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bookwerm1980 December 4th, 2005 02:09 PM

A few questions
Could someone please explain the need for the veranda lights? I've notice them mentioned in a couple of posts and I am unsure of what they are used for. Also is there any thing in particular that I need to take with me to make my room more comfortable. I will be on the Costa Mediterranea 2-9 April 2006. This will be my 2nd cruise with a balcony and I would like to make it as comfy as possible. A couple of the ports wil be repeats for me so I am not sure if I will be leaving the ship on those days. So if there is anything special that I should have in my room I would love to know about it. Also I would like to take along a portable DVD player. Has anyone done this?? And were there any problems???

Thanks any information would be greatly appreciated!

Harry Martin December 4th, 2005 06:36 PM

The lights are mainly just to foo-foo up your balcony. Personally, I've never done 'em.

We are bring the DVD player on Princess because we have 8 days at sea. Just post on the Costa board and ask if the TVs have jacks, or perhaps call the line itself.


arwenmark January 5th, 2006 01:31 PM

You might ask for egg crates for your bed, makes a huge difference. if you have room on your veranda you could ask for a table or lounge chair.

LisaK January 5th, 2006 02:28 PM

the veranda lights are just for show, most folks who do this just bring a string of christmas type lights.
I would pack a 4-outlet adapter to plug into the only outlet in the stateroom, that way you will have 4 plugs instead of just one.
a travel alarm clock is a good thing to have as the only time source is the telephone display.
a small nightlite is also a good idea-we learned this one the hard way, after trying to leave the bathroom door ajar at night,this doesn't work with the constant motion of the ship.

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