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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Do ALL cruiselines not allow travel irons? If so, do they provide irons in the cabins?
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Many ships will have a laundry area for passengers where irons are available for use in the laundry room area only. I always bring our small Black and Decker travel iron and have yet to have had any problems with it getting thru security in checked or carry on luggage. I also bring a travel steamer which works well too.
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travel irons are a fire hazard and this is why the cruise lines have banned them.
Steamers are ok. Some cruise lines have self-serve laundry rooms that do have irons. You can send out your clothes to be pressed or you can either use de-wrinkler spray or just hang the clothes in the bathroom and turn on the shower full hot.
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I have a small combo iron/steamer, and never had an issue with it. Once I unplug it, I sit it on a damp face cloth, to cool it down quickly.
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travel irons are a fire hazard and this is why the cruise lines have banned them.
Steamers are ok. Some cruise lines have self-serve laundry rooms that do have irons. You can send out your clothes to be pressed or you can either use de-wrinkler spray or just hang the clothes in the bathroom and turn on the shower full hot.
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I understand that Celebrity don't allow steamers? Personally I use the shower method

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Annie, I haven't heard that Celebrity doesn't allow steamers, maybe someone knows for sure? I am with you i use the shower method!
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Best way to avoid having to iron or use a steam iron is to pack with the plastic cleaner bags, saves on the wrinkles. Also a good idea to unpack and and hang what you can as soon as you can.. Some people also roll all their clothes, haven't tried that.
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What do you mean by "plastic steamer bags"?
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Plastic "Dry Cleaner Bags"
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bubble pack also works well.
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I use a different approach. If it will need ironing, it doesn't get to go on the cruise with me.
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I use a different approach. If it will need ironing, it doesn't get to go on the cruise with me.
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I use a different approach. If it will need ironing, it doesn't get to go on the cruise with me.
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Oh, how CORRECT you are! If I unpack an ironed item and if it doesn't look too bad, it gets used as is. Who cares? These are people you'll never see again nor do they care?

P.S. Just because some have had no issues bringing irons or steamers, your day might come! I just got off a ship, and had to go to the naughty room. I couldn't believe the table full of irons and steamers!

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Oh, how CORRECT you are! If I unpack an ironed item and if it doesn't look too bad, it gets used as is. Who cares? These are people you'll never see again nor do they care?

P.S. Just because some have had no issues bringing irons or steamers, your day might come! I just got off a ship, and had to go to the naughty room. I couldn't believe the table full of irons and steamers!
Smuggling Irons on to a ship is one thing and very dangerous if not used correctly.
Did you know that some Brits even try to smuggle the prepaid tip vouchers off the ship to avoid leaving a tip
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Smuggling Irons on to a ship is one thing and very dangerous if not used correctly.
Did you know that some Brits even try to smuggle the prepaid tip vouchers off the ship to avoid leaving a tip
If it is "prepaid", what good does that do them ? I am sure they wouldnt get a refund.
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Just wanted to follow up on this! Santa brought me a steamer and it is absolutely fabulous!! Super light weight and gets out all the wrinkles!!!
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Celebrity does not allow irons .
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Then bring a steamer Henry.
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Then bring a steamer Henry.

My wife was told by a Celebrity rep that it was not allowed .
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I took one on the Eclipse...I take a small travel steamer on all my cruises. After use, I unplug, and set it on a dampened face cloth.
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I rather not take the chance of bringing something that might be confiscated .
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I'm planning on packing more clothes since we are not flying at all.
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