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Old June 16th, 2002, 07:50 PM
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I am going on my first cruise, I am not sure how things work. Should I carry a small wallet type purse for my ship card? or do people carry something like a beach bag with them throughout the day?
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Hi Tina,
I like to use a fanny pack when seeing the islands, hold just what I need for the day, only take enough cash for the day, leave the rest in the safe in cabin. Its also nice to have your hands free for taking pics.

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Old June 16th, 2002, 11:09 PM
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I carry a purse "backpack" it holds a lot more than a fanny pack, and also keeps your hands free. I used it on board and on shore. This was the first cruise I used something like this and will never cruise with a traditional purse again.

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Hi, Tina ...

I like fanny packs, too. They can also be used as a "shoulder bag." For regular evenings around the ship, I have a little shoulder bag that's about the size of a large glasses case. Holds glasses

My sister-out-law has a purse backpack which she loves, but it makes me nervous. I like to have my stuff under a little more personal control.

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For daytime, a fanny pak works great either on shore or on deck. Also, a Water Safe, is a great souvenir to just carry around your sign & sail card, a credit card and a few $$. Evenings I usually carry a small envelope/evening bag. I wear glasses and must carry an inhaler, tissues, lipstick plus the card, deck plan and events of the evening page from the newsletter. I have a basic small black cloth hobo style bag that really works out well. I never travel with a regular large handbag, but use a cosmetic case in a Tote Bag.
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I use a fanny pack, but carry as a shoulder bag most of the time. If I need hands free to take pics or something I can always put it on. We make it a point never to carry large amounts of cash or anything that cannot be replaced. Almost anything I am going to purchase on shore I use a CC. For evenings, I seldon carry a purse. I usually have the camera case and that will hold most anything I am going to need.



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Old June 22nd, 2002, 10:03 AM
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I use Tweety's camera bag method around the ship. I almost always have my small camera bag with me that has enough room to squeeze my ship card, the daily things happening sheet folded about 10 times, and a cosmetic or two.

On shore, a small wallet around the neck like Mike for a CC, ship card, and bit of cash.

Everyday type purse stays home.
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Old June 26th, 2002, 09:56 AM
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What is a Water Safe?
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I believe the water safe is a waterproof container. They can be hard plastic with a rubber seal or the soft plastic type with several zip-lock type seals.
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Where can you purchase a "water safe"? How big is one?
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I usually take a cinch backpack bag - GAP sells them for daytime excursions and on the ship to hold camera/film/gum/room key/drink card/ etc Hands free and lightweight. For nights, I use a purse I can put across my shoulders for more hands free fun. During the beach day excursions, a beach bag works great.
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I also have a watersafe, but I was given mine as souvenir from my last family reunion. Which I thought was a good idea, since the reunion was held at a beach. But I have seen them at Wal-Mart and K-Mart. Good luck finding one.
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Old August 4th, 2002, 10:07 AM
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The cruise ship will be happy to sell you a "water wallet" with their logo on it. I saw one for $4.99 or $5.99 on Royal Carribean.
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