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eapawsat
09-08-2007, 07:03 AM
This may sound silly, but I am curious to know how much stuff people are carrying around on a daily basis on board. I know our KTTW replaces all $$, etc. but I'm not sure I'll want or need to haul around and therefore what type/size bag to bring. Thanks for any advice.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-08-2007, 07:06 AM
This may sound silly, but I am curious to know how much stuff people are carrying around on a daily basis on board. I know our KTTW replaces all $$, etc. but I'm not sure I'll want or need to haul around and therefore what type/size bag to bring. Thanks for any advice.

On ship nothing bar card and usually camara and video for pictures at any time, port wise we have a bag to hold some clothes suncream etc.

CraftyMouse
09-08-2007, 07:54 AM
I usually don't carry anything except my camera and the day's Navigator. I have a lanyard with a sleeve on the end for my KTTW card. Anything else I leave in the room and get as needed.

Thistle
09-08-2007, 09:38 AM
When I leave my room it's with the intention of not going back for some time, therefore I carry a small tote with me. It has my little camera, navigator, my Palm (cause I never go anywhere without it), a lipstick, nailfile (cause my nails are just breaking all the time), usually a book and some other odds and ends.

CM_Mom
09-08-2007, 09:41 AM
My KTTW lanyard is the waterproof "box" kind so has room for my KTTW and a folded up Navigator if I want.

For shore-excursions I have an unfashionable fanny pack that I wear as a tummy pack and a lanyard water bottle. They were selling the water bottles with lanyards on board as we left for shore excursions. If you ask, you can buy just the lanyard part and use your own water bottles. It's my favorite souvenir. It's great to take when I go walking.

Laurabearz
09-08-2007, 09:58 AM
I too have a small bag that I carry our KTTW cards, camera, smokes (yeah yeah) small brush, hair scrunchies, dental floss (my crown sucks), sun screen, bug spray and the navagators.

I will carry all the above all the time.

Then for shore excruisions I have a larger tote (not to big) but I can carry water bottles, snacks and any trinkets we pick up along the way.

CapnJackGroupie
09-08-2007, 11:33 AM
KTTW card and NEVER, ever, ever leave your room without your camera. You just never know what photo-op is going to happen. :goodvibes

atinkerbellmom
09-08-2007, 11:46 AM
I just keep my KTWC and navigator in the lanyard around my neck. I also take my camera often which is in a little case with a shoe string size handle. I do carry a bag to CC which is the size of just a little beach bag. Purses etc. tend to stay in the room. The very first cruise, I carried around a video recorder, never again for me. Still photos work great. I still have the motto- "hands free is the way to be." :hippie:

bearette
09-08-2007, 11:46 AM
Like others just your kttw card and camera. For shore excursions and by the pool I always like to take a beach bag or backpack.

eapawsat
09-08-2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks for all the great advice.;) I guess I'm just so used to carrying everything in my purse and I don't want to be running back and forth to the room. We will have DD5 and DS4 with us so I'll have there necessities also.:woohoo: On that topic, I've heard where soda is free, I primarily drink water which I'll bring or pick up at Key West but what is readily available for the kids...they don't do soda....lemonade, milk?

atinkerbellmom
09-08-2007, 12:52 PM
Thanks for all the great advice.;) I guess I'm just so used to carrying everything in my purse. What is readily available for the kids...they don't do soda....lemonade, milk?

There is a punch and lemonade choice up there too. I do not do soda either. No milk there though. Are you one of those BIG purse ladies? Do not worry, no need to keep much with you. Even little kids do not need much besides a big stomach while on the ship. They probably will be busy in the clubs when they get there. Most people I see do not have anything with them. Sometimes I see people with sun screen and a book when laying by the pool with sun glasses on, but not too much. I have to convience my best friend who is going with us this next cruise, that she doesn't need anything either (she is a BIG purse lady, COACH should be her middle name). It will only take you one afternoon to realize you do not need it, trust me. Have a great cruise....... Happy Cruizen... :hippie:

figment52
09-08-2007, 01:19 PM
There is a punch and lemonade choice up there too. I do not do soda either. No milk there though. Are you one of those BIG purse ladies? Do not worry, no need to keep much with you. Even little kids do not need much besides a big stomach while on the ship. They probably will be busy in the clubs when they get there. Most people I see do not have anything with them. Sometimes I see people with sun screen and a book when laying by the pool with sun glasses on, but not too much. I have to convience my best friend who is going with us this next cruise, that she doesn't need anything either (she is a BIG purse lady, COACH should be her middle name). It will only take you one afternoon to realize you do not need it, trust me. Have a great cruise....... Happy Cruizen... :hippie:

I would get milk on Deck 9 at the soda station as recent as the first Med cruise. Did they take it away since then?

101DalmFan
09-08-2007, 01:36 PM
On my cruise last year, I had my KTTW card in a lanyard around my neck. I carried around a small mesh bag -- in it I had a magazine, my MP3 player (Disney MixStick, Tinkerbell, with spiffier earbuds that I bought separately -- the sound quality is just fine for me ;) and I love that my MP3 player is Disney), my camera (never left the room without it), and suntan lotion. I wore my sunglasses. Oh, and I always have some kleenex too. That's it.

When I went ashore I had ID, a little bit of money, my credit card, camera, suntan lotion and kleenex. :)

tvguy
09-08-2007, 01:48 PM
my Palm (cause I never go anywhere without it), .

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

No offense, but WHAT on earth would you need a Palm for?

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

yndygo
09-08-2007, 04:41 PM
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

No offense, but WHAT on earth would you need a Palm for?

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Mine has everything in it - including a camera - makes it convenient for those sudden moments when I've forgotten the camera.

I also use it to track WW points, to play games, to make notes to myself when I need to, set an alarm, check the time (I don't wear a watch)...

Those of us who are Palm addicts are Palm addicts!! :)

disneyfaninaz
09-08-2007, 05:13 PM
I was looking at the Passporter Passholder Pouch. Has anybody used one of these on board?

http://www.passporterstore.com/store/0966899437.aspx

It looks like it would hold a KTTW card, a folded up Navigator, a highlighter, maybe a small pack of kleenex and a slim camera.

PoohJen
09-08-2007, 05:56 PM
my Palm (cause I never go anywhere without it),

That's so funny, b/c I was going to anwer: "definitely won't be carrying my Blackberry!!!":headache: Yes, I do expect it will work (worked fine in St. Thomas on my Eastern Magic cruise!:rolleyes1 ). I figure for a few days vacation time, I just don't need to know!!!!:rotfl: My name is Jen and I am a recovered Crackberry addict.:thumbsup2

tvguy
09-08-2007, 05:58 PM
That's so funny, b/c I was going to anwer: "definitely won't be carrying my Blackberry!!!":headache: Yes, I do expect it will work (worked fine in St. Thomas on my Eastern Magic cruise!:rolleyes1 ). I figure for a few days vacation time, I just don't need to know!!!!:rotfl: My name is Jen and I am a recovered Crackberry addict.:thumbsup2

Honest to god there are now support groups for people who are addicted to their Blackberries and Palms, sort of like Alcoholics Anonymous.

We have 2 reporters at work who are married, and she has made it clear that HE is not to touch his Blackberry on the weekends.

Thistle
09-08-2007, 06:00 PM
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

No offense, but WHAT on earth would you need a Palm for?

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:


I have all the cruise information on it, like what time we will dock somewhere, what time to be back on board, what time my excursions are. I don't have the best memory in the world (an accident) and have been known to miss excursions.

tvguy
09-08-2007, 08:38 PM
I have all the cruise information on it, like what time we will dock somewhere, what time to be back on board, what time my excursions are. I don't have the best memory in the world (an accident) and have been known to miss excursions.

I just keep a Navigator with me.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-09-2007, 02:26 AM
I would get milk on Deck 9 at the soda station as recent as the first Med cruise. Did they take it away since then?

Did it on my Med cruise in August.

rantnnravin
09-09-2007, 06:43 AM
I was looking at the Passporter Passholder Pouch. Has anybody used one of these on board?

http://www.passporterstore.com/store/0966899437.aspx

It looks like it would hold a KTTW card, a folded up Navigator, a highlighter, maybe a small pack of kleenex and a slim camera.


April will be our first cruise, but i can wholeheartedly recommend the passporter pouch- we've used ours at WDW for years. If it doesn't fit in my P-pouch, it doesn't come with me.
It holds: my KTTW card, phone (w/camera), pen, maps/itineraries, chapstick, money, travel-sized sunblock, etc.; it actually holds more than you might think!


ETA: oh, i and i find it more comfortable to put it over one shoulder and across to the opposite hip (like mom taught us to carry our purses in "the city"- lol) or my favorite- though it gets more difficult by the year, is to bring it down to my waist and let it rest around my hips - very easy to access that way.

woody73
09-09-2007, 08:10 AM
KTTW card and Purell hand sanitizer.

Woody

PoohJen
09-09-2007, 08:12 AM
ETA: oh, i and i find it more comfortable to put it over one shoulder and across to the opposite hip (like mom taught us to carry our purses in "the city"- lol)

LOL - as a fellow Long Islander, that was a blast from the past! and I still wear my purse like that, in the City!:rotfl:

ibouncetoo
09-09-2007, 10:01 AM
I have a nylon/velcro 'park purse' that is very like the PassPorter bag. I've had it for years....it's made 8 trips to WDW, 2 Cruises and a zillion visits do DLR. It has an extra long cord, so I wear it 'city style' too.

I have a darling, tiny Brighton purse that was a gift that I sometime bring to carry in to dinner.

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Ears
09-10-2007, 09:34 AM
For me, it depends on the ship and what the day has planned. On Disney (and with kids now) I'll have the camera w/m 100%. I usually never carry the camera on-board unless I'm planning on getting some specific pics, since I'm always afraid I'll forget it. I usually have an idea of what I/we want to see/do from the navigator, so I don't bring it with, but again, kids have short attention spans. I usually won't carry a book w/me unless I plan on sitting and reading, but it IS a nice thing to mark your chair with when you need to hit the restroom or bar. I also usually have a beer or bucket of them with me, and yes, again kids will change that too. If it's just my DW and I, no problemo, but I'll mostly have N/A drinks since my kids don't need to see me buzzed/drunk, nor should I be when I'm around my kids. I want to see everything through their eyes, which is where the Disney magic happens.