By Imber, Moraira
on 17 Oct
As an 81 year old will i be able to get insurance?
2 Answers , 199 Views
Cunard ships have 3 pin 220v & 2 pin 110v sockets in all cabins. Argos, Matalan etc sell a multi pin travel adapter for a few pounds that will convert your 3 pin into virtually any socket type in the world. With one of these in your suitcase you will never need to consider this problem again.......Wilba.
They have one or two 3 pin british style socket, one or two continental (2 pin) socket and two american sockets above the dressing table/desk. However, if you have adapters for say your phone or camera, they are usually longer than a normal plug and as the sockets are only a few mm above the desk you cannot get them in. My suggestion is to buy a continental adapter (they have them onboard, but are cheaper in Wilkinsons) and use upside down in the socket, that way the longer part of the adapter faces upward and there is no problem.
Most devices today (phone chargers, camera chargers etc.) will cope with 100 to 240 volts so don't buy a converter - they are heavy and not necessary. As already stated Cunarders have a mix of sockets in the cabins: the US two pin's are 117 volt nominal and the others are 230 volt. Again as already mentioned sometimes you will need to 'fiddle' to make the plug fit the socket. We've had nine cruises - never had a problem!
All cabins have both sockets, U.K. 240 volts and U.S. 110 volt supplies
no need for an adapter.
You will usually find that they change the power outlet to the normal 3 pin socket for Brit cruisers, as for a converter the best one I have found is the Swis World Travel adaptor,Have a look here:
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Dave, I understand Victoria is the same as the QM2 the standard 3 pin uk plug the only thing to watch is that the sockets are close to the desk top so camera chargers cannot be used make up a short extension lead to so the plug and lead can be led direct awy to a double socket.
Hope that helps we had a great time on QM2
Cabins have both sockets 13amp and 2 pin. You need to watch if using socket to charge say mobile phone or a battery charger as the shelf above obstructs. You need to bring with you an adaptor where you can plug in your unit to the side of the adaptor thus avoiding the narrow shelf above.
There are both plugs installed 3 pin uk and 2 pin us .so whatever your appliance they will work.hope you enjoy your cruise ,we sailed from new york to southampton last august,it was fantastic!
We have just returned from QM2 and they have both UK 3 pin and USA 2 pin sockets. You may find it helpful though to take a 2 or 3 way adaptor as the sockets are quite close to the desk top and depending on your appliance cable there may not be room for it to fit into their socket.
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