Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from many cruise lines due to overheating


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are being banned from many of the major cruise lines after reports of the phones overheating.

Samsung recalled the phone last month; in the U.S. alone, there were 92 reports of the battery overheating. Those include 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.

Included in the ban are: Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise, and more.

There were signs hung in the Disney Cruise Line terminals stating: “If you own a Galaxy Note 7 and have not replaced your recalled device, please power it off and do not charge it for the duration of the cruise. We recommend storing electronics and valuables in your stateroom safe.”

News source/photo credit: Travelweek

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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (, Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.


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