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Old 08-06-2007, 01:27 PM
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Leaving on MOS in October (can't wait!!) Anyway, I am just trying to get a list of things together I am going to need (i am a planner). I was wondering what kind of toiletries and necessities are already available on board such as a hairdryer, iron, etc...Do they have alarm clocks, shampoo, cond, etc. Also are their beach towels a fairly good size?? (I love a big beach towel!) I may pack a couple if they aren't nice. Thanks for all the help!!

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:38 PM
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They do have hairdryers but no irons. I brought a small ironing board and travel iron with me. They do have an alarm clock and decent size beach towels. There is some sort of container with a liquid in the shower but I wasn't really sure if it was liquid soap, shampoo or conditioner. I just bring my own anyways. Hope this helps.

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:40 PM
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Hey Candi, if you do a topic search, there have been other discussions on packing. But I can quickly answer your questions-
The bathrooms have a shampoo and soap (shower gel) dispenser. If you are picky about your shampoo, then bring your own. We normally just bring a "scrubby" and use the shower gel provided. Hairdryer- yes, iron- no -only in the little laundry rooms. If you need something pressed, the onboard services can do it for you. Alarm clocks- no, but they have an automated system to set a wake up call that works very well so you don't need one.

Beach towels are not HUGE but they are a good size. Don't bother packing towels unless you have lots of extra space. They provide clean ones if you leave yours on the bath floor for the cabin steward.
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Do not lose any of the beach towels as it will negatively affect the balance of your Sea Pass account...
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:05 PM
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Alarm clock; its a vacation, put that one on hold. Just kidding.
Yes DrL, those beach towels could get really expensive if lost. We usually pack a small travel iron as well as it can be used quickly for touch ups rather than having to wait for a call in and return of the garment needed. I have heard that they do frown upon them due to hazards of cruisers sometimes forgetting to unplug; they aren't like the bigs ones that have auto shut off.


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Old 08-06-2007, 09:17 PM
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A portable steamer works well in place of an iron.

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:43 AM
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Good to hear that Iam not the only one using travel Irons. I remember one discussion page, I was chastised for even suggesting they take a travel iron. It's common since, REMEMBER TO UN-PLUG.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:12 PM
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Maybe this will help for starters. Click on the link for same subject here on cc.

Lola1 - Not here you weren't chastised! Maybe needled, or teased but never chastised. We are fun people here, (well, some of us).
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:24 PM
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Hope this doesn't repeat..Wouldn't send the first time...

Irons on board are a NO No on most ships...the last RCL cruise we went on...the room stewards were conficating any irons that they found....FIRE HAZARD....best to bring spray wrinkle remover...works just great..best to have wrinkle free clothing...
I would check about the iron first.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:44 PM
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I never go without my "little Iron". I have never had it taken from me though. We cruise several times a year & have never seen room stewards taking any away. Mine is always where I've left it. I do ALWAYS unplug & put it away after I use it.

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