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since i have never been on a cruise before.. how many outlets are there per cabin? I am guessing not enough since it appears that everyone brings either a power strip or extension cord. I will try to bring an extension cord with me.. since it appears to be lighter in weight when traveling.
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Usually there is just one outlet in the main part of the cabin and an outlet in the bathroom that is "for shaver's only". Some Princess ship's have two outlets in the cabin (one is "hiding" under the entry shelf and is used by the Room Steward for his vacuum).

I know about leaving the bathroom light on and closing the door, but sometimes other people will turn the light off , then I have to "feel" my way! I like having a small night light in the cabin to find my way to the bathroom !
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thanks Fern,

yeah that sure isn't many outlets.
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I have also been trying to follow this new info, and trying to find out the truth instead of what people think is right.

This is what I found out from my TA's contact from Carnival. Anything used like a cpac needs to be hand carried on the ship, or attach a note in your luggage telling those looking, what it is for.

You might be called to the time out room for inspection. Power strips and extention cords will be collected, and returned to you after the cruise.

I do not need a C pac yet, but travel with a back massager that weights a ton, and unless I want to get rid of the back pain standing up, I will need an extension cord.
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I think an extension cord would fit nicely in a bra. Now just have to bring Dolly Parton as a roommate to carry the Hibachi.
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I'll just put the power strip in my bra

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That would make your boobs go off with the metal detector, and then you will hold up the line pulling it out.
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Due to the fact that all major cruise eships are built in countries that have 220v power supplies, the ships run on the same power specs.

It is only for the electrically challenged people in North America that they offer limited 120v power in passenger cabins - via large, expensive, heat generating step-down transformers that are installed in the void spaces betwen the walls of passsenger cabins.

For the rest of us; we either live in countries that have 220v appliances, or we have multi-voltage appliances that will work with nearly any power source.

Why don't they beef up the 120v power systems on ships to accommodate increased demand?

COST. Those transformers are very expensive. Larger ones are far more expensive. Larger ones generate a great deal of heat and can become fire hazards themselves.

SAFETY. With the situation today, anyone dumb enough to bring high wattage devices that can cause fires will trip the circuit breakers and identify themselves. There are many, many dumb people doing this these days. The fragile electrical system becomes an additional fire prevention tool.

A ship's electrical system works rather differently than a system on land.
There is no real "Ground" to prevent electrocution. That's why the electrical outlet in your cabin bathroom is so limited. If you could plug a high wattage device like a hair dryer into that outlet and then drop it into the handwashing sink or bathtub, you would be dead. Since most of the ship is made of metal, electrical hazards are far more numerous.

For decades, crew have been forbidden to dring ANY electrical equipment aboard (including extension cords) unless it has first been tested by the ship's electricians, to ensure that it will be totally compatible with the ship's system.
Trying to do that for 3,000 - 5,000 passengers every week would be impossible. A limited electrical system does a far better job of screening for the idiots. A surprising number of geniuses bring their electric hibachis on a cruise.

FYI - the 220v power sockets in the cabins are NOT running through the step-down transformers. They can handle a very big power load with no problems.
Plugging a multi-socket block into just one allows you to plug multiple 220v (or multi-voltage) devices into one outlet with no problems.

Note that this could potentially be a fire hazard, as the sensitive breaker switches on the step down transformers that inhibit the 120v idiots will not stop the 220v idiots.
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What is so strange is that we've been cruising for about 5 years. We've always used a small power strip for a night lite and to charge our phones.

Why, "all of a sudden", are these "dangerous"? I just find the answers to this question (all over the boards I read) to be unsatisfactory.

Give me a good reason and I'll let everyone know!
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John Heald will be putting out an official list of whats allowed and whats not on this very soon on his blog.

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John Heald is one of the reasons so much info is out there, and so many are getting confused about it.

He first came out with No power cords or strips. Someone questioned him about it, and he changed it. He was then reminded that many people MUST have medical equipment to get through a cruise, and after consulting Carnival, he made additional changes on what could be done.

If he had all the answers before he spoke, then I think many would have understood. Don't tell me he never realized there were medical needs for passengers.

Bruce, Having lived in Germany for 10 years I know all to well about the transformers (man I hated those things) but I have also been cruising for more than a few years, and we have never heard this before.

I think this is all about saving money for Carnival, and nothing else.

Show me any hotel/motel room in this country that has only one plug for the entire room.

I would suggest that Carnival instruct their employees to remove any cord or wire, from a room that is defective, and leave a note.

I leave in less than a month, and I am a rule follower, and I will do what Mr. Heald has said in his last change, but it is stupid to have to hand carry something on a ship, or have to go to Guest Services before you even get started, just to explain yourself.
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What is so strange is that we've been cruising for about 5 years. We've always used a small power strip for a night lite and to charge our phones.

Why, "all of a sudden", are these "dangerous"? I just find the answers to this question (all over the boards I read) to be unsatisfactory.

Give me a good reason and I'll let everyone know!
Fern,

I don't work for nor speak for Carnival. I cannot explain exactly why they have chosen to suddenly announce this.

But working for a large mass market line, I know that this sort of coprporate announcement usually follows some sort of event where a fire was started, somebody was injured or killed, a ship was damaged, or the cruise line was sued for some incredibly brilliant or completely stupid reason. That's probably what happened at Carnival.

When a crew member tries to bring a 120v power strip onboard a ship, the ship's electricians want to test it first to see if he plugs it into a 220v outlet (in error or otherwise), will it start a fire?
They also want to test the circuit breaker built into the strip to see if it can handle 220v, or the electrical load that it claims it can handle.

Until a few years ago, most passengers did NOT bring this sort of thing onboard with them. We have always had good quality extension cords and power strips on board (tested of course) that we are very happy to loan to passengers. Recently we see a rapidly growing number of "imported" power strips in passenger cabins. Most of them are probably fine; but some of these look like the "K-Mart Special" that may not be up to standards. We would not allow a crewmember to bring that sort of thing onboard. Why should we allow a passenger to put the ship at risk?

When only a few passengers bring this sort of thing onboard with them, it usually stays under the radar - but when the masses start bringing large numbers onboard, somebody wakes up and acts.
That's what is happening.

Remember that we are talking about the Mass Market here - not you as a single responsible individual.

Every cruise we have geniuses sneaking on charcoal BBQ grills, electric cooking equipment and other kitchen appliances for their cabins, fishing equipment for the balcony, candles, propane hair curlers, electric space heaters, gas lanterns, antennas for their ham radios, kites for the pool deck. We have even had passengers sneaking a full hair salon - with all the equipment - into a passenger cabin and setting up their own onboard beauty salon in a passenger cabin. You name it, we have confiscated it.

You cannot fix stupid. You can only take precautions to try to avoid danger and death related to those stupid people.
Unfortunately "Mass Market" equates to lowest common denominator on the intelligence scale.
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I just have to mention here too that over the years I've seen where people wanted to and have brought Christmas lights to decorate their balconies. That's a hazard waiting to happen--it happens all the time in homes around Christmas time so I would think it would be doubly dangerous to decorate a balcony with cheap Christmas lights, especially as they're made for use in homes, not to be used exposed to the damp, wet salt air of the sea, and not to mention how tacky.
Who would see them at night anyway-- it's not like you can get off the ship and admire them from afar--But it very easily could start a " far. "
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since i have never been on a cruise before.. how many outlets are there per cabin? I am guessing not enough since it appears that everyone brings either a power strip or extension cord. I will try to bring an extension cord with me.. since it appears to be lighter in weight when traveling.
Generally two, one in the bathroom (for razors only) and one by the dressing table area. Most ships have hotel style hairdryers in the bathroom also.
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I took one with me in March and it stayed out and in plain site the whole 7 days. I'm sorry but the outlet in the restroom can't accommodate my shaver plug and yes, I take a laptop and need to charge camera batteries and other things of the sort.
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Sure glad they haven't said anything about my 5kw Honda Generator that I always take to power all my "Hi Tech" stuff, and the lovely Mrs. Jones's hair dryer/curler/clothes steamer and vegetable cooker. I put a REALLY high capacity muffler on it so it wouldn't bother the next door neighbors.
Seriously, the only thing I always take along that is forbidden now is my little 5" electric fan. Apparently, these too are banned, even though I've taken one of 'em along on every cruise for 4 or 5 years now. Well, I figure that this too will pass.
As a side note, I want to be at the check point when all the women attempt to come through with that extension cord hidden in their bra!

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Taken my Jack Lalane Power Juicer multiple times, no probs. I just take a few handfuls of fruit from breakfast each day back to the room, toss in and BAM. Instant smoothie at sea. Can be a little noisy at 5 am though.
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I just have to mention here too that over the years I've seen where people wanted to and have brought Christmas lights to decorate their balconies. That's a hazard waiting to happen--it happens all the time in homes around Christmas time so I would think it would be doubly dangerous to decorate a balcony with cheap Christmas lights, especially as they're made for use in homes, not to be used exposed to the damp, wet salt air of the sea, and not to mention how tacky.
Who would see them at night anyway-- it's not like you can get off the ship and admire them from afar--But it very easily could start a " far. "
Just my nickel's worth--used to be 2 cents worth but things have went up!!
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This is one of my "pet peeves" since I had a neighbor who had their pulsating Christmas lights on their balcony. They ran them for a couple of nights until I finally asked them to shut them off when they went to bed. It was like living in a cheap motel with the flashing sign outside.

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John Heald is one of the reasons so much info is out there, and so many are getting confused about it.

He first came out with No power cords or strips. Someone questioned him about it, and he changed it. He was then reminded that many people MUST have medical equipment to get through a cruise, and after consulting Carnival, he made additional changes on what could be done.

If he had all the answers before he spoke, then I think many would have understood. Don't tell me he never realized there were medical needs for passengers.
Have to agree here. He can make a mess of things sometimes. He only has 344 Stephanies to help him. It is nice to have a direct link to CCL Sr. management, tho.

Here is the latest from his blog:
" I do want to talk a little about the ongoing subject of items that are not allowed on board. It is ongoing and that is our fault as we have yet to finalize the list and make it public. I know this is a hot topic over on the CC boards and my mate Host Mach has informed me that some are accusing me of ignoring the issue or refusing to post comments about it. That is absolutely not true. Unless the post is a personal attack on someone (apart from myself which you are all free to do) the Stephanies will post every comment. I say this because “Cruisinmomma” sent me an e mail marked “urgent” with a link to this thread thingy today and I wanted to address it.
**Link can be found at the blog**
In this regard, I wanted to talk directly to Tom and Cheryl from cruise critic who are valuable past guest cruisers. Please, if you have a concern about this, send me a comment and I promise it will be posted. I know that you do not agree with the policies regarding the power strips and I think maybe I should explain again as obviously before I made a hash of it.
You see, it’s not just the power that these strips take……….nope…….the major concern is the condition some of these power strips and cords are in. While yours are in an excellent state, I am sure many are not. I know this because I have seen the reports and photos of some that are definitely not in a good state and a bad power strip could cause a spark and a spark can cause a fire and………well…….the rest is obvious. We make no apologies for thinking of the safety of the ship and all on board.
Tom and Cheryl………you have cruised with us many times and I would hate to think that you would consider not doing so again because of a power cord. Please write to me if you wish to discuss this further as your loyalty means a lot to Carnival and to me.

The final list is not ready yet. There is a final meeting on Thursday and then soon after I will publish the list here. Until then I remind you that chargers for Eye Pods and other electrical items are fine and if anyone has a medical reason to have more, than please add a note in your baggage stating this.
I promise we will get this resolved once and for all and that a clear and present clarification is posted for all."



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You know, I sound a little harsh, if not a lot harsh, and I didn't mean for it to sound that way.

I do think it would have been best for them to decide on the list, and then post it, after having all the kinks out. The problem was he came out with "a list", as well as people coming back from cruises saying that things were removed from their bags, and were told that they were now not allowed, before anyone knew that the rules had changed.

I wish I had a nickle for every newbie I told to take a power strip, and I'll bet many of you have as well.

What I found funny was the people who talked about the kitchen appliances they bring. We have joked about it for years, but I didn't know people actually took those things.

I read a review today where the man talks about bringing his juicer. He gets up in the morning, goes to the Lido, gets fruit, and comes back to make juice.

I was lucky enough to find out whether what I was taking in a few weeks was still okay, and I would advise all others to watch for the list to come out.
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I have kidded about bringing a hibachi on for years,and every time there is a post about what not to forget..my first item has always been a power strip. If I was woken up, by my next door cabin mate with any appliance loud enough to wake me up, I would not be a happy cruiser.

In this day and age, when electronics play such an important part of enjoying a cruise, its imperative for the cruise lines to help the cruisers, do what they need to do..Some people need to use the wifi, for work, charging the ipods, kindles, etc, and, using multiple hair appliance is just the norm nowadays...Some people don't bring all this stuff, but many more do, like it or not...

So, the cruise lines, with their gigantic buying power,should equip each cabin with the proper power strip, with anything but the approved one used...confiscated. The steward should advise passengers, they will be given it back at the end of the cruise..Should any of the approved strips disappear upon leaving the cabin on the last day...they charge should be applied to the sail and sign account, after the fact...this way everyone who need the strip, has one, and, the line knows the safety of the ship is not compromised.
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Trip, That is what I said on another board, and was informed that at one time you could buy power strips and extension cords on the ship.

I wonder if they are going to once again offer them.
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Mike, maybe you should have stolen a broom or some long handled item from the cabin staff, reached across the balcony, fished parts of the string of lights over so you could reach them and dropped them over board.
Or, bribed the cabin steward to drop them over the side !!
They can be a pain-- I agree--their blinking on and off reminds me of an old Edward G. Robinson or Bogart movie with the cheap hotel and flashing neon lights.
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Luanne, I don't feel that would be a good customer service move, to sell them. The buying power for then is such, they could just equip the cabins with them..they steal them, they automatically get charged. To get on board and be charged for them..oy, can you imagine the thread here!!!

More of a threat are the crazy romantics, who want to being candles on board..NOW, that's an oy!
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I know John is wildly popular and his blog is huge <ahem>, but I think Carnival needs to rein him in sometimes. This whole hubbub pretty much started on his blog as far as I can tell. Corporate policy shouldn't be leaked or whatever on a "personal" blog. To that end, the Heald blog has taken on all the vestiges of an official house organ for Carnival and they really need to be careful. If Carnival was reviewing their policy for personal items allowed aboard it should have been kept private until the final list was determined. Heald was out of line to mention it prior to that.

I can tell you that if I had a blog about my employer and started making statements about company policies before they were finalized I'd be fired, regardless of my tenure and seniority.
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Very true Dave

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Another on this list is fishing stuff. On another review was a man not only fishing off his balcony, but he caught something. With pictures!!!
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I know John is wildly popular and his blog is huge <ahem>, but I think Carnival needs to rein him in sometimes. This whole hubbub pretty much started on his blog as far as I can tell. Corporate policy shouldn't be leaked or whatever on a "personal" blog. To that end, the Heald blog has taken on all the vestiges of an official house organ for Carnival and they really need to be careful. If Carnival was reviewing their policy for personal items allowed aboard it should have been kept private until the final list was determined. Heald was out of line to mention it prior to that.

I can tell you that if I had a blog about my employer and started making statements about company policies before they were finalized I'd be fired, regardless of my tenure and seniority.
Just a small point to clarify. He does have the disclaimer that it is HIS blog and it does not reflect CCL's opinion most of the time.

When it comes to questions about your sailing the ultimate answer is going to be whats on CCL's website and on your ticket.

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Here is a pdf link for the newest Carnival rules for restricted items.
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Thanks Dave...It will be interesting to see how returning cruisers viewed this while onboard, with their posts...

This interests me, because it seems as if after inspection the strip looks viable, they will let you use it..Unless I am reading this wrong...

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Electrical devices such as fans, power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords will be removed if determined to pose a hazard and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.
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Trip,

To me the new list is a tour de force of nebulous wording. I see many inconsistent applications as to what is a "hazard" and what isn't.

Funny things to note - fully functioning firearms are not listed as an example. Only starter pistols and non-operating guns. But since ammo is banned I guess it doesn't matter.

And are they really going to dispose of any Segways and bass boats people show up with at embarkation?
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