It Came From Facebook: When Shower Curtains Attack!

August 17, 2011 | By | 8 Comments

It’s curtains to shower curtains.
In the battle between space and shower curtains, cruisers will take a little more of one and none of the other, thank you very much. Our recent Poll Position told us that more than 50 percent of you would prefer larger bathrooms in your cabins. When we asked on our Facebook page what passengers hate most about in-cabin bathrooms, size was a concern, but so was that pesky drape of plastic.
Size matters to poor Diane Buescher, who wrote that she most hates “bending over in [the] shower (for whatever reason) and getting ‘goosed’ [by] the drain on the opposite wall!” Ouch. And Yvonne Bush did mention that only one person can fit in the small shower.
Al Nettles also posted a comment that he hated the too-small showers, and added “glass doors in shower on newer ships.” It’s startling that Al disses the glass doors, because clingy shower curtains were the most hated aspect by some 35 percent in our poll and are equally hated by posters on Facebook.
Lynne Christen spoke for many when she wrote that she hates “shower curtains that attack you and stick like wet plastic wrap!” Stacy Yates Tucker also hates “attacking shower curtains.”
Dennie Anderson Davenport noted that “Celebrity has sliding shower doors… no wet shower curtain to deal with. Nice.”
The new glass doors will hopefully solve John Moore’s most hated issue: “Wet socks on formal night thanks to the shower water going everywhere!”
Until all ships go glass, Francine Janson offered her solution to water everywhere and no plugs anywhere (another complaint) on Facebook: “Duct tape shower curtain to stick to shower floor (no flooding or sticking that way) and bring 3 small extension cords with you and you can have plugs where ever YOU NEED them…See…simple.”
“The shower curtain issue” has been Shari Reason’s only problem.
Shari’s lucky, because for many there are additional hated aspects of cabin bathrooms, such as sound. Heather Fairbanks Scott posted “that we can hear the people on the deck above us ‘going.’” Ewww.
The other noise issue is the toilet. Seems the “noisy, super-sucking sound of the toilet flushing” annoys Ksin Tulsa, who commented on the Lido Deck. (That whooosh sort of scares us.) But Ksin has actually come to appreciate the sound because “it means I’m on vacation.”
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    8 Responses to “It Came From Facebook: When Shower Curtains Attack!”

    1. Donna Lowe Tramel
      August 17th, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      Gee, can’t you just be glad you’re cruising? Do you know how many people would love to trade places with you? If the shower curtain is that bothersome, stay home & pay for someone to go in your place.

    2. Gracie
      August 17th, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

      AMEN, Donna!!!!! I will gladly take those cry babies rooms!!!!!

    3. Gina K.
      August 17th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

      Our problem on the Freedom of the Seas wasn’t the shower curtain attacking, it was the shower head. I’m not sure which is worse – a drain goosing you are a shot up the rear by a wayward shower head!

    4. Chris
      August 17th, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

      I loved the decent sized shower with rounded glass doors on Celebrity Silhouette.

      I didn’t like the bathroom sink very much. It seems to splatter water all over and you can’t get your hands under it.

      Still, this is such a minor quibble for such a tremendous ship.

    5. Brenda
      August 17th, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

      If it means I’m cruising I’ll deal with the shower curtain! And Gracie…..those cry babies probably complain about other things too. I just don’t get it! Not everything is gonna be 100% perfect. But the crew onboard wait on you and will do anything they can to make it a good experience. Relax and enjoy!…, no dishes, no making the bed.

    6. Ginny - Sunyazgirl
      August 17th, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

      The best shower curtain I have faced in a standard balcony room was on my last cruise on the NCL Pride of America. It was weighted at the bottom and the shower overlapped the curtain on one side. This design solved both the clingy shower curtain and the water spillage problems.

      That being said, God willing my next cruise will be on the Sapphire Princess in a mini-suite with a tub. Ahhhhh……:-)

    7. Jim
      August 17th, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

      I loved the showers on the Oasis and the Mariner. The rounded shower doors made them larger than having curtains or flat doors.

    8. CC-lurker
      June 18th, 2012 @ 7:23 am

      Check these guys out…, their gadget deals with the annoying problem!

      PS: You have a great blog!

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