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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:20 AM
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as this our first cruise, I would like to know if the electrics in the cabins are 220v european or only 110v usa style
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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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US 110v

And not very many of them. There is one in the bathroom that can run an electric razor but doesn’t have the amps to run a hair dryer. There is one or two outlets just above the desktop in front of the mirror in the main room of the cabin.

We usually take a short extension cord (less that 3 ft) with a small power strip of 3 outlets to run battery chargers for cameras, cell phones, ect. Some cabin have hair dryers but they are very low wattage. If we bring a hair dryer or curling iron we unplug the power strip and plug in directly.
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Actually, both are available in the cabins. 110 V 60 cycle, and 220 V 50 cycle. As Bob noted there are only a very limited number of outlets available, (usually one in the cabin near the vanity, and one for electric razor only, in the bathroom) so if you have several devices that need to be plugged in, take an extension cord, with multiple outlets. See ya aboard!

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Many thanks for the info. We need a 220v for the Wife's hair straightners
can't leave home without them.

we are from the UK and sail on the Splendor 17th Oct
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Thanks for the correction sky. I remember seeing the 220v now. Didn't use them so they stick in my memory.
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US type. Recommend taking an extension cord and a power strip. I found it makes it easier to plug in chargers for cameras ect...
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as this our first cruise, I would like to know if the electrics in the cabins are 220v European or only 110v USA style
Yes.

They have both in the cabin but not many of each. Actually it's usually only one. I suggest an extension cord or multi-plug if you need to run more than one electrical device at a time.

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Just so you know, I took a multi-plug (a square box with 6 outlets on it) on our first Carnival cruise and it wouldn't fit......there wasn't enough space between the top of the counter and the plug above it....an extension cord is what you need.
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Just so you know, I took a multi-plug (a square box with 6 outlets on it) on our first Carnival cruise and it wouldn't fit......there wasn't enough space between the top of the counter and the plug above it....an extension cord is what you need.
Because of that reason I always use a plug bar. The one with the on off switch. I also bring an extention cord that I can plug it into. If the cord isn't long enough. The switch is nice because you just switch it off and don't need to worry about unplugging.
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