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Old July 5th, 2013, 02:22 AM
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Default No Hair Straightners- Really?

Sailing with Royal Caribbean this weekend and just noticed that it states no Straightners.

Have people actually been stopped taking them aboard. I have always used them before and I am very careful and have a heat proof mat.

I will be hiding in my cabin for 2 weeks if this is really the case
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Old July 5th, 2013, 02:34 AM
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Never had problems with straightners. My fiancée needs this as well
We also left it on the table in the room and no one said anything.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 02:48 AM
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I took mine, no problem.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Sailing with Royal Caribbean this weekend and just noticed that it states no Straightners.

Have people actually been stopped taking them aboard. I have always used them before and I am very careful and have a heat proof mat.

I will be hiding in my cabin for 2 weeks if this is really the case
No that's wrong you can take them on board
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Old July 5th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Take it -- you should not have a problem.
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We always take two in case one would break.

Also use it for touch up on seams on sleeves and pants, since irons are not permitted.

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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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There are NO restrictions on hair appliances. None. It's only clothing irons that they don't allow. You may bring straight irons, curling irons, electric curlers, crimpers, hair dryers, etc...
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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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It was this page that made me think you couldn't take them but it is not on any other information that I have seen.

http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/why-.../what-to-pack/
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I would ask on the RCI Board.

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It was this page that made me think you couldn't take them but it is not on any other information that I have seen.

http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/why-.../what-to-pack/
Strangely enough when it says to click on FAQ for a full list, the full list mentions nothing about hair straightners!
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We always take two in case one would break.

Also use it for touch up on seams on sleeves and pants, since irons are not permitted.

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What a great idea! Never thought of that- thanks!

Took mine recently and nothing was said, they were left out too.
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Up to you, but we have successfully taken a hair straightener onboard ship, no problems. If you take one and it is confiscated, you won't lose it forever; it will be returned to you on the last day.
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Well, the OP is correct with regard to RCCL's online pages:

"For the safety of our guests, the following items are not allowed on board: Electrical transformers, hair straighteners, coffee makers, candles, irons, illegal drugs, flammable liquids and explosives, such as fireworks. For a full list of items please..."

So, while it seems that every has been getting away with it on RCCL, there could be the possibility, albeit slim, that it could be taken away for the duration of the trip and returned at the end...
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Well, the OP is correct with regard to RCCL's online pages:

"For the safety of our guests, the following items are not allowed on board: Electrical transformers, hair straighteners, coffee makers, candles, irons, illegal drugs, flammable liquids and explosives, such as fireworks. For a full list of items please..."

So, while it seems that every has been getting away with it on RCCL, there could be the possibility, albeit slim, that it could be taken away for the duration of the trip and returned at the end...
Unfortunately, that is what RCCL has posted.

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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Check with RCCL to find out what's their definition of hair straightener. It may not be flat irons or curling irons but the old fashion type you put on heat.
I never had a problem with mine.
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We always take two in case one would break.

Also use it for touch up on seams on sleeves and pants, since irons are not permitted.

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Maybe that's why they aren't allowed ....

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If this is really the case, we'll mark RCCL off our list of lines to consider. We were looking at Navigator for spring break.
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We always take two in case one would break.

Also use it for touch up on seams on sleeves and pants, since irons are not permitted.

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I never would have thought of that.
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They are great for pressing the cuffs back into shorts and slacks.
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Note that on the North American RCI website, hair straighteners are not mentioned anywhere:

"What Not To Pack
Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The United States Transportation Security Administration also recommends that you do not pack fragile or expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.
The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.
  • Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
  • *Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors.
  • Illegal Drugs & Substances
  • Candles & Incense
  • Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates
  • Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
  • Skateboards & Surfboards
  • Martial Arts Gear
  • Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
  • Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.
  • HAM Radios
  • Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
  • **Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
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*Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.
** Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned."
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