Pool Side Belongings



I'm going on my first cruise in October, and I'm of course very excited. I've been doing lots of research, but there's still one thing I have yet to get a clear answer to. Where do you put your belongings when you're at the pool? I understand chair hogging is frowned upon, rightfully so. I'm just curious as to where people put their cover ups, towels, etc. while taking a swim or going on water slides.


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Going for a swim, hot tubs, water slides, diversions of any kind, can lead to things missing...if that's what you wanted me to say, I will tell you Ive NEVER heard of such a thing...having said that, keeping one eye on your stuff is NEVER a bad idea...and besides...there is NO point in bringing bling or anything valuable to the pool...although I have seen certain types in the hot tub with enough junque on em to drown em, and enuf makeup in 90 degree weather to melt aluminum. We generally leave whatever stuff we do bring (and less is more) right on the chaise lounge or table, in plain sight...mainly ours. Don't worry about towels and stuff, different lines have different systems for keeping track, up to and including not keeping track,,,dont take the ones from your room....fwiw, I have an old watch that I use at the pool, and we usually remove any rings that might come loose...you need NOTHING cept the card for the entire cruise...leave it all in the safe. (not counting shore stuff..) If your card is misplaced, or lost somehow, don't go looking,,,go DIRECTLY to guest services, in your swimmies...nobody cares... they'll nuke the old one and issue a replacement in a heartbeat... Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it. The fact that you asked shows you will take "reasonable care..." enjoy the cruise!!!!

Sound advice.

Have not heard this one very often. Usually poolside there are not a lot of belongings but most leave them on the chair ... which is ok so long as they come back in a reasonable amount of time.

I take a beach bag and toss in my phone, sunscreen, Kindle reader etc.. Anyways, if ever we leave to swim in the pool, I've never worried that someone will take any of our stuff. It is relatively easy for me to keep an eye on my stuff while I'm at the pool. I've always felt 100% comfortable leaving my stuff on my lounge chair. Of course, I would never leave my stuff and wander off either.

Now, my big dilemma is what do I do with my stuff when we head to a beach at port. I have all the stuff I already mentioned but also cash and IDs. Now, this does worry me. I have often worried about someone taking off with my stuff while i'm in the water, but do my best to keep an eye on my stuff while in the water. I also hide all my stuff in my bag and then put it under a towel, under a hat. If someone wanted to get something they would have to go through some effort. There are travel devices you can buy on Amazon that are small enough to carry around but big enough to lock up your wallet, phone, etc. I've toyed with the idea of buying something like that. I did recently buy a body glove that is essentially a waterproof pouch that fits my phone. I wear it around my neck and can go into the water with it. There's enough room for a phone, my ship card and some cash.

There is a beach bag called the Kyss bag. You can lock it to your beach chair. It also It also locks zipped you. There is no way to cut the strap. Works wonders. Because sometimes I get in the water on shore and ship and stay in for a couple of hours. If you get one, make sure to get the small one. They are huge

I also take my kindle, phone, etc. I read at the pool and use the phone for photos. I just feel better knowing they are locked up.


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