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Old August 2nd, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Has anyone tried a spray-on bottle wrinkle decreaser? ( i will not mention brand name not knowing if that is acceptable or not?) What is your experience with it? or do you pay E5.00 every time you need something ironed? or another option wear it with the wrinkles - Just kidding!!!!
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We have successfully used Downey Wrinkle Releaser on many cruises. It is good for quick touch ups from travel but not meant to do a whole article of clothing. We just found it in travel size at Target for our upcoming cruise.
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I have had mixed results. If there is no self-serve laundry, I'll send my tux out to be pressed.
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If you use dry cleaner bags, or bubble pack, between layers of your clothes in the suitcase, that will help alot to cut down on wrinkles..I too, have hed mixed results, with the spray.
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Thanks guys for your great feedback!

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I would not cruise with out it. , It is not as good as a pressing or even a good steaming by hanging and item in the bathroom while using the showere, but its is great for taking some of the packing wrinkles out of things like t-shirts and shorts and other casual wear so you don't look sloppy during the day.

I always pack the Downey Wrinkle Release and the Tide To Go pen.
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We bring a portable steamer too-after doing a lot of research on the best for travel, found this one: http://www.travel-steamers.com/

I haven't had any luck with the spray wrinkel release, and we do send out Tuxedos to be pressed and shirts that are badly in need of it. It's not too costly I don't think. The portable steamer is great, lightweight and a great little investment for travel, especially cruising. We spend about an hour as soon as we're unpacking in our stateroom and plug it in!
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We have not had much luck with the "wrinkle release" spray. My advice would be to use a portable steamer, as the previous posters recommend. They do come in quite handy!
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I would love to take my steamer on our transatlantic cruise on Constellation but read it would not be allowed. I don't want to have it taken away from me. Don't know how I would get along without it. I have always taken it on cruises.
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I would love to take my steamer on our transatlantic cruise on Constellation but read it would not be allowed. I don't want to have it taken away from me. Don't know how I would get along without it. I have always taken it on cruises.
Dogwood Duchess, I don't know what to say. We just finished our Transatlantic on the Constellation last September (what a wonderful experience and had no problems with our steamer. They won't "steal" it from you, if by some far off chance they take it away, it will be returned to you...maybe put it in your Carry-On bag? Ive never heard of this being confiscated from a passenger.

I did not know portable steamers were not allowed. We have always brought along our portable steamer. In fact, most every couple we brought up the "wrinkled clothes" conversation with, they too, brought portable steamers. I do know that irons are not allowed, but not steamers.

Celebrity does not have access to an iron or an ironing board...so I guess this was one "vice" we will continue with. There's nothing like unpacking all of your clothes, formal and every-day, and running the steamer over them for a few seconds. Does a world of good, and saves a ton of money.

Have fun on your transatlantic!!! Looks like we'll be on our cruise just a couple of days after you.
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That relives my mind.
Hope you have a great cruise as well.
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On our last cruise we tried the dry cleaning bags between items and it worked perfect!! We never had to use our DWR spray. I cut one bag into 4 pieces then threw them away once on the ship. I can't wait to try this for our TA cruise.
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We too have taken a small steamer on our last 3 cruises (X, Princess, RCCL), and intend to do so on our Constellation cruise next week. We never worried that it would be confiscated. It works well on wrinkles, especially on those tropical shirts that are silk or linen. Won't put a knife edge crease on anything, but that's not the intent.

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we take our wrinkle releaser stuff.....works better on some things than others....but if you figure out what you want to wear the night before, get it pretty wet with the stuff and gently tug it into shape it helps.

i've used it on khakis and tee shirts or stuff made out of tee shirt material.....

(but i don't like the sprayer on the travel size, the regular trigger type sprayer works better....and i bought another typer of sprayer that worked better.....it was in the sample size section at target....
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We too have taken a small steamer on our last 3 cruises (X, Princess, RCCL), and intend to do so on our Constellation cruise next week. We never worried that it would be confiscated. It works well on wrinkles, especially on those tropical shirts that are silk or linen. Won't put a knife edge crease on anything, but that's not the intent.

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Exactly...no need for a knife edge crease. We're on vacation! Have fun on the Connie next week. That's our favorite ship.
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Has anyone tried a spray-on bottle wrinkle decreaser? ( i will not mention brand name not knowing if that is acceptable or not?) What is your experience with it? or do you pay E5.00 every time you need something ironed? or another option wear it with the wrinkles - Just kidding!!!!
I take a spray bottle of the stuff with me (actually, I put some in a smaller bottle). Yes, it does work, but not like an iron -- it helps on the lighter wrinkles. I spray and then hang in the bathroom with a hot shower running to create lots of steam, and viola! Sometimes I just steam -- it depends on how bad the wrinkles are. Also, I pack using cleaner bags -- a layer and then a cleaner plastic bag, then another layer, and another bag. Hubby's suit, fold with a plastic bag inside, under and over. This keeps my clothes so wrinkle free, that I hardly need to do a thing on most trips. Of course, if you have a lengthy flight, like overseas, and your clothes are mushed for a longer time, you will have more wrinkles. Hubby is picky, so he will send a suit coat out to be pressed, but that hasn't happened for a long time -- mostly it was his tux that would require that. I think the material is different.

One last thought, I love the slinky line of travel clothes (Chico's sort of started it, but even discount retailers like Wal Mart and K Mart picked up on it). The material will not wrinkle even if you roll it in a ball, and it packs like nothing. Jackets, skirts, pants, capri's, gaucho's -- for long trips, they make a huge difference in packing.

I do have a portable steamer, but it takes up too much room in my suitcase, so have yet to take it with me, but my sister used it on her Alaskan cruise, and liked it.
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