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8 Tips to Make the Most Of Limited Outlets On Your Next Cruise

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Lack of power solutions in cruise ship cabins

Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

This article outlines some ways to stretch the power resources that are available in your next cruise ship cabin.

#1 Use the 220 Outlet(s)

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

What style is the 220 volt outlet on cruise ships?

European Type C seems to be the standard style on cruise ships. This may vary, but it seems to be fairly standard.

Some Adapters and Devices to Consider:

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB… Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise!


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#2 Use An Approved Power Strip

Cruise Essentials Power Strip USB - Flat Plug Power Strip with 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports(1 USB C PD20W), 5ft Braided Extension Cord, Compact for Cruise Ship, Travel, Home and DormPictured: Cruise Essentials Power Strip USB – Flat Plug Power Strip with 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports(1 USB C PD20W), 5ft Braided Extension Cord, Compact for Cruise Ship, Travel, Home and Dorm

Most cruise lines allow the use of certain power strips. Generally speaking one thing you want to look for is a power strip that DOES NOT offer surge protection. Double check with your cruise line for specifics on what’s allowed on your ship.

#3 Use an Outlet Extender

Multi Plug Outlet Extender with USB Outlets, Power Strip Non Surge Protector Electric Outlet Splitter with 3 USB Wall Charger (1 USB C), Multiple Outlet Expander for Cruise, Dorm, Travel, Home, Office

Pictured: Multi Plug Outlet Extender with USB Outlets, Power Strip Non Surge Protector Electric Outlet Splitter with 3 USB Wall Charger (1 USB C), Multiple Outlet Expander for Cruise, Dorm, Travel, Home, Office  – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

A similar solution as using a power strip, but more compact and outlet extender to split one power outlet into multiple outlets. Some include USB outlets.

#4 Use a Rechargeable Night Light

Using a rechargeable night light means no outlet is taken up most of the time. This is particularly helpful for bathrooms as those usually have 0 outlets.

Hands on Review: Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights + The Problem with Cruise Ship Bathrooms at Night

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

#5 Use a USB Night Light

USB night lights plug into a USB port. That means no outlet taken up. They could go on a laptop, USB wall charger or power bank.

#6 Check the Phone

Many newer or remodeled cruise ships offer a USB charging port on the phone. This is the phone that was in our cabin on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas.

#7 Use Rechargeable… Everything

Cruise Ship Approved Travel FanPictured: Cruise Ship Approved Travel Fan

When you’re making decisions on cruise gear considering opting for rechargeable items. These don’t constantly take up an outlet or USB port and when charged, they aren’t tethered to wherever an outlet happens to be.

#8 Use a Rechargeable Power Bank

Pictured: Anker Portable Charger

Using a rechargeable power bank gives you a de facto outlet (at least for USB devices) anywhere in your cabin. Beyond charging you can power loads of other USB compatible gear anywhere in your cabin.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Product specifications can change. Double check your product before use.

For lots more about cruise packing including some solutions for the outlet problem check out our complete packing list.

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All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

A lot of cruise packing lists, blogs and videos recommend packing a night light for your next cruise vacation and for good reason cabins can get dark at night, especially interior cabins. A night light can help prevent you from bumping into things.

What about the lack of outlets?

One problem to consider is… Traditional night lights take up an outlet. Outlets can be a precious commodity in your cruise ship cabin with some cabins having as little as… 1 outlet. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

Some options…

Omeet EU 2-pin Plug - Portable Plug-in 0.7W Travel LED Night Light with USB Wall Charger - 2 Pack of White Pictured: Omeet EU 2-pin Plug – Portable Plug-in 0.7W Travel LED Night Light with USB Wall Charger – 2 Pack of White

  • 220v night light. These utilize an often ignored and unused 220v outlet that is present in many cabins.
  • USB night lights – These plug into a USB port. That means no outlet taken up. They could go on a laptop, USB wall charger or power bank.
  • Rechargeable night light. Since they’re rechargeable they don’t take up an outlet after they’ve been charged.

Rechargeable night lights are particularly helpful when it comes to cabin bathrooms. Very often these have 0 usable outlets…

The problem with cruise ship bathrooms at night

A rechargeable night light is also great for one particular trouble spot in your cabin… your cabin bathroom. Some cabin bathrooms are completely dark. Like… completely dark. Also a lot of times the light switch is on on the outside of the bathroom. To avoid being trapped in a small dark box you need to turn on the light before entering and potentially disturb your cabin mate. Also that much light can have a tendency to wake a person up. Okay, so… plug in a night light? Think again, most cabin bathrooms don’t have an outlet. 

An illustration of the dark cruise ship cabin bathroom

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with no lights on. There’s not much to the video, except for sound as it’s completely black because the room is so dark. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.

A picture to illustrate. This is the bathroom on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas with no lights on.

This is the door to the bathroom. As you can see, the light switch is on the outside of the door. That’s the case with most/all cruise ship cabins we’ve been in. So, let’s say you get up in the middle of the night and stumble your way over to this bathroom door. In order to have any amount of light in the bathroom you need to turn on the switch before entering. That means you’ve flooded your cabin with light and potentially woken someone up. Beyond that, when you get in the bathroom you’ll be in a completely lit room and that can make it more difficult to fall back asleep.

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with this rechargeable night light on. As you can see… this is a MUCH better experience. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.


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A photo with the night light on. This is a much better experience all around. No fumbling for the switch, no flooding the cabin with light. Just a small amount of always on light .

Related: Hands on Review: Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights

For lots more about cruise packing including some solutions for the outlet problem check out our complete packing list.

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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DUAL Outlet Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports – Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise – on sale for $12.74

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter Converter | TESSAN International Power Plug Converter with 2 USB | Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger | for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

DUAL Outlet Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US to Europe Plug Adapter: This type c plug adapter is compatible in most European countries such as France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Iceland, Austria, Finland, and more (Tips: Some Europe countries may need Type G adapter, such as UK,Ireland, Scotland, please check before travel)
  • 4 in 1 European Plug Adapter: This adapters for Europe can turn 1 Europe Type C socket into 2 American outlet and 2 USB ports, charge up to 4 devices at a time without blocking; Ideal for traveler, business man and foreign student use in airports, hotels and dorm room
  • European Adapter with USB: 2 USB ports can detect charged devices and deliver optimum charging speed up to 2.4A max per port, meet various charging demands for your EU journey; ideal for cell phone, tablet, earphone, camera, etc
  • Compact Size: With only 4.3oz lightweight design, portable size allows this Europe power adapter easily put in your pocket, effectively saving the space of your suitcase, backpack and handbag; No surge protection, no cords, making it fully cruise ship approved
  • NOTE: This Plug Converter US to Europe only works on 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your travel fan, electric shaver, hair dryer, straightener, or electric toothbrush, they need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you need a voltage converter

 

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This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

3/1 8 AM Central: These are on sale for $12.74. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

European Travel Plug Adapter Converter | TESSAN International Power Plug Converter with 2 USB | Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger | for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also available in a one outlet version: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 2 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【5 in 1 European Travel Plug Adapter USB C】- The adapters for europe provides 2 standard Amercian outlets, Max Capacity Up to 2500 Watt (max 250 Volt, 10 A); 3 USB Ports can charge up to 3.1A, allowing you charge 5 devices simultaneously. ideal for cell phone, tablet, power bank and other electrical chargers, ideal for Cell Phone, Laptops, Camera, Power Bank ect
  • 【US to Europe Plug Adapter】- This European power adapter compatible with most European areas such as Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Iceland, Israel. More country list can be checked in description. ( NOTE: NOT WORK in UK/Ireland/Scotland)
  • 【2 x Travel Adapter USB C】- Added extra 2 USB C ports for your devices, the USB C port can charge up to 5V/3A. USB-A ports can charge up to 5V/2.4A Max, all USB Ports Output is 5V/3.1A, 15.5W max which is 30% faster than other travel adapter. With smart charging technology, it can auto-detects your devices and can reach faster charging efficiency, perfectly fit for your iphone, ipad etc
  • 【European Travel/Cruise Essentials-Lightweight & Compact】- This International plug adapter is mini size: 2.2*1.1*1.5 in, 2.4 oz, it’s easy to carry and use. Indicator can let you know the power of this European travel plug adapter is on/off. No need to carry extra adapter and for your traveling, can save your suitcase space. The travel power adapter with NO surge protection, it’s absolutely a must have Travel and Cruise Ship accessories.
  • 【Note】- This is not a voltage converter, this type c plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage device, especially your hair dryer, straightener, electric toothbrush or razor need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you may need a power voltage converter.

 

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This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Lack of power solutions in cruise ship cabins

Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

What style is the 220 volt outlet on cruise ships?

European Type C seems to be the standard style on cruise ships. This may vary, but it seems to be fairly standard.

Voltage Adapters vs Voltage Converters

Voltage adapters are generally compact and reasonably priced. Adapters only adapt the plug. They do not convert 220v to 120v. Voltage converters actually step down voltage from 220v to 120v. Those are generally bulkier and more expensive.


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Will my 120v devices work with an adapter?

A 120v device (only) device will not work on a 220v outlet with an adapter, but… many of your devices may actually be rated for both 120v and 220v…

Dual Voltage and World Wide Voltage

Many devices are actually setup to use either voltage. As an example take a look at this laptop power charger. It’s designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Another example, as of this writing… “Apple USB power adapters are designed for use with power sources rated to provide 100V AC to 240V AC at 50Hz to 60Hz.” via About Apple USB Power Adapters

Another example Anker’s model A9123 which I own and use on cruises. It is designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Many three prong devices are designed to work at a range of voltages including 220v. Those devices will work with an outlet adapter. As three prong cord users we just don’t think about it much. To see if your device is compatible with 220v check the label, product specifications or ask the manufacturer.

What about USB?

220v adapters that have USB ports should step down power to provide USB range DC power.

Example – This USB charger accepts 100-240V AC input and outputs DC 5V

Some Adapters and Devices to Consider:

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Product specifications can change. Double check your product before use.

For lots more about cruise packing including some solutions for the outlet problem check out our complete packing list.

All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions. top:220 tag:tpru

Deal! Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports – on sale for $11.69

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US to Europe Plug Adapter: Compatible in most European countries such as Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Hungary,Portugal, Poland, Netherlands,Spain, Turkey, Italy; More country list can be checked in description; Note: not work in UK/Ireland/Scotland
  • 3 in 1 European Plug Adapter: This adapters for European can turn 1 Europe Type C socket into American outlet and 2 USB ports, charge up to 3 devices at a time without blocking; Ideal for traveler, business man and foreign student use in airports, hotels and dorm room
  • European Adapter with USB: 2 USB ports can detect charged devices and deliver optimum charging speed up to 2.4A max per port, meet various charging demands for your EU journey; ideal for cell phone, tablet, earphone, camera, etc
  • Compact Size: With only 3.1oz lightweight design, portable size allows this Europe power adapter easily put in your pocket, effectively saving space of your suitcase, backpack, handbag; No surge protection, no cords, making it fully cruise ship approved
  • Note: This Type C plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your travel fan, electric shaver, hair dryer, straightener, or electric toothbrush, they need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you need a voltage converter

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

2/21 12 PM Central: These are on sale for $11.69. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info and availability.

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also available in a two outlet version: European Travel Plug Adapter Converter | TESSAN International Power Plug Converter with 2 USB | Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger | for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 2 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【5 in 1 European Travel Plug Adapter USB C】- The adapters for europe provides 2 standard Amercian outlets, Max Capacity Up to 2500 Watt (max 250 Volt, 10 A); 3 USB Ports can charge up to 3.1A, allowing you charge 5 devices simultaneously. ideal for cell phone, tablet, power bank and other electrical chargers, ideal for Cell Phone, Laptops, Camera, Power Bank ect
  • 【US to Europe Plug Adapter】- This European power adapter compatible with most European areas such as Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Iceland, Israel. More country list can be checked in description. ( NOTE: NOT WORK in UK/Ireland/Scotland)
  • 【2 x Travel Adapter USB C】- Added extra 2 USB C ports for your devices, the USB C port can charge up to 5V/3A. USB-A ports can charge up to 5V/2.4A Max, all USB Ports Output is 5V/3.1A, 15.5W max which is 30% faster than other travel adapter. With smart charging technology, it can auto-detects your devices and can reach faster charging efficiency, perfectly fit for your iphone, ipad etc
  • 【European Travel/Cruise Essentials-Lightweight & Compact】- This International plug adapter is mini size: 2.2*1.1*1.5 in, 2.4 oz, it’s easy to carry and use. Indicator can let you know the power of this European travel plug adapter is on/off. No need to carry extra adapter and for your traveling, can save your suitcase space. The travel power adapter with NO surge protection, it’s absolutely a must have Travel and Cruise Ship accessories.
  • 【Note】- This is not a voltage converter, this type c plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage device, especially your hair dryer, straightener, electric toothbrush or razor need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you may need a power voltage converter.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

European Travel Plug Adapter, US to Europe Plug Adapter, International Itly Travel Plug Adapter with 2 Outlets 3 USB Ports(2 USB C), Type C Power Adapter to Italy Spain France Portugal Iceland Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – Outlet + USB Ports

Pictured: European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – See: Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US to Europe Plug Adapter: Compatible in most European countries such as Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Hungary,Portugal, Poland, Netherlands,Spain, Turkey, Italy; More country list can be checked in description; Note: not work in UK/Ireland/Scotland
  • 3 in 1 European Plug Adapter: This adapters for European can turn 1 Europe Type C socket into American outlet and 2 USB ports, charge up to 3 devices at a time without blocking; Ideal for traveler, business man and foreign student use in airports, hotels and dorm room
  • European Adapter with USB: 2 USB ports can detect charged devices and deliver optimum charging speed up to 2.4A max per port, meet various charging demands for your EU journey; ideal for cell phone, tablet, earphone, camera, etc
  • Compact Size: With only 3.1oz lightweight design, portable size allows this Europe power adapter easily put in your pocket, effectively saving space of your suitcase, backpack, handbag; No surge protection, no cords, making it fully cruise ship approved
  • Note: This Type C plug adapter is only compatible for 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your travel fan, electric shaver, hair dryer, straightener, or electric toothbrush, they need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you need a voltage converter

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “cruise” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

Check out my in depth hands on review of this adapter!

European Travel Plug Adapter, TESSAN International Power Plug with 2 USB, Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also available in a two outlet version: European Travel Plug Adapter Converter | TESSAN International Power Plug Converter with 2 USB | Type C Outlet Adaptor Charger | for US to Most of Europe EU Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

For lots more about what you should pack for your next cruise check out our complete packing list.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB… Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise!

Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

This is a hands on look at the Tessan Type C Outlet Adapter with USB Ports

This adapter will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range.


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A look at the box. As the box indicates this is a Type C Adapter. This is the outlet style that is in most cruise ship cabins.

Out of the box

Mine came with a sticker over the outlet with some important information…. “This adapter does not convert voltage. AC devices must support dual voltage 100-250V. Check from your device surface or label, especially hair dryer, curling iron, CPAP machine.”

Voltage adapters are generally compact and reasonably priced. Adapters only adapt the plug. They do not convert 220v to 120v. Voltage converters actually step down voltage from 220v to 120v. Those are generally bulkier and more expensive.

A 120v device (only) device will not work on a 220v outlet with an adapter, but… many of your devices may actually be rated for both 120v and 220v.


Related:

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise


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A look at the front of the adapter. It sports a three prong North American style outlet and two USB ports. When it comes to USB devices this adapter steps down and converts power and should work with most USB devices.

This is the adapter on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. Adventure only offers two x 120 volt outlets and 0 USB ports. The 220 outlet is to the right right side of the desk in our Jr Suite Stateroom.

The type C Adapter fits perfectly in the outlet

Close up

This is my 4 in 1 cable plugged into the adapter. This cable has been very helpful since I upgraded to iPhone 15 with USB C charging port. Since some of my devices still use Lightning style ports, this cable allows me to change all of my iOS devices (and more) with a single cable. It goes from USB A or USB C to Lightning or USB C. Whammo!  This is my smaller cable that I essentially keep as a backup. I also have a 3 foot cable and a 5 foot cable.

With my laptop charger, iPhone and iPad plugged in

How can you tell if your device will work with an adapter? Many devices are actually setup to use either voltage. As an example take a look at this laptop power charger. It’s designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Side view

The Tessan Adapter installed on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

The Tessan Adapter installed on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Tessan also makes a double outlet adapter. Here’s that installed on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Conclusions

This is a relatively cheap upgrade that makes cabin life easier. It has become a must-pack item for all our cruises. Utilizing the European style outlet seems like magic. Just make sure that your devices support dual voltage which is an easy thing to do.

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Lack of power solutions in cruise ship cabins

Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

What style is the 220 volt outlet on cruise ships?

European Type C seems to be the standard style on cruise ships. This may vary, but it seems to be fairly standard.

Voltage Adapters vs Voltage Converters

Voltage adapters are generally compact and reasonably priced. Adapters only adapt the plug. They do not convert 220v to 120v. Voltage converters actually step down voltage from 220v to 120v. Those are generally bulkier and more expensive.


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Will my 120v devices work with an adapter?

A 120v device (only) device will not work on a 220v outlet with an adapter, but… many of your devices may actually be rated for both 120v and 220v…

Dual Voltage and World Wide Voltage

Many devices are actually setup to use either voltage. As an example take a look at this laptop power charger. It’s designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Another example, as of this writing… “Apple USB power adapters are designed for use with power sources rated to provide 100V AC to 240V AC at 50Hz to 60Hz.” via About Apple USB Power Adapters

Another example Anker’s model A9123 which I own and use on cruises. It is designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Many three prong devices are designed to work at a range of voltages including 220v. Those devices will work with an outlet adapter. As three prong cord users we just don’t think about it much. To see if your device is compatible with 220v check the label, product specifications or ask the manufacturer.

What about USB?

220v adapters that have USB ports should step down power to provide USB range DC power.

Example – This USB charger accepts 100-240V AC input and outputs DC 5V

Some Adapters and Devices to Consider:

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 4 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports – on sale for $14.39

European Travel Plug Adapter USB C, TESSAN International Plug Adapter with 4 AC Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Type C Power Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

European Travel Plug Adapter USB C, TESSAN International Plug Adapter with 4 AC Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Type C Power Adaptor Charger for US to Most of Europe Iceland Spain Italy France Germany

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  • European Plug Adapter: Compatible in most European countries such as Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Israel; More country list can be checked in description; NOTE: Not work in UK/Ireland/Scotland
  • European Travel Adapter USB C: Dual USB A ports can charge up to 2.4A, and the USB C port can charge up to 3A; Ideal for charging cell phone, tablet, laptop, earphone in dorm, bedroom and bathroom; Note: The USB-C port is not Quick Charger 3.0, doesn’t support any other devices which need 9~22V charging voltage
  • 7 in 1 US to Europe Plug Adapter: This European adapter can turn 1 EU type C socket into 4 American AC outlets and 3 USB ports, max capacity up to 2500 watt (max 250 Volt, 10 A); 4-side design can charge 7 devices at a time without blocking, compatible with laptops, camera and more devices
  • Travel and Study Abroad Essentials: This International power adapter is mini and lightweight, saving space of your luggage; No need to carry extra adapter or power strip for travel; Suitable for travelers, businessmen and students abroad; Idea for Hotel, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and college dorm room
  • NOTE: This European adapter plug only works on 100V to 250V wide voltage devices. If you want to use your hair dryer, straightener or curling irons, they need to support wide voltage, or you may need a power voltage converter; No surge protection, Iceland plug adapter can taken abroad on cruise ship

 

European Type C Plug Adapter. You get one 3 prong North American Outlet, three 2 prong North American Outlet, two x Type A USB port AND a Type C USB Port.

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This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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8 Tips to Make the Most Of Limited Outlets On Your Next Cruise

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Lack of power solutions in cruise ship cabins

Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

This article outlines some ways to stretch the power resources that are available in your next cruise ship cabin.

#1 Use the 220 Outlet(s)

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

What style is the 220 volt outlet on cruise ships?

European Type C seems to be the standard style on cruise ships. This may vary, but it seems to be fairly standard.

Some Adapters and Devices to Consider:

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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#2 Use An Approved Power Strip

Cruise Essentials Power Strip USB - Flat Plug Power Strip with 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports(1 USB C PD20W), 5ft Braided Extension Cord, Compact for Cruise Ship, Travel, Home and DormPictured: Cruise Essentials Power Strip USB – Flat Plug Power Strip with 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports(1 USB C PD20W), 5ft Braided Extension Cord, Compact for Cruise Ship, Travel, Home and Dorm

Most cruise lines allow the use of certain power strips. Generally speaking one thing you want to look for is a power strip that DOES NOT offer surge protection. Double check with your cruise line for specifics on what’s allowed on your ship.

#3 Use an Outlet Extender

Multi Plug Outlet Extender with USB Outlets, Power Strip Non Surge Protector Electric Outlet Splitter with 3 USB Wall Charger (1 USB C), Multiple Outlet Expander for Cruise, Dorm, Travel, Home, Office

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A similar solution as using a power strip, but more compact and outlet extender to split one power outlet into multiple outlets. Some include USB outlets.

#4 Use a Rechargeable Night Light

Using a rechargeable night light means no outlet is taken up most of the time. This is particularly helpful for bathrooms as those usually have 0 outlets.

Hands on Review: Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights + The Problem with Cruise Ship Bathrooms at Night

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#5 Use a USB Night Light

USB night lights plug into a USB port. That means no outlet taken up. They could go on a laptop, USB wall charger or power bank.

#6 Check the Phone

Many newer or remodeled cruise ships offer a USB charging port on the phone. This is the phone that was in our cabin on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas.

#7 Use Rechargeable… Everything

Cruise Ship Approved Travel FanPictured: Cruise Ship Approved Travel Fan

When you’re making decisions on cruise gear considering opting for rechargeable items. These don’t constantly take up an outlet or USB port and when charged, they aren’t tethered to wherever an outlet happens to be.

#8 Use a Rechargeable Power Bank

Pictured: Anker Portable Charger

Using a rechargeable power bank gives you a de facto outlet (at least for USB devices) anywhere in your cabin. Beyond charging you can power loads of other USB compatible gear anywhere in your cabin.

Related… Hands on Review: TESSAN International Power Plug with USB

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Many cruise cabins have a common problem… lack of outlets. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

To accommodate European travelers cruise lines will often include one or more 220 volt outlets. If you’re used to using three prong 120 volt electronics this outlet will most likely go unused.

One way to stretch out the outlets on your next cruise is to… use the 220 volt outlet.

This is a hands on look at the Tessan Type C Outlet Adapter with USB Ports

This adapter will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range.


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A look at the box. As the box indicates this is a Type C Adapter. This is the outlet style that is in most cruise ship cabins.

Out of the box

Mine came with a sticker over the outlet with some important information…. “This adapter does not convert voltage. AC devices must support dual voltage 100-250V. Check from your device surface or label, especially hair dryer, curling iron, CPAP machine.”

Voltage adapters are generally compact and reasonably priced. Adapters only adapt the plug. They do not convert 220v to 120v. Voltage converters actually step down voltage from 220v to 120v. Those are generally bulkier and more expensive.

A 120v device (only) device will not work on a 220v outlet with an adapter, but… many of your devices may actually be rated for both 120v and 220v.


Related:

Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise


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A look at the front of the adapter. It sports a three prong North American style outlet and two USB ports. When it comes to USB devices this adapter steps down and converts power and should work with most USB devices.

This is the adapter on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. Adventure only offers two x 120 volt outlets and 0 USB ports. The 220 outlet is to the right right side of the desk in our Jr Suite Stateroom.

The type C Adapter fits perfectly in the outlet

Close up

This is my 4 in 1 cable plugged into the adapter. This cable has been very helpful since I upgraded to iPhone 15 with USB C charging port. Since some of my devices still use Lightning style ports, this cable allows me to change all of my iOS devices (and more) with a single cable. It goes from USB A or USB C to Lightning or USB C. Whammo!  This is my smaller cable that I essentially keep as a backup. I also have a 3 foot cable and a 5 foot cable.

With my laptop charger, iPhone and iPad plugged in

How can you tell if your device will work with an adapter? Many devices are actually setup to use either voltage. As an example take a look at this laptop power charger. It’s designed to accept 100 volts up to 240 volts.

Side view

The Tessan Adapter installed on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

The Tessan Adapter installed on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Tessan also makes a double outlet adapter. Here’s that installed on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Conclusions

This is a relatively cheap upgrade that makes cabin life easier. It has become a must-pack item for all our cruises. Utilizing the European style outlet seems like magic. Just make sure that your devices support dual voltage which is an easy thing to do.

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – 3 x Outlets + 3 x USB Ports

European Travel Plug Adapter with USB C, ROOTOMA Outlet Converter US to Europe 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports, International Power Strip for EU Spain France Germany Greece(Not for UK), 3ft, White.

European Travel Plug Adapter with USB C, ROOTOMA Outlet Converter US to Europe 3 Outlets 3 USB Ports, International Power Strip for EU Spain France Germany Greece(Not for UK), 3ft, White.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 【US to Europe Type E F Plug Adapter】- ROOTOMA travel plug adapter compatible with France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, Iceland, Austria, Finland, and more.(Tips: DO NOT work in UK,Ireland, Scotland, italy , London, Israel,please check before travel)
  • 【European Travel/Cruise Ship Must Haves】- This small power strip is designed with No surge protection, making it fully cruise ship approved.Small size of 4.5*3.6*1.2 IN can easy fit into luggage or briefcases,compact and lightweight, which helps to save your precious luggage space.This outlet extension cord is perfect for cruise ship,europe travel, etc(Tips: Does NOT work in ITALY, Israel, UK)
  • 【6 IN 1 Europe Power Strip with USB C】- The Europe USB power strip accepts the standard American 2 or 3 prong flat pin plug,Input Voltage AC100-250V 50/60Hz, 16A; 3 USB charges up to 3.1A; No need to carry extra adapter and power strip for your traveling, this Type f plug adapter can save your suitcase space.NOTE:The Type-C port DOESN’T support Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro or any other laptops which needs 14~22V charging voltage.
  • 【Not a Voltage Converter】- Note : This is not a voltage converter, this EU adapters for travel is only compatible for 120v to 250V wide voltage device, especially your hair dryer, straightener, electric toothbrush, razor need to support 100V to 250V dual voltage, otherwise you may need a power voltage converter. (Tips: Does NOT work in ITALY, Israel, UK)
  • 【European Power Strip with 3ft Extension Cord】- Many places in Europe is hard to access the European outlets that can be hidden behind furniture. Unlike those European plug adapter that might be blocked by the furniture. This 3 Feet European extension cord is very easy to have a centralized space to be able to charge your electronics such as smartphone, earphone, cameras, tablet PC

 

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This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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All About Night Lights for Your Next Cruise!

 

A lot of cruise packing lists, blogs and videos recommend packing a night light for your next cruise vacation and for good reason cabins can get dark at night, especially interior cabins. A night light can help prevent you from bumping into things.

What about the lack of outlets?

One problem to consider is… Traditional night lights take up an outlet. Outlets can be a precious commodity in your cruise ship cabin with some cabins having as little as… 1 outlet. This has generally gotten better with newer ships, but can still be an issue. Even newer ships that have more cabin outlets, the outlets can be placed in such a way as to limit their usability. If two outlets are too close together… you can only use one.

Some options…

Omeet EU 2-pin Plug - Portable Plug-in 0.7W Travel LED Night Light with USB Wall Charger - 2 Pack of White Pictured: Omeet EU 2-pin Plug – Portable Plug-in 0.7W Travel LED Night Light with USB Wall Charger – 2 Pack of White

  • 220v night light. These utilize an often ignored and unused 220v outlet that is present in many cabins.
  • USB night lights – These plug into a USB port. That means no outlet taken up. They could go on a laptop, USB wall charger or power bank.
  • Rechargeable night light. Since they’re rechargeable they don’t take up an outlet after they’ve been charged.

Rechargeable night lights are particularly helpful when it comes to cabin bathrooms. Very often these have 0 usable outlets…

The problem with cruise ship bathrooms at night

A rechargeable night light is also great for one particular trouble spot in your cabin… your cabin bathroom. Some cabin bathrooms are completely dark. Like… completely dark. Also a lot of times the light switch is on on the outside of the bathroom. To avoid being trapped in a small dark box you need to turn on the light before entering and potentially disturb your cabin mate. Also that much light can have a tendency to wake a person up. Okay, so… plug in a night light? Think again, most cabin bathrooms don’t have an outlet. 

An illustration of the dark cruise ship cabin bathroom

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with no lights on. There’s not much to the video, except for sound as it’s completely black because the room is so dark. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.

A picture to illustrate. This is the bathroom on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas with no lights on.

This is the door to the bathroom. As you can see, the light switch is on the outside of the door. That’s the case with most/all cruise ship cabins we’ve been in. So, let’s say you get up in the middle of the night and stumble your way over to this bathroom door. In order to have any amount of light in the bathroom you need to turn on the switch before entering. That means you’ve flooded your cabin with light and potentially woken someone up. Beyond that, when you get in the bathroom you’ll be in a completely lit room and that can make it more difficult to fall back asleep.

This is a video of me going from my bed into the bathroom with this rechargeable night light on. As you can see… this is a MUCH better experience. The video was taken on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas in a Jr Suite.


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A photo with the night light on. This is a much better experience all around. No fumbling for the switch, no flooding the cabin with light. Just a small amount of always on light .

Related: Hands on Review: Auvon Rechargeable Night Lights

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Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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Use the 220 Outlet on Your Next Cruise… Type C Travel Plug – Two Outlets + Two USB Ports

European Travel Plug Adapter with 1 USB,Type C,2 American Outlets International Power Adaptor for EU Italy Spain France Germany Greece Israel

European Travel Plug Adapter with 1 USB,Type C,2 American Outlets International Power Adaptor for EU Italy Spain France Germany Greece Israel

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  • 【4-IN-1 EU POWER ADAPTER】The European travel plug adapter turns one European Type C socket into 1 standard American outlets & 1 USB and 1 USB C charging ports, Max Capacity Up to 2500 W(max 250 Volt, 10 A); 1 USB Ports can charge up to 2.4A, USB C charge up to 3A, owing you charge 4 devices simultaneously.
  • 【US to EUROPE TRAVEL PLUG ADAPTER】 Compatible with most European countries such as Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, Amsterdam. More country list can be checked in description. ( NOTE: NOT WORK in UK/Ireland/Scotland).
  • 【COMPACT SIZE AND INDICTOR】This International power adapter is mini and suitable for travel and cruise ship; With the 6 in 1 design, no need to carry extra adapter or power strip for travel, one US to Europe plug adapter with compact size is enough.
  • 【SUITABLE FOR ANY OCCASIONS】our adapters for Europe is portable and suitable for Hotel, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and college dorm room.
  • 【IMPORTANT NOTES】This is NOT A CONVERTER. This plug adapter is only compatible for 120v-250V wide voltage device, If you want to use your hair dryer, straightener, electric toothbrush or razor, they MUST support 120v-240V Dual Voltage, otherwise you may need a power voltage converter.

 

European Type C Plug Adapter. You get one 3 prong North American Outlet, one 2 prong North American Outlet and Type A USB port AND a Type C USB Port.

This will allow you to make use of a European Type C outlet on your next cruise! Note that this is not a voltage converter. Many electronics are designed to operate in the 220 volt range. For lots more about this see: Cruise Ship Power Solutions – Making Use of the 220 Volt Cabin Outlet On Your Next Cruise

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