I just printed out my luggage tags yesterday, and I'm not sure how to attach them to the luggage. Do I fold them and put a string through them?
Just hold the paper up with the printed side facing you, you will see the paper is sectioned into thirds with the actual luggage tag in the middle. Fold the outer third sections back behind the middle section on the left side and the right side so that the only part showing is the actual tag that was in the middle. Then simply put the tag through the luggage handle and either tape or staple them into place.
Majesty of the Seas - 10/03 & 02/07 & 11/08
Enchantment of the Seas - 10/04 & 10/11
Mariner of the Seas - 10/05
Vision of the Seas - 10/06 & 09/07
Carnival Liberty - 10/07
Adventure of the Seas - 9/08
Ruby Princess - 12/09
Voyager of the Seas - 9/10
Carnival Spirit - 11/10
Oasis of the Seas - 9/13
We always fly the day before and stay in a hotel the night before our cruise but don't want the airline messing up or getting confused by the cruise tag. We take roll of clear, wide packing tape in our carry on.
The morning of the cruise we fold the tag as indicated then put a strip of tape on printed side leaving an extra 1/2 inch of tape at each end. Then fold the tag around the handle and stick the 1/2 inch ends of tape together. The tag is now laminated but not real secure unless the tape is wider than the tag.
If the tape is not wider than the tag: Press the tag together near the luggage handle and wrap the tape around the tag once. It will now be secure enough that you'll need small scissors or clippers to get the tag off, and no tape is stuck to your bag.
You can also get the traditional elastic and cardboard tags from the porters at the ship, but you have to spend a little time at the port filling out and attaching the tags.
I attach them as is and I have yet to have an issue. Too much other crap to think about..
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
I use packing tape on them. I also print them on card stock paper to help make them stronger.
Caribbean Trip Reports
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014
Thanks everyone. I do have access to a laminator, I"m going to look at the luggage tag better and figure out whether a laminator or the packing tape will work better. You can tell I usually only travel by car. lol