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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Hmmm...lets see...
steamers ...these have been a suggestion of many here as the alternative to the long understood ban on irons. I see more of a personal injury to the user issue here rather than a ships safety issue. Revenue generator perhaps.

Medical Marijuana...not sure how this will go over. If FBI and USCG is the authority over the vessel...hmmm and since they allow Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders: Allowed in connection with a certified medical condition but cannot be packed in baggage....medical marijuana is only given in the course of a certified medical condition so it seems that is in conflict.

Any footwear with wheels, i.e. Heely’s type shoes ....I can see a safety issue for the kids on wet surfaces etc but they seem to be a huge hit with kids. I want a pair in size 8.5 for myself!!

Thanks to DB for posting the link, btw.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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It's rather humorous that the power strip and extension cord issue, that started this whole controversy, is now a moot point. They are allowed as long as they are not frayed or damaged. No mention of labeling them in your luggage or other B.S.. It really hasn't changed. If you're irresponsible enough to bring a defective, frayed or spliced device onboard then you deserve to have it confiscated.

I read the firearms point as being "Firearms" and as an example "i.e." they list starter pistols and non-operating guns as examples. Not just exclusive to these two things but all Firearms. Dang, I was hoping to bring the Citori over/under with me on my next cruise and do a little trap shooting off my balcony.

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I guess i will have to bring a hand light , and no cord to find my teddy bear
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We have two phones, two toothbrushes & one camera battery charger. On Eclipse recently (designed for the UK) there was no UK socket but there were two 120 V outlets US, one 220 V for the kettle, I think this is Continental European. There was a shaver type socket in the bathroom near the ceiling but we couldn't read what it did & our plugs didn't seem to fit anyway.
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They revised the policy again! What was it, maybe 12 hours?

Anyway, they have removed the words about personal grooming devices being 700 watts. I guess it dawned on someone that there aren't many decent blow dryers that operate at that wattage.
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I can certainly understand the fire hazard with frayed cords, can't blame them a bit. I wouldn't use one in my house like that, especially on a cruiseship with thousands of other people onboard...
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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Thinking about this ...it actually makes sense, there are Health & safety rules for all premises, electrical things have to be approved & tested to be safe & legal. A ship is no different any other commercial place, in fact as you can't escape it's more critical.
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I just came off Dream. I did carry on a surge protector strip/with multiple plugs on it. It was not taken away and was in plain view in my room some of the days of the cruise. We would be in dire straights without one to use for getting ready for dinner each night!
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I used a power strip on the Fantasy for the Apr 19th 2010 cruise..Left it plugged in the whole time with a alarm clock and a cell charger. The cabin steward saw it there every day and no word was sayed about it. Im sure all the plugs are on some sort of circut breakers and that would prevent any "overheating". Plus a "clock" or a cell or camera charger dosent produce enougth amps to cause a problem anyhow....Yea I know they make up excuses that dont make sence. Normally from my experance from cruising, there are only 2 110 outlets in a cabin. One at the desk and the other is in bathroom in above the mirror. The other outlet at the desk next to the 110 is a European type..Dont use that, even with a adaptor..I did that by mistake and smoked a cell phone charger back in 2001 on a 17 day cruise. Been there and done that...
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I had not heard this. When they start putting outlets by the side of the bed then I'll stop bringing an extension cord.

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We were on the Fascination last September, and our outlet was next to the bed. Maybe it depends on how they orient the bed in the cabin. We had a third in one of the uppers, so that may have changed the location of the king.
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Here is an excerpt from Heald's blog that discusses this.

OK folks: Here's your chance to make a million dollars. "CORD RUNNERS". Smuggle your extension cord without it being detected. The first one who brings it to market will make a fortune.

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I was on Fascination from May 10 to 15. I use a CPAP machine (to breath at night) and so I took a power strip. It was in good shape. I had no problem getting onto the ship and no one said anything about us having it in our cabin.
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We just disembarked the Carnival Conquest. We took a small power strip for charging our camera's and phone's. It also had a night light plugged in. No one even gave it a glance. We did find it unplugged a few times as the Steward needed the plug to vacuum, but there was nothing else said or done.

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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.
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I found this curious. His blog does go thru CCL Miami before publishing.....

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