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I understand that the amenities in an ocean view cabin are not quite the same as a balcony, but

will there be a hairdryer and a nightlight in the bathroom? It's been many years since we sailed a HAL ship.

Thanks.

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13 minutes ago, blythe said:

will there be a hairdryer and a nightlight in the bathroom? 

 

Hairdryer?  Yes.  (Many ladies don't like the hairdryer's lack of "power".)  Nightlight in the bathroom?  No, unless you keep the bathroom's lights on.

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3 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

 

Hairdryer?  Yes.  (Many ladies don't like the hairdryer's lack of "power".)  Nightlight in the bathroom?  No, unless you keep the bathroom's lights on.

We learned early on to take a small battery operated light to leave on in the bathroom so there was no need for the full fluorescent display at night.  Just a small battery operated tea light is reflected enough on tile and mirrors to give all the light you will need.

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7 hours ago, the2ofus said:

We learned early on to take a small battery operated light to leave on in the bathroom so there was no need for the full fluorescent display at night.  Just a small battery operated tea light is reflected enough on tile and mirrors to give all the light you will need.

 

Exactly what we do for a night light in the head.  1 tea light and a battery/week.

 

OP, do be aware that there is no "cooler" in OV cabins.  Hair dryers will be found at the desk in a drawer.

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Thank you for the tips. My husband and I both have short hair that dries quickly so even a low-

powered hairdryer will probably suffice. The tea light is a good idea. Would never have thought

of that. I always take along a regular plug-in night light but not sure how many outlets there are in

the bathroom. I want to pack as lightly and efficiently as possible so appreciate all suggestions!

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The cabins that have not been upgraded still have the old hair dryers in the bathroom, and they are very under powered. Also note if you are going to use a plug in night light the plug in the bathroom is very low amperage so the light will not be that bright (which for us was a good thing). Just remember to take the night light with you when you disembark.

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The Zaandam is an old ship and gets very mixed reviews; however, I want to be as proactive as

possible in doing whatever I can to address any problematic issues, large or small. Normally, we

sail Celebrity in the Caribbean and nothing less than a balcony. I have packing for those cruises down to

a science! Some special circumstances find us sailing with other people this time. That, and the itinerary,

are primary and the ship is secondary. That said, I also want the shipboard experience to be as pleasant

as possible. I welcome any suggestions!

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1 hour ago, skurvish said:

The cabins that have not been upgraded still have the old hair dryers in the bathroom, and they are very under powered.

The cabins also have a hand-held hair dryer in the desk drawers.

It's nice to know those old hair dryers haven't been removed on this ship! The outlet is down at a reasonable level, so can be reached by people who are not terribly tall. You can plug a toothbrush in them, and the charger can sit on the counter, instead of hanging in the air. The dryer is great for cleaning fog off the mirror after a shower, too.
They should never have been removed when cabins were redone.

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