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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Iv'e heard I cant take a travelling iron on board the mercury, ( fire hazzard ) Is there a charge for me to " get the wrinkles out " ?
If so, is it costly? I have quiet a few things that will get wrinkled !
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Have you tried Downy Wrinkle Releaser. You can find it in the laundry department at WalMart or Target. I usually spray it on while I unpack and it works wonders. Even used it on my DH suit and 2 of my gowns. Just be sure to spray it on and smooth it out an hour or so before you wear it so it won't be too damp. Others have said hanging things in the bathroom while taking a hot shower...the steam will help with the wrinkles.
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We take along a travel steamer. Works GREAT!
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Deborah,

Iv'e heard I cant take a travelling iron on board the mercury, ( fire hazzard ) Is there a charge for me to " get the wrinkles out " ?
If so, is it costly? I have quiet a few things that will get wrinkled !


Hmmm.... Sounds like a pressing problem!

I'm not aware of any prohibition of irons, but there are no ironing tables so you'll have to adopt a makeshift arrangement. For some articles, a towel on top of your desk/vanity table mght work.

Celebrity does offer full laundry and pressing services, and somebody posted the price list in another recent thread. I think that prices are pretty comparable to those of dry cleaners ashore, though, so you may want to bring a permanent press wardrobe on the cruise.

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Irons are prohibited. Unfortunately, no mention is made on Celebrity's website - however it is on Cruising Power - Celebrity's web site for TA's.
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If it works here's a link to the prices for pressing. Irons are indeed forbidden on most cruiseships.

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I have tried all the avenues for ironing.

It depends on the garment and how difficult it might be for you to get the wrinkles out.

I would recommend a hand steamer in lieu of the wrinkle relaxer or an iron. I did purchase a combo at Brookstone.

On my last cruise on RCL I brought my iron/steamer. There was a pull out writing area on the Jewel of the Seas in which I put down a hand towel. I was able to press my capris, but when it came to my husband's shirts, I was just wasting my time. I just sent them out to be pressed. It cost $1.75 just for just pressing, no cleaning.

I used to press my husbands shirts before I packed them but I don't do that anymore. Now I wash them at home, pack them and if they need pressing I let the ship's service do it.

Personally to make your cruise more enjoyable, when you unpack and there's something wrinkled and a hand steamer can get it out, give it a try, otherwise just send it out, they do a nice job and you don't have to worry about it.
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Also pack those clothes in the plastic cleaner bags, helps reduce wrinkles, have never had to iron yet.
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Donna is correct. If you pack your clothes in the plastic dry cleaning bags, they stay wrinkle-free. You can purchase the bags from your local dry cleaners for a few pennies each. I have also heard that the spray de-wrinkler works well too, although I've never tried it. My son swears by it!
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We do a combo of a lot of things.
Use the plastic bags and the lite paper you use for gifts to seperate things.
Bring the Iron but use it only to touch up anything that needs it.
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Irons ARE forbidden on Celebrity and most other cruise ships. Don't bother taking one and worry about the consequences.

I find that using even plastic grocery bags between clothes items works. Gift wrap tissue and dry cleaner plastic bags works good. I always take Downey Wrinkle Releaser too. That works very well.

I sent out a few items for washing and asked not to put them in the dryer. They followed my wishes and came back clean and pressed beautifully.
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Thanks for the advice, i'll give the " bag " thing a go, but i must admit, i'm a little confused as to what it does to prevent wrinkles ?
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I think it is because the plastic bags allow the clothes to slide easily against each other in the suitcase. Fabric on fabric allows little movement so wrinkles can form as a garment shifts position and folds over.
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I think it is because the plastic bags allow the clothes to slide easily against each other in the suitcase. Fabric on fabric allows little movement so wrinkles can form as a garment shifts position and folds over.
That's what I think.
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