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Old October 24th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Hi All,

I'll be travelling on the RCI Majesty of the Seas Nov. 5th - Nov. 9th. I am aware of their "NO IRON" policy. I'm trying to avoid having to pay to have my clothes pressed on board. I'd rather save that money for drinking ! Can anyone recommend a place/store to buy/they've bought a travel garment steamer.

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I got one at Walmart for $20.

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Try Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I purchased a great one there.
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Got mine at Macy's in the luggage dept. As a backup, take a small spray bottle with some downy wrinke remover.
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Check with RCL's website. On Celeb site, they now state no irons OR steamers. Pretty silly really. Are we going to ban steam hair curlers and curling irons? I have taken our steamer but stopped doing so...just one more pound of 'stuff' to cart around. Seldom used it. Hang things up in steamy bahroom for a while. Also tried the wrinkle reducer spray but didn't think it worked great.
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No irons?!? That's almost as bad as not allowing me to bring any liquor into my cabin! As cruiselines keep adding restrictions, land-based hotels start to look better and better.

Do they search your luggage to check for an iron? Or search your room? I can't imagine not being able to do quick touch-up ironing on my clothes after they've been folded up in a suitcase.
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Actually, if you ROLL your clothes - wrinkles shouldn't be too much of a
problem. On top of that - who cares about a few wrinkles, anyway, unless
you are wearing linen (which IMO is not a good travel fabric.). I'd rather
have some wrinkles than have my clothes possibly damaged in the ship's
laundry. JMO
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Michael: what does "BB&B" mean??
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I have one that I always take on cruises and I bought it at either Bed, Bath & Beyond or Linen and Things. Hope this helps!
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I have one that I always take on cruises and I bought it at either Bed, Bath & Beyond or Linen and Things. Hope this helps!
Well, it still doesn't answer the question about not being allowed to use travel irons or steamers in the cabins. Will my bags be checked for them?? Will it be confiscated from my room if I bring one?
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Yes, it will be scanned - I read on another post that a passenger had to
go to the Purser's office as there was a "questionable object" in her bags.
It turned out to be her GPS (which was acceptable) but she mentioned
that there was a "pile of at least 50 irons/steamers on the floor". So I
quess it's your call whether you want to chance having it confiscated or not. Maybe carrying it in your carry-on might work ??
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They scan your carry-ons just like at the airport.
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The "no iron" policy is there for a very good reason, that being the ship operators (and, possibly the agencies that regulate cruise lines) don't want some idiot passenger causing a fire in their cabin. I've been on enough cruises to note that there are no shortages of idiots.
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Hi: I also have read that your cabin stewards are instucted to look for
any "illegal" stuff like irons and steamers and if they see it - will report to
the head housekeeper who, then in turn, will take it out of your cabin. (Don't know if they do this with your permission or not).
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