Do you "Bring Your Own" Luggage or Check it with the Porter?

Depending upon the length of the cruise and the amount of luggage I am bringing, I have used both methods.  I no longer have concerns about the cruise ship handling the luggage and always seem to get it in a timely fashion.

If possible, I do like taking my own luggage off the ship when disembarking because it's one less step to being on my way ... crying as I go Crying

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I have two bags.  One with all my stuff and one with bathroom stuff and my papers along with a pair of clothes to change if needed.  The one with all my stuff I give to the porter

I take all my own stuff.  I don't need to take much.

We each take two bags apiece. One 'carry-on' and one bigger one to be delivered to the room on embarkation. Similar to Todd, our carry-ons have the important items (two bottles of wine and other stuff, plus a change of clothes if needed). Each checked bag has some of each other's clothes - just in case. Never a problem to date.

Like DVCruise and others, we tote all our bags off ship to speed up the disembarkation process. Worked good for us so far. And yes, agree about the Crying.

We generally check 2 suitcases and carry two smaller bags (or backpacks) on board with us (total, not eachBig Smile)

My wife has claimed my Cruiseline tote, so I am stuck with the backpack.Crying

I carry my bags on and off the ship myself.   If it is under 2 weeks I get away with a carry on bag and my back pack.  

We will usually check in one or two large bags and carry one small one onto the ship but getting off we drag it all ourselves. Hate having to go looking for it once off the ship.

Check two pieces of luggage, carry on back pack.

We're all about the same then... And yes I as well self assist when leaving.  Keep it all with me when they politely announce GET THE HECK OUTTA HEREAngry!!!!

Well when we travel we are the Clampetts! No matter how hard I try we end up eith two or three we give to the porters. Then who mows haw many we roll ourselves. At times it drives me crazy.

 

Urghhhh, I hate disembarkation day!  

 

Be rude to the people that won't get out of their room on time.  Be nice to the folks that have been tipping extra everyday of the cruise.  Guess many are stressed about getting the ship ready in such a short time period.

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