Secret Cash Stash

I don't know if anyone is interested in this, but I just discovered it this morning.  If you need someplace to squirrel away some cash, you can utilize your luggage tags.   When you fold them, you end up with a pocket ( see photo ).   Laminate the tag with clear tape, leaving that one edge open.   Hide some cash in the tag, and seal it up. Staple it to your carry on only.   Though I doubt the tag will come off, why chance it.    You can even make an extra one and leave it attached to your luggage.   Who would know ?     I've read too many complaints about thefts on ships lately, so I guess I am getting a little paranoid.  Sorry.   Wink


Having trouble with image ( thanks IOS 8 ),    but you get the idea

11 Answers

Interesting idea.

I have a special belt that I wear if I need extra cash. My wife has a special shirt that has hidden pockets. But I don't worry about that too much.

I just use the safe on the ship

We do too. But while I was making up our luggage tags, I noticed the pocket and I figured, oh never mind.......

Bug fixed. This is what I was trying to explain. You can stick a couple of bills inside and seal it up. Not even your kid will know.......

Not a bad idea, but I have no doubt I would forget about it and end up just ripping off and throwing away the tag…Crying

I'm too cheap to forget where I stashed money........

We featured this cruising tip in today's Newsletter! Check it out:

Big Smile

Thanks Simon.

Call me "Old School" but we take very little cash with us when we cruise. Usually just enough to cover tips for the dock workers that handle our luggage, taxi's when in ports etc. Believe it or not, we still carry money orders that we can cash at the Concierge desk when we need extra cash. We usually get a few in $20 denominations. Since plastic is pretty much accepted in ports, we find little need to take chances. We concern ourselves more with securing things like our passports.

We always have out "emergency" fund of travellers cheques, just in case.

Depending where we go and what we've planned, the CC is always there as well as a bit of folding money.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top