Royal Caribbean International Complaint - Royal Caribbean Toxic Fumes Vacation
FLORIDA -- We booked a well-needed vacation with RCI January 2, 2009 thru January 11, 2009 to Eastern Caribbean on the Explorer of the Seas. Instead we ended up in a reconditioning/construction zone. We cruised for approximately 7 days of this cruise with toxic fumes, along with paint scraping, painting (marine-based paint), tearing down of walls, replacing walls with SPRAY ON CONTACT CEMENT/GLUE (maintenance men wore respirators), tearing up and replacing rugs in our stateroom area and hallways.
This was all done with NO VENTILATION OR EXHAUST FANS!
The fumes were in the hallways, elevators, stateroom area, even in the dining room.
We spent almost the entire time, while on board, going up and down the elevator to cross to the other side of the ship because our side was always closed. The other time we spent going to the desk to complain.
At one point I had the desk put me through to maintenance because we wanted to know which chemicals we were being exposed to and was told, "Glue, we just use glue."
I ended up taking pictures of the paint, paint thinners, and contact cement cans which had big "WARNING" conditions on them and pictures of the men and the construction.
We ended up with dull headaches and flu-like symptoms.
What a nightmare! AND WE PAID FOR THIS?