The Dream and the Sewage Smell

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#1
Georgia
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Joined Oct 2008
We just got off the Dream this morning and for the most part we had a wonderful time. The staff was WONDERFUL, the food was ok and the ship was maintained very well. BUT, trust me when I tell you, the sewage smell is REAL!! We were on the Vista deck and you could smell sewage at the aft of the ship. It was worst in our room. I am not sure how the ship is designed, but on Thursday, our bathroom floor was full of water and bleach. Once we notified the steward, he qucikly came, mopped the floor and apologized. DH and I could not figure what was wrong, but as the day went on, we figured that the room steward must have used it to try to combat the smell. By this morning, the stench was so bad my nostrils were burning (we had air freshner and a Renuzit). Does anyone know the cause of the stench?
#2
2,465 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
That's is an on going problem with the Dream. At first it was stated on these boards the problem was fixed. Who ever stated that must have worked for Carnival. I agree the smell was there , both times I cruised her
#3
Ottawa
557 Posts
Joined Jun 2013
Oh my...I would be gagging! So, if I may, is this problem only on the Dream? Or is it an issue with this class of ship? I'm an aft cabin gal and I would be totally bummed if I was smelling that! I've never encountered it (mainly sail Conquest class)
#4
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by Josher61
Oh my...I would be gagging! So, if I may, is this problem only on the Dream? Or is it an issue with this class of ship? I'm an aft cabin gal and I would be totally bummed if I was smelling that! I've never encountered it (mainly sail Conquest class)
No problems with the Breeze as for sewage smells.
The Dream has more of a sewage smell than any in carnivals fleet.
Don't know why they cant seem to get that right on the Dream.
#5
alabama
362 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by Josher61
Oh my...I would be gagging! So, if I may, is this problem only on the Dream? Or is it an issue with this class of ship? I'm an aft cabin gal and I would be totally bummed if I was smelling that! I've never encountered it (mainly sail Conquest class)
Never had a sewage smell, did have a strong marine paint smell once. Called guest services and they put an ion (think that's what it was called) machine in the room for 30 minutes and the smell was gone.
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#7
St. Cloud, Fl
10,442 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Sounds more like an isolated incident specific to that area. In the past, there have been complaints of a "passing" smell here and there, but not as specific as you describe.
#8
Virginia
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Joined Feb 2010
I just got off the Breeze today and may I just have a sensitive nose but that sewage smell was very strong many, many times and not just at the Aft of the ships either. Also many ppl commented whenever we were in a "smell zone." I have never been on the Dream so I couldn't compare the 2 but I can tell you that I've been on the Destiny and Triumph once each and the Freedom twice and I had never smelled any sewage smells at all on those ships. It was very strong and prevalent on the Breeze.


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#9
Virginia
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I just got off the Breeze today and maybe I just have a sensitive nose but that sewage smell was very strong many, many times and not just at the Aft of the ships either. Also many ppl commented whenever we were in a "smell zone." I have never been on the Dream so I couldn't compare the 2 but I can tell you that I've been on the Destiny and Triumph once each and the Freedom twice and I had never smelled any sewage smells at all on those ships. It was very strong and prevalent on the Breeze.


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#10
Barbados
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Joined May 2007
Originally posted by Josher61
Hmmmm. Strange. Wonder why its on that ship and not others with the same design? Seem weird.
We were on Valor two weeks ago, and we smelled The Smell there too
-often in the oddest of places.


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#14
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I don't remember a sewage smell on the Dream either. But 1.5 weeks after we got off, there were backup generator problems and some sewage backup that caused them to have to fly back and cancel the next cruise. That was in March. Maybe related?

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#15
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Joined Mar 2009
Just off Breeze last week...cabin 8439....sewage smell so bad I had to hold air freshner up to my nose to fall asleep....just seemed to happen at night....I did let the cabin attendant know.....also smelled sewage in various places thru out the ship
#16
Georgia
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Joined Oct 2008
We have been on 9 cruises and this is the first one where we have had that problem. Beware if you are in cabin 9352 on the Dream. It may have been an isolated incident, but they really need to look into it.
#17
MA, USA
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Joined May 2004
I was on the Dream back in 2010, it was still very new. The smell would appear in a hallway occasionally. But it was infrequent and I could guess there would be plenty of people that smelled it and plenty that did not.

One thing I've never had confirmed by others was a horrid rotten smell out on Lido one day. It was maybe only for an hour and it smelled like rotten food, not sewage. My guess, and only a guess, was the ship was dumping garbage waste. Anyone ever notice something like that? Heck, maybe the ship was just passing through some garbage and churned it up.
#18
North Carolina
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Joined Feb 2012
We were on the Dream June 8-15. I smelled it only once when I went to deck 2 to walk through since I could not get through on Deck 3. I was pretty bad. Our cabin was on deck 9 so it never got up that far.
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#19
Kansas
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We have been on several cruises including the dream and there is always the occasional sewage smell. But growing up vacationing in an RV and trailers, it is to be expected. Never bothered me in the least. When you have a self contained system, smells will be there.
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We've experienced it on different ships from different lines but never in our cabin and never continuously.
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