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I am curious, do people use the lanyards for convenience sake, or is there an advantage to showing your loyalty program status? We are elite with Princess Cruise Lines, would we get better service if our black cards were hanging around our necks
When I am on ship in swim trunks during the day and on warm climate cruises, shorts also in the evening I use a lanyard just to keep it handy. Everything else is in the safe in the cabin so whether I sit by the pool, hang by the bar or hit the casino and donate to the cruise line's bottom line, it is just my preference. DW hates them.
Pockets work fine for me too. Even my swim shorts has pockets that close with Velcro. I did get my kids lanyards to help them keep track of their cards but for me it's just as convenient to put it in a pocket.
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No pockets .... don't wear jeans, mostly travel knits. So the lanyard is a great way to securely keep my Sign N Sail card handy. If I happen to have a small purse with me for meds & camera, then card goes in there. We also have "neck wallets" that have been great for the card and small items. Found those at our local swap meet for $5 a while back.
Our neck wallets are leather ... 2 zippers and are a little wider than the ID cards and about 4 inches high. Have used them on many cruises.
The lanyard works for me. It's certainly not a status thing for me as I'm still gold status on Princess. Some of my outfits don't have a pocket and I can easily remember to put the lanyard around my neck. Easy enough to slip the card out when I need to and then replace it immediately. I'll put the lanyard in my purse when I'm leaving the ship and on formal nights.
If other people think it's strange, that's their problem.
Patty the Cruisin' Chick (may all your cruises be smooth sailin')
Hoping for another trip to the land of Aloha!
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Hard to lose, easy to find. I have to bend over, but I see lots of people standing outside their door search pockets and purses.
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No lanyard for me ever. I have a wristlet or teeny tiny beaded purse with a shoulder strap. I use either one to store the cruise card. If I leave my cabin I will want to take at least a couple items with me & a lanyard couldn't hold them.