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Can you ask and receive a Kettle in the state room (suite)? 

We get up really early and do not want to dress and wander looking for hot water for tea.

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No.

 

Fire hazard

 

Check your passage contract and follow the link to "Prohibited Items."

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The Sapphire Princess out of Southhampton seems to have them but that is the only ship Princess has put them on. So if you hare on the Sapphire Princess soon, you are in luck. Otherwise, no.

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1 hour ago, loungelady55 said:

Can you ask and receive a Kettle in the state room (suite)? 

We get up really early and do not want to dress and wander looking for hot water for tea.

 

The Horizon Court typically opens at 5 a.m. and is very casual. You can find hot  water for drinks there.

By the way typical hours of the different food venues are listed here:

https://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/food-and-dining/dining-options.pdf

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I had room service deliver hot water at 5am on the Regal in February.  They were there in less than 5 minutes.

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1 minute ago, franktown said:

I had room service deliver hot water at 5am on the Regal in February.  They were there in less than 5 minutes.

It would be too cool by then to make tea. You need water just off the boil to brew tea.

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The Horizon Court always has hot water available.  As well as the International Cafe which is open all night long.  No need to search for it.

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Water was very hot. Much hotter then the hot water at the buffet.  I had no problem making tea.  

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1 minute ago, Potstech said:

The Horizon Court always has hot water available.

Horizon Court might be more suitable in the wee hours if you are still in night wear and dressing gown. 😉

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11 hours ago, XBGuy said:

No.

 

Fire hazard

 

Check your passage contract and follow the link to "Prohibited Items."

No they're not. Plenty of ships have kettles in the staterooms. Currently Sapphire out of Southampton has them, so does Diamond in Japan. 

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4 minutes ago, newport dave said:

No they're not. Plenty of ships have kettles in the staterooms. Currently Sapphire out of Southampton has them, so does Diamond in Japan. 

Sorry, but not "plenty" of ships have them.  Ships sailing on very select itineraries have kettles.  

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1 minute ago, Lady Arwen said:

Sorry, but not "plenty" of ships have them.  Ships sailing on very select itineraries have kettles.  

Wasn't just on about Princess, but other cruise lines as well.  P&O UK also owned by Carnival Corp have kettles in all cabins on all ships. So does Marella Cruise line(UK cruise line). I would of thought P&O Australia also have kettles as Aussies like a cuppa. 

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3 minutes ago, newport dave said:

Wasn't just on about Princess, but other cruise lines as well.  P&O UK also owned by Carnival Corp have kettles in all cabins on all ships. So does Marella Cruise line(UK cruise line). I would of thought P&O Australia also have kettles as Aussies like a cuppa. 

We're Canadian and also like our cup of tea.  However, we don't need a kettle in our stateroom nor would we even expect one.  So many other options available to passengers without having to have appliances in our cabin.  

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9 hours ago, brisalta said:

It would be too cool by then to make tea. You need water just off the boil to brew tea.

 

Depends on the tea.

 

31356254-time-and-temperature-infographi

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12 hours ago, loungelady55 said:

Can you ask and receive a Kettle in the state room (suite)? 

We get up really early and do not want to dress and wander looking for hot water for tea.

You could ask your cabin steward for a kettle and if there are any and he gets you one a $5 tip is what I give.

P&O have kettles in every cabin as do RCCL out of Southampton England.

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37 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

You could ask your cabin steward for a kettle and if there are any and he gets you one a $5 tip is what I give.

On Princess if they are not in the cabins for that particular cruise than I would think no.

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2 hours ago, newport dave said:

No they're not. Plenty of ships have kettles in the staterooms. Currently Sapphire out of Southampton has them, so does Diamond in Japan. 

 

A few years ago we were on a Celebrity ship RT out of the UK to the Med.  It had a kettle--only time we've seen one.  We usually sail on Princess and have sailed out of Southampton frequently, but usually to the US; never had a kettle.  So it looks like cruise lines base this on what they think will be the home (and preferences) of most of the pax.

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Side question: the hot water spigot in the buffet, does anyone know what the nominal temperature is supposed to be? We are bringing French presses on our next voyage and are hoping the water will be hot enough to brew with. 

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4 hours ago, JimmyVWine said:

 

Depends on the tea.

 

31356254-time-and-temperature-infographi

 

An amusing chart. Where did you find it?

Any chart that claims to be about tea and includes herbal is extremely suspect.

Tea is made from the leaf of the Camellia sinensis.

Infusions made from other herbs are Tisanes

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On 9/12/2019 at 10:06 AM, brisalta said:

An amusing chart. Where did you find it?

Any chart that claims to be about tea and includes herbal is extremely suspect.

Tea is made from the leaf of the Camellia sinensis.

Infusions made from other herbs are Tisanes

 

I agree. Herbal "tea" is not tea.

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I was on the Sapphire in June and kettles were in every cabin.  It was on the corner shelf where the old TV once was.  The TV is now wall mounted.  It used the electrical outlet that the TV once used.  

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On 9/12/2019 at 6:49 PM, JimmyVWine said:

 

From a source that I would assume is pretty reliable.

 

https://www.twinings.co.uk/about-twinings/latest-news-and-articles/how-to-make-tea-perfectly

 

That is the correct way to make tea and not to upset people but herbal tea is now classified as a tea in many countries and widely drunk.

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