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Old 01-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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One of my favorite souvenirs to buy is a Disney Beach Towel from the ship or Castaway Cay...though they do take up a lot of room in a suitcase. I was soooooo tempted to "accidently bump" one of those dream pillows into my suitcase. I can only imagine what they'd charge for one of those!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #17
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Our stateroom host looked at me strangely on day 1 when I pointed out that there was no laundry bag and I'd need to have one since I didn't want to be charged for it at the end of the cruise. Yes, check the room when you enter. Make sure you have 2 wave phones, the red pillow (new ships), laundry bag, etc. If anything that is SUPPOSED to be there is missing at the end, you will be charged...then you have to argue that it was never there to begin with. I'm probably just a jerk, but the first time they charge me for something that I didn't take will be the last time they'll see me on one of their ships. I find "the card" offensive and the implication that I'm going to steal their stuff is just inappropriate.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #18
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Our stateroom host looked at me strangely on day 1 when I pointed out that there was no laundry bag and I'd need to have one since I didn't want to be charged for it at the end of the cruise. Yes, check the room when you enter. Make sure you have 2 wave phones, the red pillow (new ships), laundry bag, etc. If anything that is SUPPOSED to be there is missing at the end, you will be charged...then you have to argue that it was never there to begin with. I'm probably just a jerk, but the first time they charge me for something that I didn't take will be the last time they'll see me on one of their ships. I find "the card" offensive and the implication that I'm going to steal their stuff is just inappropriate.
I imagine they only have the card because it's been a problem in the past. That I can understand. And if they don't warn you people can "innocently" declare they didn't know and try to get the charge reversed. I'd rather people pay for what they stole then have higher cruise fares to cover what DCL anticipates will be stolen. It's sad that people think they can just take things.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #19
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One of my favorite souvenirs to buy is a Disney Beach Towel from the ship or Castaway Cay...though they do take up a lot of room in a suitcase. I was soooooo tempted to "accidently bump" one of those dream pillows into my suitcase. I can only imagine what they'd charge for one of those!!!
the pillows sell in their shops for $200 each. bet the "accidental bump" doesn't sound so good now.....lol.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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the pillows sell in their shops for $200 each. bet the "accidental bump" doesn't sound so good now.....lol.
Seriously, I heard that before!! They are pretty, but so not $200 worth a pretty!! Not that I'd ever do it, I was just teasing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #21
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Seriously, I heard that before!! They are pretty, but so not $200 worth a pretty!! Not that I'd ever do it, I was just teasing.
your so right, not worth it, but they must sell. even if I had the $$ to toss at a $200 decorative pillow, I wouldn't. however, again, someone must be purchasing them.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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Our stateroom host looked at me strangely on day 1 when I pointed out that there was no laundry bag and I'd need to have one since I didn't want to be charged for it at the end of the cruise. Yes, check the room when you enter. Make sure you have 2 wave phones, the red pillow (new ships), laundry bag, etc. If anything that is SUPPOSED to be there is missing at the end, you will be charged...then you have to argue that it was never there to begin with. I'm probably just a jerk, but the first time they charge me for something that I didn't take will be the last time they'll see me on one of their ships. I find "the card" offensive and the implication that I'm going to steal their stuff is just inappropriate.
Personally, I don't take it personally when the card shows up in my room. We didn't have them on our first cruise, so I'm sad that they had to start doing this. It seems to have started after the Dream & Fantasy showed up (and the ensuing "look what I found on eBay!" items were disappearing from the ships).

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, the red pillow (new ships)
Just as a note, they've apparently put these on the older ships now as well. They were on the Wonder as of 12/09/12. They were also available in the gift shop for sale.

I agree with kcasher - I find "the note" slightly offensive - as if they're saying "we already suspect you're going to do this"...no matter how nicely they try to word it.
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Just as a note, they've apparently put these on the older ships now as well. They were on the Wonder as of 12/09/12. They were also available in the gift shop for sale.

I agree with kcasher - I find "the note" slightly offensive - as if they're saying "we already suspect you're going to do this"...no matter how nicely they try to word it.
What I found jarring about the note is that it just appeared at the last night, and I couldn't tell if it was directed at me or if everyone got one. We had asked for extra pillows and an ice bucket, so I wasn't sure if it was a reminder that these things would be checked. Why not just put a permanent note in the room for the wave phone and other items? Or they could just have you sign a box at check in that you agree to pay for anything missing.

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What I found jarring about the note is that it just appeared at the last night, and I couldn't tell if it was directed at me or if everyone got one. We had asked for extra pillows and an ice bucket, so I wasn't sure if it was a reminder that these things would be checked. Why not just put a permanent note in the room for the wave phone and other items? Or they could just have you sign a box at check in that you agree to pay for anything missing.

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i do understand what your saying, please understand that, however, i would be willing to bet there has been more than a few guests who read that note and thought 'better unpack that and put it back'. as i mentioned earlier i was surprised that brents news cast mentioned it soooooo many times. to you and me its common sense, but again........there are those out there who think its okay and need a little reminder. don't take it personally.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #27
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Taking things out of hotel rooms is quite common in other cultures, so I wouldn't be offended by the note. I just see it as Disney's way of nicely informing people that this is wrong to do so.
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Reminds me of when we were leaving the hospital with dd12. I asked the nurse what belonged to us and what we should leave and she said "honey, if it aint nailed to the wall, you were already charged for it, so take it away" LOL We ended up with 8 or 10 recieving blankets..a couple 6 packs of formula.. a pack of diapers.. totally offtopic.. but funny to me.
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I find "the card" offensive and the implication that I'm going to steal their stuff is just inappropriate.
Most hotels we stay in have a price chart listing the prices of towels and linens or at very least a card that states if you like the linens and would like some for your home to contact the front desk and they will supply you with prices. We don't stay at overly swanky places either. I think its pretty common because so much stuff accidentally leaves.....it's a deterrent.
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your so right, not worth it, but they must sell. even if I had the $$ to toss at a $200 decorative pillow, I wouldn't. however, again, someone must be purchasing them.
I would imagine that the main purpose is to advertise what they will charge you if you take it from your room.
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