in my years of traveling i can tell you that i have yet to use a steamer. IF you pack correctly, unpack as soon as you can, most wrinkles hang out by themselves. If not i will either shower steam my items, head to the self-service laundry(if available), or have formal items sent out to be pressed. Frankly a couple of wrinkles in my clothing isn't going to send me off into the deep end. lol
Lisa, we're relatively new to cruising and never before worried about wrinkles when travelling on our own.
On our Celebrity cruise last winter around South America everyone seemed so elegantly dressed and wrinkle free. It seemed like a different world from our 6 week trips with one suitcase, where we relied on our Canadian Tilley drip dry outfits.
I suspect that no travel steamer works as well as those advertisements would suggest.
I have seen some compact, really intense steamers on home shopping networks, that I am considering for our next cruise. These are not the iron/steamers, as I have now, but seem to really do the trick. The old bathroom steam can be hit or miss, and I prefer to have the use of a small appliance.
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On one of the other boards, several ladies posted that they had used the travel steamer that is sold in Walmart's...in their travel section. I was somewhat skeptical, but I decided to get one and try it out. It was $19.99 so I figured I would see how well it worked. It did wonders for my husband's long-sleeved cotton shirts he brought on the cruise. It is small, of course, and has its own travel bag. I'm glad I bought it. I will use it at home as well.