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Old May 7th, 2011, 09:31 PM
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my family and i are sailing on the pride may 15th out of baltimore, i always worry about leaving valuables like jewelry and cash in the safe how safe is it. please let me know this is my first cruise dont need an issue. any othr info about this cruise would be great...thanks
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I've been reading cruise messages boards for many many years and I have never heard of anyone ever complain about losing something from a locked safe. I guess anything is possible, but I think it is very safe.
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On our last cruise I used the in cabin safe for the very first time .On all other vacations I carried all valuables .
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Always have used the safe. Never had problems .Friends had a problem(of there own makin ) of forgetting ther code to the safe..
I think on HAL the key card is used to open the safe. On RCI and Princess the code you have to enter . Each time you close the safe you have to enter the code.
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We have used the safe on all of our cruises without any problems. On carnival you use a card with an electronic strip on the back, ie. credit card, drivers license etc. Don't use your sail and sign card. I always use my drivers license, just remember you must use the same card to open the safe that you used to lock it.
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Anything with a magnetic strip will work. I usually take a gift card, even one that's all used up will do and use it. I never use the room key nor drivers license, credit card, etc. I know some lines have a numerical key pad that you just make up a number and use it to lock and unlock the safe. I really like those better than using a card.
Regarding safety, after almost 40 cruises I've never had a problem with the safety. I guess there's always the first time though.
The main thing is the last morning before you leave the cabin, run your hand all around inside the safe to be sure you aren't leaving something.
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We have also always used the room safe. We use our hotel room card that we received the night before the cruise.
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In 30 + cruises I've always used the safe and never had a problem. Well, on Norway, the safe malfunctioned and someone had to come and take the lock off and open the safe.

Would I put the family jewels in one? No, they will not stop someone who knows what they are doing but it will stop almost anyone else and it is fine for anything of value that we would take on a cruise.

I personally hate the Carnival safes where you have to use a magnetic stripe card to open. You always have to carry another card with you on the ship or hide it in the cabin. I was speaking to a room steward once and he said that it is funny that most people just put the card under the safe. Not very secure.

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We've never had any problem with the cabin safe. I'd feel comfortable leaving anything in it. I think (but I'm not sure ) that Carnival is phasing out the safe's that use the magnetic strip card. I used my Kroger customer card and just hid it in the cabin. It was really no trouble.

If it's the kind of safe that you program with a number I'd suggest you use a word instead of a number. It's easier to remember (at least for me ). For instance, if you have a dog named Spot, use 7768 as your code (going by phone number keys).

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We've used the in-room safes without problem. I prefer the ones that you program an ID number. I once had a problem but the security team came up and solved the problem without delay. I don't like the safe with the card swipe method.
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