My husband and I are leaving next week for our first ever cruise. We are going to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Our flight into Seattle arrives at 9:00 a.m. and our ship departs at 4:00 p.m. This cruise was a gift to us and so it feels awkward to ask for someone who is already being extremely generous to change flight times for us. We can fill our time in with sightseeing but the issue is with our luggage. It seems rather awkward enjoying the Space Needle lugging two huge suitcases around. Does anyone know if the cruise line allows you to check in luggage early?