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Old August 11th, 2003, 07:57 AM
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We are booked for Golden on Oct. 25th. My husband is used to sleeping with a fan to make some noise. Do the rooms have those individual noisy air conditioner units like hotels do?? They make plenty of noise or should we bring a small fan to use at night?
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The AC in the rooms are fairly quiet. I, too, like a fan for noise. I have never bothered to take up precious luggage room with one, however, but it is an intriguing idea. Usually, it is quiet in the rooms, however, I have on several occasions been awakened by loud, abnoxious people.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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I was on the Conquest and they don't have fans. I always take my fan, It is small but it does take up some luggage space. You can put it in a carry on if you would rather. We didn't have to fly to port so I was not limited by number of luggage I coudl bring.
It was worth it and I really between you and me never travel without my fan.
Of course it has to be one that makes the right kind of noise..
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Old August 11th, 2003, 12:20 PM
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I have slept with a fan for more years than I can remember. Last year, my wife bought me a white sound machine. It has a variety of sounds( rain, babbling brook, ocean, etc.). The ocean sound duplicates exactly the sound that you hear from your balcony as the sea go shushing past the ship. It is very small, hemispherical, runs on AC or batteries. I never travel without it. At home, it reminds me of cruising.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 12:29 PM
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what a great idea. i found a small fold up fan at osco that runs on batteries for $7. i wish i had thought of your sound machine first. this board always comes up with great things to help out others. dusty
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Old August 11th, 2003, 01:06 PM
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Dusty, the sound machine (at Walmart) fols pretty flat, too

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Old August 11th, 2003, 01:16 PM
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I have a small travel alarm clock that folds flat that has the nature sounds and a white noise feature....takes up a lot less space than a fan and serves more than one function. It folds up to about a 3x5x1 inches.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 01:36 PM
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If the noise from the fan helps your sleep, find a place in your carry-on for it. I also like the idea of the small fold-up white noise machine. I find that i have no trouble at all falling asleep on a cruise, the gentle motion, the gentle breeze coming in from the balcony and the soft sound of the ship cutting thru the water just lulls me to sleep.(zzzz)
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If all you want is background noise and don't want to pack extra or buy something new, try the T.V. Put it on a blank channel and turn the darkness / contrast down to black. Adjust volume and presto!! instant background noise. SSaFWs..ED
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On the Carnival Triumph they had overhead A/C vents that you could open/close and they were noiser the more you opened them.

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I found that the "Kawoosh" put me to sleep. {{grin}} Seahunks could tell you what that sound was. ;-)

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Old August 12th, 2003, 10:52 PM
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I think it's hysterical that people would take a machine on a cruise that simulates the sound of the ocean. No wonder people show up with seven suitcases each!!

Book a balcony and crack the door open.

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Old August 12th, 2003, 11:15 PM
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I also like "whitenoise" - like a fan on - in a hotel room. However, it's easy to get addicted to having to have SOME special type of noise to fall asleep. We have a ceiling fan in our bdrm. that we often use in the summer. It makes a mild whoshing sound. I find that on nights that are cooler and we don't need it, I can't fall asleep! This happens every yr. when autumn is on the way! The t.v. idea is super! I will remember that for hotels as well! Thanks!
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Old August 13th, 2003, 09:59 AM
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If you are addicted to fan noise as I am, you cann't fall asleep without it, or if you do manage to you don't have the same quality sleep. Its a problem that I guess we addicts need to deal with. I as stated before have a small fan, not tiny fan, small fan, you see them every where about $10.00 I have bought the machines that make noises, even a sleep mate from sears, nothing compares or is as good as my fan. I even buy a back up just in case this one dies. Call me sick. But I bet your husband the fan addict knows what I am talking about. My husband also says "she" has to have a fan. We have been sleeping together for over 30 years and I bet he is addicted also. A fan also serves another purpose, not only drowing out the outside noise but the inside noise (you know snoring) would not go anywhere without minute. Kind of like taking you children, you make room, but you don't hve to use camp carnival for it.... take the fan. If you can't get one and you have time to receive one I will mail you a travel fan. I understand...
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I used to sleep with a fan all the time, but Mrs. Thomas made me get rid of her. <wink>

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Oh Thomas!!!!

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Oh dear Thomas, you naughty boy. I love sleeping with a fan on and never reaaly thouhgt it was because of the noise but it probably is. We have a ceiling fan but I much prefer my bigger noisier one. We also have a mini one but I think my hubby would shoot me if I brought it. He doesn't like my big one . . . says it's to noisy.

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Allright, on the serious side Robin and I have a fan on all the time when we sleep. But, I have to tell you honestly that we never think about it when we go on vacation. Why, because we are, on vacation. Why do I need reminders of home, I go on vacation to get away from home. I don't need any special sound to put me asleep while on vacation.

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Old August 24th, 2003, 10:58 PM
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My wife and I are both fan "fans" I snore and am always too hot so my wife puts the fan near her head but pointed at me. So I'm cool and she can sleep. We WON'T go anywhere without a fan.
It's worth it to me to carry an extra piece of baggage.
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My husband and I actually packed our air purifier for our Alaska cruise. Not for cleaning the air but for the noise. We too are addicted!

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Wow! I am glad to see that others have the same concerns regarding a fan. I don't know if I have the fan for the noise or if it is the movement of the air that I like.
I also take a fan. I make room for one somehow. My husband could do without one, but he understands and supports my obsessive desire to take a fan on any trip away from home.
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I to am glad to know there are so many with the same addiction. Mine I know for sure is the nose, however, the air movement is qite nice. We are going to the casinos on the gulf coast this weekend and yes I will take my fan to Beau Rivage.....
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When I am sleeping I don't want any noise. IN Deep sleep you don't want any interuptions of twrilling sounds. I hate Hotel/Motels that have those loud blowing sounds. I throw a towel or something over them or turn them off. Rather sleep quitely and get hot than listen to the noise.
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My hubby and I are addicted to the white noise. I can't take the inconsistant sounds of a fan so we have a sound machine that simulates ocean(too fake) thunderstorm (too repetative) rain (ahhhh) and my favorite pacifier(sounds like a fan with no rattle). We bring our machine everywhere. Since we often share hotel rooms with another couple that we travel with, we have gotten them "hooked" as well. They have their own now. These are small and you won't have to pack 10# of batteries.

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