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DH feels naked without his multitool, which of course includes a small knife (less than 3" long). NCL's website states that knives over 4" are not allowed, but how consistent are they with this? And should he make sure to put it in checked baggage or anything? What about at ports?

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I take one in my checked baggage to have in the cabin. I could carry it around on the ship then if I wished. However, boarding at a port it would have to be placed through the scanner. But, if under 4 inch blade, rules say ok. Personally, to avoid any question and interpretation by different security persons scanning, I'd leave it on the ship at ports.

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DH feels naked without his multitool, which of course includes a small knife (less than 3" long). NCL's website states that knives over 4" are not allowed, but how consistent are they with this? And should he make sure to put it in checked baggage or anything? What about at ports?

 

He knows he cant put that in his carry-on for a plane right?

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You never know when you might need to whittle a bar of soap into a swan on a cruise.

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And to hand carry it when first entering the initial port of departure, that security is provided by that port authority, not NCL. The port authority might have more strict rules about knives in the port terminal building.

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You never know when you might need to whittle a bar of soap into a swan on a cruise.

 

 

Yea, but it makes it tough when your cabin has liquid soap dispensers. ;p

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At Port of Miami in February they made me take my pocket knife back to my car. It only has a three inch blade. My multi tool in checked baggage made it through no problem.

 

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He knows he cant put that in his carry-on for a plane right?

 

Sure, but we're not flying, we're driving to NOLA. We know how airport security works, but it's been so long since we've cruised we had no idea if they were subject to the same restrictions.

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Does he walk around fixing things all the time? I can't imagine having to have a pocket knife in my bathing suit...but carry on...

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Does he walk around fixing things all the time? I can't imagine having to have a pocket knife in my bathing suit...but carry on...

LOL! He's not much of a swimmer unless it's in the ocean so I'm sure he won't be wearing swimwear much on the ship itself (he's more of a sip a drink and wander around person). I make fun of him all the time for the amount of stuff that he considers necessary to don every day (multitool, flashlight, handkerchief, wallet, lip balm, pen, etc) it's funny to watch him take all his stuff out of his pockets at the end of the day. But he says he uses them multiple times a day, no matter what he's doing...

 

It's just one of his quirks. But it does make him handy to be around if I have a tag that needs cut off, or dropped something into a dark corner, or...

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DH feels naked without his multitool, which of course includes a small knife (less than 3" long). NCL's website states that knives over 4" are not allowed, but how consistent are they with this? And should he make sure to put it in checked baggage or anything? What about at ports?

 

Just my own experience: Had a multi tool in small first aid/emergency kit with my dive gear and even though the blade is less than 3 inches they confiscated it from my checked bag and gave it back upon disembarking at the end of the cruise. I no longer bring the "knife".

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This is a small Coleman multi-tool, similar to those SAK (including TSA compliant ones, without the knife blade for travel) - the small knife is about 1.5" long when unfolded for use, small but sharpened and good for most field tasks. I keep those with the digital gadgets pouch, along with assorted wires, ties, extension cables, clips, etc. as carry-on and have yet to run into any issues at security checkpoints.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcqom60wfgbn479/IMG_20140207_Multi-Tool.jpg?dl=0

 

I have had the hi-output adjustable LED flashlight checked for its "defensive" bezel at oversea airports & to make sure it wasn't something else.

 

About the only time that I left both of these at home was when I reported for & served on a 4 week criminal trial last summer, since the courts had very strict restrictions about what to/not bring ... no matter what. Free WiFi, computer terminal access & we had use of our tablets, iPads, iPhones & smartphone until we started our jury deliberation.

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I have carried a pocket knife on every cruise. Never a problem. Most of the time they never even checked blade length.

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On my last cruise a bartender and a customer were showing off their Leatherman multi tools openly. I had a smaller version in my carry on toiletries that made it on without a problem

 

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LOL! He's not much of a swimmer unless it's in the ocean so I'm sure he won't be wearing swimwear much on the ship itself (he's more of a sip a drink and wander around person). I make fun of him all the time for the amount of stuff that he considers necessary to don every day (multitool, flashlight, handkerchief, wallet, lip balm, pen, etc) it's funny to watch him take all his stuff out of his pockets at the end of the day. But he says he uses them multiple times a day, no matter what he's doing...

 

It's just one of his quirks. But it does make him handy to be around if I have a tag that needs cut off, or dropped something into a dark corner, or...

 

This made me laugh today! :D

I took my parents on a cruise last year, and my 75 year old Father never got his luggage.

Shortly after we inquired about it, ship security delivered a note to their cabin, inviting them down to the "naughty room"!!!

 

We all went down to the security office and they asked my Dad to identify his bag.

He did....they opened it....and there it was.....

Unbeknownst to the rest of us, my dad had packed a full blown TOOL KIT!! :eek:

 

Why?

No one knows.....but I suppose it is His natural inclination to be prepared for anything at all times! HAHA!

We all still laugh about it til this day.....and now we know He is not alone out there!!

 

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORY!! :')

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This is a small Coleman multi-tool, similar to those SAK (including TSA compliant ones, without the knife blade for travel) - the small knife is about 1.5" long when unfolded for use, small but sharpened and good for most field tasks. I keep those with the digital gadgets pouch, along with assorted wires, ties, extension cables, clips, etc. as carry-on and have yet to run into any issues at security checkpoints.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcqom60wfgbn479/IMG_20140207_Multi-Tool.jpg?dl=0

 

I have had the hi-output adjustable LED flashlight checked for its "defensive" bezel at oversea airports & to make sure it wasn't something else.

 

About the only time that I left both of these at home was when I reported for & served on a 4 week criminal trial last summer, since the courts had very strict restrictions about what to/not bring ... no matter what. Free WiFi, computer terminal access & we had use of our tablets, iPads, iPhones & smartphone until we started our jury deliberation.

 

Glad to know he's not the only one. Thanks!

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This made me laugh today! :D

I took my parents on a cruise last year, and my 75 year old Father never got his luggage.

Shortly after we inquired about it, ship security delivered a note to their cabin, inviting them down to the "naughty room"!!!

 

We all went down to the security office and they asked my Dad to identify his bag.

He did....they opened it....and there it was.....

Unbeknownst to the rest of us, my dad had packed a full blown TOOL KIT!! :eek:

 

Why?

No one knows.....but I suppose it is His natural inclination to be prepared for anything at all times! HAHA!

We all still laugh about it til this day.....and now we know He is not alone out there!!

 

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORY!! :')

 

LOL I guess he wanted to be prepared to fix his toilet if it started leaking or something!

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Oh my goodness NEW 2 CRUISIN, you made me LOL!! When I was newly married and my dear dad would come to visit, he had a full tool kit in the trunk of his car -- he would walk around my home with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers sticking out of his back pocket. When I asked why, he said, "Just looking for something to tighten..." Just being helpful! How wonderful for the rest of us!

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Two flashlights, pen, pocketknife, multi-tool, length of 20lb test line, tourniquet, USB drive, handcuff key, pistol, spare mag, keychain reading glasses, and wallet for every day carry. Pocket stuff can add up.

 

For cruises typically not the knife, gun, or multi-tool. But I may add the multi-tool back after reading this policy.

 

You don't want to know what rides in the truck.

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Two flashlights, pen, pocketknife, multi-tool, length of 20lb test line, tourniquet, USB drive, handcuff key, pistol, spare mag, keychain reading glasses, and wallet for every day carry. Pocket stuff can add up.

 

For cruises typically not the knife, gun, or multi-tool. But I may add the multi-tool back after reading this policy.

 

You don't want to know what rides in the truck.

You and DH may be spirit cousins. ;)

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... for every day carry. Pocket stuff can add up ... want to know what rides in the truck.
Bingo ... LOL. Some of us pack more than 1 EDC kits, never too far away from one, 2 smartphones (3 and/or a tablet/ipad on trips/vacation)

 

Back of my transport is a temporary field command post if ever needed - simple 110V inverter plus portable power pack ... reminded me, quarterly emergency activation drills this week, respond 24/7/36 as ICS-NICS called for as reserve volunteers. Just don't need to worry about securing certain items as you might ...

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OK, a full CP def has me trumped! I am set for a field TOC/NOC including LOS and physical line clearing as needed.

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LOL! He's not much of a swimmer unless it's in the ocean so I'm sure he won't be wearing swimwear much on the ship itself (he's more of a sip a drink and wander around person). I make fun of him all the time for the amount of stuff that he considers necessary to don every day (multitool, flashlight, handkerchief, wallet, lip balm, pen, etc) it's funny to watch him take all his stuff out of his pockets at the end of the day. But he says he uses them multiple times a day, no matter what he's doing...

 

It's just one of his quirks. But it does make him handy to be around if I have a tag that needs cut off, or dropped something into a dark corner, or...

 

Hah! My husband is your husband's brother in spirit. In addition to most of the above he also carries hand sanitizer, non-latex gloves, and other EMT stuff! Going through airport security takes extra time due to all the loading/unloading of pockets. Oh, and a ton of coins, for some reason.

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Ziplock bags are your friend. When I know I have to clear some type of security I put all the stuff in baggies ahead of time. Drop in tray and disperse as time allows after clearing.

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Ziplock bags are your friend. When I know I have to clear some type of security I put all the stuff in baggies ahead of time. Drop in tray and disperse as time allows after clearing.

 

Thank you for that advice! So obvious, but we hadn't thought of it.

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DH feels naked without his multitool, which of course includes a small knife (less than 3" long). NCL's website states that knives over 4" are not allowed, but how consistent are they with this? And should he make sure to put it in checked baggage or anything? What about at ports?

 

Buy him this, thank me later.

 

https://www.leatherman.com/tread-425.html?dwvar_425_color=10&cgid=tread#start=1

 

EDIT: I’ve taken this on several plane flights and two cruises.

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If your name is Crocodile Dundee "Now that's a Kenife" !

 

Something between a machete and a Bowie knife !

 

Really put your bladed instruments in a small "Red Cross" first aid kit

and it should past muster for NCL purposes !

You will need it to patch up the cuts.

 

These are not the weapons of mass destruction that the droids are looking for !

 

I didn't know that MacGyver could disassemble a cruise ship with a Swiss Army Knife !

 

Overkill to the nth degree - The Boy Scouts would not be impressed - the silverware

in Cagney's and the cutting utensils in Moderno - who is watching the store here ?

 

In light of the times I think I will lodge a protest with the "NKA" sister action committee to the NRA

"NKA" National Knife Association

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Hah! My husband is your husband's brother in spirit. In addition to most of the above he also carries hand sanitizer, non-latex gloves, and other EMT stuff! Going through airport security takes extra time due to all the loading/unloading of pockets. Oh, and a ton of coins, for some reason.

 

We always carry CD’s, two rolls of dimes and extra socks. ;)

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A few years ago in Port Canaveral, my DH had to leave his tiny baby Buck knife (1 3/4" blade!) at Security due to an overzealous screener. He had to fill out a form and got a little receipt back so he could pick it up at the end of the cruise.

 

Meanwhile, I sailed easily through Security behind him with a Swiss Army knife (not one of the big fat ones, a slim one) in a cosmetic bag in my oversized travel purse. My knife had a longer 2" blade. (although I don't really care much about the blade - that knife has a great pair of tiny tweezers, a toothpick, and a little pair of scissors which I find very useful)

 

DH was determined to recover his favorite little pocket knife, so after the cruise, we went to the naughty table in the terminal to get it back. Among the contraband arrayed there were 3 or 4 full size irons and not one but TWO large crockpots.

 

He did recover his little knife. We get why some people think they need irons, but we talked all the way home about WHY somebody would need a crockpot on a cruise.

We couldn't come up with any reason to bring one - any ideas?

Judy

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................We get why some people think they need irons, but we talked all the way home about WHY somebody would need a crockpot on a cruise.

We couldn't come up with any reason to bring one - any ideas?

Judy

 

I don't see anything out of the ordinary about that. Who doesn't like a nice beef stew waiting in their cabin after a long day of shore excursions?

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I don't see anything out of the ordinary about that. Who doesn't like a nice beef stew waiting in their cabin after a long day of shore excursions?

 

That must be it! Lots of people complain about the menu and food in the MDR...maybe they're doing their own ensuite cooking by hunting and gathering from the buffet.;)

Judy

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Among the contraband arrayed there were 3 or 4 full size irons and not one but TWO large crockpots.

 

He did recover his little knife. We get why some people think they need irons, but we talked all the way home about WHY somebody would need a crockpot on a cruise.

We couldn't come up with any reason to bring one - any ideas?

Judy

 

As reader of the "DisBoard," I think it's quite likely that the crock potters are followers of the "budget board" and combining a cruise with a trip to WDW. :D They need the crock pot at the motel.

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They found out lobster was no longer served and figured they would just grab their own while in the Carib and cook it on board?

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You guys are really funny. Yeah let's bring knives on cruise ships and then sign up for unlimited alcohol. Guess what will happen on board, one giant knife fight or something. Sounds like the streets of Brooklyn, NY in Nassau, Bahamas.

 

But seriously, I always bring my Victorinox Swiss Army Knife on board in case I need a tool such as wine opener or need to turn a screw. I don't think of the knife as a weapon as I dull out the blades anyway and don't sharpen them.

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This made me laugh today! :D

I took my parents on a cruise last year, and my 75 year old Father never got his luggage.

Shortly after we inquired about it, ship security delivered a note to their cabin, inviting them down to the "naughty room"!!!

 

We all went down to the security office and they asked my Dad to identify his bag.

He did....they opened it....and there it was.....

Unbeknownst to the rest of us, my dad had packed a full blown TOOL KIT!! :eek:

 

Why?

No one knows.....but I suppose it is His natural inclination to be prepared for anything at all times! HAHA!

We all still laugh about it til this day.....and now we know He is not alone out there!!

 

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORY!! :')

 

 

Thats GREAT! I always bring a flashlight and a small roll of duct tape

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You guys are really funny. Yeah let's bring knives on cruise ships and then sign up for unlimited alcohol. Guess what will happen on board, one giant knife fight or something. Sounds like the streets of Brooklyn, NY in Nassau, Bahamas.

 

But seriously, I always bring my Victorinox Swiss Army Knife on board in case I need a tool such as wine opener or need to turn a screw. I don't think of the knife as a weapon as I dull out the blades anyway and don't sharpen them.

 

People who carry knives every day tend to think of them as tools, same as my flashlight. And while I could get into a knife fight with my pocketknife, I could also just use any of the various other items lying around as weapons, forks, spoons, broken bottles, mop handles, golf clubs. For someone who wants to fight there are no limits to the weapons readily available.

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People who carry knives every day tend to think of them as tools, same as my flashlight. And while I could get into a knife fight with my pocketknife, I could also just use any of the various other items lying around as weapons, forks, spoons, broken bottles, mop handles, golf clubs. For someone who wants to fight there are no limits to the weapons readily available.

 

You are quite right. In fact, you wouldn't even have to look very hard on a ship for an improvised weapon. I think I might even be able to do some serious damage to an eyeball with a hard plastic swizzle stick if I had to. And a swizzle stick would be EASILY obtained! (I'd probably have one in my hand anyway. :o Unless it was before breakfast.)

Judy

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You never know when you might need to whittle a bar of soap into a swan on a cruise.

 

 

 

Post of the day!

 

 

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I too have a hubby with a multi tool addiction! :D:D:D

 

But on cruises, I am the one who carries it. Actually I have a small one (mini multi tool, about half the size of his daily carrier) that I keep in my makeup bag and it goes on every cruise with us! (Gotta have those itty bitty scissors for emergencies) And I'm positive that we have used it for something on every cruise!

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