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Old April 12th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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This may sound like a dumb question but I need to know the answer. I enjoy relaxing while I have a scented candle burning. Do they allow you to do so in your cabin or is it to much of a fire hazard> Its my first cruise and I don't even know if one is allowed to smoke on board much less burn a small candle in a jar. Thanks for a reply.
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Because of the motion of the ship, candles are even more of a hazzard than you might suspect. They could quite easily be tipped over... and be particularily dangerous if you had forgot about them and left the room.

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Old April 12th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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This candle thing has been batted around numerous times. Fire is the biggest risk there is to a ship at sea. I cannot imagine anyone wanting burn anything with an open flame in a ships cabin. Please do without your candle for a few days and thereby eliminate any risk to your fellow passengers and crew.
I'm sure it would be much appreciated by all.

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Old April 12th, 2004, 05:46 PM
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Yvonne,

Remember the old saying, the only dumb question is one not asked! First time cruisers have lots of questions, so you just ask away. Your instinct was right on about the candles, they are too much of a fire hazard. You can smoke on board, but IMO unattended cigarettes are also a fire hazard.

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Old April 12th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Are scented candles allowed?

As an alternative.....how about bringing a room freshener with a tropical (or your preferred) scent? Doesn't necessarily need to be a plug in type; there are some that if you didn't know they were air fresheners you wouldn't have a clue.

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Open flames such as a candle are a definate fire hazard and not allowed. Please, for your safety and the safety of the other guests do not use them.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:07 PM
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Thanks guys, I was pretty sure of the answer, but like I said, I'd ask to find out for sure. Safety for all the passengers is definately a first priority and I wld never put anyones life in jeopardy. Thanks for putting up w/dumb questions, atleast I was smart enough to ask...
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As a candle substitute, I suggest looking around to borrow some of the mid-size (2 AA batteries) Mag Lites. If you screw off the hood of the flashlight, the high intensity LED simulates a candle stick. The hood forms a candle holder.

Those combined with a high quality air freshener might be an adequate substitute for scented candles. They just won't flicker.


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I've found that some scented candles are so fregrant that you don't even have to light them! just open the jar.--I do this alot in my bathroom--i don't like to light candles because i have a 3yo always running around. but we'll still open the jar (container) up and let it fregrant the air. works good.

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yankee candles car freshners are wonderful for the cabin.

they are a flat cardboard scented freshner that come in many smells and they are so easy to pack. i took one on my last cruise and it made the whole cabin smell wonderful. hope you find something you like.

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Dusty, that is a good idea, I have a Vanilla one in my car. My question is, why do we need air fresheners, are the rooms musty like some hotel rooms by the shore?

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Yvonne,

Have you seen the candle warmers that they have out now? They look like the coffee cup warmers. You place a jar candle on them and they melt the wax to release the scent, but there is no flame. I don't know whether this would be a good idea for a ship. Maybe the more experienced cruisers could give their opinion. If it were to tip over, you would have wax everywhere. Just a thought.

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Ron..Did you say hibachis?? Here we go again...I'll bring the hot dogs. ;-)
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Old April 21st, 2004, 08:38 PM
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I can see it now--- up at the crack of dawn--setting up my little hibachi grille on the aft corner balcony--- digging out my 80 proof rum to douse the charcoal---drop in a match and away we go. Grilled spam sandwiches, hot coffee and watching the sunrise.
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