Power Outlets

On a recent cruise on the Crown Princess, I had issues with the outlets and I am planning a different approach for my upcoming cruise. I had brought a plug-in "outlet extender" but it covered the light switch when plugged into the outlet. The hairdryer was also plugged in so we were continuously switching out devices! I had heard "power strips" were not allowed.

{I am referring to the outlet on the desk/refrigerator/built-in hairdryer location}

Most of my devices are USB charging so I bought a multiple USB strip that will charge 7 devices at once (E-cig, cell phone, ipad etc.) and has on/off switches for the ports - It plugs into my USB/Outlet converter into one plug and it works so well I have begun using it at home. Bonus - it was only 12 bucks and is smaller than a curling iron!

NOTE: ALL USB STRIPS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL SO BE SURE TO READ CAPACITY AND DEVICES SUPPORTED.

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15 Answers

I think a person required to use a C PAP will need to have an A/C outlet as close to the bed as possible unless they have a pocket deep enough for s battery power one.

We've found we need the small extension cord we bring to charge my husbands camera battery, and our phones. We do use our phones because of the Carnival Hub app, and I use my phone camera all the time.

When this thread first started, I thought I would be nice and show pictures of power strips WITH surge protectors, and power strips WITHOUT surge protectors. Having looked at over 80 models, I came to the conclusion that a normal person cannot look at a power strip and determine 100% of the time, if it is surge protected or not. There are so many variables in designs. I have worked with power strips, surge protectors, etc for 40+ years. Todays' technology is so evolved, one cannot tell by sight alone. To all - good luck. I take a power strip on every cruise, and to date, have NOT had an issue/problem.

One easy way to know that your power strip is not surge protected is to ensure that it only has two prongs on the plug. Surge protected devices are always three-pronged.

On the ms Amsterdam, HAL provided power strips to those who requested them. We will be on that ship again & will request one. New ships, hopefully, will have more outlets. Everyone is "wired" these days, Personally I bring my Kindle Fire, my iPad and my camera with me. I am always recharging something & my husband is also.

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