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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Anyone ever string a set or two of Christmas lights to make the balacony more festive or lite up? This is our first balcony suite booked Cat 11 on the Glory in April so I was thinking about putting up some lights on the balcony? Any of you more experienced know if its allowed and is it worth doing?
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Never heard of someone doing this but I would bet it is not allowed. Because of the danger of fire, I really doubt if the ship would allow you to string up anything electrical on your balcony. In fact, is there even an outlet on the balcony or will you have to run an extension cord. Either way, I am sure as soon as the room attendant sees it, you will be asked to take them down.
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This has been brought up several times. I would urge you to think about your neighbors, above and below, as well as beside you who may want to sit on their balcony without glaring lights in their faces.
In addition, as was said, that could certainly be a fire hazard as Christmas lights were not designed for nor intended for use on a ship at sea.
And too, showing up at the airport and or/ ship with a bunch of electrical wiring in your luggage or on your person may start you cruise off on the wrong foot with the authorities.
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Thank You I was only asking if anybody has done it because I thought I had read it here that they had.
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Thank You I was only asking if anybody has done it because I thought I had read it here that they had.
Hi Ro, What they said made a lot of sense, but until they said it, I thought you had a great idea! . If I had thought of it, I'd have ask too. We live a few blocks from the Ohio river and those tug boats travel at night and they have lights but not Christmas lights. Theirs are boat lights, anyway, it looks good! .
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Know what you mean we own a boat and we put lights up on holidays and do the boat parade. I understand why they said don't do it but I still think I saw pics in the gallery of balconys with lights on it. I doubt I will do it though as I don't need any trouble with security nor do I want to cause a fire.
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I'll bet it does look pretty! But fires are nasty, too. I sure am glad they work so hard to keep me straight! I love life but a lot of times I just don't stop to think.
Well, you enjoy your cruise!
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That is why it is a good idea to throw any off the wall ideas or questions to your fellow Cruisemates members. More often than not, someone will post a reply with a take or opinion on the subject that the OP and all the rest of us have never given any thought.

If you call Carnival directly, you will get what is written in the contract or what the PVP thinks is the answer.

Nothing beats tried and true experience. i.e., bring soda/water on board. Depending on the day of the week, if you call Carnival and ask if it is o.k, you will get: (a) sure, no problem; (b) only a limited amount; (c) no but we don't stop you; (d) absolutely not!!; or (e) you will be denied boarding and all of your children will be shipped to forced labor camps!!!

We are not the voice of Carnival but just a load of folks that have seen, tried or heard just about everything concerning cruising and Carnival.
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Thats why everytime I have a question I come here to post for someone else with more cruising experience will usually have the correct answer based on their past experiences with cruising. Thanks!
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I have put up the little twinkie lights before and they don't give off that mich light but add a little sparkle. You can buy them battery operated so you're not running an extension cord or creating a fire risk. Do a google search of "battery operated christmas lights" and there are a number of places that sell them online. You can also find plastic cover that fit over the lights to add a little more festivities. I found some hawaiin shirts and palms trees.
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Thank You Joka that was good tips about the lights. I'll check them out.
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