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will86 October 20th, 2003 08:33 AM

Travel Irons
 
Are you allowed to carry a travel iron on in your luggage? We've previously taken one; however, read something that said no irons allowed in rooms. Don't want to take it then be told I can't have it.

Jim Bragg October 20th, 2003 09:39 AM

Re: Travel Irons
 
They do not want to see irons of any type in the staterooms because it is a fire hazard. Leave your iron at home and take a steamer or use the one in the self-serve laundry rooms.
Jim


LisaK October 20th, 2003 11:18 AM

Re: Travel Irons
 
don't bring it. Use the irons in the laundry rooms, use the paid laundry service, bring a steamer, pack a bottle of wrinkle reducer spray or "steam" your clothes in the shower.

will86 October 20th, 2003 03:56 PM

Re: Travel Irons
 
Where can you get the wrinkle reducer spray?

Travelbug October 20th, 2003 04:06 PM

Re: Re: Travel Irons
 
The kind of wrinkle reducer spray I've seen is by Downy (or one of the other fabric softener companies) and is available in the laundry products section at the grocery store.

I guess you spray the clothes and hang them in the bathroom to de-wrinkle.

Sonja


sasco October 21st, 2003 08:02 AM

Re: Travel Irons
 
I've never had much luck with the wrinkle reducer.

Joie October 27th, 2003 07:21 PM

Re: Travel Irons
 
My travel iron is going with me.....packing always causes problems no matter how hard you try to pack beter. The laundry room is never avail when I need it.

threetrees October 28th, 2003 12:36 PM

Re: Travel Irons
 
I brought a steamer for 15.00 from walmart the other day.


cathy October 30th, 2003 09:52 AM

Re: Travel Irons
 
Sorry but i agree with Joie. My travel iron is going with me. We have been on 2 cruises with RC and never has anyone had a problem with it. Just be responsible and unplug the thing when you are finished.

Thomas October 30th, 2003 11:52 AM

Re: Travel Irons
 
If you insist on bringing a travel iron please get one that turns off automatically after a period of time. Or call me, and I'll go with you (your treat!) and make sure it is unplugged after you use it. <wink>

Regards,
Thomas

marycruiser October 30th, 2003 12:58 PM

Re: Re: Travel Irons
 
You should check with your cruiseline to see if they offer ironing service. We had it on HAL for only $15/cabin, and they ironed anything we gave them for the entire week! It was the best 15 bucks I've ever spent on a cruise. Plan for a 24-hour turnaround; your evening wear will be hanging in the cabin when you come in to get ready for dinner.
Cheers,
MaryC


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