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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. :mad: 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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Have to agree with many others. After 16/17 cruises, with multiple lines, we've never had anything go missing. Heck, I can't even remember anything being moved from where I left it except maybe some clothing being folded or hung up.

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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.

 

How do you know what happens in 99% of cases?

As I stated in another comment, there were at least 4 people coming in and out of the cabin daily in the last case.

And I am not imagining that a white new dress I had at the top of my suitcase disappeared on it's own when I walked it off the ship~

I spoke to them about cameras. There are none in the cabins, obviously, and the dress could have easily been hidden in between white towels since it was stark white. And just bc someone is registered entering and leaving, with over 4 people in the cabin a day how could you ever prove anyone took anything?

The jewelry box was not lost since I never took it out of the cabin!

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No thefts for us but we do make good use of our cabin safe.

We do leave some dollar bills in our top drawer and they've never be taken.

Once on lido deck a friend of ours sat his Yeti cup on the table while we were standing around chatting and someone took it. None of the other regular containers were taken -- just his Yeti.

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Have to agree with many others. After 16/17 cruises, with multiple lines, we've never had anything go missing. Heck, I can't even remember anything being moved from where I left it except maybe some clothing being folded or hung up.

 

I'm glad it hasn't happened to anyone else!

I guess I just have very bad luck with this.

I just wanted to warn others not to leave anything out.

I spent an entire cruise looking at peoples feet to see if anyone was wearing my stolen sneakers.

I'm sure my custom orthotics were not comfortable for them.

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No thefts for us but we do make good use of our cabin safe.

We do leave some dollar bills in our top drawer and they've never be taken.

Once lido deck a friend of ours sat his Yeti cup on the table while we were chatting and someone took it. None of the other regular containers were taken -- just his Yeti.

 

Well, I am usually good about the safe.

All my other costume jewelry was in the safe, but this particular necklace and bracelet were in a seperate box bc thats how I keep it at home.

The first day I left an expensive water bottle somewhere.

was also surprised no one turned it into lost and found.

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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.

 

Yes it is.

It is being investigated. Sure nothing will turn up.

I will look into cameras to put in the cabin next time.

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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.

 

The dress is bizarre, unless you think that this attendant knew what was in my closet and this was something not worn with tags. Then it makes sense that it can be sent as a gift or sold. I know this sounds accusatory, but it was the last thing I packed bc I was going to return it and I also didn't want it to get soiled so it was on top. I carried my own luggage off the ship. The dress was not there when I opened the bag two hours later.

Every human being can be tempted.

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I'm sorry this has happened to you or anyone else. I must admit I have been concerned the last few times cruising because when the stewards are cleaning the room they leave the door open and could be way down the hall getting something so it's left insecure and any opportunist could easily grab something quickly. In my opinion the staff wouldn't risk getting fired but an opportunist passenger might take the chance of stealing.

 

You are so right about how many different staff members come in and out. We had our do not disturb sign out one evening and were gone maybe an hour-when we came back our duty free was not just placed inside the door but way over by the drawers close to our balcony. I found that annoying and just a bit suspicious but we rarely leave anything sitting out.

 

 

 

 

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Never had anything taken, nor heard of others, except once a forum friend thought her packed suitcase had been opened before she collected it at the dock, and some jewellery was missing- but most don't put jewels in cases, but take from the safe and put in their hand luggage.

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In all my 50 or so cruises, I've never had anything taken and I've left my Ipad, Ipod, camera, jewerly, etc. left out from time to time.

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I am sorry you experienced having your items stolen. I have been lucky enough to have never had anything stolen from a cruise cabin or a hotel room. On my last cruise, I accidentally left my safe open and had hundreds of dollars of cash in it. I was upset to see that I had left it open, but impressed that everything was still there. I have also left my laptop out and cell phones charging, but nothing has ever been touched. It doesn't mean it won't happen, but I do think it's rare. There are people who steal, so I know it can happen anywhere. A passenger could even go into your cabin if the door is left open by the person cleaning it.

 

The camera sounds like a good idea. I think they even sell cameras that are inside usb chargers. Also, you might want to get a lock for your suitcase and use it to store valuables that won't fit in the safe.

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Never have had anything missing but have found pieces of jewelry left in the safe on two different cruises. Turned them in to Security - hope they found their way back to their owners.

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While I believe theft can happen, it has never happened to us on a ship. I lost my precious Kindle on the NCL Jewel and they found it and mailed it back to me- for free! So, I have only been impressed with their honesty.

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Never have had anything taken. We usually do four week cruises and at times we have left money, jewelry and camera gear all over the cabin. We never put our laptops or camera away. We even forget to close the safe many times. I keep a stack of money for room service tips in the top drawer. I have opened it while staff is in the room and I am pretty sure no one has taken any. The staff knows they will be tossed off the ship if they are caught.

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Well, I'm changing my reply since I checked and this theft posting is your first on cruise critic. The whole thing sort of reminds me when my mother who had Alzheimer's accused the staff at the nursing home of stealing her brown polyester pants.

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Well, I'm changing my reply since I checked and this theft posting is your first on cruise critic. The whole thing sort of reminds me when my mother who had Alzheimer's accused the staff at the nursing home of stealing her brown polyester pants.

 

 

 

Lol!

 

 

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