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I always pack at least a 15' extension cord and keep it pack in my CPAP bag and I use the tap water

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We just returned from the Victory last week. You can bring a sealed bottle of distilled water on board or call room service once you are on ship and they will deliver to room - I think it was $3. Your cabin steward will bring you an extension cord but there are no outlets near the bed. You have to run it across the room to the desk area. If you get up during the night be careful not to trip over cord!!

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I started buying on board. I will pay 3 dollars not to haul around a 99 cent gallon of water.

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No, the outlet is not near the bed. Bring a 12' extension cord and order a gallon of distilled water from room service for $3.00.

 

Some people duct tape over the cord so they don't trip on it. I personally think it's a terrible idea since it leaves adhesive on the carpet and another place for dirt to collect. I take a bath towel and put over the part of the cord that is on the floor. This keeps the cord down and you just wind up the cord and put it, and the towel, in a cupboard or drawer in the morning.

 

Take care,

Mike

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Just a word of warning. We have traveled with CPAP on quite a few cruises.We have Always arranged ahead of time for an extension cord. On our last Carnival cruise there was no extension cord to be found. Even though we arranged for it in advance, and asked our room steward as soon as we could find him the first day, it took us all evening the first night and a lot of arguing with staff to finally find one in someones office that had their printer hooked up. (poor officer that had to miss his printer all week) We had to promise to have it back by 6 am on the last day of the cruise because the officer needed to print stuff. REALLY. So we will always bring our own from home from now on.

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My laptop and cpap bags both have extension cords in them.

Like I was taught many years ago in the boy scouts......Be Prepared.:)

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Just off a cruise with cpap for the first time in quite a few cruises here's what I found.

 

1) let Carnival know that you are traveling with the cpap and carry it on.

2) your boarding may be flagged for the agent to check with a supervisor. This would be because they will take you to the early boarding area and escort you and your party to the service desk as soon as boarding starts to make sure you have your equipment and every thing you need.

3) when I got to my room they had a long heavy duty 3 prong extension cord already in the room.

4) Distilled water is available from room service for 3.50.

5) I travel with 2 12 ft extension cords that fit right in the cpap travel bag just the light weight ones.

6) Take a non surge protection 3 way adapter also. Dont use a surge protection strip or adapter as they will take it until the end of the cruise. FYI a surge protection electrical device can take out the ships electrical system because of the way a ships system is grounded.

 

we had no problems after they figured out why out boarding was flagged for the supervisor. Knowing that will save you about the 20 min it took them to figure that out lol.

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I just got off Liberty this AM. When making my reservation needs I reported that I used a CPAP. When I checked in the had me go through a security check to make sure I had everything I needed. When I arrived in my room there was a heavy duty extension cord and guest services called me twice to make sure I had my equipment. It was almost Overkill but I thank Carnival Liberty staff for being on top of the game.

 

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Just off a cruise with cpap for the first time in quite a few cruises here's what I found.

 

1) let Carnival know that you are traveling with the cpap and carry it on.

2) your boarding may be flagged for the agent to check with a supervisor. This would be because they will take you to the early boarding area and escort you and your party to the service desk as soon as boarding starts to make sure you have your equipment and every thing you need.

3) when I got to my room they had a long heavy duty 3 prong extension cord already in the room.

4) Distilled water is available from room service for 3.50.

5) I travel with 2 12 ft extension cords that fit right in the cpap travel bag just the light weight ones.

6) Take a non surge protection 3 way adapter also. Dont use a surge protection strip or adapter as they will take it until the end of the cruise. FYI a surge protection electrical device can take out the ships electrical system because of the way a ships system is grounded.

 

we had no problems after they figured out why out boarding was flagged for the supervisor. Knowing that will save you about the 20 min it took them to figure that out lol.

You said it better than I but that is exactly how I was handled

 

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Ive been here on and off for over 20 years....some time ago i learned there is an outlet behind the bed on many ships but it is european...a few years ago we looked for it and there it was in all its convenient glory!....we had the right adapter was were able to use it...think it was an ncl ship or rc....wouldn't hurt to check...

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Just off a cruise with cpap for the first time in quite a few cruises here's what I found.

 

1) let Carnival know that you are traveling with the cpap and carry it on.

2) your boarding may be flagged for the agent to check with a supervisor. This would be because they will take you to the early boarding area and escort you and your party to the service desk as soon as boarding starts to make sure you have your equipment and every thing you need.

I'm curious about why anyone would be flagged as needing a check from anyone for carrying a CPAP, much less early boarding. What service desk are you talking about, Guest Services?

 

I've had a CPAP for three years now and carried it on business trips one night a week, overseas, and on seven cruises with the case in my backpack or rolling carry on. I've never told anyone about what I have in my luggage. As I posted weeks ago in this thread, I carry a 9' flat, three prong cord in my CPAP case. It goes everywhere the machine goes. From a inside cabin to Ocean Suite it has been long enough for the machine.

 

I can think of little reason why someone with a CPAP machine would justify being allowed to board early. Not trying to be rude, but CPAP machines are common, and becoming more so.

 

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