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Old 03-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #31
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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....
I really don't understand why you felt the need to post that.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #32
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I really don't understand why you felt the need to post that.
It was informational.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #33
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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
I think that has less to do with the technology and more with the person looking. As I said previously, they found my razor that I use for shaving, so they have state of the art technology.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #34
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Hi,

Our family was on Dream last Jun. We carried fruit knife in our check in bag but was blocked by DCL. I has to claim the bag from security and knife was removed from my bag. Next DCL staff informed me that they will return to me after our trip. But upon our arrive at port, and spent over an hour with DCL multi staffs, our knife was not returned. I am not sure about Swiss knife, but they are very good at detecting these item. Enjoy your cruise.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #35
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Well thanks for the responses and for not jumping on me about bringing a knife. Looks like I will live without one for the duration of the trip. Just have to make sure I take the little swiss army off the keychain.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:14 AM   #36
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My son bought a knife in Alaska. Brought it on the ship no problem. Packed it in the luggage for tsa. It made it home. Couldn't tell you how big it was, but I was concerned we would be stopped.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #37
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It was informational.
Maybe we should have a whole thread on how to smuggle stuff on board?
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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.
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Maybe we should have a whole thread on how to smuggle stuff on board?

There was nothing in this person's post suggesting that they brought the knife onboard on purpose, or "smuggled" it.
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We cruised with a family twice in the last couple of years. The gentleman always travels with a large(ish) knife. On the Alaska cruise, it was packed and wasn't confiscated. On the Fantasy cruise, DCL confiscated and left a claim ticket in his bag. He had no idea that they weren't allowed. Disney is the culprit of letting a knife go unnoticed.
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There was nothing in this person's post suggesting that they brought the knife onboard on purpose, or "smuggled" it.
I guess it would be informational to post that I haven't seen many drug sniffing dogs at the terminal lately......
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I guess it would be informational to post that I haven't seen many drug sniffing dogs at the terminal lately......
Sure, why not? People post a lot of things that not everyone agrees with, or finds interesting or meaningful. I don't know why that post bothers you so much.
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I guess it would be informational to post that I haven't seen many drug sniffing dogs at the terminal lately......
Huh. We spent a fair amount of time debarkation morning in Galveston watching the dogs go all over the port and loading areas.
Pretty neat to watch.
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Sure, why not? People post a lot of things that not everyone agrees with, or finds interesting or meaningful. I don't know why that post bothers you so much.
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At Port Canaveral we were pulled aside and our instant water boiler pitcher (Hamilton Beach) which we had packed and used at WDW was taken away, tagged, and then returned to us when we disembarked from the cruise.

I'd imagine they'd do the same for your knife.
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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.
I'm a country boy from the north and like to keep my 'tools' with me at all times, even on vacation. I travel with my laptop, pens, books, and yes a pocket knife. We have been on 7 cruises, 2 of the DCL and never have I had my pocket knife confiscated. I just put it in the little tray before the metal scanner, and it's returned to me on the other side. It's not a weapon!
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