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Old March 15th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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We are sailing on the Viking Sky in late May 2013 on the Grand European cruise and need to know what electrical connections are provided in the cabins. Specifically, is there a 115 volt connection near the desk (for my wife's curling iron and my phone charger)? Any help would be appreciated. We have sailed on the Viking Spirit and the Viking Europe, both of which had two 115 volt connections, one in the bathroom and one at the desk.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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Unless they've changed since last year, it's all 220 volt.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Thank you for the info. I guess that means we'll have to pack our voltage adapter kit. It's heavy and I was hoping to leave it at home.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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According to Viking's website, Sky has both:

http://www2.vikingrivercruises.com/c...spx#breadcrumb

When on Pride in October (also an older ship) we had both:



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According to Viking's website, Sky has both:

http://www2.vikingrivercruises.com/c...spx#breadcrumb

When on Pride in October (also an older ship) we had both:
One additional thing to consider is that you might end up in a situation where you would need a converter. We always carry one with us and in October used it during our pre-cruise hotel stay in Paris. You might also need it for extended delays at a foreign airport.
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One additional thing to consider is that you might end up in a situation where you would need a converter. We always carry one with us and in October used it during our pre-cruise hotel stay in Paris. You might also need it for extended delays at a foreign airport.
Another option is only to travel with electrical gear that is dual-voltage. As an example, many US-purchased curling irons can auto-switch internally beteen 110 and 220V. Our phone chargers also have this feature; maybe yours does too?

Check anything you might want to plug in during your trip - camera battery charger, computer charger, hair appliances, phone charger, etc etc. Higher wattage appliances such as a hair dryer typically do NOT auto-switch; for those 'dual voltage' usually means there is a switch on the device you must flip to use it with one voltage or the other.

You may need reading glasses to check the labels on your gear, but it'll be worth it if it will save you the need to bring a voltage transformer. Look for a notation regarding input power. If the text says the input range is 110V to 240V, your device is dual voltage. You can use a plug adapter, but do not need to use a power converter/transformer.

Of course, even if your device could function on both voltages, to use the 220V outlet you would still need a plug adapter to adapt the US two-prong plug to the EU two-pin plug. Luckily the plug adapters don't weigh NEARLY as much as a true voltage transformer.
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Thanks for the information. We were on the Spirit and the Europe last year and they had both 115v and 240v. We've checked everything we are taking and find that you are correct. Nearly everything will operate from 110v to 240v so we should be okay. We are beginning to get cranked up about our Rhine/Main/Danube cruise on Sky leaving in late May.
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Hi CruzinfromNC, do you have pics from your cruise on Spirit online? What time of year did you cruise? TIA, Scott
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