I was talking to a fellow cruiser last night and he told me that on their first cruise he had put a pair of fuzzy handcuffs in his suitcase. Once onboard he was called to the front desk and was told they had confiscated those handcuffs. He asked why and they said that handcuffs, even fuzzy ones, were not allowed on the cruise ship.
I was wondering if others had similar situations where they had items confiscated and told these items are not allowed on the ship??
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Carnival Valor 08
Carnival Holiday 08
Carnival Triumph 09
Island Princess 09
Carnival Miracle 10
Norwegian Pearl 11
Norwegian Sun 13
Independence of the Seas Feb 14
The only thing we've ever been called down and asked to give to security was a dive knife I had on my diving gear. Forgot it was there and would have left it home. They just took it from me and gave it back when I was leaving the ship on my dive and asked me to return it again, which I did. Then they gave it back at the end of the cruise.
But the only thing other than knives you really shouldn't take are irons and booze.
I really don't like cruise lines who go into your luggage and take the items - that's just not right. If they see something on the x-ray, then they should do like most cruise lines do and that's to ask you to come down and open the bag for them. That's the proper thing to do.
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Once a month on my ship we stop somebody with a loaded handgun in his suitcase or carryon bag.
The story is always the same. He claims that he carried it through one or two airports on the way to the ship, and feels it unfair that we are taking it away. The claim is always that he needs it for personal protection onboard the ship.
Every week, we confiscate charcoal BBQs, cans of charcoal lighter fluid, fishing poles, spear guns, electric heaters, hundreds of steam irons, kites, handcuffs, pepper spray, water pipes, candles, propane torches, swords, hundreds of knives, coffee makers, and blenders.
Why take away the coffee makers and blenders?
Their power draw will trip the breakers on the step-down transformers that convert the ship's standard 220 volt power to 110 for the North Americans.
This not only blacks out your cabin, but the cabins of many of your neighbors - sometimes for several hours.