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Rob H August 9th, 2001 03:05 PM

Travel Iron
 
Should we invest in a wee travel iron or will their be one in our cabin like hotels today.
Traveling on the Infinity tomorrow to Alaska and my wife will need to ;touch up' her dresses.

Pam August 9th, 2001 03:11 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Irons , for safety reasons, are not allowed in the cabins. Most ships have a laundry room with an ironing board for the passengers to use. A steamer is a better idea.

Y2C August 9th, 2001 04:07 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
As Pam commented, irons are not allowed. Her suggestion of a steamer is a good idea. You may also ask your cabin person to take care of the pressing for you. Celebrity does not have a self servie laundry or ironing area.

Y2C
Tuesday West Coast Chat Host

pamda August 9th, 2001 04:52 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Echoing the others, NO IRONS.

You can begin to imagine the problems if someone left an iron on (using the bed as an ironing board) and sorta forgot to turn it off in the rush to get down to dinner.

Just pack everything in an individual dry cleaner's bag and you won't have any wrinkles, anyway.

pamda -- CM First-Time Cruises Editor who cruises wrinkle-free

JudyL August 9th, 2001 06:58 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
In addition to a steamer, I use the steam from the shower to take out wrinkles. I just hang the garment in the bathroom while taking a shower. This usually takes out the wrinkles. I have also found that going on deck will make wrinkles disappear!

Lots safer than an iron.

Judy

Donna August 9th, 2001 07:53 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Hi Rob,
I'll second Pam's idea with the dry cleaner bags, they do work, be sure to tell you wife to pack all her dresses in them, then no need to iron.

Have a great cruise!

Donna
Tuesday Chat Host

Rob H August 9th, 2001 08:45 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Thanks All..
We did buy such a nice travel iron today BUT it will be left at home.

Will have to be extra nice to our Cabin Steward

Rob

Rob H August 9th, 2001 08:49 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Thanks ALL
We did buy a nice one today BUT it will be left at home.

Over to the Cabin Steward

None of the material said no..

ah well

Rob

Ginnie August 9th, 2001 11:14 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
I bought a bottle of "Downy Wrinkle Releaser" before our last cruise . Careful packing in plastic bags and this new product, used according to directions, made my cloth wrinkle free.
Happy Cruising!

Donna August 10th, 2001 10:43 AM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Hi Ginnie,
I was wondering how that new Downey worked, thanks for letting us know. I will be sure to pick some up before the next cruise :-) I too swear by packing in the plastic cleaner bags, that really works too.

Donna
Tuesday Chat Host

Texas August 16th, 2001 11:01 AM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Leave the iron at home. Everyone will have a few wrinkles. You'll blend right in.

Cynthia August 17th, 2001 01:57 PM

Re: Travel Iron
 
Thanks for the advice I might have taken one with me. I am a first timer and will be century bound Sept 22,2001.

Rob H August 20th, 2001 12:54 AM

Re: Travel Iron
 
OK,
We came back from our trip.. it was great on the Infinity
Sent all my wifes dreses to ship's service and for $15 it was done and she was happy !
Just remember to send by 9am for return the next day and phone your cabin steward to remind of situation


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