When I printed my tags I just used card paper. I use the paper to print cards for holidays. It's thicker and won't rip off. I was worried about using regular paper. The way they throw the luggage around it would be gone in seconds.
Originally posted by Larry in Miami:
Even with the regular tags I have a sheet of paper inside the suitcase with all the cabin info just in case the tag gets pulled off. I print it with a very large font so it can't be missed.
That's a realy good idea. I have used that idea with passports, a copy of the photo page inside the luggage but never thought to do it with the Cruise Baggage tags. My wife was robbed in Paris France where her passport was taken, having a photocopy for the American Embassy was a great help.
We just returned from the Destiny and laminated our Carnvial Baggage tags, It worked very well. We saw a lot of tags that were faded but even so we did not hear of a lot of luggage delivery trouble. Our friends had just paper tags and 1 of 4 pieces did not arrive, when they went to inquire about it they saw it by the elevators, so all turned out well.
Taking a copy of the passport photo page is an excellent idea... but, I would not put it into checked luggage. We put ours in a carry-on, but not the same bag as the originals.
We do as Larry... we place a copy of our itinerary, contact information, ship and cabin number inside our luggage so that it has a better chance of catching up with us in the event it is somehow misplaced.
I like the idea of laminating the luggage tags. I may try that.