glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Do you use the Whirlpools on cruises?

Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to the sanitizers in the whirlpools on cruise ships so I can only go in occasionally.  I breakout in an itchy rash that is not fun.  Luckily, our condo whirlpool does not bother me.  So, I rarely use them when on ships but my husband does on every cruise.   I was wondering how many of you do or do not use them when cruising and why?

Tags: whirlpools

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Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

I use the hot tubs almost everyday, if they aren't too crowded that is, most often though I get one to myself, particularly if we are sailing in cool weather when hot tubs are the most fun, except it is tough to get out of them to dry off if it is blowing, snowing or driving rain. Never had a problem with picking up a skin bug from the water; attendants are continually checking water quality, but I can only speak from Princess, HAL and Regent experience. 

Just got off the Caribbean Princess a few weeks ago, there are nine hot tubs on that ship while the huge newest Princess ships offer only six and one of the six has no jets. Two on the Caribbean are much hotter than the others which is about time they got the temperature exactly right for me. Those two are found along side the outside adults only swimming pool you can access from the Lotas Spa and Fitness center.

 I find most shipboard hot tubs are a little too cool for my taste, probably because they let the older kids use them which might account for why the adults only only tubs have decent temperatures. One negative is when adults let their kids learn to swim in the hot tubs.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I use them a bit the kid called them "people soup"    LOL    Since I have a private one at home in the back yard,  they are not a treat for me.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We have never experienced a problem with unclean whirlpools either, it is just that I am allergic to the sanitizer, not that they aren't properly maintained.  What good is a whirlpool without jets?  It is too bad that they are so crowded.  I like ships that have a dome so that you can be comfortable using the pool and whirlpools in any weather. 

 

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

every chance we get.  As for people soup, i love to socialize and meet new people so that does not bother me

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have a big Hot Tub here at home. I love using the pools and tubs on the ships as well.

Here in Edmonton the Hot tub is great at -40 Celsius.....

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

My best time in a Cruise ship Jacuzzi was on a the Dawn Princes in Alaska, it was about 10 at night, finally getting dark out, the big hot tub near the back of the ship was 1/2 deck down from main deck and behind it was the gym with windows on both sides and a dome over it. You could be protected from the wind sit in the hot tub and look through the gym out the back of the ship and see Alaska. Since it was very cold out and later in the evening we were the only ones in it. Soaking in the hot tub looking at Alaska go by with a good bottle of wine, what could be better ??

sweetliberty13
Contributor Level: Captain

 

I agree. I like my hot tubs hot. The ship board hot tubs tend to be 4-5 degrees cooler than a resort hot tub. I use them, but they aren't hot enough for my taste.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yeah, we have one in our condo that has a wall around it protecting users from the strong ocean breezes.  I am able to use it since the sanitizer is chlorine not bromine.  When they used bromine, I got allergic reactions.  I use it almost daily in the winter months.  It is too hot during the summer.  It is great for backaches and very relaxing.  I used to have one n my home when I lived in NY before moving to FL.

  

 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

The whirlpools are great for meeting people.  You are a captive audience in a very confined space.  

 

Orchids
Contributor Level: Third Mate

No thanks.  

 

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