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#21
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Originally posted by WeBeGone
I'm sorry, but I think wearing your cruise card around your neck on a lanyard is just weird. Put your card in your pocket, or in your husband's pocket, or in a small clutch. A lanyard is a sure sign of a newbie cruiser.
After 15 cruises-- i am far from a newbie- A different way to look at it- maybe I WANT people to see that I am a platinum cruiser.

Originally posted by scrapmamma
But I don't to carry my DL with me do I? I figured all I need is to find some lanyards for us with a key ring on the end.
you need your drivers license when you get off the ship
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#22
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I am a newbie and was going to bring a lanyard for the ship, but was looking for something to take on excursions (I really didn't want to lug my purse).

I saw the wallets2wear.com on the Today show and bought one for me & my DH. We have been trying them out around town and love them.

Just a newbie's 2 cents,
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#23
Georgia
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Well there certainly are lots of opinions about whether to wear one or not. I said in my first post that I am sorry to those who disagree with me as this is a forum to express our opinions and that is what I was doing. I agree with another poster who said you look like you are at a convention. Maybe those of you who wear them do not realize that other people notice you. I wear one at work too but I don't feel as if I have to carry this over to my vacation time. I have even seen people with them in the dining room. Ladies............get yourself a small purse.
To the OP.....no, they are not passed out with the cards when you board the ship. You can buy one ahead of time or I have seen them for sale in the ship's gift shop. But it is not mandatory that you use one to carry your card.
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#24
canada
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Does the cruise line put your picture on theses cards,if not where? i have heard that they take your picture when you board. If they dont wouldn't it be easy to use some elses card,after it falls out of thier pockets.
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#25
Philadelphia area
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Originally posted by pozz
Does the cruise line put your picture on theses cards,if not where? i have heard that they take your picture when you board. If they dont wouldn't it be easy to use some elses card,after it falls out of thier pockets.
I believe that when you return to the ship, your card is swiped. Your picture is then brought up on a monitor, and a security person will look at it and verify.
#26
tallahassee, fl. usa
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i always have a lanyard with me. do i use it ..most of the time... i love that it's around my neck while i lug everything back from the beach and then have to swipe my s&s card......oh where is it oh yea....IT'S ON MY LANYARD
#27
Wisconsin
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Originally posted by Marie51
I agree completely. Although I know people do it, I think they look stupid and to wear them all the time is just unattractive. Sorry for you folks who disagree.
wow, I'm so glad there are a few more of us who think wearing lanyards is weird! I'm forever being bashed on these sorts of threads because I think wearing lanyards reminds me of a bunch of schoolchildren on a school tour.

(Yes, I know some of you have to wear lanyards on your "professional jobs"..I STILL think it looks dumb.)
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#28
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Thanks so much for all your replies! I appreciate and read all of them.

I'm really don't want to have to wear one on my neck but I might for my kids.

I noticed Eddie Bauer sells a nice little lightweight wallet thingy you wear over your shoulder I could keep all five of our cards in it. We'll all be together.

But I'm wondering If I should get the kids each one to wear around their necks as they will probably be going between hanging with us and going to the camp place.
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#29
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Originally posted by uppitycats
wow, I'm so glad there are a few more of us who think wearing lanyards is weird! I'm forever being bashed on these sorts of threads because I think wearing lanyards reminds me of a bunch of schoolchildren on a school tour.

(Yes, I know some of you have to wear lanyards on your "professional jobs"..I STILL think it looks dumb.)
What I find REALLY weird is that anyone would feel so strongly about something so ridiculous, and need to post something so judgmental.

Now, when I hit the Islands with my lanyard around my neck dangling to my Bermuda shorts, should I wear my white shoes with black socks, or maybe my black wing tips with white socks? How about my sandals with the argyle socks?
#30
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Originally posted by johneeo
What I find REALLY weird is that anyone would feel so strongly about something so ridiculous, and need to post something so judgmental.

Now, when I hit the Islands with my lanyard around my neck dangling to my Bermuda shorts, should I wear my white shoes with black socks, or maybe my black wing tips with white socks? How about my sandals with the argyle socks?
Sure, go for it! It's YOUR vacation, why the heck care what anyone else thinks???
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#31
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Originally posted by johneeo
What I find REALLY weird is that anyone would feel so strongly about something so ridiculous, and need to post something so judgmental.

Now, when I hit the Islands with my lanyard around my neck dangling to my Bermuda shorts, should I wear my white shoes with black socks, or maybe my black wing tips with white socks? How about my sandals with the argyle socks?

Well, it really depends on the color of your lanyard. If it's black I would wear black shoes with white socks!
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#32
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[quote=you need your drivers license when you get off the ship[/quote]

Why?
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#33
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Originally posted by CruisinNewbie2010
Why?
Security at the ports want a photo ID to go with your sign and sail card to allow you access back to the ship.
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#34
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Originally posted by scrapmamma

But I'm wondering If I should get the kids each one to wear around their necks as they will probably be going between hanging with us and going to the camp place.

Will the kids be getting soda stickers== if not they really wont need their cards except for cabin access.
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#35
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Originally posted by uppitycats
Sure, go for it! It's YOUR vacation, why the heck care what anyone else thinks???
Well jeeeeepers.

What if I look "weird" or "stupid"??
#37
Mississauga Canada
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Originally posted by serene56
Security at the ports want a photo ID to go with your sign and sail card to allow you access back to the ship.
First time I've heard of this..thank you!
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#38
phila, pa
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Originally posted by CruisinNewbie2010
First time I've heard of this..thank you!

it will be listed in your ships activity pages what will be needed to get on and off the ship. Most ports require your photo id-- some do not though
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#39
Ithaca, NY
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Originally posted by shof515
While lanyards might be the dumbest thing to us, try looking at the other side for people with mental issues (lack of better words) where they will instantly forget where they place their card and will also lose it. Lanyards might be helpful for them when they are unable to travel with someone...

Ahw jeeze..... Forgot what I was gonna type....
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#40
Granbury, TX
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I was a bit surprised last cruise in the casino when a host came by and punched my card and clipped a lanyard on it. I'm not a lanyard wearer but did see the benefit of not forgetting my card in the slot readers. The lanyard had a little grab thingy you could clip to your shirt. So when off to the casino, I'll be with string - otherwise in the pocket it goes.
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