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I've been told they don't allow extension cords on cruise ships. If there is no outlet next to your bed and you use a cpap to sleep what do you do?

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Whoever "told" you that is wrong...of course they do. We always bring a 12' plain vanilla extension cord, reaches everywhere. what "they" don't like are certain surge protectors. Either way, just put it in your luggage, unplug it in the AM and you'll be fine...

Good to know.Sound advice.This is what this site is intended to do. Savvy cruisers sharing their knowledge.

The only thing they do not allow is a power strip or extension cord that have a breaker in them. A basic standard extension cord is usually allowed. If there are any concerns on this i would recommend speaking to the cruise lines direct just for the peace of mind.

If the extension cord has "less plugs" gets through easier (single is least offensive). They don't want things that overload the outlet.

No they don't...but gets thru what? Yes I know they check bags, but we've brought power strips (back in the day) and extension cords on 3 different lines, and never had a problem. now, we only use extension cords anyway. the stewards will disconnect them if you leave them plugged in...at least they're supposed to. we just disconnect em and stash them in a drawer when heading out for the day.....

I bring an extension cord on board all the time for my c pap. one outlet is good for me. Just plug the machine when you are sleeping, unplug when you wake up, and presto the outlet is ready for something else. Also I use ships water for my machine as some people pay inflated priced prices on board for distilled water. You can carry a jug on un opened on Carnival, but that is too much to carry, so ship water is good for me

I would check with the cruise line to see what they allow. Most will allow extension cords of some sort, but the specifics on what kinds of cords they allow vary from cruise line to cruise line.

Planning to take a cruise around Thailand Island, does anyone know how is the weather around December?

This varies cruise line to cruise line and sometimes the home port personnel may also impose restrictions that are more stringent than what the cruise line publishes in the online FAQ section.

Currently Carnival and it's 9 other sister lines allow extension cords if they are not surge protected, but they do ban power strips regardless of the surge protection status.

While Royal, Celebrity, and Pullmantur do ban all extension cords, power strips, and select wireless charging pads, they will provide a marine use approved extension cord at no charge for use of medical equipment.

I have not check NCL's regulations lately so not sure of their current attitude on the subject.

Almost all lines do allow outlet splitters and adaptors to be used to charge electronics but don't be surprised if the steward unplugs them during the day.

I would like to hear from someone in here whose posts I trust who has had an extension cord confiscated. On shore (in your checked baggage) or on board. And I mean a plain vanilla extension cord. Don't know if anyone actually unplugs em either.I read in someones regs that they will be unplugged....I usually do, simply because I don't need the hassle. But I distinctly remember 2 cruises, one on NCL and the other CCL, where they stayed plugged in the whole cruise. This topic has come up several times, and I don't remember anyone actually having a problem over an extension cord. Unless of course, you need one (which is almost all the time) and forgot to pack it.

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