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#1
Cardiff, Wales, UK
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Joined Mar 2006
I've booked online with Costa and have been sent our e-docs - yippee - but they say not to use prints of the luggage labels!

With RCI they sent luggage labels on request, but Costa wont. We have to ask for some at the port.

I'm inclined to print them anyway, I think it would be better to have something on the suitcases, especially flying out from Heathrow.

Any one else travelled without labels?
#2
Rome, Italy
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You can't put the labels on anyway until your flight gets you to destination. The only label on your bag in flight is that of the airline. You can put the Costa labels on before checking in at the cruise terminal.
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#3
3,985 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
The luggage tages (either self print or sticky) that Costa send are barcoded and thus will upset the computers inside the baggage area at the airport, so definitely not a good idea to use them til you get to the other end.

You can buy basic tie on tags from somewhere like Staples or Smiths that are more than adequate & cheap enough to buy...or do as I do and go visit some high street agents and ask for some bag tags to use that you can put your personal info on for the trip.
#4
London
61 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Hello,

I printed the label Costa emailed (I thought that was the point of them sending it). I even attached them to my luggage before going to the airport. It was put on so tight that the lady at the airport didn't even try to take it out.
I was not going to travel with a stapler.
#5
Cardiff, Wales, UK
186 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Thanks for your replies. The embarkation information has this sentence, in bold. I thought this was a bit unusual, hence the question here.

"Passengers travelling by flight reservations with Costa Cruises Guests leaving from London Heathrow - Terminal 5 are kindly requested to check-in at zone D and to put Costa labels on their luggage, in order to be
easily recognized by our assistance at the airport, when provided."

On balance I think I'll print and use them. I would expect the barcode reader machines at the airport to be efficient enough to read and discard any code it doesnt recognise. (Famous last words?!!)

Still a bit disappointed that they dont supply them on request. It would also save a delay with the port handlers.

Heyho, not long to go,
must fine tune my packing list.
#6
Darmstadt
364 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Hi Cazz,

I had both: for a cruise from Venezia, Costa sent the labels by email which I printed and then glued to the suitcases just before dropping them at the station (Costa has a nice service from the station to your cabin, just like MSC has in Kiel); for a cruise in South America we picked them up at the terminal (actually the luggage porters took care of it all and it was quite a hard, resistant label which was still on my suitcase nine months after the cruise).
I still remember when Costa had a kind of carton paper labels which used to come with the tickets on a lovely folder.
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#7
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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We have just had an E mail with our E docs all 15 pages!! seems a bit pointless having paper luggage tags to print out which will be useless if they get wet before they reach the ship for our cruise from Savona in 2 weeks time!
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#8
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Put them on at the cruise terminal - take cellotape in your hand luggage - put the labels on whilst waiting in line. Two minute job.
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#9
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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Think we will just buy a laminator, not too expensive as most cruise lines look to be going this way as well.
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MSC Poesia November 2012 T.A Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale
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#10
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Much cheaper is to buy a wide roll of cellotape and one of those tiny staplers. The cellotape you can put on the labels while still at home and then staple them around the luggage handles before checking in at the cruise terminal.
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Done (358 nights at sea):
3/2017 MSC Fantasia (YC) Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar (7) B2B; 4/2017 MSC Fantasia (YC) Dubai-Civitavecchia Repositioning (16); 10/2016 MSC Musica - East Med (11); 5/2016 MSC Opera - Baltic Capitals (11); 12/2015 MSC Preziosa (YC) - West Med New Years Cruise (7); 10/2015 MSC Divina (YC) - Genoa-Miami Repositioning (18); 3/2015 MSC Fantasia - West Med/Atlantic Islands (11) ; 11/2014 Costa neoRomantica - Central Mediterranean (11) ; 6/2014 MSC Magnifica - Norwegian Fiords/North Cape (11) ; 3/2014 MSC Sinfonia - Capetown-Civitavecchia Repositioning (19) ; 9/2013 Costa Pacifica - Aegean Costa Club Cruise (13) ; 2/2013 Costa Magica - East Med (12) ; 9/2012 Costa Luminosa - Copenhagen-Savona Repositioning (10) B2B:; 9/2012 Costa Luminosa - West Med (5); 6/2012 MSC Magnifica - North Cape-Svalbard (15); 1/2012 MSC Fantasia - West Med/Atlantic (11) ; 10/2011 Costa Atlantica - East Med (10); 9/2011 Costa Atlantica - Central Med & Black Sea (13) ; 5/2011 MSC Melody - West Med/Atlantic (11) B2B:; 4/2011 MSC Melody - East Med (11); 2/2011 Costa Romantica - Indian Ocean (14); 10/2010 Costa Mediterranea - East-Central Med (11) ; 6/2010 MSC Poesia - North Europe (14); 3/2010 Costa Marina - Atlantic Islands (14) ; 1/2010 MSC Splendida - East Med (11) ; 8/2009 Costa Serena - East Med (7) ; 4/2009 Costa Concordia - East Med (11) ; 1/2009 Oberoi Philae - Nile River Cruise Luxor-Aswan (7); 12/2007 Costa Europa - Savona-Dubai Repositioning (18) ; 5/2007 MSC Opera - Norwegian Fiords (7) ; 6/1994 MSC Monterey - East Med (14).
#11
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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Hi guys thanks for your replies ....
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MSC Preziosa September 2017 Northern Europe.
Majestic Princess April 2017 Inaugural med cruise.
MSC Orchestra November 2014 Venice to Dubai
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MSC Opera June 2013 Southampton to Norway
MSC Poesia November 2012 T.A Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale
NCL Jade April/May 2012 B2B Venice to Greek Islands
NCL Jade February 2012 Barcelona to Canary Islands
Costa Deliziosa December 2011 Savona to Savona
Mariner of the Seas May 2011Rome to Rome
Oasis of the Seas October 2010 Caribbean
Queen Victoria May 2010 Southampton to Southampton
Ruby Princess November 2009....
Vision of the Seas September 2009 Denmark to Norway
Brilliance of the Seas June 2009 Barcelon to Barcelona.
Ruby Princess November 2008 ....

#12
Edinburgh UK
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Originally posted by Capricruiser
Much cheaper is to buy a wide roll of cellotape and one of those tiny staplers. The cellotape you can put on the labels while still at home and then staple them around the luggage handles before checking in at the cruise terminal.
Thanks for the tip. Just printed mine off today and hadn't thought of doing that. Last time I managed to crumple them when trying to tape them on in the arrival hall, before handing over to the Costa staff
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