Power Converters on Board

For you international travelers -

I realize that surge protectors on power strips are not allowed on board.

My question is whether or not a power converter (steps down power from 220V to 110 V in order not to fry your electronics) would be allowed on board. I will be using it to charge a few items in Europe for a couple of days after my cruise. I would not need to use it on board.

7 Answers

It should be ok especially if you are not using it on board but I would suggest asking the cruise lines if you have a question on that. 

As much as I give that same advice out, I cannot believe it never entered my mind to call the cruise line!

I think I need a vacation!!

We were just on Carnival Dream and I used a step converter so I could have an extra outlet.  It stayed plugged in throughout the cruise with no issues.

Thanks - I already have a 3-way splitter and only 3 things to plug in, so I would have no need to use it on board - although that is an excellent idea.

I have not used a converter on a cruise but have had them packed in my luggage 3 times with no problem for cruises starting or ending in Europe.  I did it twice on Celebrity and once on RCL.

Yes, ask the cruise line.

OK .. now that made me laugh.. after a long grueling day I read this and had to laugh ... thanks.

And yes .. a vacation is an excellent idea.

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