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PenyFan1960 March 3rd, 2018 11:50 AM

Lanyards
 
Are lanyards for ship ID cards the norm on Cunard cruises? They sound a good idea.

bluemarble March 3rd, 2018 12:09 PM

I wouldn't say lanyards are the "norm" on Cunard cruises although you will see some passengers wearing lanyards on Cunard ships. I keep my card in my wallet. DW often wears her card on a lanyard when she is out and about during the day but not to dinner in the evening when it's more formal.

Regards, John

BlueRiband March 3rd, 2018 12:44 PM

They're not for me and I personally loath them. Do what works for you. Those who choose to wear them are in a tiny minority on Cunard ships.

Ray66 March 3rd, 2018 12:55 PM

They sell a selection of lanyards in the shops on the ships. Never used one myself though.

orchestrapal March 3rd, 2018 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueRiband (Post 55443556)
They're not for me and I personally loath them. Do what works for you. Those who choose to wear them are in a tiny minority on Cunard ships.

Agree, almost as tacky as door decorations.

insanemagnet March 3rd, 2018 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by PenyFan1960 (Post 55443072)
Are lanyards for ship ID cards the norm on Cunard cruises?

Not unless you want to look like a member of staff.

Brindlebury March 3rd, 2018 06:34 PM

Personally we don't use them. I have rarely seen them on Cunard.

Lanky Lad March 3rd, 2018 07:29 PM

It would remind me too much of being at work where I have to wear one.

DreamflightPat March 4th, 2018 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by PenyFan1960 (Post 55443072)
Are lanyards for ship ID cards the norm on Cunard cruises? They sound a good idea.

You rarely see them worn on Cunard ships. Personally, I don't like them, just reminds of cheaper cruise lines (I know I am going to get flamed for this comment):):)

PenyFan1960 March 4th, 2018 10:11 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and am glad itís not the norm to wear lanyards on Cunard cruises!

Bell Boy March 4th, 2018 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by insanemagnet (Post 55446392)
Not unless you want to look like a member of staff.


That's the best chuckle I've had all week :'):'):') Have to agree with you, I can't understand why anyone would want to have one dangling around their neck all day. ( sorry to my American cousins, but it appears to be mainly an American thing ;) ) The exception would be for those who may be physically challenged or who have to rely on a mobility scooter etc.

I had to wear one daily before I retired and for corporate conferences, you are on vacation for goodness sake, stick your key in your back pocket or ask the other half to stick it in his or her bag.;)

Bell Boy March 4th, 2018 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ray66 (Post 55443653)
They sell a selection of lanyards in the shops on the ships. Never used one myself though.


Hopefully those who purchase one onboard will pack it away, take it home ! and promote Cunard around the office or at their next corporate conference . ;)

HomelessBear March 4th, 2018 12:59 PM

Iím not a member of staff nor put up door decorations and sorry if I remind you of Ďcheaper cruise linesí, but I do use a lanyard on my cruises. I wear clothes onboard without pockets, and I donít want to carry a handbag around with me so I do keep my card on a lanyard so that I donít lose it. I do put it under my tshirt or top so itís not visible and never wear it in the evening.
So sorry if my wearing a lanyard upsets or annoys anyone, but it works for me.


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PenyFan1960 March 4th, 2018 01:31 PM

Well, I thought that lanyards were popular on some cruise ships because I saw a post somewhere which said that the plastic ID card was automatically hole punched on issue to take a lanyard clip.
Obviously, not Cunard!

bluemarble March 4th, 2018 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PenyFan1960 (Post 55453314)
Well, I thought that lanyards were popular on some cruise ships because I saw a post somewhere which said that the plastic ID card was automatically hole punched on issue to take a lanyard clip.
Obviously, not Cunard!

No, there are no holes punched in Cunard ID cards. When lanyards are used, I think they are usually the kind with a plastic sleeve to hold the card.

BigMac1953 March 4th, 2018 02:45 PM

The holes used to be punched for under 18's to enable the bar staff to ensure that nobody tried to sneak an underage drink. Not sure if they still do it.

Queenvee March 5th, 2018 06:19 PM

On other lines, lanyards are more commonly seen. Not much on Cunard though, as has been stated.

fantasy51 March 5th, 2018 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by HomelessBear (Post 55452971)
I wear clothes onboard without pockets, and I donít want to carry a handbag around with me so I do keep my card on a lanyard so that I donít lose it.

I remember striking this problem on my first cruise. What do I do with my keycard? Our first port was katakolon and I went out and bought a very small leather cross-body bag for cruise use. It keeps my hands free. It holds my card, tissues, sweets (when I have a cough) and my ipod in the old days. Now I have a slightly larger one that holds my ipad too.

It works for me! I obviously need more than just a lanyard.

Sibyl2 March 10th, 2018 12:07 PM

I use a lanyard for my card however itís attached to my handbag with the card dangling inside. Easy to find in my vast sack! I do wear it round my neck but inside my clothes when going off ship. This is simply because Iíve been robbed ashore and so spread my stuff around now. Iím not a sunbather but Iíd imagine they must be handy poolside too. In my experience Cunard seem to cater for all and whatever you do you will not be alone.


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axelskater March 10th, 2018 06:51 PM

I normally only sail Cunard or Disney. Too vastly different experiences but about the same cost (Disney has a real racket going on cost! :rolleyes:) Lanyards: Cunard - almost never. Disney: 90%. I donít wear one on either ship. Itís in my purse or pocket during the day, in a sequined clutch at night. But almost everyone else seems to on a more family oriented line.


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