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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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we are going on our first cruise on the ncl dawn our of new york city in Jan we have never traveled anywhere. My husband has a steel plate in his leg and shoulder and i have metal pins in my pelvic area from an accident will these items show up on x rays boarding our ship as we hope we will not be embarrasesd by buzzers and lights flashing thanks for answering a stupid question but it seems to be the worse fear i have of going on this cruise our metal insides causing a security problem thanks sue
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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You do not go through x-ray but your bags do. I have a plate in my knee that sets the metal detectors off at the airport and pier everytime. I carry a letter from my doc. It's not a big deal. I hand security the letter and they just pass the wand over my knee and off I go.

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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Susan,

If they set off metal detectors at the airport they will probably set them off at the ship. You may have to be "wanded". This means a handheld wand will be waved over your body and it is possible you could be patted but not to intensely.

Let them know before hand that you have the metal in you before you go through the detectors.

I think Jim our Community Staff Leader would be a great one to answer this question. He has a lot of metal in him.

Take care and I wouldn't worry too much about it, even I've been pulled out and given the thorough search at the airport checkpoints. It isn't bad.

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Bring a note from your dr stating where you have metal in your body.

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I would recommend as the others have that you both obtain letters from your Doctors stating the reason and the location for the metal. The metal may not set off the metal detectors, but better be safe than sorry. Tell security about it and hand them the letter beforehand. Get the letter, and relax, and enjoy your first cruise!
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Old October 6th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Susan

Here's the deal: "bionic" people like you routinely set off metal detectors at airports and cruise terminals. It is absolutely no big deal. Lots of people set them off for various reasons. There's no cause for concern.

My wife has had both her knees replaced and there's not a metal detector on earth that she doesn't trip. When she had her knees done, she got a note from her surgeon (he wrote it on a prescription form). She had it laminated and carried it with her for a while. Eventually she stopped carrying it because nobody at the security checkpoints cares about them.

If you set off the machine, you're going to get wanded, note or no note, so there's no real need to have one, even though it sounds like such a nice idea. When the buzzer goes off, just tell the constabulary where your metal parts are, and do what they tell you to do. All will be well.

My wife and I have a set routine when we fly or sail together. She buzzes and goes off for her wanding. I don't buzz, so I gather up all our hand luggage from the belt and move off to the side to wait for her to be finished. It's so routine that we don't even think about it.

There's certainly no reason to feel ashamed in any way. Zillions of people get wanded for bionic parts.

Get a note from your doctor if it makes you feel better, but you absolutely don't need one.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 10:32 PM
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I have set them off before and mostly when they have them tuned very sensitive. No big deal, they just wand you to make sure you are not carrying a bomb or something. I just tell them I have metal in certain parts of the body and as it goes off over bare skin the then to believe me and not suspect that I had an explosive device or handgun implanted in me to use in taking over the aircraft. <G> Bottom line, don't worry about it.
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Thank you all so much for your replys. It has eased my mind, and will not give it another thought. See what sharing a little info with someone can do THANKS AGAIN Sue
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