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Old 02-02-2010, 05:46 AM
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With no formal announcement Carnival has changed their policy for locking luggage. The cruise line now says luggage dropped off with the porters on embarkation "must be unlocked". You can read it HERE
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:31 PM
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Yes, they sneaked that one in. The first I heard of it was about a week or so ago when someone told me they were sent an email regarding it. I think they also added the language that the one bottle of wine per person allowance must be brought on board in carry on luggage.

I'm still going to lock mine. If they have a problem with anything, I'll be glad to unlock it for them.

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Same here Dwayne...i am NOT trying to hide anything in my luggage...I am only trying to keep someone from getting IN my luggage. Not that they would really want any of my clothes, but you never know what some luggage handlers think. I want to trust people, but hey...you can't trust everyone in these days.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:13 AM
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I don't put anything of value in my checked luggage so I don't worry about locking it.

I saw several videos on you tube showing a guy with a pen easily opening a zippered luggage, having it fully8 opened and then using the zippers to close it back up again all with a lock firmly in place on the bag. You would never know he was in bag. So if it is as easy as it appeared, there is no point what so ever of locking or zip-tying a zippered bag. No if we are talking about hard shelled luggage that's different, but most people use the canvas zip luggage now anyway.

On the other board, there are a couple people in an uproar about how this is a violation of their rights.. blah blah blah... whatever... But in my mind Carnival always declared the right to search your bags, so nothing is really new, and if the possibility of a search keeps someone from bringing something dangerous on board.. then I am all for it.
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I have mixed feelings about this. I dont want anything of mine even if it worthless stolen, it is still mine, so I want to lock my luggage. On the other hand, SOME people in the world are not as nice as other people, so for the safety of the cruise passengers, I dont mind it so much.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:57 AM
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We had a camera stolen once, we believe by a dock hand. Our fault to some extent by leaving it in the bag and the outline of a camera against the fabric. So now only clothes and tolitries a nick nack perhaps but nothing highly desirable and easily philferable. Even though my Formal kilt is worth about $600 no one would steal it, to hard tgo carry away and fence. So I guess we are OK with a unlocked bag, I'd rather the Carnival TSA equivelants could open a TSA lock, that keeps the dock workers out of it anyway.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:22 AM
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That would be the best solution.. Use the TSA locks. But I don't put much faith in a lock that has a "master key" that is widely distributed. What are the odds of a crook not getting his hands on the key.... and once he does, even TSA lock on the planet gives him easy access. I trust the Carnival folks, its the port workers that are not employed by the cruise line that make me nervous.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:43 PM
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Sailing 28 Feb and received an email from Carnival regarding all luggage at the Port to be left unlocked and they would be scanning all luggage. And they specifically mentioned any liquids found would be removed. Hmmm what do you think they meant??? Gee not my wine??
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Yes, that is similar to the email I mentioned previously. I guess we'll be taking our one bottle of wine per person allowance in our carry on luggage now. I always just packed mine securely in the checked luggage before so my back pack wouldn't be so heavy. Oh well.

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Old 02-05-2010, 05:56 AM
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So we can still bring one bottle of wine in our carry on?
 
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