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Old August 16th, 2008, 05:11 PM
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Default Using travel coffee makers on board ship

The coffee served by the cruise lines is made from coffee syrup and is almost as nasty as the powered crud sold in the grocery. So, I would like to take along a small travel type coffee maker or a small 4 cupper. I'm wondering, though, about electrical overload as these units are generally 600-700 watts. I really would hate to cause any damage to the ship or inconvenience to my fellow cruisers.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Depending on your ship, and, catagory, some cabins have coffee makers..

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We'll be aboard the Zaandam to Hawaii and, I sincerely hope, back. Normally we book a verandah, but the couple we've always cruised with wants to try a large ocean view and my Boss (She who must be obeyed ) insists we do the same. Since an ocean view cabin is one step up from steerage, I doubt there'll be courtesy coffeemakers.

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If you use the same plug as the hair dryer, you should be OK.
Some cruise lines will not allow you to hook up a coffee maker, so read the fine print.
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We saw two 4-cup mini coffe makers on the confiscated table waiting to be reclaimed after our cruise on the Monarch. We also saw an old plug in purculator and a kids small 2 wheeler.
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Buy a small two cup coffee press and just get some hot water. It is not powered by any electricity and won't be confiscated. They aren't expensive either. Also, can't you buy packets of coffee grounds in teabag like packets?...

I can't drink coffee (well after trying it for a while it told me it didn't like me), besides, it tastes awful unless you add four or five packets of sugar to take away that bitter taste...

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Thanks, misguidedangel, an excellent suggestion. The wife doesn't care for coffee, either, but she always orders hot tea from room service. I've made her tea for her and I know the hot water is hot enough for a coffee press.

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