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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Was just reading this morning about people who have lost their luggage and it was never found. This got me thinking (for this early in the morning, that is, of itself, a miracle) Anyway, you know how you instinctively pack the receipt for travelers checks in your luggage.

I am just wondering if it is not better to place these receipts in your carry on, so that there is no chance that it can be lost or stolen.

The banks tell you to place the receipts for your traveler's checks in a spearate area, but I do not know if your luggage is the correct choice.

When you get to your cabin, I recommend placing this receipt in the cabin safe.

Oh, well, this is just my opinion!

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En route, the receipt should still go in a separate place, even if that has to be a pocket. The point is to have that so if the checks are stolen, you can file your claim asap. So, don't put them in the same carry on as the receipt.
On board, the safety deposit box is your best bet. Along with photo copies of any ID's and of precription doc's, plus a list of what credit or debit cards you will be carrying around in ports. I also always put an extra credit card that we do not plan to use in the box.
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Where do you find the safety deposit boxes on the ship? Are they at the purser's desk?

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Most - if not all major cruise lines - have safes in each cabin ... and that's where you would put it. You set your own combination. The smaller lines have safety deposit boxes through the purser's desk.
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Use your cabin safe for the receipt or the traveler's checks but just don't keep them together:

The cabin safes are very secure. You can use the ship's safe by going to the Customer Service desk and requesting that any very valuable items be stored in the ship's safe.

Unless you are carrying an amount of "cash" or "checks", over the allowable limit, the cabin safe is fine. Just remember to lock it!

If you still want additional security the Customer Service staff will accommodate your request for storage in the ship's safe.

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Hello All: As a newbie cruiser, that sounds like really great advise. I know when I am travelling, I always leave valuables in the hotel safes. I have never had anything missing so far. Again, just to reiterate, make sure you lock the safe upon leaving your room. I agree, keep it in the safe...
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How big are the room safes? Would a 6-pack of colas fit in it (not that we would lock up our drinks, but for sizing purposes)?
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Hi Sassy: I only know hotel safe sizes, not the cruise ships....I am thinking they may be the same, but do not know for sure.....hotels are usually about 12" X 8" deep and about 8-10" in height....but don't hold me to that. Perhaps if someone who has been on a cruise before reads this, they will give you a more accurate sizing. Carol 8)
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Hi Sassy: I only know hotel safe sizes, not the cruise ships....I am thinking they may be the same, but do not know for sure.....hotels are usually about 12" X 8" deep and about 8-10" in height....but don't hold me to that. Perhaps if someone who has been on a cruise before reads this, they will give you a more accurate sizing. Carol 8)
As I recall thats about right. The safe is usually in one of the closets
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