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    Iron in cabin

    Is it right that you are not allowed a iron in your cabin? I'm going on my first cruise in a few weeks time on the thomson island escape, and was wondering if the rule is strict or can I get away with using one? I don't fancy walking around in wrinkled cloths

    #2
    Hi there.
    Cruise companies don't allow them because they're considered a fire risk.

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      #3
      Some cruise lines have a laundry room with an ironing board and washing machines etc. I don't know about Thomson.

      If not, I find hanging clothes up in the bathroom while you have a shower is quite effective at getting rid of all but the most stubborn of wrinkles. It's also worth remembering that everyone is in the same boat (if you'll pardon the pun) so a few wrinkles won't look altogether out of place.

      Happy Cruising!
      Duncan S

      See my blog!

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        #4
        Thx Pipa and Duncan, I'll have to pack carefully. Happy cruising !

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          #5
          Have a smashing cruise, Keith.

          Hubby & I did a western Med cruise on Island Escape in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thomson's crew are some of the happiest/friendliest at sea, we feel.

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            #6
            Thx again Pippa, I'm looking forward to it. Everyone I talk to says the crew are the friendliest they've sailed with. Me and the Mrs have never sailed before, so we're quite exited

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              #7
              Originally posted by dst87, Falkirk View Post
              ... so a few wrinkles won't look altogether out of place.
              Clothes and skin!
              See my cruise blog: HERE

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                #8
                Originally posted by Keith, Merthyr Tydfil View Post
                Thx Pipa and Duncan, I'll have to pack carefully. Happy cruising !
                You can also place the wrinkled clothes under the mattress, overnight the wrinkles will be sorted out.

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                  #9
                  No need for iron, first take care packing (lots of tips online).I line suitcase with bubblewrap to prevent contents slipping around, then layer contents between tissue paper. I place shoes wrapped in old shower caps at the bottom of the case,with undies/accessories etc. tucked around. Follow with jeans and trousers and finally tops,dresses etc. It helps if the case is really full so there is no slippage. Toiletries and cosmetics are always packed separately.... Best thing about sailing from UK , posh frocks etc can be carried on board in a suit carrier.I wear linen at home in the Summer,but hardly ever take it on holiday it's not worth the hassle.There are laundry rooms on some ships I have never had need to use them..As a last resort there is a pressing service !!

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                    #10
                    Like Poshtotty, I love wearing linen it the summer,but never take it on holiday now,nothing more scruffy looking than creased linen! Jan.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Pippa, Kernow View Post
                      Hi there.
                      Cruise companies don't allow them because they're considered a fire risk.
                      THEY ARE A FIRE RISK , fires on ships kill people, change your mindset if you want to cruise.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                        THEY ARE A FIRE RISK , fires on ships kill people, change your mindset if you want to cruise.
                        That comment could have been phrased more politely, especially to a new cruiser! I'd hate them to get the impression that people will speak to them like that!

                        Cruisers are generally much more polite and willing to help not censure.

                        Have a great first cruise!

                        Alan

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                          #13
                          Some of the Thomson ships have free laundry and irons....I'm not sure about IE, though. You could Google, as someone somewhere will mention this.
                          Yes, not having ironing facilities can be a drag, but our favoured lines all supply this. I have a wardrobe of man -made fabrics, which I never wear otherwise, which come in handy for cruising.
                          Jo.

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                            #14
                            Sorry, I've just looked in Berlitz, and it says IE doesn't have a self service laundry.....pack well, and hang the creased ones up in the shower!
                            Jo.

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                              #15
                              I take my travel steamer with me for freshening up things and also use the laundry for ironing.

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