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Old 11-11-2007, 12:42 PM
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I would have opted for mailed docs also. I was told since I clicked on the link to look at the docs ( I justed wanted to verify info was correct)that now I would HAVE to print them. I asked to have them mailed and they said they could not since I clicked on the documents link. So beware..if you click on it, even just to look, they will force you to print docs and tags. I sure learned my lesson. Not only do we have to pay a fuel surcharge, now we are stuck printing our own docs and tags!! I guess you suck it up if you like to cruise, which I do.
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If you are going to grab tags at the pier...take some self adhesive address labels to cut down on the writing. And use a RED Sharpie to write down the cabin number.

That is what we always USED to do when we got the REAL tags....
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I hope I am not repeating myself (I posted this :somewhere: and can't remember where)

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I can't believe that Carnival is not more on top of the ball on this one. The minute they new they were going to Edoc and paper tags...they should have had plastic luggage tags (the exact size to slip the paper tags into) that were clear on both sides in those silly Carnival colors in the gift shops. They would make a killing selling those things!!

I suggested to John Heald (in his suggestions to take to Miami) that they should have PLATINUM ones made for Platinum members as their LOGO item. (I have enough beach bags!!)
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Thanks for the suggestions about the sharpies and address labels!! Great ideas.
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We got our docs in the mail last week, and they didn't send luggage tags with the docs either. They have printed some on the docs, but they work about as well as the ones you print yourself.
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That is strange they didn't send you tags with the docs. I thought they always mailed them unless you printed your own documents. Maybe I will voice my opinion on the ship if I receive a survey !!
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We also just received our mailed documents from Carnival on Friday for 12/9 cruise ... you guessed it ... they are the paper tags no colored ones ... with traveling by plane this time, they will stay in the tickets and I'll see the Porters for the colored ones ...
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:01 PM
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Crud. Anyone else receive snail mail documents from CCL lately that can confirm if the "real" luggage tags ar ein there or not?

I'm not pleased if they decided not to send the colored tags anymore. The self print tags are useless.
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And how much longer before they only have the paper tags at the pier too? What a stupid way to save a nickel.

They need a new system for luggage delivery and not just a cheapening of the existing method. Perhaps barcode tags which are stick-on, like those used by the airlines? They read the barcode with a reader aboard the ship and the screen tells the crewperson which cabin to take it to.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:55 PM
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That's a good idea Dave. Or, just a big stick on tag with the cabin # on it. No scanning needed.

I really feel sorry for the baggage handlers (those on the ship) I can't imagine how tedious that job is. They must pick up and move each bag many times before it gets to your cabin.

Which brings up a point on - It wouldn't hurt to double up on the tags on your luggage. Maybe make your own stick on labels with your name/sailing date and cabin number on it. That way if the primary tag gets ripped off there is another way of getting your bag to the correct cabin. Can you imagine how many people end up at the pursurer's desk looking for a "black softsided suit case about this big?" Well, there will be many more if the paper tag thing continues.
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