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21 hours ago, XBGuy said:

 

 

I won't disagree with Paul's explanation, but there is also new technology that is being introduced.

 

Princess, for example, is installing new readers to unlock cabin doors.  This is part of preparation for the implementation of their new Medallion system.  Until the medallions are fully rolled out they are issuing a new type of key card that has embedded electronics.  You unlock the cabin door by holding the card key up to the reader.  You do not insert the card into a slot.  The card emits signal that the reader picks up.  The electronics are laminated between the plastic layers of the card.  These electronics included an antenna that winds around the perimeter of the card.  The reason that these cards should not be punched is that there is a good chance that the embedded electronics could be damaged.

 

This is called RFID.

 

Many hotels have gone to this also.

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This is my ID holder... pressure holder with a slide ejector... add your choice of lanyard and it is very easy to use. Card slides out fast to hand over for a drink or charge and slides back in easily.  I put it away when off ship or sometimes the whole thing is in my pocket rather than around my neck. But it makes the card easy to find and keep track of since I don't carry a wallet around the ship.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/ 

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I use a lanyard with a plastic pouch when I am on the ship except to dinner.  I generally don't carry a purse.  The pouch is also convenient to carry a few ones for tips to the bartender. I do not wear a lanyard off the ship. 

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On ‎5‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 5:59 AM, denmarks said:

If you wear an lanyard to hold your cruise card do you get it punched or put it into a plastic pocket?

Either or, some cruise lines cards are already hole punched but it doesn't really matter as we have lanyards that have a pouch and a zippered pocket as well.

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22 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

 

Lanyards tell everyone ashore that you are a tourist.  JMO

Wouldn't every passenger and crew member from the ship be a tourist, I am sure any local could tell whether they are wearing a lanyard or not. . And you can always just not wear it when away from the dock or the ship.

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Even though I often use a bag on board to hold my camera I still keep my card in a lanyard. When I go in to the cabin I hang the lanyard off of the door so I always know where it is.

 

The pockets on women's clothing is useless. Either too shallow to safely carry anything or just for decoration.

I use the ones with plastic pockets.

 

When on shore I attach the lanyard to my bag, again so I don't loose it.

 

I don't wear it often, but if I go swimming in the pools I wear it then.

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15 hours ago, PelicanBill said:

This is my ID holder... pressure holder with a slide ejector... add your choice of lanyard and it is very easy to use. Card slides out fast to hand over for a drink or charge and slides back in easily.  I put it away when off ship or sometimes the whole thing is in my pocket rather than around my neck. But it makes the card easy to find and keep track of since I don't carry a wallet around the ship.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/ 


Wrong link...

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15 hours ago, PelicanBill said:

This is my ID holder... pressure holder with a slide ejector... add your choice of lanyard and it is very easy to use. Card slides out fast to hand over for a drink or charge and slides back in easily.  I put it away when off ship or sometimes the whole thing is in my pocket rather than around my neck. But it makes the card easy to find and keep track of since I don't carry a wallet around the ship.

 

 

4 minutes ago, brillohead said:


Wrong link...

Ack.  Thanks!  I was answer two questions at once.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dispenser-Extractor-Specialist-ID-Individually/dp/B004XWD3VO/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=rigid+vertical+id+holder&qid=1559057423&s=gateway&sr=8-7 

 

This one!

 

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17 minutes ago, PelicanBill said:

 

Ack.  Thanks!  I was answer two questions at once

 


Been there, done that, more than once!  :classic_biggrin:

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On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 7:54 PM, OCruisers said:

We never use lanyards ... just use a pocket or my cruise purse for our cruise card/medallion.  

I never use them either. It reminds me of work and I don't want to think about work on vacation. :classic_ninja:

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2 hours ago, Cru1s1ng2009 said:

I never use them either. It reminds me of work and I don't want to think about work on vacation. :classic_ninja:

I spin it they other way and when I am at work the lanyard reminds me of cruises I have done.😊

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Just now, MicCanberra said:

I spin it they other way and when I am at work the lanyard reminds me of cruises I have done.😊

Ha! Good one. One day I will spend more time on board than at work and then that should work for me:classic_happy:

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I spend much more time at work than on a cruise ship.

However, when I am at work, I am always thinking about being aboard a cruise ship, as opposed to never thinking about work when I am aboard the ship.

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