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19 minutes ago, pr0t said:

Champagne stopper - good plan! Just added one to our suitcase 👍

 

I’ve been taking one for years, it lives inside my first aid kit, but I am told that a spoon handle in the bottle works well.   How dreadful it would be if you were forced to finish the bottle.  Perish the thought!

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1 hour ago, brian1 said:

I read somewhere that various attachments are available.

No need Brian-the standard whisker is just fine,I’m a part time bar sreward(semi retired) we use them in the club I work at and you would think that the cappuccino/latte they froth came from one of the high street specialists only half the price😎

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We had a bottle of champagne in the cabin when we arrived on one cruise and drank some of it while unpacking.  Finished the unpacking and it was time to go to the muster drill.  We hadn't finished the bottle so looked forward to finishing it when we returned to the cabin.  When we got back our helpful Cabin Steward had cleared the tray with the glasses etc away and also taken the unfinished bottle, presumably thinking we'd finished with it!  My husband rushed off down the corridor and thankfully returned with the rest of the bottle.  Our poor Steward was so apologetic, he thought's we had enough and didn't want the rest!  Maybe if we'd taken a Champagne Stopper he would have realised we were intending to finish it.  It was in an ice bucket so we hadn't seen the need to take it out and put it in the fridge - we will another time!

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In order to find/use the loo at night, we take a couple of those small battery powered imitation candles. They can be left on all night just inside the open bathroom door and can't be seen from the bedroom  and a fresh battery will easily last2 weeks.

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1 hour ago, steve333 said:

No need Brian-the standard whisker is just fine,I’m a part time bar sreward(semi retired) we use them in the club I work at and you would think that the cappuccino/latte they froth came from one of the high street specialists only half the price😎

I've been called a bar steward quite a few times.

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Posted (edited)

Jim jams - couldn't bear having to abandon ship or jump down a chute in a nightie. Modesty prevails even in an emergency😂. And for those who don't know me, I am a lady.

 

Edited by Scriv

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44 minutes ago, Scriv said:

Jim jams - couldn't bear having to abandon ship or jump down a chute in a nightie. Modesty prevails even in an emergency😂. And for those who don't know me, I am a lady.

 

I think, as another female I would join you,  I’d sooner pretend that I was the captain and go down with the ship.  Seriously, I always put my dressing gown on the edge of the bed on a ‘just in case’ basis.

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2 hours ago, Scriv said:

Jim jams - couldn't bear having to abandon ship or jump down a chute in a nightie. Modesty prevails even in an emergency😂. And for those who don't know me, I am a lady.

 

Surely it would be just as quick to slip on a pair of jeans/trousers. Warmer too. 

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1 hour ago, FangedRose said:

Surely it would be just as quick to slip on a pair of jeans/trousers. Warmer too. 

Yes indeed, even hitting an iceberg should allow enough time to dress in warm clothing and collect your medication, and dare I say money and jewellery, before heading to your muster station. 

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12 minutes ago, terrierjohn said:

Yes indeed, even hitting an iceberg should allow enough time to dress in warm clothing and collect your medication, and dare I say money and jewellery, before heading to your muster station. 

 

Oh that's alright then. Thanks for the reassurance that I will have plenty of time in the dark and the panic to sort through the wardrobe and my personal effects  - and the gin bottle.  Think I will keep to my jim jams though as base layer🤣

Edited by Scriv

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Just now, Scriv said:

 

Oh that's alright then. Thanks for the reassurance that I will have plenty of time in the dark and the panic to sort through the wardrobe and my personal effects. 🤣

Well your meds will be on your bedside table, so you don't forget to take them first thing in the morning. 

Your clothes will be laid out ready for the next morning. 

And your valuables will be in the safe. 

Sorted. 

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1 minute ago, FangedRose said:

Well your meds will be on your bedside table, so you don't forget to take them first thing in the morning. 

Your clothes will be laid out ready for the next morning. 

And your valuables will be in the safe. 

Sorted. 

Of course - Love it! 😍😍🤣

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I do not take anything strange but the wife, she insists on taking a hot water bottle, even on fly cruises to  the Caribbean.

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4 hours ago, brian1 said:

I've been called a bar steward quite a few times.

Join the club!😆

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I think we all make contingency plans, but I bet in an emergency, we should forget everything.   A new plan, go to bed dressed in warm clothes, with your life jacket hooked over one arm and your meds clutched in your other hand.  Unless of course you feel the need to take your hand whisk, in which case leave your life jacket or your meds. behind.

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14 minutes ago, Tablelamp said:

I think we all make contingency plans, but I bet in an emergency, we should forget everything.   A new plan, go to bed dressed in warm clothes, with your life jacket hooked over one arm and your meds clutched in your other hand.  Unless of course you feel the need to take your hand whisk, in which case leave your life jacket or your meds. behind.

Makes sense, you could tape it to the back of a dingy to create a mini out-board motor. 

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9 minutes ago, davemorton said:

Makes sense, you could tape it to the back of a dingy to create a mini out-board motor. 

Or use it to fend off pirates. 

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We seem to be agreed that the necessities of a good cruise should include hand whisks and champagne stoppers.

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11 hours ago, steve333 said:

You can get them on eBay delivered for £10 Andy,made by Aerolatte to go-Morrison’s sellboxes of 8 Nescafé gold cappuccino/latte etc for £1.50,bargain,Steve

Just ordered one Steve.

Very excited, thanks for the tip.

Andy

 

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Posted (edited)

Have tried the various battery/electric milk frothers but found that the best one is a Bodum milk frother.

 

 

Manually operated so no batteries required.

Brian

Edited by BrianI

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On 8/27/2019 at 3:23 PM, galeforce9 said:

Battery operated 20 fairy lights to hang around the pictures! 🌲.  Even in Summer 😱 

So glad we took some on Arcadia for our part-worldie! Better for watching a movie on TV rather than the glaring bright cabin lights!! 

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our slippers have little headlights in the front. when you slip your feet in they light up invaluable going to the bathroom in the dark !

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I’ve taken the battery operated tea lights before when I’ve cruised with my mum. She doesn’t like sleeping in total darkness (unlike me). 

I love the idea of a string of fairy lights draped around the picture frame, think I’m going to pinch that one 😍

 

I drink de caff tea and take a huge supply with me. Learnt my lesson when once I didn’t take enough with me and I had run  out half way through the cruise. I took some of the tea bags from the buffet for use in my cabin and literally had a strip tore off me from a crew member about it. 

 

Oh and I also always pack some vitamin C!

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