I now taht you can carry off all your luggage, but can you also carry on all luggage? We are taking a four day and I think we will just have a rolley and a garment bag, so if we could carry on, we can avoid the wait for the luggage.
Royale 5/85; Oceanic 7/85, 5/86, 5/89
Veracruz 7/88; Fantasy 7/97;
Tropicale 6/98; Sov. Seas 6/99;
Sensation 5/03, 5/04; Glory 9/03,Triumph 9/04; Pride 3/05
a couple did that on my cruise last sept. it was on carnival. anything you can carry yourself and get through the screener can be taken on by you. they said it saved so much time and they do it for each cruise.
IF it fits through the scanner machines which are the same type and size as those found at airport gates then yes you can carry it onboard. If the bag does not fit through the machine it MUST be checked.
Fortunately, our next cruise is 14 days, so I doubt that too many people will be hauling their own luggage on.
I am still boggled at the prospect of large numbers of people carrying all their own stuff off on getaway day. When you look at all the bags piled in the hall the night before, you've got to believe that nothing but chaos would reign if that mass of luggage--being yanked by its cursing owners--started schlepping its way through the halls and public rooms as the various colors were called.
Seems like it would create pandemonium, not to mention dangerous conditions.