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#1
Woodbridge, NJ
485 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
I sailed on the Lirica last month and had a few
suggestions to make the experience better.

First the shower curtain, whenever I took a shower,
it would billow with the movement of the ship, gets
wet and then sticks to your body like a glove.
Every time I took a shower, I kept thinking of
ways to prevent that, I think I found a solution..
Since the shower curtain is nylon, it's very thin
and moves very easily...it then attaches itself
to your body when gets wet. The solution would
be a thicker plastic shower curtain that would
less likely to move with the rocking motion
and I doubt that plastic sticks like nylon would.
this would probably be cheaper too.
I suggest the clear type since it's a little dim
in that shower.

Secondly, the tiny juice glasses at the buffet and
pizza/grill areas. I kept wondering if this was a
cost savings idea since people would drink less
and waste less with getting refills and leaving
half full tall glasses behind. I doubt MSC is
saving any money here since most people were
taking 3 or 4 glasses each and getting refills.
I think it's more time and money wasted in
washing more glasses and the labor involved
loading the dishwasher with more glasses people
had to use to get a full cup of iced tea or juice.
I suggest MSC start switching to larges glasses
as they replace the tiny juice ones.

This is all I can think of right now.
#2
Ft. Pierce, Florida
313 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Did you mention these on the comment card at the end of the cruise?

We are going on the Lirica in a week and this time I plan on taking a travel mug for coffee in the morning and then can use again later for iced tea. I don't drink much juice so for me this was not a problem but hubby did usually get 2 glasses of juice. If I wanted more I would just go back for a second glass.

As for the shower curtain I have found this to be a problem on other lines as well.
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#3
Canada
4,934 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Solution for shower curtain : worked on the Orchestra. I collected rocks on the beach in Nassau and used the duct tape these boards always tell me to bring and taped a row of rocks and shells along the bottom to provide enough weight that the curtain didn't stick anymore.

Solution for cups: bring your own insulated coffee mug. Not only does it keep coffee warm but it keeps juice or ice tea cold. Has a lid to prevent spilling.
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#4
Woodbridge, NJ
485 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by nlb1050
Did you mention these on the comment card at the end of the cruise?

We are going on the Lirica in a week and this time I plan on taking a travel mug for coffee in the morning and then can use again later for iced tea. I don't drink much juice so for me this was not a problem but hubby did usually get 2 glasses of juice. If I wanted more I would just go back for a second glass.

As for the shower curtain I have found this to be a problem on other lines as well.
weren't you on the same cruise Feb 12 to 22nd as me?
you are going on the Lirica again? I did bring my own
insulated mug, it worked well and people were jealous.
#5
Edinburgh UK
8,117 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by WDBGUY
I sailed on the Lirica last month and had a few
suggestions to make the experience better.

First the shower curtain, whenever I took a shower,
it would billow with the movement of the ship, gets
wet and then sticks to your body like a glove.
Every time I took a shower, I kept thinking of
ways to prevent that, I think I found a solution..
Since the shower curtain is nylon, it's very thin
and moves very easily...it then attaches itself
to your body when gets wet. The solution would
be a thicker plastic shower curtain that would
less likely to move with the rocking motion
and I doubt that plastic sticks like nylon would.
this would probably be cheaper too.
I suggest the clear type since it's a little dim
in that shower.

Secondly, the tiny juice glasses at the buffet and
pizza/grill areas. I kept wondering if this was a
cost savings idea since people would drink less
and waste less with getting refills and leaving
half full tall glasses behind. I doubt MSC is
saving any money here since most people were
taking 3 or 4 glasses each and getting refills.
I think it's more time and money wasted in
washing more glasses and the labor involved
loading the dishwasher with more glasses people
had to use to get a full cup of iced tea or juice.
I suggest MSC start switching to larges glasses
as they replace the tiny juice ones.

This is all I can think of right now.
Totally agree with you re the shower curtain - it is very annoying. the Opera is exactly the same, I hoping that when I go on the fantasia next month, they will have something better - loke sliding doors or a screen.

the small glass thing hadn't even registered on my radar - probably because they are fairly "normal" in many pasrts of Europe. I suspect that may be part of the reason as well as a false sense of economy.
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#6
Ft. Pierce, Florida
313 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
WDBGUY. we haven't been on the Lirica since Dec 2006. And we could not pass up this cruise next week. I remembered the very small coffee cups so decided I had to bring a travel mug.
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#7
spokane wa.
224 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Shower curtain help - I have some fairly heavy plastic clothes pins that I put on the bottom of the curtain and the weight helped. Might also use something like picnic table cloth weights.
#8
boca raton fl
1,053 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Obviously this is a dilemma that a great inventor can make a lot of money, as all ships are the same except for one & sad to say I don`t remember which but it had a plastic door, it was great, possibly ncl spirit. Does anyone else remember?
#10
VA coast
13 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
I was annoyed by the same thing on the Orchestra this past week!! I was thinking like most shower curtains that they could put magnets in the bottom of the curtain. There was a metal water barrier at the bottom and it would stick perfectly.
I did not enjoy the curtain stuck in the bum when shaving!!
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#11
156 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
thanks to reading the board before leaving we brought 3 carabiners (my son has tons) and clipped them to the bottom, worked well.