Cleanliness of jetted tub

We are taking our grandkids on the Triumph in June.  Being old souls, we never swim in hot tubs or pools on cruises, plus we will have a jetted pool in our room.  I know the kids will want to do it all!!  Are cruise lines good at cleaning the pools and hot tubs?  (We just never swam in public pools on cruises before.).  Also do we need to buy some disinfectant cleaner for the jetted tub or is that done before every cruise?  

I read somewhere that room cleaning was done only once a day, you choose between morning or evening, and that turn down service was not done at all.  Is this true?  My husband and I would have trouble getting the kids beds madeup everynight and putting them up in the mornings.  (I can handle only cleaning room once a day but we really will need help with the beds.)

My husband and I are well seasoned cruises with 18+ on our signature.  However, this will be the second Carnival cruise we have done.  (The first was awful and many moons ago!). We chose NOLA because we can drive.  (I am so thankful NCCL will be in NOLA next year!). Thanks and happy cruising!

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Triumph

11 Answers

I cruise in a suite and I never use the jetted tub in the cabin because I don't know if its cleaned properly and there's no telling what might be left in the jets.

Public pools and hot tubs..................people soup!!!!!!

We’ve only cruised a handful of times, and all on Carnival ships so far. We have had our towels replaced twice a day, even though we rehang them after showering before dinner, and our room has been made up/ tidied both times. We’ve never yet been asked how many times or what time of day we would like to have our room done.

As for the jetted tub and pools cleanliness - we don’t use them so I’m sorry but I have no idea how often they are sanitized.

Hope you enjoy joy your cruise.

We have never used a jetted tub on a cruise, But hot tubs and pools are treated. At hotels and resorts we have used the jetted tubs, but first, we used a cleaner that we have for our hot tub. We fill the tub, drop the cleaner in and run the jets for a few minutes, then drain and rinse the tub.

The last time we had the jetted tub in our cabin... the room steward left a note telling us the day he would be running a disinfectant through the jets. I'm sure you could ask it to be done the first day. The turn around day is very busy and it may not get done then. We have used the hot tubs on the ship, but I do shower after just because it makes me feel better.Wink

I can't recall if we have ever had jets in the bathtub on a cruise. We almost always get a mini-suite anymore too. We do run across those in hotel rooms quite often though. I don't particularly care for them, my wife does though.

However, I love the vessels hot tubs. Unfortunately, sometimes they get overcrowded. We prefer smaller ships so I haven't really had much of a problem with too many guests using them, more often than not I get one all to myself. Sometimes I take two hot tubs a day. Never had a skin rash or anything like that, it seems like they are constantly checking the water quality and temperature. I like the temperature to be slightly warmer than 100 degrees. It does seem like they get it awful hot or too cool quite often. Probably because guests have different preferences and are making demands.

Thank you so much for reply. We had to rent an ocean suite that has a jetted tub and I’m sure the grands will want to use it. Think I will just get some jet tub cleaner to be sure. When I say ‘have to get an ocean suite’ I don’t mean to sound boastful. My husband and I are handicapped and have to have room for both scooters. It is near impossible to get an accessible room. I wished cruise lines were more diligent in being sure these cabins are reserved for people who really need them. We've been on too many cruises where obviously non-handicapped folks are in them. That’s my rant for the day!

Thank you again!

No worries on being boastful.

I have never had a problem! I think the cruise lines follow strict guidelines when it comes to heath!

It is my understanding that if you are not handicapped and have booked one of these cabins, you can be moved to a different cabin if someone who needs it books. At least that what my PVP said. However, I think having an OS will be more enjoyable for you, as they tend to be more spacious and is nice with or without a scooter. I try to talk my DH into one every chance I get.Wink


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