Robes in Cabins

On Princess, there is a box to check when you fill out your online information as to whether or not you want a robe - no extra charge. Do other lines charge for this!?

I always check the box because I do not pack a robe and after the last Room Evacuation, I was glad to have it. (I saw so many people running around in very odd pjs that I wished they had a robeWink)

Is a robe something you want and/or request?

63 Answers

One of the reasons hotels don’t embroider their logotypes on them anymore is to make them more mundane.

I believe you are correct with that saving money by not having to clean them all logic. However, there is another, if not the number one reason for doing this which immediately came to my mind the first time we encountered it.

Like corkscrews in the cabin, even though guests are told they must pay extra for the robe if they take it home, they do so anyway without paying. It is quite an administrative burden to keep track of this, i.e. billing those who took them off the ship, fighting with those who deny they did or claiming they never got any to start with and so on.

Requiring guests to formally ask for these provides a paper trail but more importantly since so many guests don’t want them in the first place it eliminates the hassle and expense of placing them in every cabin at the start of every voyage.

If the robe is in the cabin when we arrive, I will wet part of it ( them ) and toss them on the floor. Why ? Because I have no idea how long that robe has been hanging or if it's been worn and rehung. By tossing it on the floor, I know I will get a nice clean, freshly laundered , robe in return. Big Smile

Hey Bac, when you go to the dining room do you also throw your napkin and silverware on the floor?

All the cruise lines we have been on they want you to throw your dirty towels and washcloths on the floor, otherwise, they will believe you don't want them to be washed yet. Guess the same apples to bathrobes.

One of the disembarking jokes on the cruise ships is that we have spoiled you, so now, after you get off and home don't forget you will be in trouble if you throw your dirty towels on the bathroom floor.

Ummmm, it's a K, not a C first of all. Second, what does my silverware have to do with a robe ? Poor, very poor analogy. Now, I want you to go back, and think of a better analogy. Then, maybe, just maybe, I'll answer with a snarky reposte worthy of my time.

It's almost tempting to do that with the pillows on the bed. I wonder how often they are washed? We saw a show on TV the other night that showed how filthy hotel mattresses and pillows are, under a special light of some sort. I'm not a germaphobe but.......

Well, we don't check for body fluids, but we do check for bed bugs. We use a lighted page magnifier to check the mattresses and pillows.. The rest we just, kiss up to God and hope for the best.

Best way to get a replacement robe if they refuse to when asked.

I'm one of those people who seem to attract bugs that bite. I doubt we ever had a problem with bed bugs because I've never been bitten.

As for BAK1061's idea about the robe, it's not a half bad way to ensure you have an actual clean/unused robe. Your you can simply bring something from home - but again... huge waste of packing space.

We’ve never really noticed a problem with dirty sheets, etc. Fortunately. There was a discussion sometime back regarding people using their balcony furniture in the nude, which then led into a discussion on how unsanitary balcony furniture could be due this.

That got me to thinking later, I really doubt if many lounge on their balcony naked, if they do, so what. I’m sure the elements cleanse the furniture adequately, even if the crew doesn’t do it which they often do based on our experiences. However, if the posters were so concerned about nudists sitting on balcony furniture, how about inside the cabins?

Anyway, I don’t worry about that sort of stuff, if those thoughts get into my mind, I just imagine Ann Margaret or the like had our cabin just before us.

Bed bugs?---Here is a pertinent thread from a while back.

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