Yea, Im not here to open a can of worms..lol..Just thought id bring it up, thats all. I did see a "suitcase gauge" like at the airport sitting in the check in area where if the bag dosent fit inside, it needs to be checked. When I check in on a cruise, I normally check my bag and just carry on a smaller duffle type bag with all the valubles, etc. I dont like dragging a suitcase around if i dont have to. Getting off ship I do carry everything off. My bag is med sized with wheels and i can also strap my carry on bag to it which give me a free hand and tows easyly behind me. I travel light..I cant belive what people take for a 5 day cruise..