Would an induction heated tea pot be acceptable?

(I know that cruise lines typically don't allow passengers to bring heaters, especially immersion cup heaters or heating tea kettles. I know that no one here can speak for any cruise line. I know that no one can take any responsibility for any actions related to anything they may say. I don't expect anyone to be authoritative in any way and I won't hold you responsible in any way. I don't want to waste your time explaining why I need this. Please just assume I have a very good reason for asking. I'm just looking for an opinion from people who may happen to have some experience with this. If you don't, then I'm not talking to you. If you do, please let me know what you think!)

I'm looking at an induction heated tea pot. In case people may not know, induction heating doesn't have any type of heating element which gets hot. Nothing gets hot except for the liquid itself. This is why they are so safe. Here's the one I'm looking at:


Do you think this would be acceptable? I assume I would probably have to wrap it inside a note explaining why it's safe, etc., so that the cruise line luggage inspectors wouldn't simply remove it outright. Is it worth the trouble?

Thanks for your help!

Tags: tea kettle

6 Answers

Induction tea pots are great, but to find out if it is allowed on a cruise ship, you would be best to call them directly. Opinions offered here could give you the wrong information, and it would be a shame tompack the tea pot and then have it confiscated for the entire time.

Hope you enjoy your cruise.

If the Cruise line says yes, I would ask them for an E-mail to document it and then I'd take a copy of the E-mail with you as proof. Looks like a great kettle.

Thanks for these replies. I wasn't sure I could actually talk with the cruise line about this type of thing, but since I need to contact them about my wife's special dietary needs anyway, I'll ask them about the pot at the same time (and make sure I keep proof of their reply!). Thanks for the help!

I just looked at Carnival’s prohibited list. It doesn’t make the exemption list, but that could be due to the uniqueness of the item. If it’s for a medical condition, I suggest getting a physicians note, and forwarding a copy to guest services.

Good luck. Let us know the outcome.

I, too, urge you to call the cruise line and ask. Each cruise line is different. Let us know if it was a problem.

That's a really good idea, just in case the person scanning the luggage isn't aware of a pot like this is allowed.


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