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Dealing with bathroom stank


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On our first cruise, earlier this year on Enchantment OTS, there was occasionally a rather robust unpleasant aroma that seemed to be coming from the (clean, unused) toilet.

 

As we're getting ready for our second cruise, I'm wondering if this sort of thing is an unusual occurrence, or if it's just something that's to be expected. We bought some scented bath salts in Nassau and put a cup in the bathroom and that seemed to help. If it's a normal thing, do you do anything to combat it?

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Notice under your kitchen sink and bathroom sink,,, that U shape piping for the drain?

 

That U is there for a reason and it's not to catch your wedding ring when it falls into the drain.

 

That U is there for the very reason you are explaining. The U fills with water. The water in the U blocks gases and smells from coming back into your livings spaces.

 

When the drains are not used that often, that water in the U evaporates and the odors are able to seep back into your living quarters.

 

Just poor some water into the floor drains, turn on the sink for a while, and flush your commodes,,,, and your problem will most likely go away.

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While it's not "normal", it is common! Ship's plumbing is different from land-based plumbing...the pouring water down the drains can certainly help, and keeping drain plugs closed can help, too.

We once had this issue for almost an entire week. Yes, it's annoying!

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Thanks, y'all! With it being our first cruise, we didn't know what to expect. It never really dawned on me to ask anybody to see if it could be fixed. And it wasn't always bad but it was noticeable starting on our second morning. Makes sense it could have been a dry drain.

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Thanks, y'all! With it being our first cruise, we didn't know what to expect. It never really dawned on me to ask anybody to see if it could be fixed. And it wasn't always bad but it was noticeable starting on our second morning. Makes sense it could have been a dry drain.

 

 

 

Always report issues to your room steward or Guest Services. Cannot tell you how many times we've reported iced-over fridges, door issues, plumbing issues, odd light happenings. Some the steward should have caught but others they wouldn't know about. Previous pax could have reported these but didn't. :(

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We once encountered a similar smell. We called the attention of the cabin steward. It was gone the following day. We didn't bother asking the steward if it was a cleaning issue or maintenance.

 

 

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