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In honor of MSC Cruises' launch of its own perfume -- MED by MSC -- we want to know: What is the weirdest cruise line souvenir you've ever seen or purchased? Could be anything from Cunard's dog overcoats to SeaDream's porcelain coffee cups. The more bizarre, the better!
Maybe not high on the wierdness scale, but a model of the Tahitian Princess... while I was on board the Caribbean Princess. The CB was having a 50 percent off sale and the Tahitian Princess was among the items, presumably because they were going to rename her the Ocean Princess. (They also had postcards and photo albums in the sale that bore a name other than the Caribbean Princess.)
Carnival Triumph - May 2004 / Eastern Caribbean
Discovery Cruises Sun - Dec. 2004 / Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn - Jan. 2007 / Eastern Caribbean
Disney Wonder - Oct. 2007 / Bahamas
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas - Oct. 2008 / Western Caribbean
Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess - Oct. 2009 / Bermuda and Eastern Caribbean (repositioning)
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas - Oct. 2010 / Eastern Caribbean
Disney Dream - Feb. 2012 / Bahamas
While I love the idea of a fragrance, MSC better be careful as there are people who are highly allergic to fragrances of any sort. We have a ban in our work suite on any type of fragranced items: perfume, aftershave, deodorant, etc. Nothing of this type is to be worn into the office!
Deeply Troubled by MSC Decision to Broadcast Perfume
I am one those people, referenced by OTCSTEVE, who cannot tolerate any fragrance what so ever. Our house is chemical free. There is ample and emerging research that shows chemically based fragrances cause cancer and auto-immune disorders. Many countries in Europe have banned fragrances except those consisting of botanical or natural oils. Besides people like me with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), there is a whole element of our population that is not supposed to be exposed to fragrance and other chemicals, and that is cancer survivors. My wife works at a cancer medical facility and all perfume, cologne, & fragrances are banned as a means to protect those patients receiving cancer treatment.
If people haven't noticed, cancer is being diagnosed at alarming rates in younger and younger people. I'm convinced a major reason for this is the onslaught of chemicals placed in many domestic (USA) products. Just over the past few days, National Public Radio has been reporting on the elevated levels of dangerous chemicals in our lakes and ponds.
Shame on MSC for introducing a health hazard to their employees and passengers. It would be interesting to run blood tests on all employees before the perfume is introduced ship wide and then 6 months later. I suspect you will see elevated levels in several auto-immune markers because their livers are having trouble detoxing the chemicals they are breathing 24-7.
Deeply Disappointing & Troubling. Count me out.
__________________ RCCL Serenade of the Seas - November 2010 RCCL Liberty of the Seas - April 2010 RCCL Monarch of the Seas - February 2010 NCL Spirit - August 2009 RCCL Adventure of the Seas - April 2009 Princess Ruby - Nov. 2008 RCCL Jewel of the Seas - Nov. 2007 Celebrity Millenium - Dec. 2006 RCCL Radiance of the Seas - Nov. 2005 NCL The Norway - April 2001 RCCL Song of America - July 1992
Last edited by mainelycarib; December 9th, 2009 at 12:24 PM.