Excuse me, but I want to know just what you need an outlet strip for? I've only taken 1 cruise so far but we only used one of the outlets (in our cabin) to recharge the battery for my camcorder. Lets see know, I recharged my razor before I left home, I don't need to recharge the cell phone, they supply a hairdryer, my travel clock runs on batteries. Please take this thread with a grain of salt, thanks
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Costa Atlantica, 3/23/03
Jewel, 2/1/10, RCI cancelled our cruise, (insert sound of sobbing)
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Power/Outlet strips, Question
Umm....let's see, last time I cruised with another friend, we both had curling irons or curling brushes plugged in at the same time so they were hot when we needed them, (unless I want to bring an extension cord and run it in from the lone outlet in the room) these cannot be used in the bathroom as the outlet is only for electric razors), digital camera batteries that needed recharging, video camera batteries that needed recharging, my friend had a cell phone that needed recharging. Guess we did use it more than I thought we would...I would never cruise without one.
Crown Princess 1/18/14....the NEW Me, Myself and I cruise!
have yet to bring one on any of my cruises. I bring my own hairdryer and curling iron and have always used the outlet in the bathroom for the blow dryer and the outlet over the desk w/mirror for my curling iron.
besides everything mentioned curling iron etc. I used a fan. A small fan that I brought because I like the noise and if my cabin was in a noisey spot it helps drown out outside noise, plus it keeps me cool at night in case I can't get the room to subzero like it when I sleep
Very simple answer to this question. Females. <VBG> Now before I get yelled at think. The ladies use all kinds of hiar dryers, curlers, blowers, irons, etc as well as often lighted mirrors, recharging the camera/batteries/etc. As for the razor, the outlet in the bathroom will work for that but that is all it is good for.
Set2cruz, I've always wondered the same thing. We use the hairdryer provided, and don't take electric razors, curling irons, cell phones, camcorders, digital cameras, lighted mirror,s night lights, laptops, CD players. The alarm clock runs on battereis.
We would have been LOST without ours. Both my digital camera and his camcorder needed recharging at night. PLUS, we used our useless cell phones as clocks, they needed charging, my blow dryer, and curling iron. I'm sure glad we brought one.
I can't believe that Total Jackass has left this thread alone. In any event. . .
I'm tempted to list a bunch of even more outrageous and unnecessary things that require power, but I won't because I really don't find it funny anymore.
After reading these amazing posts, I'm truly surprised (and impressed) that the ship's power system can actually handle the amperage demands that some people place on it. Two curling irons per room times God knows how many rooms (and all just before dinner of course) certainly must keep the mice spinning on their little wheels down in the power plant.
I'd seriously be interested in knowing if any of you power players have ever kicked out a circuit breaker. True, many of the items you're using draw trivial amounts of juice, but things do add up. . .