Are candles allowed in staterooms? I was thinking of bringing some little tea lights, not much of a fire hazard as they can't ever really tip over or burn through the bottom. We wouldn't use them unattended anyway.
NO, NO, a thousand times NO!!! Sorry to yell but candles are completely out of the question onboard a ship. VERY dangerous, tea candles or not. Open flames are the last thing the crew will want or allow. Yes they have candles on the birthday cakes but they also have lots of crewmen around while they are lit and it isn't really because they sing "Hoppy Birzday" so well. <G> They also will not leave the table until the candles are blown out if you watch them. Leave the candles at home and do not take them for the safety of all concerned.
If you desire something to mask odor, bring a few stick-ups or a small can of scented lysol and fabreeze. I always pack a travel size of these products and have found them extremely useful.
Besides, tealights are to little to be romantic unless you use lots and lots!
Dumb question-- what about cigarettes-??-- there a lighted object too---
I had a candle left out in our cabin and just had it there for the sent--- I didnt bring it with me--- the hotel we were staying-pre crusie was having a Candle party meeting and it was giving to me-- when I looked into the meeting room--- very friendly folks-- it was out in very plan view-- put it on the silver dish that held some goodies and the cabin steward never said a word.
Have to admit I would never have lite it--- I'm not a candle person--- but do know lots of others who are----
Cruzingal, when you take it upon yourself to use lighted candles in your stateroom on a ship, you are involving everyone else whether or not you want to admit it. Some nut burning candles on a ship is putting every other person at risk, not just themselves.
I for one don't want someone putting me or mine at risk because they want to "set the mood" .
Yes these boards are for information and everyone is entitled to their opinions but that isn't really what was asked. What was asked is if they are allowed and the answer to that is a resounding no. The reason for that is not an opinion, it is a factual statement that they are an unacceptable fire hazard and one should not use them. I agree that cigarettes are also a fire hazard but not as much or at least with such immediate tragic results that any open flame can cause. While your or my opinion may differ from the accepted norm, that fact alone would not make our opinion correct or over-ride accepted rules. It is just plain dangerous to have open flames such as candles and the danger is so great that to suggest anything else is very wrong. If the room steward did not report this or correct someone that was observed with a candle then he/she violated the trust of his fellow crew and possibly more. If the candle were lit and he didn't report it to his supervisor he should be fired for dereliction of his duties and endangering the lives of all onboard. (They are held to a higher standard than the passengers)
Ok ok ok!!
Thank you all for the very enthusiastic "no"s, especially the ones that made it a point that want to never ever sail on the same ship as me (I get it I get it!! I'm evil!! RUN AWAY!!!). Now I know that they aren't allowed, and I will make it a point not to bring any. Just want to point out for the record that my question was an innocent yes/no question, I said nothing about setting the mood or willfully endangering the lives of my fellow cruisers or what have you... if I were truly ignorant I wouldn't have even bothered asking - they may set off another firestorm about how I'm ignorant just by saying that, yada yada... I know I'll never win this, so I'll leave it at this: Thanks for the answer to my question. No candles. Got it.
Oh and for those that never ever want to ever sail on the ever same ship as ever me, I'm sailing on the Norwegian Sun, March 1-8. In the dark. Don't all cancel your cruises all at once now.
Please don't take offense. There was nothing wrong with your question. It was a very honest yes and no question that most of us felt was easy to answer. Our (speaking out of turn for the collective we) heartburn was with a "maybe" reply, not your question.
Actually you made a very good post with that question as many people do not know if they can or cannot, and why. The emphsis is there simply because fire is such a hazard onboard a ship that it needs to be plainly stated that this is not allowed. It isn't like the debates about what people wear, how to smuggle drinks onboard etc. This is a serious issue and I am glad to see that som many already know this..
On a cruise I took last December some Jewish friends brought a mennorah for their Hanukkah observance. Because of the religious significance of the custom, it was permitted, but they were required to have a steward present at all times when the candles were lit.