #136
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Wow, I had no idea. We sailed on the Fantasy last summer and I never paid any attention to the H2O products, probably because dh uses dandruff shampoo and my two dd's have very long thick hair and those little bottles are never enough so we take big bottles with us.

But, now, oh boy, I'm going to pay attention, especially that body butter/lotion thing!
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #137
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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?
No, I am a non-confrontational person (some would say "wimp") so I just let it go. I bring my own shampoo and conditioner, my kids and husband were the ones using it. They just used mine the rest of the cruise.

These threads seem to be for the purpose of making some people feel superior. I am a live and let live sort (again, some would say "wimp" lol)
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #138
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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.
Actually, the title was meant to be a fun play on words, but again, sarcasm is lost somewhere out there in the internets.

Although, I think you're taking a logical leap in your assumption that they "like" it.

And yes, the way I've heard some people describing their toiletry hoarding, I would describe it as hogging.
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No need to feel guilty about taking the stuff at all. They know that people take stuff home and factor it in.
Sadly, they do know that some people will hide full or partially used bottles so they can get more and take them all home. Unfortunately, they do have to factor that in their prices.

So simple. The products are provided for your use in the cabin. Hiding a full one in your drawers/luggage so you can have extras to take home is wrong. That's why you're hiding it.

Inexpensive for Disney, of course. Do they expect that some people will do that, yes. Lots of people do it, yes. Not as dishonest as stealing other things, such as silverware, I guess there are degrees of dishonesty. A small thing in the big scheme, yes. Plenty of reasonable sounding rationalizations for getting extras to take home.

Would we take home a partially used tube instead of throwing it away? I think so, though not yet. Would we figure out some way to get extras to take home? Of course not. Disney bends over backward to treat us right, and we try our best to return the favor and mutual respect.
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No, I am a non-confrontational person (some would say "wimp") so I just let it go. I bring my own shampoo and conditioner, my kids and husband were the ones using it. They just used mine the rest of the cruise.

These threads seem to be for the purpose of making some people feel superior. I am a live and let live sort (again, some would say "wimp" lol)
I understand not wanting to 'rock the boat.'
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Sadly, they do know that some people will hide full or partially used bottles so they can get more and take them all home. Unfortunately, they do have to factor that in their prices.

So simple. The products are provided for your use in the cabin. Hiding a full one in your drawers/luggage so you can have extras to take home is wrong. That's why you're hiding it.

Inexpensive for Disney, of course. Do they expect that some people will do that, yes. Lots of people do it, yes. Not as dishonest as stealing other things, such as silverware, I guess there are degrees of dishonesty. A small thing in the big scheme, yes. Plenty of reasonable sounding rationalizations for getting extras to take home.

Would we take home a partially used tube instead of throwing it away? I think so, though not yet. Would we figure out some way to get extras to take home? Of course not. Disney bends over backward to treat us right, and we try our best to return the favor and mutual respect.
Awesome post!
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #142
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Dang, Iím still trying to decide to take a DCL cruise and when. If we do take a DCL cruise one day, Iíll have to check this stuff out. My daughter and I have long thick hair and if it is the same size as at the resorts, we would use a whole tube on one wash, but need to shampoo after each visit to the pool. My son uses a special shampoo for dry scalp. My children have really dry skin as well so we usually bring our own of everything in larger quantities. This stuff must be awesome though.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #143
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Long thick hair has its own characteristics that require specialized product -- I would still haul my own stuff, and if the H2O products work, fine, but if not, you'll have your own tried and true reliable shampoo and conditioner. H20 is good quality, but that doesn't mean I'll abandon my own shampoo (dry scalp.)

In addition to being in chlorinated pool water and salt water, when you cruise you also have to deal with humidity, so any hair product that you know will tame the long locks, bring it!
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #144
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Dang, Iím still trying to decide to take a DCL cruise and when. If we do take a DCL cruise one day, Iíll have to check this stuff out. My daughter and I have long thick hair and if it is the same size as at the resorts, we would use a whole tube on one wash, but need to shampoo after each visit to the pool. My son uses a special shampoo for dry scalp. My children have really dry skin as well so we usually bring our own of everything in larger quantities. This stuff must be awesome though.
You might be surprised. I thought the shampoo was not great. It made my hair feel dry and the conditioner actually seemed to make my daughter's hair more tangled and frizzy. We're going to bring our own shampoo next time.

I will however continue to take the lotion because I am classless and immature and without people like me the non-lotion-takers will have no one to feel superior to.
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Ummmmm...

IMHO.... If they did not want you to take the little bottles, they would simply install a wall dispenser...
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #146
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I will however continue to take the lotion because I am classless and immature and without people like me the non-lotion-takers will have no one to feel superior to.


Heading away for the weekend, can't wait to see what sort of products the hotel has so I can hog them, if they're any good I'll be sure to add them to my collection at bring home
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #147
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I am guilty, there I said it. However, when at least on 4 or 5 occasions out of 13 cruises on DCL when the stateroom host or hostess offers to give us extra is that stealing? They pay peanuts for the stuff. There's a little inside joke in our family that's it's time for another cruise when we're almost out of shampoo.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #148
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LOL. Just so everyone knows, now H2O ads are showing up at the top of my DIS page. So, I think this debate is actually helping them sell product. Everybody wins!
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #149
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I've used this thread to introduce my DH to The Dis.

He's found this thoroughly educational and extremely entertaining



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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."
WHAT!?!?!?!? That would have warranted a trip to Guest Services for me!!!

On my 1st cruise, I fell in love with the H2O products... On the last night, I asked my room steward if I could maybe have 1 more of each to bring home... he handed me 5 of each tube... I said it was too much, and he shrugged and said that it wasn't a big deal, he gives ppl extras all the time, and that I should take them and enjoy them...

I think there are far worse things in this world to get worked up into a lather about... <--- see what I did there...
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