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)

4 Answers

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.

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.

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.

My wife always takes a steamer.

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