We were just at port in Rome and they had staplers at the aiport. We did not put our tags on the luggage until we arrived at the pier. We did not want to lose them during the transatlantic flight or have them on to let the thiefs out there know we were proceedinng to a cruise. When you print them out, use hardy paper and they are fine. I printed them off in color and I think that the FS (forward starboard??) came out in color and everthing else black and white) So why bother with color. On the return they provide luggage tags in your room color coded to your time of departure from ship. Bon Voyage.