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What type of plug sockets / voltage are used on board and where are they located?

Standard UK three pin plug sockets are used on all ships across the fleet. Shaver points are also located in the bathrooms.

Please note, Arvia and Iona DO NOT have shaver points in the cabins.

Britannia shaver sockets have US 2 pin sockets (which require an adaptor) to be able to use a UK 3 pin plug.

The standard electrical supply in the United Kingdom is 50HZ (cycles) and 240V.

The supply on board is:
Arcadia - 220V / 110V / 60HZ 

Arvia - 230V / 60HZ
Aurora - 220V / 60HZ
Azura - 230V / 115V / 60HZ
Britannia - 230V / 120V / 60HZ
Iona - 230V / 60HZ
Ventura - 230V / 115V / 60HZ

The above voltage is sufficient to charge electrical equipment such as laptops and cameras.  



Please find pictures taken from a balcony cabin on-board Arcadia:

Arcadia plug sockets   Arcadia plug socket


the picture below is of the plug socket in the bathroom on Arcadia, which can be switched over to be either 240v or 115v:


Bathroom plug


Location of plug sockets

Typical location of plug sockets on all ships are:

Bathroom Shaver 1 x socket (Multiple - 110 & 220v) 
By the dresser table and near the telephone X 2 sockets (220v / 240v)
By the TV near the bed x 3 sockets (110v)
By the TV near the sofa x 2 sockets (110v)
By the tea tray set-up and near the fridge x 1 socket (220v) 

Iona will have sockets on dressing table (number varies on cabin type) and one adjacent to the bed (not in single cabins). There will also be USB ports by each lower bed. Shaving sockets on Iona are only available in Suites. 

Please note, Arvia and Iona DO NOT have shaver points in the cabins.


Around the cabin 4/5 sockets - 230V
Dresser table 1 socket - 125V
Bathroom shaver socket - 120V / 230V

There are some variations on this depending on the ship and type of cabin.  

You may find the following question useful: Can I use my electrical appliances on board?

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