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P&O trialling keeping Cruise cards!

P&O trialling keeping Cruise cards!

Postby Mungo » 22 Apr 2014 06:23

WOW! :o

As we disembarked Oriana on Sunday a big notice was on display and an announcement that................ cruise cards could be kept! :mrgreen:

They said they were trialling this........ :roll: Most other lines allow you to keep your cards so at long last it's nice to have a P&O one! ;)

Oh well, nice to have another momento. :lol:
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Postby Peka » 22 Apr 2014 09:10

I really see no reason that can't. Last time I disembarked Discovery :( I completely forgot about me card and it had got packed into another not very accessible bag. So when I told the security guard, I said he could just delete me from the system (I knew he would take much delight in that :roll: like he had finally got one over me.)


On the Oriana in Feb for our day, we couldn't even keep the paper one :crazy: which was clearly dated for one day we had to hand it back... but were still wearing the P&O lanyards :lol: so we skipped off with those!
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Postby hazel20 » 22 Apr 2014 09:21

I have all my Fred Olsen ones and now 2 Saga too - but no other line has let me keep them!
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Postby JollyJill » 22 Apr 2014 10:16

Well that's big of P & O isn't it? :roll:

I am sure that this has been said before but I will repeat it in case anyone desperately wants to keep a cruise card- you can always send it to Aplmac, who collects them. ;)

Just 'lose' a card during the cruise and get a new one. The lost one of course miraculously turns up in your suitcase when you get home. :)
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Postby Aplmac » 22 Apr 2014 10:25

Because I'm a cruise-card collector
I've always wondered what all the fuss was about.

UK cruise lines confiscating cards with expiry dates on them
"for security reasons"
-when American cruise lines readily let passengers keep theirs as mementos?


No nation is more security-paranoid than America
so what's the problem?
"Security" has always been the flag the UK lines wave,
but I've often thought the real reason was to save a few corporate pennies
by recycling our cruise-cards.
I have no problem with that, but at least tell us the truth!


If anyone ever finds out the REAL reason (not excuse)
please let us all know
because this confiscation thing has never made much sense!
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Postby khkate » 22 Apr 2014 18:21

P^O will now probably increase their fares by a hundred bucks or so, to fund the cost of people keeping their cruise cards. !
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Postby Trace » 22 Apr 2014 21:13

Aplmac wrote:Because I'm a cruise-card collector
I've always wondered what all the fuss was about.

UK cruise lines confiscating cards with expiry dates on them
"for security reasons"
-when American cruise lines readily let passengers keep theirs as mementos?


No nation is more security-paranoid than America
so what's the problem?
"Security" has always been the flag the UK lines wave,
but I've often thought the real reason was to save a few corporate pennies
by recycling our cruise-cards.
I have no problem with that, but at least tell us the truth!


If anyone ever finds out the REAL reason (not excuse)
please let us all know
because this confiscation thing has never made much sense!


Hi Aplmac, I can send you 3 cruise cards if want them, I keep mine but my hubby isn't bothered, I have lost one of his tho'! they maybe wont be of interest to you, they are only of the few cruises we have done, RCI, Thomson, MSC, and a mini one nighter on CM Discovery
, not sure which one but one is missing, but you are welcome to the other 3
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Thanks for your kind offer.

Postby Aplmac » 22 Apr 2014 22:33

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Yes please!!

Would love to have anything you'll send!

Postal address:
David Hunt
3, Erdiston Drive
Pine Gardens, St.Michael
BARBADOS, West Indies.



Most folks simply wrap cards tightly between the folds of a letter.
In either a normal envelope -or a small bubble-wrap one
Just PLEASE don't use Sellotape directly onto the cards
because this can lead to either Icky! or de-lamination probs. at my end
when I try to get it off.
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Thanks for your kind offer.

Postby Trace » 23 Apr 2014 07:57

Aplmac wrote:.
Yes please!!

Would love to have anything you'll send!

Postal address:
David Hunt
3, Erdiston Drive
Pine Gardens, St.Michael
BARBADOS, West Indies.



Most folks simply wrap cards tightly between the folds of a letter.
In either a normal envelope -or a small bubble-wrap one
Just PLEASE don't use Sellotape directly onto the cards
because this can lead to either Icky! or de-lamination probs. at my end
when I try to get it off.


All ready to pop in the post for you, will be going to the Post Office later today, hope they arrive ok :)
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Postby Dave » 23 Apr 2014 07:58

Aplmac wrote:Because I'm a cruise-card collector
I've always wondered what all the fuss was about.

UK cruise lines confiscating cards with expiry dates on them
"for security reasons"
-when American cruise lines readily let passengers keep theirs as mementos?


No nation is more security-paranoid than America
so what's the problem?
"Security" has always been the flag the UK lines wave,
but I've often thought the real reason was to save a few corporate pennies
by recycling our cruise-cards.
I have no problem with that, but at least tell us the truth!


If anyone ever finds out the REAL reason (not excuse)
please let us all know
because this confiscation thing has never made much sense!


Others will probably disagree but I can't bring myself to think of P&O (Carnival) as being any more British than Fred Olsen or Thomson (TUI). I know that Saga is British-owned, but are any other cruise lines? :think:
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