Waiting for a Room? Waiting for Luggage?

Knock on wood big time here BUT I have never had to wait for a room or for my luggage to be brought to the room in my past 7 cruises. I used to hand carry a lot of stuff ""just in case", but the room is always ready and 6 out of 7 times, the luggage was already outside the door. The 7th time, it arrived about 10 minutes after I got to the room. This has been with Princess and not as a preferred status or whatever that's called status. Is this the norm?

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I guess it depends on when you get to the port, how long it takes to board and how quickly you head to your room, but no, that’s not normal. We usually get to the port early and are among the first to board the ship and start enjoying our vacation. This means the rooms and luggage are rarely ready when we board but we’re never looking to unpack or spend time in the room right away.

I also like to get to the port at about 10:00 so I can get on the ship and start my vacation. Cabins are not ready until 1 or 2:00 so we head up to the Lido for lunch and look around the ship a bit then head to the cabin to drop off the carry on and check out my new home for the week Big Smile

I've had to wait for my room once or twice, but that is why the ship has a bar!

Luggage arrives that same afternoon but not waiting for me.

It all does depend on when you get to the port and how packed the ship is.

Luckily I've never had to wait for my room. My luggage usually arrives before I need it so it's never been a problem. However, I still pack a small carry on with "just in case" items..can't help it.

The only time I didn't have luggage was on the first cruise I took. Carnival Glory in 2007. I really didn't know what to expect. I got my luggage around 1100 that first evening. I didn't have a carry on either. (first time cruiser mistake) I could not wait to shower and brush my teeth after being out all day in the same clothes. (GROSS).

We don't get too hung up on luggage arrival time. It gets there eventually... the most important thing is that we are on a cruise :)

We've never had to wait for the cabin. We get our luggage in a reasonable amount of time.

Princess will usually have all rooms ready for the boarding passengers upon boarding. I do not know of other lines that do this.

100% agree. we have our carry on and the rest is all ok.... we are on a cruise...Big Smile

What I don't get are the people that feel the need to carry all their luggage on.... And if not, and that is their "Carry on" then I'd hate to see what their normal luggage is...


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