Am I the only one??

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#1
Novato, California
131 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
who thinks the lotion and shampoo on Celebrity stinks, literally? The lotion is like bug spray and it's so tacky to have it mounted on the wall...does this bother anyone else or am I being too nit picky?

Stephanie

1986 Southward, NCL;1987 Holiday, Carnival;1988 Seaward, NCL; 1989 SS Norway, NCL;1990 Starward, NCL;1991 Skyward, NCL;1993 & 1994 Viking Serande, RCL; 1996 & 1997 Westerdam, HAL;1998 Noordam, HAL;1999 Veendam, HAL; 2000 Galaxy, Celebrity; 2001 Ryndam, HAL; 2001 Horizon, Celebrity;2002 Zaandam, HAL;2002 Horizon, Celebrity;2003 Constellation, Celebrity;2004 Mercury, Celebrity
#2
4,208 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Let me ask you a question?

Do you NORMALLY use the hotel-provided products???

I DO NOT!!! Now, when I try them, am I interested or not? NOT!!! Low class quality!

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#4
Central Ohio
1,394 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Stephy1:
I totally agree with you. I love lotions and I think theirs has an antiseptic smell. I know some pax like it, but I will not use it!
#6
Central Ohio
1,394 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
cruising with marti:
I think you are the only one that has mentioned the soap in this thread so far.

The Zenith had the bar soap with oatmeal and it was okay. I carry my own brand with me all the time due to some allergic reactions.
#10
Northern San Diego County, CA
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I thought the lotion was stinky too.

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#12
64 Posts
Joined May 2004
Wow - Am I The Only One - who REALLY LIKES the Celebrity lotion?!! I love the coconut smell. In fact, they have free little bottles of the lotion in the ladies changing room in the spa and I take as many as possible and take them home to use. Brings back wonderful memories of my great Celebrity cruises when I smell that great coconut smell.
#14
bridgeport,ct usa
1,534 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
was just on Galaxy, concierge class and you would think the lotion would be a little upscale? NOT! smelled like some kind of herb gone bad, no coconut OR vanilla!

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#15
4,208 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
was it really watery too??? Ours was on Summit! I was glad I brought my own!

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#16
Novato, California
131 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Well, I use the lotions that most hotels offer because it's decent stuff. My skin gets dry, especially if I've been in the salt water. It just strikes me as cheap to have it mounted on the wall in a dispenser and then it smells bad and is kind of sticky.
The soap is fine....

Stephanie

1986 Southward, NCL;1987 Holiday, Carnival;1988 Seaward, NCL; 1989 SS Norway, NCL;1990 Starward, NCL;1991 Skyward, NCL;1993 & 1994 Viking Serande, RCL; 1996 & 1997 Westerdam, HAL;1998 Noordam, HAL;1999 Veendam, HAL; 2000 Galaxy, Celebrity; 2001 Ryndam, HAL; 2001 Horizon, Celebrity;2002 Zaandam, HAL;2002 Horizon, Celebrity;2003 Constellation, Celebrity;2004 Mercury, Celebrity
#18
Denver, CO
784 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
You might be comparing apples and oranges here. Remember the CC and suites get a different grade of toiletries.

I've always found them to be acceptable in the suites.

Sue
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#19
Novato, California
131 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Was the lotion dispenser mounted on the wall or did you get little bottles of it? I know the little bottles in the public bathrooms is much nicer than the stuff in the cabins.

Stephanie

1986 Southward, NCL;1987 Holiday, Carnival;1988 Seaward, NCL; 1989 SS Norway, NCL;1990 Starward, NCL;1991 Skyward, NCL;1993 & 1994 Viking Serande, RCL; 1996 & 1997 Westerdam, HAL;1998 Noordam, HAL;1999 Veendam, HAL; 2000 Galaxy, Celebrity; 2001 Ryndam, HAL; 2001 Horizon, Celebrity;2002 Zaandam, HAL;2002 Horizon, Celebrity;2003 Constellation, Celebrity;2004 Mercury, Celebrity
#20
69 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
One of the reasons cruiselines went to the dispensers is because of people taking too many bottles home with them.

Remember -- use what you can on the cruise, but it isn't meant to supply you at home! On some cruises they have stopped putting personal supplies in the Spa areas simply because they have been taken by passengers.

I don't like the lotion in the dispensers -- I find it very sticky and icky. The shampoo is too drying for my hair, so I just bring my own.