JusMe
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Do you pack a clothes steamer for a cruise, have you ever had a line tell you that you can not take it ?

Ships stopped allowing travel Irons years ago.   I now pack a kettle steamer on long trips where I need formal wear (not going to have suite and shirt pressed for each formal night).   When I pack it in my checked luggage never a problem.  On one trip when we did carry my buddy was stopped and told he could not bring a steamer on board (Carnival in Long Beach,  but Carnival in Miami let it stay in my large suitcase that I carried on myself)

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Johngold
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We have a mini iron that acts as a steamer and iron. It was part of the package when we bought the large steam iron at a home show. Works great.

BAK1061
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It's my body that's wrinkly, not my clothes.  Besides, we just hang our stuff in the bathroom and take a hot shower. That usually does the trick.

noname111
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I do not pack an iron, steamer or any other gadget that even slightly resembles an appliance that I use for doing chores at home.  I'm of the mind that I am on vacation and can get someone else to do things for me.  I plan that into my vacation budget.  That doesn't mean I throw money at the cruise line for ironing indiscriminately.  I pack clothes in a way that minimizes wrinkling, I select clothes that are less likely to wrinkle, and I use the shower as a steamer for clothes that are amenable to steaming out the wrinkles. 

Bubba54
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My wife always takes a steamer. 

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