Posted September 7th, 2008, 06:00 PM
I know my post will strike a nerve with some, but I would like to express my opinion on this.
I've read reports of faulty plumbing/brown water/pipes breaking, toilets overflowing not just on this cruise line but on others, and there always seem to be those that post messages like, "well, did you have a good cruise? Did you enjoy the other aspects of your trip?" "You could have used public bathrooms/facilities"...whatever.
I find that completely insulting. No one should ever have to tolerate sub-standard, unsanitary conditions for days on end like they're in some third-world country when they're paying hard-earned money for what is supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable vacation.
If the ship is older, and plumbing is an issue, then the cruiseline should institute standard provisions for back-up accomodations to move people into. And they need to be places that won't also be beset by the same problems as the original rooms.
So, in short, since you were subjected to unsanitary conditions through no fault of your own, I do think you should receive more in the way of compensation.
I couldn't agree more. I expect basic sanitation needs to be met to a reasonable standard. Brown water from the sink or shower - especially for more than one day - is not what I expect while on vacation. I, too, have read posts from people that had to use public toilets in the night because theirs weren't functional - for days - and got those "but how was the rest of your vacation" replies. To me, a working bathroom is pretty important (duh).
To those of you that had no problem - good for you - but the OP did
seem to have a problem.
OP, I hope your next vacay is much better