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Old 10-14-2007, 08:57 PM
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Welcome back! Portable steamers are allowed. How did you like using the steamer? How was your cruise?

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Old 10-18-2007, 09:01 AM
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I just got back from RCI/Vison of the Seas and I was worried about wrinkles and the iron issue. I bought Downy Wrinkle release and tried it out for weeks beforehand, and was pleased with the results on T-shirts and khakis and such, so we took that along. I also took a portable steamer. Guess what? I ever used either of them! And I am pretty picky about appearance, but guess what else? I never noticed anyone else being wrinkly either, and I am sure that not everyone is as picky as me. This tells me that people REALLY don't care -- everyone is having a great time and not really paying attnetion to stuff like wrinkles. If I didn't notice, I promise others won't either. We were careful with packing, used the dry cleaning bags for suits and dresses (they worked great) and also packed t-shirts, pants, etc, in the suitcase using the method of layering unfolded clothing into the suitcase but leaving the edges hanging out, then putting shoes and underwear in the center and folding all the hanging-out stuff up and over the bundle. Don't stress about it and have a great time!

PS Clothes irons are very different from hair irons; in hair irons the hot part can't lay flat onto any surface, and really never touch any surface at all. An iron left on could tip and lay flat on carpet or bedding, whereas a hair straightener's hot surfaces don't touch even the counter they are sitting on. Make sense?
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PS Clothes irons are very different from hair irons; in hair irons the hot part can't lay flat onto any surface, and really never touch any surface at all. An iron left on could tip and lay flat on carpet or bedding, whereas a hair straightener's hot surfaces don't touch even the counter they are sitting on. Make sense?
Straighteners get very hot and can make the surface hot too! You have to make sure it's a surface that won't burn. Most irons have an automatic shut off but my straightener does not. My daughter tends to leave hers on so every single day I double check to make sure it is off & unplugged. There is only one outlet in the stateroom so the iron isn't going very far away from the counter or is anything else that plugs in. My iron would never get close to the bed since the cord isn't that long.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:10 AM
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Hi Sonny: The portable steamer was perfect...it was quick and easy. It even helped on my husband's suit jacket which got a little creased from the garment bag. The cruise was fantastic...thanks for asking! We're planning another and this time will bring the kids (who will be 18 and 16 when we go in 2009).
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:42 PM
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Glad to hear the steamer work out well for you. Let us know what cruise you'll be doing in 2009.

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