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Old May 7th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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I read today, Princess is offeriing a great, but costly service, and I am wondering if you would try it.

This month, Princess started their Luggage Valet Service, beginning with European travelers, and to continue forward on all their itineraries.

This is a direct shipping service, in which luggage is picked up right from the passengers home, and delivered to to their stateroom. DHL is the carrier.The luggage can be picked up 30 days prior to sailing from, the US, and Canada.

The pricing starts at $90.00 per bag, each way, and, then, will vary depending on weight and destination. All baggage is insured up to $2,000.00.

A complimentary service will begin, later in the year, for when, people buy from the onboard shops, and want to ship things home. Nothing heavy enough for me to use this particular service, but nice they will offer it.

So, knowing how you pack, or overpack, and the costs involved, would you utilize this service, to make the trip to a cruise, and have a hassle free time, or say heck no, much toooooo $$$$$?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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My first thoughts were these:

1. 30 days sitting in some storage closet at the port of Miami with the bugs.. *shudder*

2. Those wrinkles are NEVER coming out. LMAO

I'm sure it would be useful for some people if baggage is a problem but me... nope. never use it.
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For, us, once I saw the total forour heavy bags, probably 4, of them, I would say, we could cruise again, for what they would charge!!
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When we first started taking cruises in the early 1980s we packed several suitcases. That got to be more than just a problem. we eventually learned we did not need all that "stuff" and now we pack one suitcase each ( a midsize) and one carry on each for computer, camera and prescriptions. We find this is the way to travel and it's always the same, whether it's 7 days or 38 days. We were trained and re-trained by an airline flight attendant until we finally got it down. Sure makes traveling and cruising a lot more fun. When we get to the end of the cruise, that is us getting off the ship with the first or close to first group as we have just carry off luggage. On a cruise in Europe once we purchased too many extras along the way so we just mailed back home some of the "stuff" so we could maintain our one suitcase and one carry-on policy.
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I pack last minute. There is no way I could get myself packed 30 days ahead of my cruise. So nope I would not use this service.
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