Anybody ever lose their luggage onboard???  not the ol airline thang...actually on board...you deposited it, it never showed up in your cabin...and then???  only happened to us once, one bag temporarily didn't show up...the steward appeared, apologized, said they took "unmarked" bags to a certain place..he would try to find it...I had no idea how he would do that if it was "unmarked" meaning our cruise line luggage tag...but it did have our name and cabin number on a separate tag WE put there..he found it and returned it....THAT was worth a hefty tip no questions asked...how bout you? any stories re cruise ships vs. your luggage? (It still amazes me how they get skeighty-eight thousand bags to where they belong..)

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Only on my first cruise in 07. I was a rookie so I had all my stuff besides my money, passport and boarding pass with me. I only take one suitcase and a carry on. My suitcase didn't show up till about 11PM. I had to ask where it was at customer service desk. They found it. It was horrible not to be able to change clothes and brush my teeth since the time I boarded. Yuck. Lol

So... I now also pack in my carry on toothpaste and brush and a pair of shorts and t shirt.

We have not, but on one cruise to Hawaii one family luggage did not make it into the ship somehow. They did not let it slow them down. The cruise line was really good and helped them out from the ships shops and then arranged to take them shopping in the first port.

Must be a very uncomfortable feeling. On every cruise we would get a slip of paper in our mail slot with a picture and a request asking passengers if they had mistakenly received a piece of luggage.

We not only put on tcruise ags but also extra tags with our name, etc.

I haven't had the misfortune of a lost case. However I will place an unfolded luggage tag inside the case thinking their luggage handles might take a look inside should the tag I placed on the outside of the bag gets ripped off.

Well, not lost but it was damaged seriously and my souvenirs got broken. :(

Never. But we take a piece of bright duct tape and write our Name...Ship...Sail Date....& Cabin # on it. That then gets placed on the luggage by the top handle.

That's interesting, that you would get a picture...very thoughtful...you'd think there'd be so many....on a later cruise, we actually saw the pile of "undistributed luggage"...it was...impressive....so yes, we put our name, ship and cabin number on a separate tag, which is hard to "accidentally" remove...no address or phone number tho...somebody wants a few shirts and underwear and incidentals, they can have it....what I don't do is advertise we're away...theres only a handful of peeps out here, and they know...but that's fine...

YES! About 4 years ago we sailed RC and dropped off our luggage with the porter as we also did. We both got our large suitcases and he got his smaller bag but I was missing my large Vera Bradley travel duffel. When all the luggage arrived without this one bag, I wasn't worried. But then we sailed off and still nothing. We checked with the cabin steward and the front desk and were reassured that it could take several hours before all of the luggage was delivered. So, we went about our business but I was still concerned. Eventually, it was time to get dressed for dinner and so we did and were walking down the hallway towards the elevator. Way, way down the hall I spy several pieces of luggage outside a cabin. One piece looked very much like mine--and as Vera Bradley designs are very colorful and very unique, I knew I had to check it out. Sure enough, there was my bag! Just sitting there outside of this cabin. My bag still had the tags and it was clearly marked. So, i just took it! It was mine after all and i was just happy to find it!

We haven't but I'll tell you a true story. Years ago your luggage tags, boarding pass, cruise contract, etc., were mailed to you. Two first time cruisers, who were at our dining room table, received their information and the luggage tags. One fellow had the right tags with the right ship and deck, the other the wrong ship with the right deck. They didn't catch the problem. They left their bags at the dock and one fellow got his luggage but the other did not. After checking with the desk the luggage was indeed on the Destiny (we were on the Paradise). Now this would not have been too bad except this gentleman was celebrating losing 100 pounds and he had another 100 to go. There were no clothes on board to fit him. So each night his roommate went to the self laundry and and washed the clothing he had on his back for the next day. His luggage caught up with him the morning of the 4th day. I think the roommate was the happiest!

We once had the wrong luggage delivered to our cabin.

Best Hawaiian shirt I ever came across. Big Smile


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