Setting sail these days, many cruisers take multiple devices on-board which need to be charged during their trip.

Cruise lines vary in their plug sockets on-board, making it hard to find out if your cabin has British plug sockets, a US two-pin or if you’ll need a European adaptor.

Avoid getting stuck on-board with low battery with this handy guide on the plug sockets you can find on-board the top cruise lines and their fleet.

Cruise Line Compatible with?
UK US European USB ports
Azamara Club Cruises Yes Yes Yes Yes
Carnival Cruise Line No Yes Yes Yes – Exclusive to Carnival Vista, Carnival Panorama and Carnival Horizon
Celebrity Cruises No Yes Yes No
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Yes – Exclusive to Columbus No Yes No
Cunard Yes Yes No No
Disney Cruise Line No Yes Yes – Exclusive to Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy No
Fred. Olsen Not always No Yes No
Holland America Line No Yes No No
Hurtigruten No No Yes No
MSC Cruises No Yes Yes No
Norwegian Cruise Line No Yes No No
P&O Cruises Yes Yes – Exclusive to Oceana and Britannia No No
Princess Cruises No Yes No No
Royal Caribbean No Yes Yes No
Saga Yes No Yes No

Have you set sail on any of the ships and noticed the plug sockets? What adaptors did you take on-board? Let us know in the comment box below!

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

2 Responses to “Electrical sockets on cruise ships”

  1. Delores Vivian

    Do I require a electrical converter to plug in my Cel phone and tablet? There will be two of us using the same connection. I would like to bring a multi plug wall connector, is this acceptable?

  2. Jenni Fielding

    This is so handy! Great to know what on my next cruise I can leave the adaptor at home.


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