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Anyone ever take a sewing machine on cruise?

Old 10-31-2015, 07:01 AM
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My family is cruising the week of Thanksgiving on Celebrity Reflections and my stateroom looks to have power outlet by the desk. I would love to finish some Christmas gifts, but not sure the power source can handle a Janome 3160. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance, Dianne
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:09 AM
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You can always ask. Not sure who but maybe someone who's been on a cruise. No more than it ways (I had to Google), at least it wouldn't be hard to carryon.
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Bonnie Hunter just came back from a Caribean quilting cruise a couple of weeks ago? They had a workshop room. I don't know if the room would be equipped for a machine though.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:38 AM
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Maybe this is the wrong website for this advice... Unless your entire family are quilters, leave your sewing machine at home. It is a time for fun and family. Rest enjoy your cruise and then sew like crazy when you get home (and before you leave).
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I just came back from a cruise to Alaska. There was a Quilting Group with teachers and we were sewing in the dining room area. Most of us had the Janome 3160 and just surge protectors. No problem, so I don't see why it would be any different in the room. Be sure to take a surge protector and go for it. I would say that I didn't have the cruise ship handle my sewing machine as I was worried about damage. I just kept it as my carry on luggage.
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I agree with my-ty. I have never had enough time in my room to do anything but sleep. And by the time I got there at night, that is all I did.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:25 AM
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I have thought about all the activities, my daughter/son-in-law(no children) will probably do all the excursions together and eat dinner together. This ship has an artsy theme...painting classes etc. My art is quilting and thought while my hubby reads I can sew. Or maybe just take fabric to cut. Thought if the activities on board do not interest me, I would have a back up. I don't gamble, bake in the sun or have interest in the games they have listed for the ship. Just in the thinking stage.
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My problem with this would be the non-ergonomic nature of desk and chair for sewing. It would be really hard on my back! Same for cutting; I would not want to be cutting fabric on a too-low desk or table. In this situation I would probably bring something to hand piece or knit or crochet.
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I assume that unless you are on quilting cruise, you would be by yourself. There are so many activities on and off the boat. I would leave it at home and have fun with the family.
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Originally Posted by mlt150 View Post
I have thought about all the activities, my daughter/son-in-law(no children) will probably do all the excursions together and eat dinner together. This ship has an artsy theme...painting classes etc. My art is quilting and thought while my hubby reads I can sew. Or maybe just take fabric to cut. Thought if the activities on board do not interest me, I would have a back up. I don't gamble, bake in the sun or have interest in the games they have listed for the ship. Just in the thinking stage.
Here's an idea - don't listen to people who tell you how to spend your cruise. (But you already know that.) If you bring your sewing machine and project along and wind up not getting to it, no big deal. If you don't bring it along and wish you had, you're stuck.
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