We're sailing tomorrow on the Ruby! In the past either we've had 'sticky' luggage tags to be adhered before we get to port. Last year we got upgraded and had to have new ones issued at the pier. Can't remember the process on that. So this year we have the paper luggage tags that are suppose to be stapled on before we get to the pier. Are we suppose to bring a stapler or will the cab driver or porters have staplers that we can use. What do others do?
Ruby Princess 2013 - Eastern Caribbean
Grand Princess 2012 - Eastern Caribbean
Serenade of the Seas 2008 - Southern Caribbean
Golden Princess 2006 - Southern Caribbean
Golden Princess 2005 - Southern Caribbean
We actually do bring a stapler or packing tape. Just unpacked mine
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Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013
Before I leave for the cruise, I fold the tags and then "laminate" them using clear packing tape. I then fold them over and use a hole punch at the end of the tag. When I get to the port or the pre-cruise hotel, I just put the tag around the handle of the luggage and secure it with a cable tie through the pre-punched hole. Easy and stronger than the old tags.
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Catalogue called" Favors By Serendipity" offer plastic luggage tags that are built to hold ship companies paper luggage tags.
They are well constructed and have a securing tag that goes around the luggage handle. They are very affordable and very s