Already In Love Posted October 18, 2006 #1 Share Posted October 18, 2006 Okay, so I'm cutting this WAY CLOSE. my husband and I just finished packing our clothes last night and we have 3 suitcases and a garment bag between the 2 of us (in addition to 2 carry ons) we'll also have 2 duffle bag type bags for our boys when all is said and done. Now, I know I need to put luggage tags on them, IDing my home address so they can be returned if they get really really lost, and the tags from RCL are here, so that will ID my room number, but 1) How do you go about "identifying" your suitcase? Ours are black and brown and may mix in with other people's bags. Has anyone come up with a clever way to make their bag stand out? I've never done a cruise before but I hear that when you disembark (if you dont' self-disembark) sometimesm there is just a huge pile of luggage to go through .. how can I make mine stand out? 2) locks? whoops. I don't have any locks! I keep hearing about TSA locks, but what are they and where do you get them? (I live in a smallish town 60,000 people). I'm not too terrified about theft, we dont' have anything super valuable in there. I was even thinking of just securing our zippers together with zip-ties. But then I realized Im probably not allowed to bring sissors onboard in my carryon so How would i cut the zipties to get into my bags? I know zip ties are not terribly safe as they only require cutting to remove them, but at least it woudl discourage someone from opening the bag quickly and removing some items. I'm driving ot the port, not flying, so my bags won't be changing hands very many times during the trip. 3) My grandmother always said that you should print a page with your address and itinerary on it and place a copy in each bag of luggage on top of your clothes, that way if something is lost and ID tags removed somehow, they can still return your contents to you. Is this still the prevailing wisdom? If so, how much information would you provide? would it be suffice to say that we are cruising with Royal Carribean to the mexican riveria on the Vision of the seas departing LA on 10/22 and returning to LA on 10/29 and then to give RCL 1-800 number if luggage found. And then also to leave my email address so that if the luggage is found after 10/29 they can contact me and I can arrange to have it shipped back to me? advice, recommendations? please? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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