I feel so dumb but by power strips do you mean a strip like a surge suppressor? Why would I need this. Cabins aren't that big so adding all these xtras sound like they'll take up a lot of room. i/e night lights, duct tape, post-its, walkie-talkies, etc. I barely have room for the much too many clothes I always take.
Dump the walkie-talkies, unless you have kids. I didn't use nor need a power strip, duct tape wasn't needed and a night light, I didn't use that either but i had a balcony room. YOu can always leave the bathroom light on and close the door. One thing I took and I was glad was a small alarm clock, I like knowing what time it is at night.
But take what you think you will use.
The power strip is for the cameras(had plenty to plug the charger in), laptops(DIdn't bring mine), phone batteries(I shut mine off).
Duct tape- if as many people bring it as they say, just stand in the hall way and ask someone for it if you need some, they probably will be glad to use it since they brought it!
There was a whole big string on here a while ago about duct tape. I think it was for those emergencies, luggage break, shoe falter, someone even mentioned taping there dress when the zipper broke.
I didn't bring any nor need any.
I always take a small power strip. Have one with 4 outlets and I use it because I like to do my hair at the desk and I use both a dryer and a curling brush sometimes. It makes it more convenient than having to wait till I finish with the dryer to plug in the iron.
BTW have never taken duct tape on a cruise except once when I knew I was gonna build a ship for a contest. Then it is a great thing to have.
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We took a clock/ radio but did'nt need it because the VCR in the suite had the time on it and I could call and have a wake up call preset on the phone..
We took a big roll of duct tape and used it all , mostly to seal the door where the whistling sound was coming from while cruising at night.Did'nt whistle during the day for some reason.Also used it to patch a garment bag.
Used the power strip but could have done without it.
Took more clothes than we needed but will probably do the same the next time.SHE took wayy too many shoes, but we were upgraded to a suite(cat 11) and had plenty of storage
We also found that we could have bought a lot of the items onboard the ship for equal or less than what we paid here at walmart. We carried on a bottle of liquor(Crown Royal) to find out that it was about 25% cheaper in the gift shop.
We carried a steamer on with us and did'nt need it-The clothes that mattered were fine.
The only thing I would carry more of next time would be cash for shopping in cozumel.