Can you bring candles on the ship?

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#1
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it might be a stupid question, but its something i need to know before i go spend the money for an added touch of romance. please no flames! haha!
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Originally posted by brownieboy
it might be a stupid question, but its something i need to know before i go spend the money for an added touch of romance. please no flames! haha!
No... you can't.
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#3
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Joined Aug 2005
Safety Precautions due to "Safety Precautions", the following items are not permitted onboard:
Irons
Heating Pads
Candles

that's direct from Carnival website
#4
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easy enough, yet not the answer i wanted to hear...
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il, midwest by the mississippi
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

imagine being in the middle of the ocean. a candle tips over setting fire to the ship.

please spare anyone from being in that situation.
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#6
Cape Cod
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Originally posted by brownieboy
it might be a stupid question, but its something i need to know before i go spend the money for an added touch of romance. please no flames! haha!

I liked the use of the word "flames" on this one lol. There are many other things you can do besides candles. What Cat. room do you have? We had a Cat. 11 on the Conquest & the lighting was incredible, no need for candles, you could adjust the lighting beautifully!!! Rose pedals are always nice!
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Lumberton, MS
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Bring a small lamp with the flame type bulb. I will give you another reason to NOT bring a candle. I did so on my honeymoon. We had gotten to the hotel room and unpacked. I had lit two of them to set the mood. We went into the bathroom to take a shower and was in the middle of soaping up, when the SMOKE DETECTOR went to shrieking very loudly. I sprang from the bath and ran naked into the bedroom and tried to shut it off. After what seemed to be an eternity, I was finally able to get it off the wall and pull the battery.

Next I went to praying that it was not tied into a central fire alarm panel. After what seemed like another long eternity, I finally was able to get back to my bath and my new wife who is laughing her head off.

So you see ladies, it does not pay to be romantic all the time.
Dave
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#9
Wayne County, NY
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Try QVC.com. They have some inexpensive flameless candles (battery operated - so just bring enough batteries )


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Lumberton, MS
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Duplicate, maybe one day they will fix this.
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#13
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Originally posted by brownieboy
it might be a stupid question, but its something i need to know before i go spend the money for an added touch of romance. please no flames! haha!
AFTER READING ABOUT THEM ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD (CAN'T REMEMBER ON WHICH THREAD) - I WENT OUT AND GOT SOME BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES (CAN BE PURCHASED ON E-BAY) - I GOT THEM TO USE AS NIGHTLIGHTS -
BUT YOU CAN ALSO GET THE "FLICKERING' KIND IF YOU ARE GOING FOR ROMANCE -THEY ARE GREAT !! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM !
#14
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When I was on the Adventure of the Seas last year, I went to the fire and safety lecture which was the highlight of that ship. The safety officer spoke about the smoke detectors in the cabins which were actually ionization detectors which are much more sensitive. He said that they often detect candles burning in the cabins and it has been quite embarrassing for the guilty parties. They also reserve the right to remove offenders from the ship. Try Victoria's Secret for some mood-enhancing material.
#15
Southern California
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Joined Oct 2005
Actually you can bring candles. You just can not light them. If you find a candle in a shop at one of the ports that you like, go ahead and buy it. You can bring it on the ship. Just don't try to light it on the ship.
#16
il, midwest by the mississippi
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lets face it-- a candle is a candle. if you need the scent and light to build up the excitement buy a glade plug in that lights up. of course you will probably have to bring a power cord along to plug it into.

yankee canles also have the flat scented cardboard fragrances that you could use in the cabin. they smell great and take up no space.
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#17
Kentucky
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Originally posted by Cuizer2
Actually you can bring candles. You just can not light them. If you find a candle in a shop at one of the ports that you like, go ahead and buy it. You can bring it on the ship. Just don't try to light it on the ship.
While we were on the Fantasy (10/9-10/13), we were explicitly told that if we bought candles in another port, that they would be confiscated...they also have a new rule which bans any type of toy guns, knives,etc from being brought onboard the ship from a port....they will not only confiscate them, but they also will not return them
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#18
Orange County, CA
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I'm a bad girl, I should have been escorted off the ship, and publicly humiliated!! I honestly had never heard the no candles rule on our recent cruise. I brought a few of those little tea light candles and placed them along the shelf behind the bed. (In the cat. 11 cabins they have a "granite" ledge running the length of the room behind the bed.) We only had them lit the first night for an hour or two in our cabin. Knowing what I know now, I'll leave them at home next time.

Interestingly, the room steward never said anything about the candles even though they were sitting out our entire 7 day cruise.
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#19
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Originally posted by makayjean
While we were on the Fantasy (10/9-10/13), we were explicitly told that if we bought candles in another port, that they would be confiscated...they also have a new rule which bans any type of toy guns, knives,etc from being brought onboard the ship from a port....they will not only confiscate them, but they also will not return them
I have been on five cruises and I have never heard that. Well, if that is what they tell you, then I would follow what they say. I'll be on the Glory in April, if I remember, I'll ask about this, because an unlit candle does not represent any danger and is sold as art work in several ports.
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Originally posted by bphman
When I was on the Adventure of the Seas last year, I went to the fire and safety lecture which was the highlight of that ship. The safety officer spoke about the smoke detectors in the cabins which were actually ionization detectors which are much more sensitive. He said that they often detect candles burning in the cabins and it has been quite embarrassing for the guilty parties. They also reserve the right to remove offenders from the ship. Try Victoria's Secret for some mood-enhancing material.
hmmm........... if they are that sensitive, why do they not constantly go off when people SMOKE in the cabins?

Sounds like a ship scare tactic to me - though I am NOT advocating burning candles on a ship!!!

Tom
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