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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:08 AM
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In light of what occured on the shore excursion on Freedom of the Seas in Ocho Rios, I recommend the following safety tip for those carrying cash or credit cards.

Leave all credit cards and passports in the safe in your room. Naturally bring your sail card as it is extremely necessary for getting on and off the ship.

If you carry cash, carry the minimum ($50.00) in your purse and this is where it might seem strange, but if you do wish to carry more, I recommend ladies that you hide the cash on your "person".

Also, make a copy of your birth certificates, have them minimized into the size of a credit card, laminate them and place them also on your person.

I do not feel that this is a site where one should be explicit, thus, ladies you can, I am sure, figure out what I mean when I say
person". It can be annoying, but if there should be a robbery, at least you will have your cash and important data in tact.

Just a tip that I have used for years and fortunately, but unfortunately, I was glad on one occasion that I listened to my mom!

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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Very good tips. My wife and I do the same things that you have described.

I would like to add a few to this list becuase Safety is so important and we sometimes let our guard down while on vacation.

1) If you do carry a lot of cash around and are going to purchase something please be aware that the crooks are around and looking for a target. Don't let them see your "bulging" wallet.

2) If you have to stop and look at a map make sure that you do with your back up against something. Have another traveler be a lookout for you.

3) Try to stay away from larger crowds. They are just the spot for pickpockets.

Last an most important just stay ALERT!!!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 02:43 PM
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I thought it was the Carnival Conquest ?
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All good points. Especially when traveling in Europe. There are pick pockets abound. I wear a neck wallet (you wear it around your neck underneath a jacket or sweater) and DH wears a moneybelt. I swear they can see us Americans comming a mile away. A good moneybelt can be found at Rick Steves website. This one is wide enough to carry your passport and important papers. I will never carry a purse, it's a target for sure, A good back pack that is secured with a lock and a belt strapped around the waist is a good alternative. Never put any valuables down, even for a moment and look away, They will be gone in no time...
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I think your tips are great and will definitely be using them. What exactly happened? I didn't read or hear about it. I know it is pretty obvious, but just curious.
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I think your tips are great and will definitely be using them. What exactly happened? I didn't read or hear about it. I know it is pretty obvious, but just curious.
Haven't heard about an incident with RC but a few Carnival passengers were robbed and beaten up on a Carnival shore excursiuon to Montego Bay, Jamaica
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