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Old July 29th, 2010, 12:24 AM
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I always take my little travel iron with me on a cruise....I read on one of the posts that Celebrity will take them away....I'm wondering if this is true or not....
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I always take my little travel iron with me on a cruise....I read on one of the posts that Celebrity will take them away....I'm wondering if this is true or not....
It is true. If it registers when they x-ray the baggage or when your carry on goes through the metal detector they will confiscate it.

In San Diego they had a large table set up with the confiscated items. A lot of irons and other things.

Take some Downy Wrinkle Release or send out your clothes for pressing.

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Yes, it is true, it has recently been reported that Celebrity has begun to confiscate the irons which of course are returned at the end of the cruise. This goes for steamers also...
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IF they see it- your bag will end up in the 'naughty room' and you'll have to go through the pain of collecting your bag yourself. Usually late after sailing as well.
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We have travelled twice on Celebrity in past 3 months with a steamer and did not have problem
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We have travelled twice on Celebrity in past 3 months with a steamer and did not have problem
Yes, travel steamers are fine. Mrs Kuki always takes one.

Irons are different. Banned because of the fire hazzard.
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I also take a mini steamer.....as far as an iron being a fire hazzard, the same could be said for curling irons or flat irons...Could you imagine the ladies screaming if they decided to confiscate these?
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Yes, travel steamers are fine. Mrs Kuki always takes one.

Irons are different. Banned because of the fire hazzard.
Sorry Kuki but that is incorrect information. Steamers are forbidden also..

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Steamers or irons are not allowed onboard. However, there is a full laundry and dry-cleaning service available onboard for a reasonable rate.


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Sorry Kuki but that is incorrect information. Steamers are forbidden also..

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Steamers or irons are not allowed onboard. However, there is a full laundry and dry-cleaning service available onboard for a reasonable rate.


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Well, that must be new. I haven't sailed Celebrity for about 3 years, so I'm obviously not current.

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me honestly. I'd never stand a plugged in hot iron in the back seat of my car, because it could topple over and start a fire, if it went unnoticed. A steam would just tip over, and spill some hot water.
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I also take a mini steamer.....as far as an iron being a fire hazzard, the same could be said for curling irons or flat irons...Could you imagine the ladies screaming if they decided to confiscate these?
I would have a fit if they took my little curling iron....ummm.. maybe I should invest in a mini steamer...it appears most people like the steamer better than the travel iron anyway....and hope they don't take it...Have u been on Celebrity recently?
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We have travelled twice on Celebrity in past 3 months with a steamer and did not have problem
This is music to my ears ...... what type of steamer do u have? I asked Trip the same question because I think I'm going to invest in one...
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IF they see it- your bag will end up in the 'naughty room' and you'll have to go through the pain of collecting your bag yourself. Usually late after sailing as well.
That's the key word...IF they see it......
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Watchurdiet..btw I love your screen name! I believe mine is an older Norelco..I think I am going to replace it with this, which I have had my eye on for a while.

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I got the mini and took it on my cruise in January --It is wonderful.
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I guess for some, having those nice neat clothes are more important than safety. There is a reason why these things are banned...
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We were on the Mercury last Dec. When we disembarked and went to claim our luggage, there was a huge table set up with all the items that had been confiscated before boarding. It looked alike a yard sale At least 2/3 of the items were irons AND steamers so I guess Celebrity is enforcing the rule.
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Watchurdiet..btw I love your screen name! I believe mine is an older Norelco..I think I am going to replace it with this, which I have had my eye on for a while.

Joy Mangano "Go Mini" - My Little Steamer 850 Watts at HSN.com
I checked out the mini steamer...it's soooo cute....HSN has sold out...and they had such lovely colors too.... If I remember correctly, they have them in gray and they cost more...I'm going to keep looking, I still have lots of time....
Thank u....I picked this screen name because I'm always watching the scale... I wish I could lose and keep it off....
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Once again, steamers and irons are forbidden items on Celebrity Cruise lines...They are a safety issue as well as a power supply issue, they do not have fire departments out in the middle of the ocean. What other rules do you wish to disobey, I guess the rules only apply to certain people...
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It's amazing people are more concerned about how they look than the safety of the other passengers on the ship !!!!!
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It amazes me that there are people out there who still iron. I can't remember the last time I used an iron. That's the nice thing about permanent press--NO IRONING! If I am contemplating buying a new garment and see the word "iron" on the tag--back it goes on the rack. If I forget to take things out of the dryer and they get wrinkled again--back they go after dampening at the stationary tub faucet.
I do use a wrinkle releaser on cruises and it works fine. Last year my friend and I did use the ship's laundry a couple of times, mainly because of spills (she spilled OJ on my lap on the plane and one of us dribbled chocolate down the front of a top--both beyond sink washing). Each time the bag went out we threw in a few other things to fill it. Using the coupons that came with our room helped cut down on the cost. Life's too short to worry about ironing.
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I can't imagine a house without an iron, might be an age thing.......even permanent press garments, need touch ups......with a steamer on board, once it's used, the water gets emptied, gets unplugged.... no fire hazard.
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I gave up ironing after we retired . Like kmm44, if it has to be ironed it goes back on the rack (no matter how much it's marked down ). We usually cruise Princess, NCL and Carnival, and I think all of them allow steamer's, as long as they can't be used as irons also.

You can always iron in the laundromat or send your clothes out to be pressed. After spending big $$ on a cruise, I'd send mine out !

Trip, I have an iron, but I'm not sure where it is !
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I gave up ironing after we retired . Like kmm44, if it has to be ironed it goes back on the rack (no matter how much it's marked down ). We usually cruise Princess, NCL and Carnival, and I think all of them allow steamer's, as long as they can't be used as irons also.

You can always iron in the laundromat or send your clothes out to be pressed. After spending big $$ on a cruise, I'd send mine out !

Trip, I have an iron, but I'm not sure where it is !
Celebrity does not have a laundromat on any of their ships....
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Yeah, those irons are a real fire hazard. Fortunately, cigarettes and cigars never start fires.
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Yeah, those irons are a real fire hazard. Fortunately, cigarettes and cigars never start fires.

Good point Mark! I took an iron on my first couple of cruises back in the 90's but then decided I could find better things to do on a cruise. The solution is simple-don't take stuff that needs ironing I used to pack WAY ahead of time out of pure excitement, now pack only the "non-hangables" ahead of time but leave hanging clothes until the night before. Hang them up as soon as your luggage is delivered to the cabin and for the most part any creases will be gone by the time you need to wear them. If you REALLY have an item that looks like you slept in it, then hang it in the bathroom while you shower-works wonders
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The people who decide to take candles for romantic evenings, or the people who want to hang Christmas lights, I think are the ones to watch .

Easy enough fix. Buy flicker l.e.d candles,and not book a holiday cruise.
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Yeah, those irons are a real fire hazard. Fortunately, cigarettes and cigars never start fires.
Irons also cause electrical problems on ships. There was a recent thread on one of the boards explaining how the electrical system on ships and in the cabins worked. After I read that post, I can certainly understand why they would be banned. Unfortunately, I can't find the post.
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