Spending 2 weeks on a cruise, requires the guests to maintain an acceptable level of cleanliness, which of course 600 years ago on ships like the Vasa in Sweden, did not offer quite the same options. We have traditionally been on ships that have a combined tub/shower, but this ship has a separate shower unit. This shower has provoked a number of humorous conversations.
Of necessity the cabin area on the ship is quite small, and areas for the desk (mini), couch (small 2 seater) and bathroom are spatially configured to be just large enough to handle the activity. Note however that the bed is a regular queen size.
I cannot give you the exact size of the shower, so the next best size reference is attached – a picture of the footprint of the shower with various well-known objects on the base as reference points. It is not a regular square or rectangle, as it has a large corner loped off as well as a smaller one.
I have found that keeping one’s eyes closed helps dispel the claustrophobic feeling, and turning so your arms and elbows reach to the greatest available dimension allows washing the greatest number of body parts. After 10 days of showering, we have finally mastered the art of washing our hair and our feet. One technique we have not mastered yet is how to pick up the shampoo bottle when it slips out of your hand and lands at our feet.
We have seen no recommendations as to how many can shower at one time, but we can unequivocally suggest only one! (Thoughts of two showering together sends us into paroxysms of laughter).