You know what I'm talking about! LOL!The difference between the public bathroom with the automated flush is
You go to a public bathroom and assume the position (building those thigh muscles) over the toilet because you don't want to sit, and the auto flush goes off on you because you moved too much.
that the commode uses a great deal more water in the flushing process.
Even if it is an environmental friendly type.
The ship borne commode uses minimal water and a vacuum suction to
remove the waste. The design is to lower the lid on the commode to find
the button for flushing thereby removing any back spatter. In the public
commode there is no solid lid to prevent an overspray.
On modern aircraft you will find the same relative function as that on ships
- lower the lid to prevent unwanted spray and press the flush button.
Aye matey ye be walking the plank pushed by the ships Maintenance
department with a toilet plunger of sorts if you violate the rule of what
goes into the waste vessel. Your waste and the cheap toilet paper ONLY!
Anything else can jam the system and potentially render your section of
the ship to be a Carnival disaster in the making.
Make jokes about it - most everyone does at sometime but when you
gotta go and the system is down for maintenance the options are not
user friendly !
Remember to respect the throne !
CAR FERRY Badger, Manitowoc WI - Ludington MI 7/53
MSTS Darby, NYC Bremem 7/61
MSTS Buckner, Bremem NYC 2/64
Sea Flight Honolulu-Lihue-Honolulu 1975
Golden Princess, Aloha 631, Ship Positioning YVR-LGB 08/06
Carnival Pride, 6137, MEX Riviera LGB-LGB 04/07
Carnival Spirit, 7154, SB Alaska ANC-YVR 08/07
Carnival Victory, 8327, Southern Caribbean SJU-SJU 02/09
Holland-America Westerdam, 8099, Alaska SEA-SEA 06/11
NCL Sun, 1010, SB Alaska ANC-YVR 07/13
NCL Star, 12012, Panama Canal WB MIA-LAX 10/14
NCL Dawn, 12030, Western Caribbean MSY-MSY 1/15
NCL Dawn, 12522, Boston-Quebec City-Boston B2B 9/16
NCL Sun, 1203, Ship Positioning YVR-SFO 9/17