I, too, never counted suitcases, whatever I needed is what I brought. When I first started cruising, I packed maybe three suitcases, now I am down to one. Also, I always pack my medications, camera and a change of clothes in a small wheeled carry-on which I keep with me. I pack a change of clothes just in case my checked suitcase doesn't make it to my stateroom before dinner and I splash some beer, vodka, food, etc., on my clothes. I also take a lot of photos and want my camera with me. After 1:30 p.m., you will be able to access your stateroom, drop off your carry-on and lock the door.