Shipping luggage

has anyone ever shipped their luggage ahead to a hotel prior to a cruise ? How did it work out ?


4 Answers

Not sure if I would even want to try that. I can understand the reasoning behind it but the chances of something going sideways and your luggage ending up who knows where in my opinion would be too high. I would spend all my time worrying about the luggage not getting lost so would not really get much benefit from that.

It’s convenience really. Airlines are a PITA about luggage. 1 checked ( @ $25 ) + 1 c/o + 1 personal item. Each add’l checked is $35. Which is still less than shipping it.

I worry enough when we have a direct flight and the luggage supposedly in on the same plane. I'd be nervous wreck if I tried that. I know people who do, and for them it is one less concern. If you try it, please let us know how well (or not) it worked. I know... October.

I’ve never done that here in the US but I know it’s pretty much a routine occurrence in Japan. You can even ship your luggage to the airport the day before your flight. I think it’s because more people use mass transit and so it is nearly impossible to bring all of your luggage with you when you travel. And it’s a smaller country so the shipping distances are not as great and the prices are very reasonable.

But as Kergan mentioned I’m thinking the cost to ship luggage to your hotel here in the states would be quite a bit more than the airline fees. There are some companies like ShipSticks that will ship golf clubs to your destination but I think you need to have them ready and picked up well before your trip. And it’s expensive.

The only time we used a luggage service in conjunction with a cruise was last April when we sailed on the NCL Pride of America in Hawaii. We had a late evening flight the day we returned to port

so we used a luggage service that picked up our bags at port and delivered them later to us at the airport. It was much better than rolling full size suitcases down Waikiki all day.


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