Posted November 16th, 2011, 10:18 AM
I thought for sure the problem would of been rectified by time my cruise date arrived, you guessed it Not!!!. Now I'm hearing the same reports about the Explorer. While I'm not sailing
until April common sense would dictate the problem would be fixed, but that's what I thought about the Radiance. Hopefully I'm worrying for naught but history is a great teacher.
Like another poster, I was also on the 10/27/11 sailing and the smell was pervasive and varied from deck to deck.
Most of the time the worst smells were around deck 7 aft. Sometimes it was up to 8 & 9. We were allllll the way back on deck 9 and only smelled it in our room once. The hallways were another story.
Additionally one night around deck 5 near the MDR the smell was AWFUL.
They did make an announcement & post reminders in the Cruise Compass that people should not flush anything other than toilet paper in the toilet. I can't believe that people are such morons that they have to say it...but apparently they do.
The story we got from our steward was that somebody flushed something that caused a backup and leakage into a cabin. We did witness a cleanup crew one day around deck 7 near a particularly stinky area.
FYI when I was on board the ExOS in 10/2010 it was also stinky, just not as bad. Whatever they're trying to fix - ain't fixed yet. Smear some Vicks under your nose & party on.
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