If you are taking a cruise you may be wondering which plug sockets will be in the cabin. The below post details the plug sockets found onboard the cruise ships from Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line and many more.
It’s important to know which plug sockets will be in your cabin as it’s likely you’ll need to bring travel adapters. The majority of cruise ship cabins have a combination of US and European plug sockets with some newer ships also having USB sockets.
If you feel as though you may need more plug sockets you may tempted to bring a power strip or power cord. These are banned by most cruise lines and as your luggage is searched on embarkation, one should not be brought on board. To find out why they’re banned, check out this post: Cruise Lines Don’t Allow Power Strips – These are Your Alternatives
The below table is based on inside cabins, higher-grade cabins may have additional sockets.
|Ship||US Sockets||European Sockets||USBs||Additional Notes|
|Royal Caribbean||Grandeur of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Rhapsody of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Enchantment of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Vision of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Voyager of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Explorer of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Adventure of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Navigator of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Mariner of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Radiance of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Serenade of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Jewel of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Freedom of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Liberty of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Independence of the Seas||2||1||0|
|Royal Caribbean||Oasis of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Allure of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Harmony of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Symphony of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Quantum of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Anthem of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Ovation of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Spectrum of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Royal Caribbean||Odyssey of the Seas||2||1||2|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Spirit||2||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Sky||1||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Sun||1||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Star||1||1||0||Additional UK socket|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Dawn||1||1||0||Additional UK socket|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Pride of America||1||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jewel||1||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||1||1||2||USB's located by bed|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Pearl||1||1||3||2 USB's located by bed|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Gem||1||1||0|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Epic||2||1||2|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Breakaway||3||1||2|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Getaway||3||1||2|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Escape||3||1||2||USB's located by bed|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Joy||3||1||2||USB's located by bed|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Bliss||3||1||2||USB's located by bed|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Encore||3||1||2||USB's located by bed|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Ecstasy||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Sensation||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Elation||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Paradise||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Spirit||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Pride||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Legend||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Miracle||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Conquest||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Glory||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Valor||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Liberty||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Freedom||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Splendor||1||1||0||Additional Australian socket in some cabins|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Dream||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Magic||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Breeze||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Sunshine||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Sunrise||1||1||1|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Radiance||1||1||0|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Vista||1||1||1|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Horizon||1||1||1|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Panorama||1||1||1|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Mardi Gras||2||1||2|
|Carnival Cruise Line||Carnival Celebration||2||1||2|
|Princess Cruises||Island Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Coral Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Ruby Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Emerald Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Crown Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Caribbean Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Sapphire Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Diamond Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Grand Princess||2||0||0|
|Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||2||1||0|
|Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||2||1||0|
|Princess Cruises||Majestic Princess||2||2||2|
|Princess Cruises||Sky Princess||2||2||2|
|Princess Cruises||Enchanted Princess||2||2||2|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Millennium||2||2||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Infinity||2||2||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Summit||2||2||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Constellation||2||2||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Solstice||2||1||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Equinox||2||1||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Eclipse||2||1||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Silhouette||2||1||0|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Reflection||2||1||2|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Edge||2||1||2|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Apex||2||1||2|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Virtuosa||2||2||4|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Grandiosa||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Bellissima||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Meraviglia||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Seashore||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Seaside||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Seaview||2||2||3|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Preziosa||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Divina||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Splendida||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Fantasia||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Magnifica||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Poesia||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Orchestra||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Musica||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Opera||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Lirica||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Sinfonia||2||2||0|
|MSC Cruises||MSC Armonia||2||2||0|
|P&O Cruises||Aurora||0||0||0||2 UK Sockets|
|P&O Cruises||Arcadia||0||0||0||1 UK Socket (Some cabins have additional US and European Sockets)|
|P&O Cruises||Ventura||1||0||0||Additional UK sockets|
|P&O Cruises||Azura||1||0||0||Additional UK sockets|
|P&O Cruises||Britannia||2||0||0||Additional UK sockets|
|P&O Cruises||Iona||2||0||0||Additional UK sockets|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Mediterranea||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Fortuna||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Magica||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Serena||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Pacifica||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Favolosa||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Fascinosa||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Luminosa||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Deliziosa||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Diadema||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Venezia||1||1||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Firenze||0||2||0|
|Costa Cruises||Costa Smeralda||0||2||0|
|Holland America||MS Volendam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Zaandam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Zuiderdam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Oosterdam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Westerdam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Noordam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Eurodam||1||1||0|
|Holland America||MS Nieuw Amsterdam||2||2||2|
|Holland America||MS Koningsdam||2||2||2|
|Holland America||MS Nieuw Statendam||2||2||2|
|P&O Australia||Pacific Explorer||1||1||0||Additional Australian Socket|
|P&O Australia||Pacific Adventure||1||1||0||Additional Australian Socket|
|P&O Australia||Pacific Encounter||1||1||0||Additional Australian Socket|
|Cunard Line||Queen Mary 2||2||0||0||1 UK Socket|
|Cunard Line||Queen Victoria||2||0||0||1 UK Socket|
|Cunard Line||Queen Elizabeth||2||0||0||1 UK Socket|
|Disney Cruise Line||Disney Magic||4||2||0|
|Disney Cruise Line||Disney Wonder||4||0||2|
|Disney Cruise Line||Disney Dream||4||2||0|
|Disney Cruise Line||Disney Fantasy||4||2||0|
|Marella Cruises||Marella Discovery||2||2||1|
|Marella Cruises||Marella Discovery 2||2||2||1|
|Marella Cruises||Marella Explorer||1||1||3|
|Marella Cruises||Marella Explorer 2||1||1||3|
|Virgin Voyages||Scarlet Lady||3||1||6|
|Virgin Voyages||Valiant Lady||3||1||6|
|Virgin Voyages||Resilient Lady||3||1||6|
|Fred Olsen||Borealis||1||1||0||Additional UK Sockets|
|Fred Olsen||Bolette||1||1||0||Additional UK Sockets|
|Saga||Spirit of Adventure||0||0||2||3 UK Sockets|
|Saga||Spirit of Discovery||0||0||2||3 UK Sockets|
What plug sockets do AIDA cruise ships have?
All AIDA cruise ships have a minimum of 2 European plug sockets per cabin.
What plug sockets do Carnival cruise ships have?
All Carnival cruise ships have a minimum of 1 US and 1 European plug socket per cabin. Carnival Vista, Horizon, Panorama, Mardi Gras and Celebration also have USB sockets.
What plug sockets do Celebrity cruise ships have?
All Celebrity cruise ships have a minimum of 2 US and 1 European plug socket. The Celebrity Constellation, Infinity, Millenium, and Summit have an additional European socket available. Celebrity Reflection, Apex, and Edge also have USB plug sockets.
What plug sockets do Costa cruise ships have?
All Costa cruise ship cabins have a minimum of 1 European plug socket. Many ships also have a US socket available.
What plug sockets do Cunard cruise ships have?
All Cunard cruise ships have a minimum of 2 US sockets per cabin plus 1 UK socket. Many cabin grades will have additional sockets available.
What plug sockets do Disney cruise ships have?
The majority of cabins found on Disney cruise ships will have 4 US plug sockets available and all ships apart from the Disney Wonder also have additional European sockets. The Disney Wonder also has 2 USB sockets.
What plug sockets do Fred Olsen cruise ships have?
All Fred Olsen cruise ships have at least two plug sockets. Borealis and Bolette have 1 US, 1 European, and additional UK sockets. Balmoral and Braemer have two European sockets.
What plug sockets do Holland America cruise ships have?
All Holland America cruise ships have a minimum of 1 US and 1 European plug socket in each cabin. The Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Nieuw Statendam have 2 US sockets, 2 European sockets, and 2 USB plug sockets available per cabin.
What plug sockets do MSC cruise ships have?
All MSC cruise ships have a minimum of 2 US and 2 European plug sockets. Cruise ships in the Meraviglia, Meraviglia Plus and Seaside class also have USB sockets available. The USB sockets available range from 3-4 per cabin.
What plug sockets do Marella cruise ships have?
All Marella cruise ship cabins have at least 1 US, 1 European plug socket and 1 USB socket. The Marella Discovery and Discovery 2 has an additional US and European socket bringing the total to 4 sockets plus a USB.
What plug sockets do Norwegian cruise ships have?
All cruise ships owned by Norwegian Cruise Line have a minimum of 1 US and 1 European plug sockets in each cabin. The Norwegian Bliss, Breakaway, Encore, Epic, Escape, Getaway, Joy and Spirit have additional US sockets available. Many of the newer ships within the fleet also have USB sockets available ranging from 2-3 per cabin.
What plug sockets do P&O Australia’s cruise ships have?
All cruise ships owned by P&O Cruises Australia have a minimum of 1 US, 1 European and 1 Australian plug socket.
What plug sockets do P&O Cruises cruise ships have?
P&O’s Arcadia and Aurora only have UK plug sockets with a minimum of 1 per cabin. Some cabins may have additional UK or European sockets. Azura, Britannia, Ventura and Iona have a minimum of 1 US socket plus additional UK sockets. Britannia and Iona have an additional US socket bringing the total to 2 per cabin.
What plug sockets do Princess cruise ships have?
All Princess cruise ships have a minimum of 2 US plug sockets per cabin. Regal, Royal, Enchanted, Sky and Discovery Princess also have an additional European socket. The Sky Princess, Majestic Princess and Enchanted Princess also have USB sockets available.
What plug sockets do Saga cruise ships have?
All Saga cruise ships have at least 3 UK plug sockets and 2 USB sockets. Some higher-grade cabins may have extra sockets.
What plug sockets do Royal Caribbean cruise ships have?
All Royal Caribbean cruise ships have at least 2 US plug sockets and 1 European plug socket per cabin. The newest Royal Caribbean ships in the Quantum and Oasis class will also have 2 USB sockets per cabin.
What plug sockets do Virgin Voyages cruise ships have?
All Virgin Voyages cruise ships have at least 6 USBs, 3US, and 1 European plug socket. Higher grade cabins may have extra plug sockets.
Alternatives to Power Strips
USB Charging Stations: Charging stations do not usually include plug outlets but have multiple USB options. They are usually used to charge things like phones, tablets, and cameras. This is my personal favourite option and I’d recommend a charging station for most cruisers. They’re relatively cheap, small and work very well.
Multi Socket Outlets: Outlet taps plug into the plug socket and are used to provide additional outlets, most of them include USB options. You may have seen either long or cube-shaped outlet taps which provide 2 or 3 extra sockets.
Outlet Adapters: Due to the different types of outlets in different countries, outlet adapters provide different types of plugs, and may contain USB options. An outlet adapter may convert a US plug socket to a UK one for example and provide extra USB sockets. An outlet adapter eliminates the need for a separate adapter which you would need if using an outlet tap or charging station.
Power Banks: This isn’t so much of an alternative to a power strip as just another thing that you can use to keep your things charged. I’d always recommend bringing a good power bank with you on your cruise, that way you can charge multiple things from the bank and only have to charge the bank up instead of multiple other items. There are many types of power banks and I’ve tried a lot of them over the years. At the moment I am using an Anker power bank which you can find on Amazon here, unlike other banks, it hasn’t lost any capacity as I’ve been using it: Anker Power Bank*
Note: Some devices will have other names including power port, outlet extender, and wall mount but may still be used onboard as long as there is no surge protection.
Below are some examples of charging stations, outlet taps, and outlet adapters that would be allowed on cruise ships.
|Accessory||Voltage||# of Plug Socket Outlets||USB Options||Additional Info|
|Anker USB Wall Charger*||100-240V||0||10||Contains 10 USB A ports|
|Anker USB Charging Station*||100-240V||0||6||Contains 6 USB A ports|
|Bototek USB Charging Station*||100-240V||0||5||Contains 4 USB A ports and 1 USB C port|
|TROND Outlet Extender*||100-250V||3||2||Contains 2 USB A ports,|
|Omoton Travel Wall Tap*||100-240V||3||2||Contains 2 USB A ports|
|JMFONE Wall Mount*||100-240V||3||2||Contains 2 USB A ports|
|Cruise & Sea Wall Tap*||125V||3||2||Contains 2 USB A ports|
|One Beat Power Adapter*||100-250V||3||2||Does not convert voltage, comes with 4 adapter plugs, 2 USB ports|
|Poweradd Travel Adapter*||100-240V||2||2||Does not convert voltage, comes with 5 adapter plugs, 2 USB ports|
|Tessan Wall Adapter*||110-240V||3||2||Contains 2 USB ports, adjustable nightlight|
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