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Old April 28th, 2010, 10:06 PM
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I've read in several places (not on CM's) that Carnival is no longer allowing extension cords or power strips to be brought on board. IMO, I find this very strange! If you need either you should contact "Medical" at Carnival , apparently.

So does this mean that anyone who uses a CPAP has to "register" with Carnival before they cruise? What if you just want to plug in a night light and a phone or camera charger?

Sorry if this has already been discussed, but I just found it!
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I did see on the John Heald Blog sometime in the last week that power strips are not allowed. The logic given was that the electrical outlet could be overloaded and present a fire hazzard.
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So...I need to start unpacking......what else is now banned?
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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.

I can understand the logic. Some people may bring an extension cord that could be frayed or have exposed wires and this could be a fire hazard.

The cruise lines really need to review the electrical connections in the cabins and become a bit more accommodating to the guest.

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First I've heard of this, guess if they could just add one more outlet, that would help a lot.. So, far I have never needed any more than is already there, but I don't bring along a laptop that would require power.
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I used a powerstrip 2 weeks ago on the Triumph with no problems..
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I was just talking to a sales associate at Carnival. I asked about this and was told that these items were never allowed. Strange, as I have brought extension cords aboard before. I will be on the phone to Carnival later when the office opens and inquire then. I told her I depend on a cpap machine as do many others.

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This is the 21 century...the electronic age. Any ship built in the last ten years should have a beefed up electrical system in the cabins to accommodate today's demand. I'm not an electrical engineer or a marine architect but common sense would dictate an upgraded electrical system.

Years ago on the Destiny I did notice power surges on my deck. We never lost power but there was a problem.

Let's count the power demands of a typical cabin: computer, cell phone, camera, hair dryer, hair curler, night lights, CD/radio, CPAP, clock, electric razor. And don't forget the calculator to figure out your sign & sail bill.

Now that I have unloaded my power strip/extension cord I have more room for rumrunners!
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I was just talking to a sales associate at Carnival. I asked about this and was told that these items were never allowed. Strange, as I have brought extension cords aboard before. I will be on the phone to Carnival later when the office opens and inquire then. I told her I depend on a cpap machine as do many others.

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Laura, please let me know what the Carnival reps tell you. DH also sleeps with a CPAP, and we always travel with 2 extension cords and a power strip. He refuses to run the extension cord across the floor (tripping hazard), so he always goes up and over to the other side of the room -- his own personal feng shui. We will be sailing on the Splendor in August.
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I am also very interested in knowing what you find out. I MUST use my CPAP every night and I was expecting to need a Power strip to give me the outlets I need.
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Here is an excerpt from Heald's blog that discusses this.

"A a few people had reported that they needed these for medical reasons to charge appliances like PAP masks for sleep apnea, etc. Well, obviously these are allowed and I have had this confirmed by all the right people in Miami. Their suggestion is where possible to put these in your carry on and where this is not possible to please place them in your suitcase with a note attached to the charger etc that says “USED FOR MEDICAL REASONS.” This may sound a crude way of doing this but it will alert the people who are looking in the suitcases for prohibited items. Obviously, allowing lots of electrical items to be plugged into the ships system is dangerous and can overload it."

Hopefully; "All The Right People" will inform the ship's personnel about this. There is often a disconnect between corporate and the fleet.

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 just ordered my 1500 mile extension cord. Now I just have to locate a plug on the dock to plug into.
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you bring the cord and i will put the generator in a dinghy behind us
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Add root beer to the list of taken items.

Todays blog explains that a pax brought John a special root beer to enjoy and it was confiscated!

They had to explain to the security people the difference between "beer" and "root beer" !

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I just got off the phone with Miami but I see Mike M beat me to it. We should have no problems bringing what we need to connect to our medical devices.


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The kitchen sink is out. Electrical items have always been a no no. Don't blame them for some of the things people bring along and the condition its in. Items for medical reasons has always been there. If you need something special let Carnival know when you book the cruise. All these items are in your ticket information and FAQ that nobody reads..
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We took a power strip on the Conquest in late March. It was in our carry on and out for the room steward to see every day. No one said a word.
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Guess I'm the odd ball in the bunch but I've never needed more power outlets than what they have on the ship. I don't take a laptop, as I don't need nor want to be " connected " 24/7-- I take a cell phone--no charger, as when I get to the ship, I call my son, let him know we made it ok, the phone goes into the safe and doesn't come out til the cruise is over.
I take a digital camera battery charger and use it some but that's it. I don't use an electric razor but if I did, there's an outlet in the bathroom for such a device.
There's a hairdryer in the cabin should we want or need to use it-- we go on a cruise to be on vacation--vacation means to vacate--get away --be out of touch from the mundane, everyday rut lifestyle-- not to be loaded down with the same daily workloads and worries you have at home-- if you don't cut loose from it, why spend money and still take all the worries with you? If you can't get loose from work, worry, problems, then don't go until you can.
Cruise--relax-- get disconnected and you might be surprised that things go on just the same without you and that you may be a little more refreshed from your vacation if you truly " vacate " instead of taking everything with you.
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Hi Ron,
I know exactly what you are saying, couldn't agree more...Vacation is to get away from the every day things, just for a week or so..
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Did they put Hibache on the list yet ?

Recall the thread here with a long list of stuff to bring?!!

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I don't plan on taking any appliance's, doing any computer work (or bringing a Hibachi ), but I like a power strip to plug in our phone charger's, camera charger's, and a night light. We don't use our phones onboard, but they lose their charge after a few days and we want them working when we disembark. Sometimes the charger's don't fit into the wall outlet very well and the power strip is so much easier.

I find it hard to believe that Carnival ship's are so "special" that they can't handle a power strip in the cabin . We take much less "stuff" than we used to, but we really like having the power strip.
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You can unplug the lights on each side of the bed. use that plug and unplug the TV when not in use.

Also they make a very small adapter that you can plug in and have 3 outlets to plug into.
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Instant night light without carrying anything at all. Turn the bathroom light on, close the door and there will be light coming from around the door--makes a night light and when you have to get up and go to the bathroom, the lights already on when you open the door. ;-) ;-)
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I haven't seen too many ships where there is an actual outlet by the bed. The lights are usually built into the wall and not free standing.

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Instant night light without carrying anything at all. Turn the bathroom light on, close the door and there will be light coming from around the door--makes a night light and when you have to get up and go to the bathroom, the lights already on when you open the door. ;-) ;-)
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Phil and Liz, aren't some of us smart??
See how we had figured out the bathroom door / nightlight thing??
Now wasn't that easy ?? ;-)
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I know I don't abuse the power strip with every entry, used all the time, so I will continue to bring it...as mentioned, having a long extension cord, is much more of a hazard...someone call 911..on most of us
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power strip will always go with me. hairdryer, curling iron, phone charger, camera charger, etc...not nearly enough plugs for everything, especially if two or three women are sharing a room!
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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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