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Old 03-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #16
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From DCL; http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faqs/prohibited-items/prohibited-items/

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What items are not permitted on board?

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In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

"Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives, including dive knives, swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances."

ETA; Apparently we can't bring hookah pipes either. I don't recall that one last time I reviewed the restricted items.
Well that's really going to interfere my next sailing.

I suppose the list needs constant updating as passengers push the limits.
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The answers you are getting here are just peoples opinions and interpretations of what they read. You can contact Disney Cruise Line and asked them the question

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/contact-us/

That way you can get an official answer. I do not think the proper thing is to risk the loss of your knife due to peoples opinion or lapses in security and detection.

I can't imagine a Disney security personal being impressed by quoting what someone said on the Disboards. But Sir, On the disboards they said it would be OK.

The official answer was given here.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #17
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I understand DCL's rules, however, it amazes me at the hysteria we have now over this. A pocket knife is no more of a weapon than a ball point pen or a set of keys. I am a country boy from the south. I carry a pocket knife with me everywhere I go.

Of course, in this day and time where a drawing of a gun can get you in trouble, I shouldn't be surprised.

That being said... if that is the policy, it should be complied with. I just think we have gone overboard (no pun intended) on things these days.
I agree with this. I was stating what I believed DCL's policy would be, not what I personally perceive to be a weapon. Maybe I let my background as a flight attendant influence my thoughts here, and I do understand that DCL is not as strict as TSA. It is a shame, though, that so many ordinary things can be perceived as weapons.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #18
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The official answer was given here.
I personally interpret the Disney restriction as saying no knifes also, but if a person, as at least on person on this thread interprets it some other way, the OP if they have a question can always confirm it by asking DCL directly.

I personally gave up carrying a Swiss army knife years ago, considering all the places I go that will confiscate it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #19
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Oh dear! I'm so glad I read this because I was planning to pack a small kitchen knife (one of the little ceramic paring knives) so I could cut up apples and such for my child.

Sounds like this is a big NO NO ??? Or are we talking knives more typically perceived as weapons???

Perhaps I could "borrow" a steak knife from room service???

They DO mean no knives at all. Other than when we were in a suite and could order from Palo's menu, I've not seen room service bring anything more than a butter-type knife. Or one that would cut a sandwich in half....not sharp enough to peel an apple. You'd have to get a steak knife from the dining room. Or "bend" the rules and pack a small knife.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #20
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I just remembered, we were on a Royal Caribbean cruise with my wife's family. My son and my nephew had both bought a completely wooden machette in port that had St. Marteen painted on it. As we were going through separate security lines to get back on the ship, nothing was said about my son's that was in a bag, but my nephew's handle was sticking out of a bag and it got taken. It was a wooden knife. It could not have cut hot butter, and it was thin enough, it would have broken if you had tried to hit someone with it... yet it was taken from him.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:30 AM   #21
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I just remembered, we were on a Royal Caribbean cruise with my wife's family. My son and my nephew had both bought a completely wooden machette in port that had St. Marteen painted on it. As we were going through separate security lines to get back on the ship, nothing was said about my son's that was in a bag, but my nephew's handle was sticking out of a bag and it got taken. It was a wooden knife. It could not have cut hot butter, and it was thin enough, it would have broken if you had tried to hit someone with it... yet it was taken from him.

I know a group of people who like to dress in great costumes on Pirate Night. One of them has a costume of Jack Sparrow that's better than the CM onboard. He had to get special permission to have a fake knife in the scabbard of his costume. And I think his was rubber, or plastic.
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I know a group of people who like to dress in great costumes on Pirate Night. One of them has a costume of Jack Sparrow that's better than the CM onboard. He had to get special permission to have a fake knife in the scabbard of his costume. And I think his was rubber, or plastic.
That is funny... especially considering they sell plastic swords, knives, and guns on the ship for pirate night.
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It ironic that a person cannot bring a sharp knife onboard, yet if you order steak at dinner, they'll give you one.

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I personally interpret the Disney restriction as saying no knifes also, but if a person, as at least on person on this thread interprets it some other way, the OP if they have a question can always confirm it by asking DCL directly.

I personally gave up carrying a Swiss army knife years ago, considering all the places I go that will confiscate it.
DCL will take any and all knives. I have personally seen it happen twice with Swiss Army type knives. Also, on the Alaskan itinerary they take all Ulu knives (rounded chopping knife) from those that purchase them in port. You get a claim ticket and pick it up in the terminal at the end of the cruise.
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Not the same thing but I bought one of the delightful butter knives shaped like a paintbrush on the fantasy and stupidly had it in my carry-on. It was confiscated at the airport. I was so upset as its a BUTTER knife and my pen could as dangerous, but a knife is a knife.

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It ironic that a person cannot bring a sharp knife onboard, yet if you order steak at dinner, they'll give you one.

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Just like First Class on an airplane. Go figure.
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Just like First Class on an airplane. Go figure.
The last few years whenever I've flown First Class they serve my meal with metal silverware except for the knife, which is plastic.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #28
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The last few years whenever I've flown First Class they serve my meal with metal silverware except for the knife, which is plastic.

We had a "real" steak knife on USAirways this past summer. I've only flown in First Class on USAirways, so I don't know if some are different than others.
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DCL will take any and all knives. I have personally seen it happen twice with Swiss Army type knives. Also, on the Alaskan itinerary they take all Ulu knives (rounded chopping knife) from those that purchase them in port. You get a claim ticket and pick it up in the terminal at the end of the cruise.
Do you think they would do the same thing in Nassau? My sons collect knives and we always look for knives when we travel. (It gets harder and harder to find souvenirs for teenagers.)
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Several years ago we did a Med cruise on DCL out of Barcelona. We arrived in Barcelona several days prior to embarkation and in the course of touring my son picked up a knife at a shop in the old town part of the city. Out of forgetfullness we didn't think about the "weapon" policy on DCL and packed his knife away in our luggage.

I don't know how DCL scans bags, but it whatever method they use is not "state of the art," since DCL security didn't find the knife (yes, it stayed packed away while we were on the cruise, I agree with those who say there is really no need for these things while ashore on excursions).

So while I'm not recommending violating the policy, the enforcement is not ironclad.
It is probably the same technology the TSA uses.


Actually you can take a knife on the plane in your checked bag.
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