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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Has anyone used a Kindle on a European Cruise?

Does a Kindle work on cruises to Europe or Transatlantic Cruises?
Did not know if I should take mine or not.
Can you use them on planes?
I only recently bought one and do not know if it will be worth taking with me on flights and cruises.
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Sorry, I don't know what a kindle is???
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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:21 PM
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Something to look into is...I have read that the wireless carrier Kindle was supposed to use for the downloads in Europe never finalized the deal.

So, you may not be able to update/download new material while over there.

Bring a charger and possibly a converter if you should need to charge ashore.
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A Kindle is a electronic reader. You download books and can read it on the device.
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A Kindle is a electronic reader. You download books and can read it on the device.
I have a Barnes and Noble Nook....and my understanding is I can take it anywhere...just make sure u have loads of books downloaded on ur Kindle and you'll be fine...don't forget ur charger...
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Does a Kindle work on cruises to Europe or Transatlantic Cruises?
Did not know if I should take mine or not.
Can you use them on planes?
I only recently bought one and do not know if it will be worth taking with me on flights and cruises.
Thanks in advance.
yes, u can it on the plane...I just got my Nook and I'll be taking it with me on my cruise.
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Thanks, now I know :-)
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The Kindle should have an "airplane" mode that turns off the wireless. Leaving the device in this mode will extend your charge anyway. Why interrogate the network when all you are doing is reading.
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I have a Kindle and love it. Always take it when I travel. I live in a very rural area so my wireless does not work anyway. I always leave it off and download any books I want thought my computer to my Kindle. When I travel I just take the currency plug adapter for when I am off the ship (like in hotels before and after the cruise) You do not need a converter since the kindle handles currency from 110-220. On the ship of course you are covered because they use the 110 as in the US. I am going on a three week trip in the spring, including a 12 day cruise in Europe and plan on downloading about 10 books before I leave. I don't have to worry about packing enough books anymore. I even have a little light to clip on the kindle for those overnight flights (my husband sleeps......I don't)
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Perfect for cruises. I use the iPad.
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Thanks everyone.........I will take my kindle with me then....but first to download some books of interest. Sure beats having to carry hardbacks or softcover books and the ship libraries seem never to have anything I am interested in.
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