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Old December 23rd, 2003, 02:55 PM
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I have sleep apnea and travel with a machine. I've seen several threads discussing bringing power strips on board. Are there power outlets near the beds?

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Old February 21st, 2004, 09:31 PM
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Bring an extension cord. Most outlets are located at the seating vanity in the cabin....and not necessarily close to the bed.

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I have asked this question on many CPAP and Apnea boarda, and got the same answer. I am a first time cruiser, sailing on the Coral Princess on 3/22. I would appreciate any CPAP or BiPAP users posting their experiences.

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Old March 10th, 2004, 08:02 AM
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I travel with my CPAP and have not had any problems using aboard any ship. Bring an extension coard as the outlet may not be close to the bed. Power strip may work, most contemporary ships have a 3 prong outlet. You may want to pack a 3 / 2 prong adapter. But more important would be the extension cord for access to an outlet.

I just use an extension cord, and plop the machine and extension in a drawer after the night's use.

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Old April 29th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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I had my Cpap machine on the Sensation with me and didn't even need an extension cord. The cord on the machine was long enough. It is 6ft. the plug was at the sitting table but my bed was close to it. I had no problem and left my extension cord (still in a wrapper) in the room for the steward, thinking maybe someone else may need one.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 05:18 PM
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I ended up needing a power strip to reach from my bedside to the plug
in the vanity area. I was on the Carnival Pride.
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