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You might want to try keeping your collection of personal cruise cards all together in one organized spot

by getting ahold of a packet of plastic card-sleeves (usually sold 10 sleeves to a pack)

and storing them in a 3-ring binder.

 

I'll attach two examples of what I'm talking about, below.

If you do manage to avail yourself of such sleeves (stationery supply store?)

please let me know

because such items are rare like hen's teeth on this tropical "paradise" of an island where I live

and I could use a few extras -really. ;)

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You might want to try keeping your collection of personal cruise cards all together in one organized spot

by getting ahold of a packet of plastic card-sleeves (usually sold 10 sleeves to a pack)

and storing them in a 3-ring binder.

 

I'll attach two examples of what I'm talking about, below.

If you do manage to avail yourself of such sleeves (stationery supply store?)

please let me know

because such items are rare like hen's teeth on this tropical "paradise" of an island where I live

and I could use a few extras -really. ;)

 

Thanks for the tip, hadn't really thought of that and I love the idea. With a 3-ring binder I can also store other memorabilia in the regular page protector sheets. I have a feeling my RC card ended up in that basket in our family room when I was removing a few pictures of the Cabo San Lucas Arch (all from film camera) from the photo album for that cruise to scan so I could print enlargements on our Photo printer. It was new and I wanted to try it out. I guess I forgot about the card when I put the pictures back.

 

If you'd like, we have a few office supply stores (Staples, Office Depot) in our area that may still carry the plastic card sleeves. I used to see them for business cards years ago. If they still carry them, I can definitely arrange to get some to you. Enjoy that paradise, it has been such a cold winter up here but the days are getting longer now and spring/summer are on the way. The only thing I'd need other than that is a nice beach - we're "land locked". :) Thank you again for the ideas.

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Rockley Beach, on the island's South Coast.

 

Thanks for the tip, hadn't really thought of that and I love the idea.

With a 3-ring binder I can also store other memorabilia in the regular page protector sheets.

 

If you'd like, we have a few office supply stores (Staples, Office Depot) in our area that may still carry the plastic card sleeves.

I used to see them for business cards years ago.

If they still carry them, I can definitely arrange to get some to you.

Enjoy that paradise, it has been such a cold winter up here

but the days are getting longer now and spring/summer are on the way.

The only thing I'd need other than that is a nice beach - we're "land locked". :)

Thank you again for the ideas.

Yes, please.

 

Last time I checked in a local island stationery supply store

a pack of 10 flimsy poor quality sleeves was US$ 20

-simply not worth it for poor quality! I put them back! :cool:

 

If you can locate nice, sturdy ones, I'd appreciate a pack or two..definitely!

 

 

My email is pcdoctor (at) karibcable.com if/when you need my postal address.

Thank you so much.

 

 

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Bottom Bay, over on the island's S-East Coast.

 

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Hello Aplmac

 

Not sure if you have ever heard of these? I use them for my photos.

http://www.arrowfile.com/archival-pocket-refill-sleeves-deptrefi/

 

All sorts of sizes and they deliver overseas. :)

Wow! That's quite a range of all sorts of plastic sleeves.

Many thanks for that. Will have another look in greater detail.

 

A friend in Scotland sent me some "Punched Pockets" for cruise-cards

very well made and perfectly dimensioned (the cards slip in and out just right!) -European stuff in A4 size.

Would love to get some more of them...but will consider this source of yours as well. Thanks again!

 

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Rockley Beach, on the island's South Coast.

 

Yes, please.

 

Last time I checked in a local island stationery supply store

a pack of 10 flimsy poor quality sleeves was US$ 20

-simply not worth it for poor quality! I put them back! :cool:

 

If you can locate nice, sturdy ones, I'd appreciate a pack or two..definitely!

 

 

My email is pcdoctor (at) karibcable.com if/when you need my postal address.

Thank you so much.

 

 

BBay-5797.jpg

Bottom Bay, over on the island's S-East Coast.

 

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LOVE the pictures, thanks so much! I sure wish I was there right now. :)

 

I've got your email and I will be out and about this week and one of the Office supply stores (Office Depot) is in one of the shopping centers I'll be at so I'll stop in and see what they have and will be sure to let you know. If they have the good quality ones, I'll pick some up and get them to you. If they don't have them, there is a Staples on the other side of town (about 20 minutes) and we'll be out that way next weekend and I can also check there.

 

I just noticed the site that Wansbrough attached...WOW!!! I'm also going to look into those since I also have coins and paper bills from several of the islands and that would be perfect.

 

Thanks again for sharing the pictures. I've enjoyed many of your pictures that you posted, they are all like postcards - beautiful.

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Hello Aplmac

 

Not sure if you have ever heard of these? I use them for my photos.

 

http://www.arrowfile.com/archival-pocket-refill-sleeves-deptrefi/

 

All sorts of sizes and they deliver overseas. :)

 

I'm also interested in these and thank you for sharing the link. I also have coins and some bills from some of the islands that we've been to so I'm really interested in looking into the coin sleeves as well as those for pictures. Thank you for mentioning that they deliver overseas. I'm in the US.

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Aplmac, I didn't get out to the office supply store on my "free day" this week

- due to a foot of snow and ended up shoveling instead.

Hope to get out there this week.

You poor thing. I'm so sorry. :eek:

 

We've been seeing it all, about your lousy winter this year:

we get all the American news channels on TV, here on the island. It sure is brutal.

 

It's been a chilly Jan. and Feb. here on the island, by island-temp standards

and I've been wearing sox around the house now, since about Nov.

Yeah I hear you laughing, but remember what I said...by island-weather/temp. standards

Sure beats yours though!

 

Persevere, my dear!

 

 

We're off to Carnival VALOR when she docks here Wed. 19th.

-for a week... up to P.Rico and back here. Tough life,I know...

but somebody has to book those 40 cabins that board here every Wednesday!

 

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You poor thing. I'm so sorry. :eek:

 

 

We've been seeing it all, about your lousy winter this year:

we get all the American news channels on TV, here on the island. It sure is brutal.

 

It's been a chilly Jan. and Feb. here on the island, by island-temp standards

and I've been wearing sox around the house now, since about Nov.

Yeah I hear you laughing, but remember what I said...by island-weather/temp. standards

Sure beats yours though!

 

Persevere, my dear!

 

 

We're off to Carnival VALOR when she docks here Wed. 19th.

-for a week... up to P.Rico and back here. Tough life,I know...

but somebody has to book those 40 cabins that board here every Wednesday!

 

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Oh no, you poor thing! Wearing socks is the worst. :)

 

It has been a brutal winter but it hasn't been as brutal here as it has been in other parts of the country. We did have very cold weather a few times in January (lows around "0" at night with highs in the teen during the day) but that is mild compared to what some of the northern states had (well below "0" with wind chill between -40 and -50). That's even too cold for penguins and polar bears. :)

 

The snow was actually kind of nice, even though we're all ready for spring. We don't get a foot of snow at once too often. I was really hoping that it would stick in the tree branches, like it did in 2010, but not this time. Just on the ground and on the tops of bushes, so it wasn't as pretty as other heavy snows have been. I was hoping for that to get some pictures, but it this one wasn't worth trying for pictures. I'm attaching a picture of the storm in 2010. It's from our front porch looking across the street. We ended up with two feet of snow from that one and it was very pretty. Got lots of pics, but I'm drawn to this one for some reason.

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The snow we just had is melting quickly and it's supposed to be in the 60's by the end of the week. What is considered chilly for island standards?

 

We were on Valor (Southern out of San Juan) last May and it ranks as one of our all-time favorite cruises. I would not hesitate to do the same cruise again. I love Barbados but next time I'm making sure we get to Bathsheba. While on our cruise (5/5 - 5/12 sailing, in Barbados on 5/8) we met a couple from Barbados the last night of their leg of the cruise. We tried the 70's music trivia contest and one of the songs was "We are Family" by the Pointer Sisters and I mentioned it being the theme song for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the World Series in 1979 (Pirates won) and he could not believe that someone else remembered that. My DH and I are originally from the Pittsburgh area. He lives in Barbados but either has family in Pittsburgh, PA or was originally from Pittsburgh, PA but I forget now. We enjoyed talking to them for a few minutes that night.

 

I'll probably be out and about this week, so I'll check the office supply store near us for you and will let you know. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful cruise on Valor, beautiful weather, and do hope you share some pictures.

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What is considered chilly for island standards?

You're going to laugh but...

anything around 72 Fahrenheir or lower.

 

Temps. on the island get down to 70

but only around late-Dec. and early Jan, especially if it rains.

The local weather-station guys

keep a close eye to see if they can record any under-70 temps.

 

 

OK you can stop laughing now.. but if you're up high on the island, over 600 ft. abv. sea level

and there's a steady wind, you'll feel it.

We get visitors from the UK and N.America who comment on it.

 

 

Wind Chill in Barbados! :D Who'da thunk it?

 

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You're going to laugh but...

anything around 72 Fahrenheir or lower.

 

Temps. on the island get down to 70

but only around late-Dec. and early Jan, especially if it rains.

The local weather-station guys

keep a close eye to see if they can record any under-70 temps.

 

 

OK you can stop laughing now.. but if you're up high on the island, over 600 ft. abv. sea level

and there's a steady wind, you'll feel it.

We get visitors from the UK and N.America who comment on it.

 

 

Wind Chill in Barbados! :D Who'da thunk it?

 

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Believe it or not, I'm not laughing. I consider low 70's chilly unless it's in the middle of the winter months. I like the change of seasons but really think I could be happy living in the islands.

 

We've been hearing about your rude awakening (earthquake) this morning but the reports are that it was off the coast, to the Northeast and no damage. Still not something I'd like to wake up too. We had our own a few years ago but it was in the middle of the afternoon.

 

Again, hope you have a wonderful time on Valor.

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Believe it or not, I'm not laughing.

I consider low 70's chilly unless it's in the middle of the winter months.

I like the change of seasons but really think I could be happy living in the islands.

 

We've been hearing about your rude awakening (earthquake) this morning

but the reports are that it was off the coast, to the Northeast and no damage.

Still not something I'd like to wake up too.

We had our own a few years ago but it was in the middle of the afternoon.

 

Again, hope you have a wonderful time on Valor.

If you go to the Barbados ports-of-call board,

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1992508

you'll see my input re. this earthquake non-event.

We never felt a thing! :D Neighbours on upper floors felt it more than those on ground floors

 

Boarding Valor in about 2-3 hrs. so much last-minute packing.

 

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Rockley Beach, on the island's South Coast.

 

Yes, please.

 

Last time I checked in a local island stationery supply store

a pack of 10 flimsy poor quality sleeves was US$ 20

-simply not worth it for poor quality! I put them back! :cool:

 

If you can locate nice, sturdy ones, I'd appreciate a pack or two..definitely!

 

 

My email is pcdoctor (at) karibcable.com if/when you need my postal address.

Thank you so much.

 

 

BBay-5797.jpg

Bottom Bay, over on the island's S-East Coast.

 

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Aplmac,

 

I found some of the plastic sleeves (business card holder/proctor pages) that you're looking for today and picked some up. Check your email. :)

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I've got four Costa cards already..

 

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- but would love to have more.

 

Does anyone have a few Costa cards out there for me?

 

 

 

My email is pcdoctor (at) karibcable dot com

if you'd care to communicate that way..

 

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I've been writing to ask about cruise-cards, here on the Memorabilia section

and at other CC Message Board locations but it seems no one collects cruise cards

beyond saving their own 'Sail & Sign' cards as a memento, only to be forgotten in a drawer somewhere!

 

I've recently discovered it's not that difficult to ask around among friends and acquaintances

-even in my small island community- to receive cards that turn out to be quite interesting.

 

Now that I have a few different ones (Carnival mostly)

I'm seeing all sorts of major and minor design changes that make a collection worthwhile.

As a collector, you already know that variation is the basis for all collections.

 

 

For what it's worth

here are a few cards I've recently acquired..

 

 

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After returning from a memorable cruise, most people don't throw out their cruise cards, I'm sure..

they serve as an integral part of your holiday memories.

They get stuck away somewhere, not seeing the light of day for years!

 

Anyone who's been saving their old cruise cards 'for a reason,but not quite sure just what'

might consider donating them to a collector like me? Please? :confused:

 

Are there any other cruise-card collectors? -I'd love to know!

 

 

Please have a dig around to see what you can find.

 

 

 

Oh by the way...I live on the Caribbean island of Barbados

and this is one of my local beaches.

 

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Thought you might like to see.

 

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original Blue CCL card...8yrs this past week, and Gold.all but 5 are CCL..am 353 days w/CCL, as of last week...some RCL, HAL< COSTA....yep, Concordia....NCL

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original Blue CCL card...8yrs this past week, and Gold

.all but 5 are CCL..am 353 days w/CCL, as of last week...some RCL, HAL< COSTA....yep, Concordia....NCL

Is that what survived? or what got all burnt up? :eek:

 

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Aplmac,

 

I found some of the plastic sleeves (business card holder/proctor pages)

that you're looking for today and picked some up.

 

Check your email. :)

I had to change my email..

It's now DH-Jennie (at) outlook.com

 

The old pcdoctor thing is toast/History :cool:

 

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By the way, those plastic sleeves you sent me for the cards

are still THE best quality sleeves I've ever had.

 

The cards fit them perfectly -not too tight/not too slack.

 

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I've got four Costa cards already..

 

COSTA-1321.JPG

 

- but would love to have more.

Does anyone have a few Costa cards out there for me?

 

My email is now changed to DH-Jennie (at) outlook.com

if you'd care to communicate that way..

 

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Please note change of email.

Thanks.

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This is what came in yesterday's Mail delivery! :eek:

 

 

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A very early Carnival cruise card

from a JUBILEE cruise, to see an eclipse

 

7th. July 1991 - off Mazatlan

 

How many of you were on that very cruise??

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This is what came in yesterday's Mail delivery! :eek:

 

 

July-1991.jpg

A very early Carnival cruise card

from a JUBILEE cruise, to see an eclipse

 

7th. July 1991 - off Mazatlan

 

How many of you were on that very cruise??

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This was the same as my first Carnival cruise in 1991 on Fantasy. We had a separate key for the cabin door. They just look the folio number off the card.

 

NCL also had a paper card until more recently with a separate card for the room.

 

Royal Caribbean had the plastic cards with magnetic stripe for your charges, but also had a separate key to get into the room up until around 2006-7.

 

It is been so much nicer having one key for everything. I remember how exciting it was and I thought very innovative.

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