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Hunnybee
05-05-2006, 12:29 AM
Hi!

Can my DH take his Swiss Army knife onboard the ship? In the cruise contract it talks about the "weapons" policy -- and no knives/swords. It says no diving knives -- I have no idea what a diving knife is, so I figured I'd better check about the Swiss Army knife.

Thanks!

Scratch42
05-05-2006, 05:37 AM
Hi!

Can my DH take his Swiss Army knife onboard the ship? In the cruise contract it talks about the "weapons" policy -- and no knives/swords. It says no diving knives -- I have no idea what a diving knife is, so I figured I'd better check about the Swiss Army knife.

Thanks!

As long as it is packed and not in his carry-on!

j

WDWLVR
05-05-2006, 05:54 AM
Hi!

Can my DH take his Swiss Army knife onboard the ship? In the cruise contract it talks about the "weapons" policy -- and no knives/swords. It says no diving knives -- I have no idea what a diving knife is, so I figured I'd better check about the Swiss Army knife.

Thanks!

When they say no knives I believe them mean all knives. I know they have taken leathermen away and I think they would do the same with a Swiss Army knife. Best to leave it at home.

snelsonbrown
05-05-2006, 06:09 AM
NO KNIVES are allowed so it would be best to leave at home.
Always
Shirley

momof2minnies
05-05-2006, 06:18 AM
Why would he need it on a ship?

wltdsnyfan
05-05-2006, 06:30 AM
Hi!

Can my DH take his Swiss Army knife onboard the ship? In the cruise contract it talks about the "weapons" policy -- and no knives/swords. It says no diving knives -- I have no idea what a diving knife is, so I figured I'd better check about the Swiss Army knife.

Thanks!

I can tell you first hand No. They took are's out of the suite case. There was a note in it that we could pick up in port when we got back.

Epperbiker
05-05-2006, 07:03 AM
I also packed my Swiss army knife in my checked bag. I wanted to have it for the corkscrew and scissors and stuff. I too received a note stating that I could pick it up when back in Port. It was quick and easy to pick it up once we returned, btw. This actually made me feel very good about DCL security.

Horace Horsecollar
05-05-2006, 07:53 AM
As long as it is packed and not in his carry-on!
That's true for the airliners, but not for the cruise ship.

On an aircraft, your checked bags are not available to you, so the restrictions for checked bags and carry-ons are different. You can pack knives in checked luggage.

On the ship, your checked bags and your carry-ons all wind up in your stateroom, so the same restrictions apply to both.

HooKooDooKu
05-05-2006, 08:57 AM
A diving knife is a knife designed to be worn by a scuba diver. Becuase some scuba divers bring their own equipment for some of the scuba excursions, it's specifically listed so the scuba divers will leave thier knives at home.

Pre-9/11 you could bring Swiss Army knives on board. If I recall correctly, on airlines you could bring pocket knives as long as the blade wasn't shorter than something like 5 inches (or what ever the number was). But now even small pocket knives are not allowed.


Why would he need it on a ship?

The same reasons you would need on at home. It's a nifty tool that can serve 100's of uses, uses that don't change just because you're on a cruise ship. Just to give some examples: wife has a loose thread on her dress, use the knife to cut it, piece of equipment in your cabin has a loose screw, use the little screw driver to tighen it up rather that bother with the hassle of getting maintainence to fix it, needing a bottle openner for wine has already been covered, etc.

Hunnybee
05-05-2006, 09:27 AM
Thanks for the answer! We'll just stick it in in-laws car at the port. That way we can have it for the rest of the vacation but not have to worry about leaving it at security on the ship.

woody73
05-05-2006, 09:33 AM
Good idea.

Scratch42
05-05-2006, 10:07 AM
That's true for the airliners, but not for the cruise ship.

On an aircraft, your checked bags are not available to you, so the restrictions for checked bags and carry-ons are different. You can pack knives in checked luggage.

On the ship, your checked bags and your carry-ons all wind up in your stateroom, so the same restrictions apply to both.

I stand corrected.

j

Buzz & Woody
05-05-2006, 11:17 AM
FIL brought one in his luggage and it was removed by the staff before it arrived in his room. He was able to pick it up as we leaft the ship on the last day. It was a swiss army witha cork screw etc. So rememeber that luggage is scanned, checked and opened so if there's something questionable in there,it will be removed

pppiglet
05-05-2006, 09:06 PM
On our Carnival cruise they took a pair of wire cutters from our friend. He's an electrician and always carries them and didn't think to leave it home. They also took his pocket knife. This was in his carry on, so he lost them both!

KimberlyC
05-05-2006, 09:40 PM
Are mini scissors allowed? :confused3
I tell you buttons only pop off our clothes on vacation. Now if it were just the pant buttons i would say its no coincidence because we like to eat well on vacation and the waistbands on our pants aren't always expandable. But I have no explanation for the buttons on the polo style shirts.
The mini-sewing kit has mini scissors! That is why I ask. I have no intention of harming Minnie Mouse. :teeth:

WDWLVR
05-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Nail clippers and sewing kit scissors are allowed.

BigRed1
05-05-2006, 11:28 PM
I also packed my Swiss army knife in my checked bag. I wanted to have it for the corkscrew and scissors and stuff. I too received a note stating that I could pick it up when back in Port. It was quick and easy to pick it up once we returned, btw. This actually made me feel very good about DCL security.
Ditto. I understand the restrictions and I don't debate them, BUT you eat with more dangerous weapons at dinner every night.... :confused3

justmestace
05-06-2006, 01:19 AM
Are mini scissors allowed? :confused3
The mini-sewing kit has mini scissors! That is why I ask. I have no intention of harming Minnie Mouse. :teeth:
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



My DH feels totally "naked" without his pocket knife. It has been used in more ways than Carter's has little pills.....

One example on the ship.....we've received a fruit basket from DCL...with a whole pineapple. Have you ever tried to cut a whole pineapple with the butter knife they give you????

I have to agree with BigRed1.

KimberlyC
05-06-2006, 01:41 AM
Nail clippers and sewing kit scissors are allowed.
Thanks for the info. The nail clippers I actually knew about. Otherwise how could people clip their toenails at dinner? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1080025&highlight=toenails
It seems a pretty popular pastime! :lmao:

WDWLVR
05-06-2006, 05:43 AM
Thanks for the info. The nail clippers I actually knew about. Otherwise how could people clip their toenails at dinner? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1080025&highlight=toenails
It seems a pretty popular pastime! :lmao:

Exactly :lmao:

Actually we use them to cut off the zip ties we now use to close our luggage instead of locks. We use lime green ones so it is easy to spot if we've been checked by TSA and just one more way to help spot our luggage!

daipp
05-06-2006, 06:55 AM
Scissors are allowed as we have to take three pairs on board with us. I have to have dressings on my feet each day aso we have various pairs for the different types of dressings :thumbsup2

woody73
05-06-2006, 07:03 PM
I understand the restrictions and I don't debate them, BUT you eat with more dangerous weapons at dinner every night....

On the Galley Tour, I recall being shown the storage bins where steak knives are locked up during enbarkation and disembarkation.

BibbidyBobbidyBoo
05-06-2006, 09:26 PM
Nail clippers and sewing kit scissors are allowed.
I think you mean on the cruise ship but just to clarify- these are NOT allowed on carry ons on the flight. Granted it's a YMMV thing though because I have flown oh probably 5 times in the last couple of years and each time I have brought my teensy tiny sewing kit with scissors that are no more than about an inch and a half long... but this last trip I took with the kids they noticed it in the carryon (I think it's because I didn't have nearly as much stuff packed for our short trip and therefore it was more noticable?) and they made me open it and confiscated my tiny scissors. I couldn't believe it! :(

WDWLVR
05-06-2006, 09:29 PM
I think you mean on the cruise ship but just to clarify- these are NOT allowed on carry ons on the flight. Granted it's a YMMV thing though because I have flown oh probably 5 times in the last couple of years and each time I have brought my teensy tiny sewing kit with scissors that are no more than about an inch and a half long... but this last trip I took with the kids they noticed it in the carryon (I think it's because I didn't have nearly as much stuff packed for our short trip and therefore it was more noticable?) and they made me open it and confiscated my tiny scissors. I couldn't believe it! :(


We have always flown with the nail clippers and they are allowed. They wouldn't do any good in the checked bags because we use them to cut off the zip ties that keep the bags closed.

MarkRG
05-06-2006, 10:48 PM
And, they just recently relaxed the TSA rules slightly, to allow some things like the tiny scissors.

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_356072715.html

KimberlyC
05-07-2006, 12:27 AM
I think you mean on the cruise ship but just to clarify- these are NOT allowed on carry ons on the flight. Granted it's a YMMV thing though because I have flown oh probably 5 times in the last couple of years and each time I have brought my teensy tiny sewing kit with scissors that are no more than about an inch and a half long... but this last trip I took with the kids they noticed it in the carryon (I think it's because I didn't have nearly as much stuff packed for our short trip and therefore it was more noticable?) and they made me open it and confiscated my tiny scissors. I couldn't believe it! :(

I plan on checking anything that is questionable. I don't even pack tweezers in my carry on. I can't keep track of the ever changing rules. I know lighters and matches are no longer allowed. I'm thankful for this one. I never could figure out why lighters were allowed despite the attempted shoe bombing incident but tweezers were supposedly a no no! Then again in pre 9/11 days I couldn't figure out why my friend was stopped at security because of her asthma inhaler when I was allowed to pass with a little can of military tear gas that I forgot I was carrying (it was like mace or pepper spray). Mine is not to wonder why, I guess.

BibbidyBobbidyBoo
05-15-2006, 11:26 AM
We have always flown with the nail clippers and they are allowed. They wouldn't do any good in the checked bags because we use them to cut off the zip ties that keep the bags closed.
My post was about scissors- not nail clippers.

And just to clarify- I've travelled many times with my sewing kit- travel kit with teensy tiny scissors and only the last time, last summer, were they confiscated and not allowed thru. Also we had no checked luggage- it was a trip just me and the kids so we only took carry on so as to not mess with checked luggage during this trip- so there wasn't the option of putting things like that in our checked luggage and since I'd taken it on every trip (to WDW and Jamaica) previously... I had no idea they'd confiscate it.

Honestly I think it was just the way it was packed. Previously everything was just thrown in the "toiletries/etc" carry on and this time it was more organized and I had the sewing kit in the zipper pocket on the inside- so it was probably glaringly obvious in the xray thingy on that trip so they noticed it and confiscated it.

It is a YMMV thing though- I will say that. I have taken lighters on every trip and never once has anyone said anything.

Mark I will check the link you showed- I wonder if it's changed since last summer when my scissors were taken from me.