Sewer smell on ships?

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  1. avinsmomma

    avinsmomma Earning My Ears

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    Do the staterooms stink? I've noticed several posts today referencing stinky rooms and sewer smells on the classic ships. I had also saw air freshener on several packing lists and had assumed that was due to smell of people currently using the restroom in a cabin, not the ghost of sewage past :)
     
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  3. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

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    We have sailed11 times and have never experienced a sewage smell in our stateroom.
     
  4. Meghatron

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    Same for us, except the eleven times part. But three times on the Wonder in the last two years and again in May. No sewer smells. And I'm super sensitive to that kind of thing.
     
  5. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

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    Yep. In Jan 2011 on the Magic - room 2628. The only thing we liked about that room was that it was on the ship.

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  6. PrincessShmoo

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    Three times on the Magic and three times on the Wonder, in 5 different rooms. No sewer smells here.
     
  7. FJS961

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    We had the sewer smell in the master bath in the Roy (cat R) on the Fantasy last summer. They were very aggressive to investigate and fix problem. They were very apologetic and the concierge staff gave us a collectible momento to keep for our 'trouble'
     
  8. Tonka's Skipper

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    The reqiurements for the handling and treatment of waste wate on ocean going vessels, especailly cruise ships have put a strain on the techonogy to system and operate them.

    I truth is all cruise ships, every once in a long while with have a minor (well minor or worse, depending on your nose) smell problems, including Disney.

    This is really qiute rare, you just see and read about it more on the forums.

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  9. Chee Chick

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    I found the toilets on the Magic to smell horrific. I would gag every time I had to use that bathroom. I kept the toilet seat down when it wasn't being used and that kept the smell confined to the toilet and bathroom.

    I loved the Magic and thought it was such a beautiful ship. This was my only real complaint. I am hoping the Fantasy doesn't have this issue.
     
  10. psboynh

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    Was on the Wonder jan 14-19 2013 and only noticed the smell around day three. It was centralized in the bathroom(we had a split) and I kept the toilet lid closed when not in use and you couldn't smell anything. My fiancé says she never smelled it, but I noticed. It wasn't bad just a little off putting.
     
  11. luv2sleep

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    Yes! Was on the 14 day Hawaii on the Wonder in October and definitely had a smell. I can't remember how they explained it but it had up do with a normal process. There are vents at the bottoms of the bathrooms under the sinks in both bathrooms. When things were 'full' at the end of a 4 day stretch and the ship was rocky I smelled it more. They had to put tape over the vents. It might not be as noticeable on trips where there aren't long stretches of sea days. If you notice they 'empty' brown stuff (don't know what that is) under water from one side of the ship (we were starboard side) every morning when the ship docks. That kind of stank too.
     
  12. luv2sleep

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    Btw, I didn't notice it on our 7 day MR on the wonder but there weren't as many consecutive sea days.
     
  13. cris0809

    cris0809 Might be why the rum is always gone

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    We've cruised DCL 9 times and have not had any issues with sewage smell.

    That being said when we were on the Dream in Nov 2012 in concierge on Deck 11, our neighbors in the 1BR accessible room (11006) reported awful smells in the master bathroom. They were unable to fix it for the short duration of the cruise. Needless to say they were unhappy and stated at the time that they were planning to sail the classics exclusively for the service, space and longer itineraries. No more Dream for them.
     
  14. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Ive noticed it on the ships several times, and not all the times in the rooms. It took a while, and I think I know where its coming from, since we have the same problem where I work on occasion. On the floors of the bathrooms, are drains. Under the floor they are designed to hold a certain amount of water, to keep gasses etc. from backing up. If the traps, dry out for any number of reasons,(normal evaporation, wave action etc) the smell will start to come out into what ever room the trap is in. All you really need to do, is to take 2 or 3 glasses of water, and pour it down the drains in the floors. Not the 1 in the bathtub, the one on the floor. It should solve the problem. It kind of came to me after talking to a room steward who said they had solved the problem in 1 room by taping off the floor vent/drain, and here at work where in a brand new bldg, the water that is supposed to go in to the drain, everytime you turn on the sink, didnt work because debris got into the lines. Simple fix, pour a couple of glasses of water into the floor drain and see what happens.
     
  15. luv2sleep

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    I never saw them pour water down there. I wonder why they didn't do that?

    So would some locations on the ship be more prone to this or does it not matter where you are?
     
  16. Tonka's Skipper

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    Truck 1 has a very good point there..........the reason it may only effect some rooms and not others has to do with the many many many pipes, engles, directions, and connections in the system. during use sometimes a vaccum developing in the pipe, drawing the water out of the trap and thereby letting the smell back up.

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  17. avinsmomma

    avinsmomma Earning My Ears

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    Well that is a bummer! Could we bring baking soda on board to put in the bathroom? What type of air fresheners fight stinky sewer?
     
  18. itdoesntsmell

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    It really doesn't smell in 99.9% of staterooms!

    And if it does, tell your SR host and they will either get someone to fix it or move you.

    No need to bring air fresheners or baking soda for anything other than you and yours making a smell in the BR!!!!
    And even then there is the vacuum of the toilet to help suck the smelly air away!

    But remember ships move up/down, side to side, and front to back so plumbing issues can happen, and if they do, ask someone else to sort it out or demand to be moved if they fail to!
     
  19. luv2sleep

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    Just close your bathroom doors. It's not that bad. I stayed in the same room for 2 weeks and didn't ask to move. I bring a travel air fresher spray on vacation so if you normally bring that use it. It's really not that big of a deal.
     
  20. Silverfox97

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    Yeah - we just shut the bathroom door too. It wasn't that bad; it was just a whiff from time to time....

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  21. Sir William

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    We had the odor problem another cruise line (on deck 2) and I did the water down the drain trick and that solved the problem.
     

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