Amount of Luggage

How much luggage do you take on a cruise, including your carry-on bags. Do you leave the suitcases with the porters and just take your carry-on when you embark?


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We have 1 suitcase each - about 25 in, plus a carry on. Mike's carry-on is his camera bag, and I have a tote with our travel documents, ID, my phone for using the camera, etc. We leave the suitcases with the porter and usually tip $5 for the 2 pieces.


Just one checked bag:




we have 1 suitcase per person.(5) we check them with the porter and tip 2 dollars a suitcase. my carry on has my meds, travel documents, camera and 1 extra change of clothes , Happy just in case.

I take one suitcase Happy


We will be celebrating 30 years in April. I am thinking of asking Norwegian if I could possibly bring one, very special bottle of bourbon on board to celebrate with our friends:



Usually a suitcase checked with the porter and a carryon or backpack. My wife has the same.

While I envy those cruisers who manage to bring only 1 small piece of luggage, I find that I need my large bag.  Try as I may, i just can't fit casual clothes, swimwear, dinner clothes, all my shoes and all my other junk into anything smaller than a large suitcase.  So, my husband and I each have 1 large bag and 1 carry on. 

My husband and I both checked a bag and carried on a bag.  However, because we had FTTF, he carried on his bag that contained all of his clothes and we went straight to our room and dropped it off. I carried all of our travel docs, meds and change of clothes.

If we are planning to dress formal (tux for DH) we have a hang-up bag and each of us has a larger suitcase and a carry-on. So a total of 5 bags for the two of us.  We bring the carry-on with us on the ship and leave the others with the porters on the dock. Oh yes, I also carry a small purse.


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