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Old October 7th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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We are sailing next week on princess on our first cruise,
I have extremely long hair and am wondering if i should take my own hairdryer, is there one in the cabin if so are they any good??

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Old October 7th, 2006, 05:59 AM
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In your case, I may consider taking your own, especially if you have long thick hair. Theirs are on the low power side and could take awhile to dry. Although the one I just had on Freedom of the Seas was almost too powerful.

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Old October 7th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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Princess hairdryers are wimpy. I have short thick hair, and it seems to take forever to dry it with their dryers. I've started taking my own for that reason.
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Old October 7th, 2006, 08:49 PM
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Yes, Lisa, you should bring your own! You'll spend half the morning drying your hair with the onboard hair dryers !
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Old October 8th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I, too, have long thick hair and with the hairdryers provided, it takes about 45 mins to dry my hair. I purchased a travel hair dryer from Sharper Image (1875 watts) and it packs nicely in it's own carry case. Much easier to pack than my regular hairdryer. This was the only strong wattage travel dryer I have found and was reasonably priced.

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Old October 8th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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If you bring your own, do you have to worry about 110 or 220. I've heard some ships are 220 voltage in the rooms.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 12:38 AM
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Okay, I don't actually have a use for a hair dryer (check out my pic)

My better half is not crazy about the hair dryers on any of the ships. They're okay, but hair dryers seem to be like cell phones: they all work, some just have more power and work better than others.

As far as voltage goes: you should find 110v outlets in your cabin. Good luck, Steve
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Old October 9th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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I agree....take your own hairdryer if you have the room in your luggage.
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