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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Default Silly question #2,345 - Hair Dryers on Princess:

We are on the Star Princess, Emerald Deck, and wanted to know if the room hair dryers are those small wall-attached hair dryers or are "better-than-average" hair dryers. My wife wants to pack one thinking the room one will be less wattage than the 1875 watt blow dryer we use for travel plus she is gun-shy about using them since on our last trip to a hotel, the little wall unit wall-dryer shorted out the entire room and had to be replaced!. Thanks.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:36 PM
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I have long thick hair, and it takes forever with the Princess blow dryers. If she brings her own, you need to bring an extension cord...there are few plug ins
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:45 PM
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I'd have her bring her own - they really take a long time dry hair and they are noisey.
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The hair dryers are exactly like those found in hotel rooms. Wall mounted and not all the high of wattage.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 02:12 PM
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The hair dryer I had on the Golden Princess sucked!!! It took me 30 minutes to dry my hair and at home it takes 10 minutes!!!
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The hair dryers are the wall-mounted type and have a limited number of drying options. I don't have any problems with them nor do I think they take longer to dry my hair but they are not "better than average."
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Thanks for the info. Dare I say it but once again my wife was right! I guess blow dryers are like diamonds to women or televisions to guys-there is no such thing as one that is too big!
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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:28 PM
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haha, well as much of a pain as it may be to lug a blow dryer around, I always bring mine, because like thehotel ones, they just dont do it. I have thicker hair, and with the wall ones it takes about 20 min. to just get my hair basically dry. My own blow dryer, 5 minutes.
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Thanks for the info. Dare I say it but once again my wife was right! I guess blow dryers are like diamonds to women or televisions to guys-there is no such thing as one that is too big!

You got that right!!!!!
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We are on the Star Princess, Emerald Deck, and wanted to know if the room hair dryers are those small wall-attached hair dryers or are "better-than-average" hair dryers. My wife wants to pack one thinking the room one will be less wattage than the 1875 watt blow dryer we use for travel plus she is gun-shy about using them since on our last trip to a hotel, the little wall unit wall-dryer shorted out the entire room and had to be replaced!. Thanks.
My LW would not only recommend that you bring one, but also that you bring a regular old power strip...useful for plugging in the portable, the cell phone, the camera battery recharger, the portable DVD player, etc.
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I have thick medium length hair, and if it takes two minutes longer, I don't mind. I'm staring out at the deep, blue sea!!
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I use the hair dryer in the cabin - makes my hair frizzy...
So, I recommend bringing one.
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Smile please take a hair dryer

As all the other poster have mentioned if I were you. I would DEFINITELY pack a hair dryer. The ones on both of my cruises were just too small and it TOOK FOREVER to dry my hair.
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