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I always laugh at these threads on the boards. Why does someone else care if I wear a lanyard. I’m not forcing them to wear one. Have cruised 16 times and wore one on every cruise. Don’t really give a rats ... what anyone else thinks 

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9 minutes ago, davekathy said:

I can see the value in lanyards on clothing optional cruises. :classic_blush: 

I hope the cords on the lanyards for those cruises are really, really long. 😉

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12 minutes ago, C-Dragons said:

I hope the cords on the lanyards for those cruises are really, really long. 😉

Lanyards soon to be replaced by wrist bands. :classic_wink:

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7 hours ago, davekathy said:

And more importantly, Captains Club tier level. :classic_biggrin:

 

Don't need a lanyard for that on RCI - I just wear my D+ pin on my collar to flaunt my C&A status! :classic_laugh:

 

(...and before anyone slams me for that, please note the emoji.  Just trying to be funny.....)

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11 hours ago, grandgeezer said:

A lanyard is just another way to flash your status if you are cruising in something other than steerage.

 

Not

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3 minutes ago, leaveitallbehind said:

 

Don't need a lanyard for that on RCI - I just wear my D+ pin on my collar to flaunt my C&A status! :classic_laugh:

 

(...and before anyone slams me for that, please note the emoji.  Just trying to be funny.....)

Mike, if ya got it flaunt it. :classic_wink:

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2 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Mike, if ya got it flaunt it. :classic_wink:

 

Yeah Dave, but I'm not sure that's really having it to flaunt!   Just means I've paid a heck of a lot for a few free drinks.....

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4 minutes ago, leaveitallbehind said:

 

Yeah Dave, but I'm not sure that's really having it to flaunt!   Just means I've paid a heck of a lot for a few free drinks.....

Makes two of us. But the ride has always been fun. 🥃

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I agree that lanyards are for losers....like me. If I don't wear a lanyard, I lose my card. Sometimes I even lose it WITH the lanyard, but not nearly as often. At home it seems like I spend half of my life looking for my glasses, my car keys, or my remote control, and I don't want to spend my vacation time looking for anything. This is my reason (or excuse) for wearing a lanyard. To anyone I have offended, I sincerely apologize. 

 

I'm thrilled that some people think that by wearing a lanyard, I'm flaunting my status because, frankly, I didn't even know I had any. So on our next cruise when I don my lanyard, I will not think of myself as a loser. I will now think of myself as a status flaunter. I like the sound of it much better and it makes me feel like a social crusader. Who knew a lanyard could have such an impact?

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Oh my! I wish I had a lanyard to carry my smart watch today. It has buzzed and vibrated on my wrist so many times with post notifications from this thread that I now have a rash on my wrist and a dead smart watch battery! Lots of laughs though.

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23 hours ago, mfs2k said:

 

Now I'm curious if Equinox cabin door locks are RFID or Mag Stripe?

 

If RFID, the cards would open the door, even if inside plastic .  If Mag Stripe, the cards have to be removed from the plastic case attached to lanyard each time tow swipe in.

 

Who knows the answer?

 

i had my mag strip seapass on a lanyard by having guest relations made a hole through it, and it still worked with the cabin door and casino slot machines with the lanyard attached

 

but it seems that lanyards are more common with passengers from my region, as TAs normally give these out as gifts when collecting the cruise documents

 

one time i cruised with princess in asia, and 90% of passengers had lanyards LOLLL

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 2:46 PM, poeticlicensed said:

We are loyal X cruisers, but we are  looking at other options  (Princess, NCL, HAL, RCI) for our Alaska cruise next summer. Whilst perusing the boards looking for information, I happened upon a few threads, mainly from HAL and Princess cruisers, discussing the abomination that is known as lanyard wearing. Apparently for some, lanyards are tacky and distasteful and scream newbie. Apparently one should keep their seapass (or whatever they call it) hidden away on one's pocket or wallet or bag. I was LOL reading the comments. Is this really a thing? I have never given a thought to lanyard vs non-lanyard as something that should be the subject of debate, but I guess it is. I see people on X with lanyards and without, I never give it second thought. 

 

Just ridiculous - some people haven't got enough to worry about. They need to get a life and leave other cruisers alone !

Personally, I couldn't care less if anyone wears a lanyard - it's whatever anyone finds useful for them !

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1 minute ago, Presto2 said:

 

Just ridiculous - some people haven't got enough to worry about. They need to get a life and leave other cruisers alone !

Personally, I couldn't care less if anyone wears a lanyard - it's whatever anyone finds useful for them !

 

I think if you read further the OP indicated in a subsequent response that he meant the thread tongue in cheek and was not serious regarding his comments. Many of the responses that followed were in that same manner.  I think he, as with you, basically agree with live and let live and is surprised at the many threads commenting on the subject.

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Just now, leaveitallbehind said:

 

I think if you read further the OP indicated in a subsequent response that he meant the thread tongue in cheek and was not serious regarding his comments. Many of the responses that followed were in that same manner.  I think he, as with you, basically agree with live and let live and is surprised at the many threads commenting on the subject.

 

Ooopps, sorry - doing the annoying thing of not reading the dozens of posts before replying. I wasn't getting at the OP by the way, I think I was stunned if people were 'lanyard watching'  ;-)

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Lanyards are used by many high level executives to enter work.  I think they are great- to each his/her own.  So the OP probably isn't aware of this fact.  Have taken 40 cruises and enjoy wearing a lanyard during the day-  Some cruise ships now have bands- but you must take them off to order drinks, make purchases etc.  They also aren't reliable- 

 

But as previously mentioned, perhaps a joke to get people to respond. In that case LOL.

 

 

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I don't wear landyards, too me they are for backstage passes, but if folks want to wear them or a rack trap or a go belt or a fanny pack or a wrist wallet, etc., everyone should feel free to do as they please.

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18 minutes ago, Cruise a holic said:

Lanyards are used by many high level executives to enter work.  ...

 

 

Many clever doctors wear stethoscopes at work, but i'm sure none would want to wear one on holiday

 

In recent years wearing lanyards has become something associated with work (and even schools now) - I suspect that the vast majority of people who work in a corporate environment or in a public building have to wear these things.  Gone are the days when you could be rude and surely to someone and they wouldn't have a clue who you were.

 

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Must admit that the lanyard makes me feel like I'm at a convention/conference rather than being on vacay, which is NOT COOL. I get the best of both worlds, Seapass in a lanyard, but lanyard in my bag most of the time.

 

Rather than impressing with the cabin location, I recently bought a new lanyard to advertise my favorite team - Roll Tide!

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6 minutes ago, cangelmd said:

Must admit that the lanyard makes me feel like I'm at a convention/conference rather than being on vacay, which is NOT COOL. I get the best of both worlds, Seapass in a lanyard, but lanyard in my bag most of the time.

 

Rather than impressing with the cabin location, I recently bought a new lanyard to advertise my favorite team - Roll Tide!

There's an idea here! Companies could produce advertising lanyards and pay people to wear them. Free enterprise at its best. This might shift focus from "status" to the need for money.

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14 hours ago, davekathy said:

I can see the value in lanyards on clothing optional cruises. :classic_blush: 

Tit for tat, at that.

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43 minutes ago, Orator said:

There's an idea here! Companies could produce advertising lanyards and pay people to wear them. Free enterprise at its best. This might shift focus from "status" to the need for money.

 

No need to do that.  Celebrity get people to buy them at a hefty premium!

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1 hour ago, ben.chan said:

 

i had my mag strip seapass on a lanyard by having guest relations made a hole through it, and it still worked with the cabin door and casino slot machines with the lanyard attached

 

but it seems that lanyards are more common with passengers from my region, as TAs normally give these out as gifts when collecting the cruise documents

 

one time i cruised with princess in asia, and 90% of passengers had lanyards LOLLL

 

That is how I attach my sea pass card.  I go to guest relations and get punched.   I also use a lanyard from a Princess cruise with their logo on the  lanyard.  Then, for me, I loop it through my belt loop or a 'D' ring and put in my pocket.  Easy to use and entering cabin many times just pull out from door and let go.  It is hanging by my leg till I put stuff down on bed.

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8 minutes ago, DYKWIA said:

 

No need to do that.  Celebrity get people to buy them at a hefty premium!

One could avoid paying Celebrity an outrageous price for the lanyards and instead look for companies that would pay THEM for advertising the company on the lanyard.  There's an Infiniti dealer in  South Florida who pays a monthly fee to drivers who place their decal in the rear window of the car. 

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