Awful smell oboard

Discussions about anything related to Azura

Topic author
dadstaxi
Able Seaman
Able Seaman
Posts: 1
Joined: February 2020

Awful smell oboard

Post by dadstaxi »

Can anyone tell me what the awful smell on board Azura (24/01-07/02) was. It was more noticeable on the open deck, but could be smelled in the corridors, at some times during the day. It was like an open sewer at times.

User avatar

Manoverboard
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 8134
Joined: January 2013
Location: Dorset

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Manoverboard »

What did they say at reception when you reported it ?

User avatar

towny44
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 5319
Joined: January 2013
Location: Huddersfield

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by towny44 »

Lots of comments on CC and facebook, it's a long standing sewage smell, the more complaints that are made direct to the P&O CEO, the more chance it might be fixed in the upcoming refit.
John

Trainee Pensioner since 2000

User avatar

Onelife
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 5482
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Onelife »

Could it be that Stephen was on board? :o :sick:

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

Not guilty you cheeky s*d.

I'm not on board until end of May after the refit so hopefully all will be fixed.........or there will be hell to pay. I'm printing off a supply of compo forms as we speak.

User avatar

Kenmo1
First Officer
First Officer
Posts: 1850
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Kenmo1 »

Stephen wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 15:29
I'm printing off a supply of compo forms as we speak.
Save me one, Stephen as I go on Azura before you. I will try very hard not to add to the sewage smell. :oops: :shock:

Maureen

User avatar

Onelife
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 5482
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Onelife »

There really would be a case for compo if after the refit the smell persists.

User avatar

Ray B
Senior Second Officer
Senior Second Officer
Posts: 642
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Ray B »

Where about is the smell? will be on board at the beginning of March. I will give it a sniff and report back unless someone reports before.
Did have a similar problem in the piano lounge on Arcadia, Starboard side.
Don't worry, be happy

User avatar

towny44
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 5319
Joined: January 2013
Location: Huddersfield

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by towny44 »

Ray B wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 20:43
Where about is the smell? will be on board at the beginning of March. I will give it a sniff and report back unless someone reports before.
Did have a similar problem in the piano lounge on Arcadia, Starboard side.
It's reported to be midships and is noticeable on the Prom Deck near to Malabar, but also can be noticed midships on the passenger cabin decks, not sure which side, but Facecloth or CC has plenty of posts about it.
John

Trainee Pensioner since 2000

User avatar

Kenmo1
First Officer
First Officer
Posts: 1850
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Kenmo1 »

Ray B wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 20:43
Where about is the smell? will be on board at the beginning of March. I will give it a sniff and report back unless someone reports before.
Did have a similar problem in the piano lounge on Arcadia, Starboard side.
Ray, I haven't been on Azura before but have read quite a few reviews which refer to the awful smell and Prom deck midships has been mentioned and also Malabar. Recent Caribbean cruises on Azura which were originally due to visit St Vincent have been changed to Martinique as I understand that island has the facilities for emptying the human waste tank.

You can be the guinea pig to try to find the source of the smell. Have a good holiday.

Maureen

PS Looks like towny has beat me to it with the reply.

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

towny44 wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 22:42
Ray B wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 20:43
Where about is the smell? will be on board at the beginning of March. I will give it a sniff and report back unless someone reports before.
Did have a similar problem in the piano lounge on Arcadia, Starboard side.
It's reported to be midships and is noticeable on the Prom Deck near to Malabar, but also can be noticed midships on the passenger cabin decks, not sure which side, but Facecloth or CC has plenty of posts about it.

It would be mid shi*s ships wouldn't it where we have our cabin.

User avatar

Kenmo1
First Officer
First Officer
Posts: 1850
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Kenmo1 »

Stephen wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 07:10
It would be mid shi*s ships wouldn't it where we have our cabin.
Same for us - midships, inside on C deck. :roll:

Maureen

User avatar

Mervyn and Trish
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10476
Joined: February 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Mervyn and Trish »

Last trip we were mid ships starboard side and smelled nothing in cabin or corridor. There was occasional niff as others have reported around Malabar and prom deck at that point.

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

We're starboard as well Merv, mid, balcony, D deck.
Last edited by Stephen on 13 Feb 2020, 10:26, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar

Mervyn and Trish
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10476
Joined: February 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Mervyn and Trish »

We were R deck last time. Unmissable suite deal. But you're in our usual spot.

Funny this happens on Azura but not on the near identical Ventura or the similar Princess ships. You'd think the engineers would have found the cause by now

User avatar

Ray B
Senior Second Officer
Senior Second Officer
Posts: 642
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Ray B »

I will put the old schnozzel to work, be going around the decks like a bloodhound. We are mid Aft on C deck Port, first two weeks, and then mid forward on C deck Starboard the following two weeks (left it to late for b2b cabin). I have a deerstalker hat in the wardrobe, just need a pipe and we're away. :thumbup:
Don't worry, be happy

User avatar

Manoverboard
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 8134
Joined: January 2013
Location: Dorset

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Manoverboard »

Ray B wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 12:10
I will put the old schnozzel to work, be going around the decks like a bloodhound. We are mid Aft on C deck Port, first two weeks, and then mid forward on C deck Starboard the following two weeks (left it to late for b2b cabin). I have a deerstalker hat in the wardrobe, just need a pipe and we're away. :thumbup:
Don't forget to re-trace your steps from time to time to ensure the smell isn't coming from behind you … just a thought :shh:

User avatar

Ray B
Senior Second Officer
Senior Second Officer
Posts: 642
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Ray B »

:shifty: :oops:
Don't worry, be happy

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

Manoverboard wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 12:58
Ray B wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 12:10
I will put the old schnozzel to work, be going around the decks like a bloodhound. We are mid Aft on C deck Port, first two weeks, and then mid forward on C deck Starboard the following two weeks (left it to late for b2b cabin). I have a deerstalker hat in the wardrobe, just need a pipe and we're away. :thumbup:
Don't forget to re-trace your steps from time to time to ensure the smell isn't coming from behind you … just a thought :shh:

Especially after curry night in the buffet :D

User avatar

Ray B
Senior Second Officer
Senior Second Officer
Posts: 642
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Ray B »

O K, I put the sniffer to work and this is all I can report.
The smell is still there, but not all the time, in fact most of the last two weeks before they stopped cruises, there was no smell (that I could detect) at all.
It seems to me that it is at its strongest just Aft of midships on the port side. This was apparent when in port, when returning to the ship, it didn't arf pong on the quay.
I have a feeling that there may be a vent or a pump out connection in one of those round holes in the side of the ship where it is (the smell) coming from.
I did detect a whiff on port prom deck but nothing inside the ship, but it is possible if a cabin has the balcony door open. I was on port C deck, so again other decks which I did not patrol, may smell if balcony door is open.
Summary, smell still there, case closed.
Don't worry, be happy

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

Hopefully all will be fixed when she goes in for her refit, which according to P&O is still going ahead as scheduled.

User avatar

Kenmo1
First Officer
First Officer
Posts: 1850
Joined: January 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Kenmo1 »

Ray - thank you for doing the sniff test for us. We have cancelled our cruise on 19th April (even though PO haven't cancelled as yet) so I will never find out how bad it is, thank goodness.

Maureen

User avatar

Stephen
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10774
Joined: January 2013
Location: Down Souf. The civilised end of the country :)

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Stephen »

By the way, welcome to the forum dadstaxi

User avatar

Mervyn and Trish
Captain
Captain
Posts: 10476
Joined: February 2013

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by Mervyn and Trish »

Plenty of time to fix the pong now. Probably just need a giant sink plunger.

User avatar

towny44
Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain
Posts: 5319
Joined: January 2013
Location: Huddersfield

Re: Awful smell oboard

Post by towny44 »

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 17:31
Plenty of time to fix the pong now. Probably just need a giant sink plunger.
The problem will now be the awful musty smell from the ships being unused for several months, which will probably take several cruises before it disappears.
Last edited by towny44 on 22 Mar 2020, 19:05, edited 1 time in total.
John

Trainee Pensioner since 2000

Return to “About Azura”