Ship Stack Exhaust soot?

Read on a line blog about people experiencing soot deposits on clothing while either in aft balconies or bars. Cruise line made good on the damage with laundry, replacement or OBC, but has anyone else experience that?

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interesting question...surprised no one has answered. We always get a midships balcony, the higher the better, allowing for whats around us. I have never seen smoke from what passes for a stack on or in the balcony, even when we're in port. On the other hand, I have seen our ship(s) and others from shore, and they do produce an exhaust product...those scrubbers aint cheap considering the heavy bunker fuel they burn. We DO have a CCL cruise scheduled, (if we live) and we took a Havana suite, which IS located at the extreme aft end of the ship. With a bigger balcony..Kind of hard to believe folks afflicted with "smoke" issues wouldn't complain, ALOT...but I don't believe the subject has ever come up in here.

I think it depends on the ship design (stack location), winds and where you sit. The two ships affected were Celebrity Edge and Equinox. I've been on the aft upper deck on Equinox while in port (low to no wind) and moved because of the diesel smell. But didn't experience soot.

Always wondered but have never experienced it first hand nor have I heard complaints of such. Interesting.

We've only been on RC Anthem of the Seas, but did not have any problem like this.

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