There are so many morons, so some are bound to be at sea.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
We get warnings to have our wallets & pocketbooks in a secure location at all times while in European ports. Never warnings to secure our valuables while onboard. IMO this was an isolated case.
Originally Posted by aerospace
Who thinks they should put the photo they take of you on the card?
I'd feel a bit safer. My last ship put in a full blown apple store. Someone could pickup my card while I'm in the hot tub, and buy a $2k laptop without needing ID.
As far as charging a $2k computer @ the apple store, I am sure they have cameras and when confronted would be easy to determine it was the wrong pax charging the computer. Also, being an electronic store their cash registers may be capable of pulling up your card picture.
O F C'er
Experiences over the years enabled me to have all the answers, but not necessarily corresponding with your questions.
Do none of them have a photo of you on your ship card? I would have thought that would be standard. Easy enough to do these days.
The technology to put your photo on your room card has been around for decades.
For legal purposes, all the cruise lines must put photos on crew cards.
But to put them on passenger room cards would increase costs dramatically, and slow down the check-in process.
Add to that the fact that 20% of the passengers lose or mis-place their cards in any given day - further increasing costs to replace them.