Well, the final intallment for any who care to know.....
FINALLY got ahold of "Suest Relations" Still no response to multiple Emails and letters sent to the president of the company, and was told,
and I quote:
"Well, that's just too bad. You really should learn how to pack for a trip, and its your own damn fault for not buying the insurance".
How about that. A cruisle line representative swearing at a customer. Well, Carnival has lost my business forever, and I pass this info along to all who would listen.... be careful, carrry your own luggage and don't let it out of your sight. Carnival could care less if you sail wiht them or not. Sooner or later they are going to P--- off all their customers, then their ships can sit empty at the pier. Until that day, enjoy your trip but be careful with your luggage!