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#1
Florida
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Joined Aug 2010
Has anyone else experienced theft on cruises? the last 3 cruises I had things stolen. The last 2 from my cabin. This past week I had a box with expensive costume jewelry taken, that I did not realize until I got home bc I wore it the first night and it was in a box separated from the rest of my stuff which was usually in the vault. Every day various people come into the cabin. It makes me realize how these people go through your things. Makes me very uneasy to cruise again. Most of the time we put the "do not disturb" on the door, just to keep them out. Even with the sign, we would come to the cabin with the sheets turned down and the chocolate on the bed.
I do realize, it was my fault that the first night I left it out. And I do hope that celebrity will handle this better than RC did with a new dress with tags still on it stolen right out of my suitcase before carrying it off the ship (my husband told the attendant we were going for breakfast and leaving the suitcases in the cabin..( I know-great opportunity for him to go in and look-in this case the dress was at the top of the bag bc it was white and I was going to return it-)
I reported this theft like I did the last this year.
I know I will never get my things back, and my husband told me next time he is buying a camera so when we are not in the cabin we can see how they go through our things.
Just wondering if I am the only one that this happens to. It can't be that coincidental.
Before that I had a pair of sneakers with custom orthotics stolen right from under my lounge chair the first day.
At first the ship (RC) said they have cameras and they found the man -that it was staff. Then they changed their tune and said they were wrong. they didn't see anything.. So I figured with this 3rd theft in 2 years it cost me about 1,000.00 in stolen merchandise.
#2
Central Florida
1,703 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
What line and ship?

I've cruised four times and have never had any issues with theft.
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#8
Central PA, USA
667 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Sorry for your loss. We have never had anything taken while on board.
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#11
Northern California
3,465 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
I'm a bit skeptical on this one. The OP's last three cruises - something stolen on all of them? We've never had a single thing go missing on a cruise, and it's not all that common a claim on CC.
#12
Florida
11 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by dreadpirate3
What line and ship?

I've cruised four times and have never had any issues with theft.
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#13
Florida
11 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Sea Hag
I'm a bit skeptical on this one. The OP's last three cruises - something stolen on all of them? We've never had a single thing go missing on a cruise, and it's not all that common a claim on CC.
Do you think I would make this up?
#14
Florida
11 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by CruiserBruce
Not in 21 cruises. But we use the safe religiously.

So do I but this jewelry was in a box near my makeup case and I didn't put it back in the safety box.
Ok so I guess it is just a coincidence that it happened to me.
I guess if it was int he safe box it would not have been a temptation.
But it makes it obvious to me that if something is left out, it will be looked at.
After all, they are straightening things out.
I will make sure to never leave anything out again!
#16
SoCal
11,030 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Never had anything go missing on any of our cruises.

The possibility is, of course, there, but not many ship's crew will risk it. I mean, if something goes missing and it's reported immediately, it's not like they can hide it somewhere where it won't be found. And I doubt that many are willing to risk a job or jail time for it.
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#17
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Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by SFloridian
Do you think I would make this up?

No, but in 99% of cases people lose or misplace something while traveling (hotel, cruise ship, etc.) they mistakenly claim it was stolen. It is exceptionally unlikely an Indonesian or Pilipino cabin steward would risk his/her livelihood by stealing a piece of jewelry from a cabin he/she is responsible for. Moreover, every person who goes in and out of your room is registered on the ship’s security cameras.
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#18
Florida
11 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Shmoo here
Never had anything go missing on any of our cruises.

The possibility is, of course, there, but not many ship's crew will risk it. I mean, if something goes missing and it's reported immediately, it's not like they can hide it somewhere where it won't be found. And I doubt that many are willing to risk a job or jail time for it.
You are right. The sneakers wouldn't have been traced back to the attendant. The dress was taken right before departing the ship. That couldn't be proven. Since we were in Aqua class several people went into the cabin daily which bothered me. We told the young girls that served appetizers daily that we didn't want them and still found them every day. With that many entering the cabin other than the attendant, you can never prove who took what. They also cannot investigate immediately, as with the dress..I live close to the pier so I discovered this as soon as I got home. I called and it took them two weeks to "Investigate " this, and in the end found nothing. If they immediately went into the attendants cabin, they could have found it , unless he got off the ship and mailed it out (remember it had tags and was new). Their priority is getting the next group on the ship, not investigating theft. They brought in iced tea every day which we also didn't want and let them know. So I assume another person delivered this. And I think room service also came in the cabin to pick up the trays. So far we have 4 different people with access into the cabin. From what I remember, that box was placed in an empty makeup case I had next to others that night. I didn't put it in the safe, but I had one case that was empty and put it there. So it stayed there. And I am sure someone knew it was there. It could not have disappeared on it's own. Iced tea, and wine glasses were put in that area also. I agree it is a risk, but with so many in the cabin, it can't be proven.
#19
Winter Garden, FL
524 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
In all 10 yrs of cruising I've never had anything stolen. I use the safe for my important documents and money. I leave my iPad and camera out all the time and they were never stolen. I've sailed on various lines.
This is unfortunate for you.
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#20
Ontario, Canada
2,085 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
hi

Every once in a while someone will post about items stolen, but I would think it's not typical. I have cruised about 30 times now with never having things missing.

Some people say they never even use their safe, although that doesn't sound very smart. I can understand the temptation of valuables or cash, but a dress out of your suitcase, or a pair of shoes from under a chair, sounds bizarre. Don't forget while the cabin stewards are cleaning the cabins, the doors are open and anyone passing by while unattended can grab something out in the open.

Always use your safe for valuables. There is nothing to be done about someone on a cruise that will steal a pair of shoes.
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