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Old March 29th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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My doc dance was interrupted by the discovery of these NEW luggage tags. They stink! The one provided were so pitiful that I went online and printed better ones...BUT they are on copier paper which is all I had. So I'm going to utilize clear tape in hopes of making them durable enough to stay put. I miss the good ole ones which would stay on a piece of luggage for years.
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It is a little bit of a pain but they work fine once you laminate them with the clear tape and use a plastic zip tie.
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I discovered in my ticket package the new luggage tags also. I went off to K Mart and for 2 dollars and some change I purchased self sticking Laminating sheets I then placed the luggage tags between two sheets and cut them to size. I used a hole puncher from the dollar store to punch a center hole and used a plastic mechanic cable tie to secure it to the luggage handle. Worked like a charm and its strong enough not to get ripped off.
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Thanks for the tips. We just got off the Liberty and our luggage didn't come and didn't come. I went and asked our cabin steward about it, and he said if it was not there by 7 pm go to this certain area and that is where all the luggage whose tags ripped off were at. Luckily within 10 mins. ours came. but we put ours on at our FLL hotel so we just stapled them on. They easily could have ripped off. Wish I would have thought about laminating them.
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Thanks to both ScrurvyDog and RO ! I'll have to take your advice.
I'm going to make darn sure mine don't come off.
Interesting enough in the packet the tags provided listed my room as TBA. So that's why I printed my own from Carnival's web site which list room6105. 8)
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Doesn't TBA mean you might get an upgrade and you will find out later?
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Doesn't TBA mean you might get an upgrade and you will find out later?
Yea sure, but I've been assigned my room according to Carnival's website.
Since I paid for a cat 1A room, I feel that cat. 6B is the best I can expect.
In 2004 on the HAL O-Dam, I was upgraded again to a balcony at the last moment. Problem was my shore excursions went to the old room...creating problems. For that reason, I hope that leave me in 6105.
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For the record, I did my own laminating today. Found self adhesive ones at Wally World. ( That's WalMark for those who don't understand Southern colloquialism).
They should work out just great!
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Looks like Carnival is putting us to work.. I hope the old tags come back!
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Those old tags sure did stay on well. We never had one of the old ones rip off. I used to laminate them with self sticking sheets, tie them on and away we went. These new paper ones were work and took some time to make them secure but I guess it saves Carnival money with these cheap tags. I hope no one just staples them on the handles because as soon as the handler grabs the handle where they are stapled they will surely rip off. I hung a few extras on the zipper just in case but like I said before I laminated them first and then hung them with a mechanics plastic cable tie so they are not going anywhere other than where I placed them on the luggage.
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Put more than one on ? Hummm.... there's an idea.
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I always put more than two on in different places on each piece of luggage. Never lost anything since I have been doing it that way. If one tag gets ripped off you will always have back up that stays on and finds the way to your cabin or hotel.
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I always put more than two on in different places on each piece of luggage. Never lost anything since I have been doing it that way. If one tag gets ripped off you will always have back up that stays on and finds the way to your cabin or hotel.
OK..I think I'll do that as well. Thanks. 8)
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I like the new ones myself. I print out two for each piece of luggage. One gets laminated and attached to the outside and one gets put on the inside.
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I just liked the old ones better with the strings. They laminated better than these new paper ones and the old tags with the strings were colored differently for each deck so you could tell which deck they were going to real fast. I guess with these new ones the porter will have to stop and look at the tag to make sure it is going to the right cabin unless each of them are different colors? Ours are a light blue. We opted to getting the docs delivered in a paper package vs online printing them out. I figured why use my ink on the printer to print everything I gave Carnival alot of money already so let them send them to us. I liked the idea about putting one inside the bag per Mamma K. I think we will do this also.
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We leave in one week and I took the luggage tags from our booklet, plus downloaded a few extras. I covered them with 2" wide clear packing tape, folded in half and hole punched and inserted the plastic lock ties, so they are ready. The extras will go inside the bag and I will print my full itinerary and cell phone number on the back in case bags are lost.

Still like the old tags better though. Going through cruise papers this morning, I found a tag from our very fist cruise: Sept 18 2003 - Holiday -cabin E-97 and the tag looked like new.
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I think my husband's post got put under my screen name somehow. He's the one who came up with the idea of putting a sheet INSIDE the luggage. Unlike him, I like the old luggage tags better. I was collecting one for each ship and hanging them off my backpack. It's not quite the same with the new tags.
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Nothin it sounds like you are ready to roll!
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