Contributor Level: Captain

Power strip-re charging

In today's modern times where we all seem to travel with electronics. Phones, iPads, kindles. Cameras that need recharging. I was just curious what you do or use on cruise ships with the one plug. I have been using a basic power strip. But I always look for a new way of doing thing.

Tags: Power strip

12 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

We use a powerstrip.  It's proven the easiest to pack and manage.  I don't want to experiment with the power pads. The strip works just fine.

Contributor Level: Captain

I use an extension cord with multiple outlets on it.   I find it is smaller to pack as I can roll it up and put it into a packed shoe (yes, I pack shoes with small stuff wrapped in plastic bags) .  I also have one of the small battery packs that has assorted fittings to fit my camera and tablet that I carry out on excursions (it is about the size of a deck of cards so can go into pocket or back pack)

Contributor Level: Captain

Make sure it's relatively new. If it looks old, it may be taken from you. Oh, and for some reason, it can't be an over current protected strip.  Check Carnivals FAQs on that one.   I don't know the reasoning for it.  

Contributor Level: Captain

From Carnival's FAQs :

  • Electrical devices such as fans, power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed on board when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.
Contributor Level: Captain

Trying to C/P from CCL's FAQ's

never mind, it finally posted.


Contributor Level: Captain

Ok, originally I wrote that the power strip has to be relatively new, or it might be confiscated. Then I added about it not having an over current or surge suppressor. As per Carnival's FAQs. I have no idea what happened to the original post.

Sorry folks

Contributor Level: Admiral

When I took my Grand Voyage on HAL there was a notation that power strip were available for loan on the ship.  We kept it on the back to back cruise and then returned it. On other cruises we bring a multi use plug.  I am always concerned that if I bring a power strip, it will be confiscated.

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

I often use a 6-outlet power strip for traveling. But you can also choose to use a power converter.I know bestek power converter that has 2 outlets and 4 USB ports is very popular now for travelers. Besides, the power converter comes with three travel adapters to allow you travel no matter which country you want to go. I'm going to get one later. 

Contributor Level: Captain

I use one of those cheap multi-plug adapters with three outlets. One for a USB hub, one for my battery charger and one for my computer.

Contributor Level: Second Mate

I wonder why all of these posts that are 2 years old are coming to the front.... Nervous


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