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Old 02-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Lanyards

Newby here.
What is size of cruise card for the ship?
We are curious about lanyard.
Can we have the card punched like on Princess?
How else can we carry the card without using a lanyard?
Ideas?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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I believe that you can punch the card, but I bought a lanyard zip pouch and worked fine. Also, some people use those dry boxes. Hope that helps
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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Newby here.
What is size of cruise card for the ship?
We are curious about lanyard.
Can we have the card punched like on Princess?
How else can we carry the card without using a lanyard?
Ideas?
The same size as all the other cruise lines...credit card size. I do not mess with the lanyard and just stick it in my pocket.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:03 AM   #4
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The KTTW cards for the Dream and the Fantasy have a chip embedded in them to electronically unlock your stateroom door, so punching holes in them could mess that up. Lanyards and pockets work better.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Newby here.
What is size of cruise card for the ship?
We are curious about lanyard.
Can we have the card punched like on Princess?
How else can we carry the card without using a lanyard?
Ideas?
As a new cruiser you realize that you won't be given a lanyard, you'll need to purchase one either before your cruise or onboard if you wish to use a lanyard. I used a small cross-over pouch to carry ID and KTTW and a little cash when we left the ship; I think DH just put his KTTW in his pocket. We did have lanyards but I don't think we used them with the KTTW cards.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #6
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Newby here.
What is size of cruise card for the ship?
We are curious about lanyard.
Can we have the card punched like on Princess?
How else can we carry the card without using a lanyard?
Ideas?
I wondered the same thing ,as I had cruise 8 times on Princess an this was our first cruise on Disney(3 weeks ago)but no cant punch it like the do on Princess.You can put it in a lanyard or carry it in a pocket,or bag( I had a bag I carryed while getting off or going to the pools with every thing in an just put it in the one pocket.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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I wondered the same thing ,as I had cruise 8 times on Princess an this was our first cruise on Disney(3 weeks ago)but no cant punch it like the do on Princess.You can put it in a lanyard or carry it in a pocket,or bag( I had a bag I carryed while getting off or going to the pools with every thing in an just put it in the one pocket.
Guest service will punch your KTTW for you - my daughter has had this done on both the Dream and Fantasy.
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The KTTW cards for the Dream and the Fantasy have a chip embedded in them to electronically unlock your stateroom door, so punching holes in them could mess that up. Lanyards and pockets work better.
How does this work? Do you just wave the card in front of a reader on the door?
And how about entry to the "gated area" of the concierge rooms, does it work the same? (I won't be enjoying the concierge service, but my parents will)
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #9
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Buy these!!!!

I'm not trying to sell anything here I'm just a happy customer. These are perfect. There are several sources so shop around. You can find different colors, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/BLACK-Rigid-Ho...0346491&sr=1-9

If you buy the 2 sided version you can put your KTTW card on one side and your driver’s license on the other. The card slides in and “locks” in until you want it out. It will not fall out but it is simple to remove.

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How does this work? Do you just wave the card in front of a reader on the door?
And how about entry to the "gated area" of the concierge rooms, does it work the same? (I won't be enjoying the concierge service, but my parents will)
It's a little more than a quick wave...you hold it up to the card reader. Similar to the hotel rooms that swipe a card, but you aren't swiping just hold it there a second. The reader is in the door frame near the door knob but not on the door.
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Thanks! Interesting. I think its funny that they would incorporate that. Like swiping takes so much effort! Do they use the technology for anything else?



Does everyone who has been on a DCL cruise before, get a lanyard upon checkin?

We will only have one person in our party who has never been before.

We are also DVC members.
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Thanks! Interesting. I think its funny that they would incorporate that. Like swiping takes so much effort! Do they use the technology for anything else?



Does everyone who has been on a DCL cruise before, get a lanyard upon checkin?

We will only have one person in our party who has never been before.

We are also DVC members.
All returning cruisers will receive the appropriate CC level colored lanyard. I believe DVC members also get lanyards.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
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All returning cruisers will receive the appropriate CC level colored lanyard. I believe DVC members also get lanyards.
Cool, thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #14
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It's a little more than a quick wave...you hold it up to the card reader. Similar to the hotel rooms that swipe a card, but you aren't swiping just hold it there a second. The reader is in the door frame near the door knob but not on the door.
Actually, the reader is on the door. I found a pic here:
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #15
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Any suggestions for what people do for their kids' cruise cards?

Do kids (mine are 7,4,1) need to even carry them around? If so, I think I had better get the older 2 a lanyard.

I always use a lanyard at WDW for my KTTW card so that will work great for the cruise.
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