Posted April 6th, 2004, 07:50 PM
The power strips that they are speaking of are equiped with power surge protectors and fuses. In an overload they would turn off before causing a fire. I'm not seeing the problem.
Carnival clearly allows these. Nothing is said anywhere on the Carnival website that I have found that bans power strips.
This from their website:
Are There Restrictions on What We Can Bring Aboard?
Ticket Contract: Page 44. (a) Each fully paid adult guest will be allowed an unlimited amount of baggage free of charge. Baggage means only trunks, valises, satchels, bags, hangers and bundles with their contents consisting of only such wearing apparel, toilet articles and similar personal effects as are necessary and appropriate for the purpose of the journey.
X-Ray Security Machines for security purposes, carnival limits the size of hand-carry luggage to 11"X 17", which is the dimension of the opening of the X-ray security machine (similar to those used at the airport); there is no measurement for length as the hand-carry luggage will lay flat on the conveyer belt. Luggage larger than 11"X 17" will not be permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in with a curbside porter.
Safety Precautions due to "Safety Precautions", the following items are not permitted onboard:
No Weapons Policy: Due to our "No Weapons Policy" and heightened security, guests are not permitted to bring on board:
Firearms or weapons of any kind
Pepper spray and mace
Safety Concerns: Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board nor are permitted on board:
Scuba Tanks (empty or full)
Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board but may be brought on board for use in port, only:
Fishing Rods (packed)
Musical Instruments:For the comfort of all our guests, musical instruments can only be brought on board if the guest is performing and this performance has been pre-approved by the Group Department.
Radios/Boom Boxes: For the comfort of all our guests, radios and boom boxes can be used with headphones or ear pieces when used in public areas.
Floatation Devices: For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life-preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board.
Metal Detectors: Guests are not permitted to use metal detectors on board because anything found on board would "belong" to Carnival Cruise Lines. We would then try to return the item to the guest.
Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request.
VCRs/Nintendo/Play Units: These items cannot be utilized on board because of the incompatibility of the units with the stateroom televisions.
Fish Caught on Fishing Expeditions: The fish cannot be brought on board; it must be shipped home.
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[This message was edited by oceantravel on 04-06-04 at 10:20 PM.]