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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Time to bump this thread to the top again... look at all the views it has had!

Anyone have any new tips? I know David Beers has replaced his laptop with an iPad.

These days you have to say cellphone with charger, since you can use them on all ships now no matter where in the world.

Has Carnival changed its policy on power strips again?
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Visit the dollar store. the small plastic trays are just the right size to throw change, wallet, keys etc in at night ... easy to find the next morning and they fit in the drawers.

also travelling anywhere, the collapsible hampers are GREAT! good place to throw the dirty clothes without having them all over the cabin floor and when collapsed, you can take 2 or three in very little space.

night light is a necessity and the new LED ones are very bright.

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We research every area we cruise to in advance .We don't want to spend ship time figuring out what to do when we are in port .

We board with our notes ,maps ,etc .
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Last month I went on cruise number 13. It was the first time I had brought a shelf with suction cups for the shower. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! That tiny shower didn't seem nearly so bad.
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Thanks for the tip, Artrina. Sounds like extension storage devices are a big hit. Cool.
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I was introduced to Port Canaveral Webcam - A Cape Canaveral Cruise Ship Web Cam They just changed it so now Every Sat afternoon at 4pm i am glued to my PC watching LIVE feed of Carnival Dream Sail away on another wonderful cruise. The Camara zooms in on the top deck and can watch the people wave. I'll be up on deck waving to my Grandmother and uncle Back home when we leave in a couple of months...There is also a link to click on porteverglades Every Friday at 5pm Ships start to leave the Harbor, and it's all LIVE feed...This is 1 great web site and i hope others will enjoy the same thing i'm enjoying watching the Ships sail by......
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Thats a good idea never thought of doing that., Wonderful idea.......
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About 5 years ago we started naming our cruises, i.e. the Angelfish Cruise, the Flamingo Cruise, etc. and buy a refrigerator magnet depicting that creature to stick on the cabin door.

Makes it real easy to find your room after drinking 10 Bloody Marys and 5 Martinis in the casino.

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We always make a photo copy of our passports. Keep in different place than original. Could come in handy if you lose your passport.
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Great idea's...especially putting something (picture, magnet etc) on the front of your cabin door to make it easier to find coming down those long hallways...

We always leave copies of our vacation and cruise itinerary with at least one family member and close friend...it list the cruise lines emergency number, the name of our ship and cabin number. (We remind them this is never for chit chat but so that in a REAL EMERGENCY we can be reached) We also list the date of our disembarkation and what our travel plans are after we get off ship. (Sometimes we extend our 'cruise'...with a short 'land' cruise.)
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It amazes me who few people do not think to notify their relatives what ship and stateroom they are in.

We have a "customer service" email address, and I cannot tell you how many people writge to me every day to ask questions we can't answer.

A very common one is "My mom & dad are celebrating their anniversary on a cruise this week, can you tell me how to send them flowers?"

Well, the first step would be to call their travel agent and find out what ship they are on, and have that travel agent send the flowers.
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I can advice you to get a good alarm clock and not to forget the information about your health insurance.
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I found something very useful on my last trip to Rome. I lost my passport during the day and had no idea it was missing. Fortunately, I had taken the advice of a friend and put a tracer tag on my passport. These tags come from a company called Okoban. A waiter where I ate lunch found it and entered my Okoban tracker number on the Okoban website. I was sent a text message (and an email) before I ever even knew my passport was missing. Lucky for me because I was leaving in the morning for Germany and getting a new passport would have been impossible. I found them at www.mystufflostandfound.com. They saved my trip and are now on just about everything I take with me. Bob Hobson, Chicago, IL
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I found something very useful on my last trip to Rome. I lost my passport during the day and had no idea it was missing. Fortunately, I had taken the advice of a friend and put a tracer tag on my passport. These tags come from a company called Okoban. A waiter where I ate lunch found it and entered my Okoban tracker number on the Okoban website. I was sent a text message (and an email) before I ever even knew my passport was missing. Lucky for me because I was leaving in the morning for Germany and getting a new passport would have been impossible. I found them at www.mystufflostandfound.com. They saved my trip and are now on just about everything I take with me. Bob Hobson, Chicago, IL
I think this is a great idea. I was just at Atlanta airport and found a phone (I find stuff in airports all the time, I have an eye for it). It was in a phone store. I was thinking "surely there is a standard way to pick up a phone and find out who it belongs to?" But I realized that if there was, the people at the store (who I gave the phone to) would do it immediately.

Thanks for the tip and I hope it is inexpensive. For that matter though, there is no reason why you couldn't put a sticker on your own passport saying "here is my cell number, call me if I lose this."

And yes, I realize the possibility that someone will find your passport and also have your cell number, but they don't have your phone.
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