bovs Posted March 31, 2009 #26 Share Posted March 31, 2009 I have been cruising since 1967. During that time I have innocently lost a few items. The only item every returned was an expensive pair of sunglasses that rolled out of my bag on a shore excursion. The person who found them were mine and was in the taxi after we had been it! Over the years I have turned many things into the Purser. However, when you exit your cabin, anything left in it is thrown away. That is the instructions from the "home office". How do I know? I frequently sail back to back and am allowed to remain on board [with quick run through US Customs before reboarding ~10 mins] and have seen the large trash bags that line all the cabin hallways. I know many crew members of several lines and have been told they are strictly instructed to toss anything found on the morning of disembarkation after the passengers have left their stateroom for the last time. -------------------------------------------------------------- I have come to the same conclusion as when we were on the 'Star Princess' I left all six prescription bottles in a gallon ziplock bag in the bedside table drawer on ship, and I realized it when I got home and unpacked. It was a 3 months supply of each med, which is how I receive them, I called Princess with the information, and since each bottle had my name on it, I was hopeful that I would get them mailed to me. Never happened, and when I called back a week later, Princess said that nothing was found in the cabin. In order to get another whole supply of my meds, I had to make an appointment with my doctore, go and explain my situation to him to get his help, and pay in cash for all 6 3-month bottles, because my medical inurace would not pay for them until the 3 month were up on the lost bottles! I learned a very valuable lesson from that, and my meds are the first thing in my suitcase when I pack to come home! I believe they were just thrown out by the cabin stewart. :mad: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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