Lugging Luggage

I own every type brand size of luggage made and all of it has gone on one cruise or another in the past year.  There is a graveyard of luggage in the garage that is no longer allowed to cruise because it's: Too deep to fit under the bed in cabin, too cumbersome to wheel when weighted down, Too big and heavy for airlines and too small inside.

The luggage many of you got at Christmas is perfect by the way

Two suggestions: Drop bags at pier early if possible. If flying, remember that most airlines will not allow you to check bags earlier than 4 hours before flight, so you will be wheeling it around at the airport if early.

The plastic tags that attach with wires to hold cruise ship tags are well worth the money!

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Or, you can pay about $25 per person for the luggage valet service -- the ship will take your bags, check you in for your flight, and check your luggage for the flight. Basically you put your bags in the hallway the last night of the cruise and don't see them again until you get to your home airport.

I will be using it this time due to my flight out not being until late afternoon.

I wonder why Carnival dropped their luggage express option? It sounded like a good idea for people flying out the day they get off the ship.

Angry This was not available on the Star Princess or I would have jumped on it ... Wonder why?

I thought you took your hubby on your last cruise just to haul your luggage?

Princess does contract with only certain airlines, maybe yours wasn't part of the contract, or possibly the airport is not included.

Hopefully they continue the program at FLL at least until 4/19/17Happy

From what I understand, the paperwork is included in all the flyers they hand out during the cruise -- easy to get trashed with the rest of the ads. I don't think it is announced or verbally offered at any time.

 

Of course all my information on this subject comes from that "critical" board, so consider the sourceBig Smile

True And Haul he did ...He was the perfect Schlep Camel ... the only thing that still baffles me is why our luggage weighed so much less coming home ... he claimed he threw out anything I didn't use but nothing is missing that I can tell lol

It's the low price of $25 per bag that throws me - I know of the Luggage Forward company and a few others but the cost for those services is out of sight.

I've been told it is $25 per person plus airline baggage fees. Additionally, overweight fees are waived (so I've been told).

If one person checks two bags, and the airline charges $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second, they the cruiser pays 25+25+35, or $85. If one person checks two bags, and the airline has no fees, then the price is $25.

 

Wow - I will have to see that one to believe it - not doubting but can't believe they can even afford to do it.  

It's with an outside contractor.

For $25 per person, though, all they really do is input your check-in info into the computer, take your suitcases to the airport, and check them in for your flight. I assume they have an agreement with the airline that waives the "no checking luggage in until 2 hours before your flight" rule.

Not all airlines participate either.

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