Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 09:47 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 7
Default Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

We will be sailing on the Ryndam soon for our 1st cruise,and would like to know about the electric outlets in the cabins. I will be bringing a hair dryer, curling iron, and DH has an electric razor. They all have the polarized plugs on them-where the one prong is wider than the other. I have heard that the outlets cannot accept these type of plugs, but what appliances nowadays don't have the polarized plug ends? I really would like to hear from anybody that has been on a cruise-someone had suggested bringing a power strip-but that usually has the 3 prong grounded plug-and am not to thrilled about bringing more stuff than I need to. Thanks for any help.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 09:56 AM
anita kennedy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

Can't speak for that ship. On the Conquest you had plugs at the vanity area. In the bathroom it says the plug is for the razor, but our didn't fit. So he can shave at the vanity area I guess. Some people bring the strips that hold more plugs and then you can plug everything in at one time.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 10:42 AM
Harry Martin's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 4,821
Send a message via AIM to Harry Martin
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

We bring the outlet strip -- helps when plugging in the aforementioned, as well as the clock and battery charger.

Harry

__________________
Harry Martin
Moderator - Mexico and G/L message boards



[b]Get Lei'd!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 01:01 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 95
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

I agree with the other posters-- a power strip is definitely called for! Wouldn't hurt to pack an extension cord as well... you never know!

__________________
15 wonderful cruises under my belt!
Next up: Carnival Pride 09/11
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 01:08 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 7
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

Ok, I will check into a power strip. Which brings to mind the next question-I think most power strips or multi plugs have the 3-prong plug ins. Will this work in the outlets? What type of power strip do most people bring,and where's best place to get one? Thanks for all your replies.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 02:57 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 487
Send a message via MSN to Carey Send a message via Yahoo to Carey
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

This is going to be the dumbest question I have asked thusfar, but when I was in Calgary recently, my two friends and I had our respective hair-doing products plugged in and we also had a radio and a video camera (to charge the batter) plugged in at our hotel and we ended up kind of short circuting our room and a few on the same floor (oops!)...Do we need to worry about doing this again on the cruise if we use a powerstrip? It was rather embarrasing

__________________
Victory, here I come!! - October 2, 2004



Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 06:36 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,488
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

mrsduck - I have been on 9 cruises. On 7 of them I have brought a power strip and never had difficulty plugging a three pronged plug into the outlet at the desk in the cabin.

Carey - I have never had that problem, but I usually have only two (max three) things plugged into my power strip. You will find that the power to your strip fluctuates (never goes off but it is not a steady stream of power.......I found that out when a friend plugged in an alarm clock (not battery operated) and it constantly fell behind real time.

__________________
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 2nd, 2004, 06:36 AM
fasteddie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bills Country, NY
Posts: 2,157
Default Re: Need any advice on electric outlets in cabin

Usually a power strip has a 15 amp circuit breaker so this would trip before ship's breaker (which I would think is 20 amps, but you never know). It may have been a quirk of fate. Either that or ghosts. <G>

Ed

__________________
Let's Go Buffalo!

Norwegian Majesty
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cabin, cruise, electrical, grounded, ncl, norwegian, outlet, outlets, plug, plugs, princess, ryndam, ships, spirit, type, types

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electric outlets on Spirit lindsayuwmadison Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 November 15th, 2004 10:21 PM
Need advice on electrical outlets in cabin mrsduck Holland America 3 June 30th, 2004 04:25 PM
electric outlets for travel steamer The Scotts Carnival Cruise Lines 4 March 22nd, 2003 09:43 AM
Electric outlets in cabin GOS Clare Caribbean & Panama Canal 3 February 26th, 2003 07:35 AM
Electric outlets in cabin GOS Clare Royal Caribbean International 1 February 25th, 2003 04:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1