I have read that RCCL does not provide irons in the rooms due to fire danger. I have a small poratble travel iron that I would like to bring along. Will it be allowed? I don't plan to advertise that I have it, but I don't want it to get confiscated either. Anyone have any prior experience with this?
A friend took an iron on her first cruise. She didn't realize that it was prohibited. It got through that time but who knows if yours would be caught. It really is a danger if someone forgets to turn it off, especially as the cabins are small and there is not ironing board to use in the cabin. Personally I wouldn't chance it. Lots of other cruisers have a few wrinkles here and there. I'm speaking of the clothes, of course.
We bring our iron onboard all the time and have had no problems so far... Our most recent cruise was the first time that we had a bag that was confiscated and all that it held was our ten year olds clothing and a big bag of change for gambling.
Safety rules are there for a reason, not as some little annoyance that the passengers should feel they can ignore because it inconveniences them - in this case for the sake of having a sharp crease in their trousers.
Get a portable steamer or let the ship's laundry to the pressing.
For casual clothes Downey Wrinkle Reducer works wonders...also if you have dress clothes you can run the shower in the bathroom for a few minutes to steam it up, then hang your clothes in there and it helps to drops the wrinkles out. Then a steamer works also. You can get by without having an iron.
I have a portable steamer that I took on our last cruise and it worked great. Just add water and salt and you're good to go. Of course, I always make sure it is unpluged and put away right after I use it.
I had no idea that irons were not allowed. I have brought them on board and left them out in the open. I also iron all my clothes before the trip and use the iron only for touch ups. I have not had success with steamers, still trying to find one that actually works. I also always turn off & unplug the iron. What about curling irons and straightners? These also can be a hazard. If they prohibit these I am really in trouble then. Bad hair and wrinkled clothes, not good!