Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 26th, 2008, 03:22 PM
misguidedangel's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,670
Send a message via ICQ to misguidedangel
Default Let the packing begin!

Seven days!!! Seven Days!!!

I started to pack and I am glad I decided to use my 19" rolling suitcase as a carry on because it can hold quite a bit!!!! I have two large 24" and I have already backed 75% of my clothes only to find that my suitcases are 50% empty!!!! That is a good thing, oh ya, it means I can bring back lots of goodies. It's going to b e a pain to try and haul three suitcases, but I'll manage....

I'll be using my beach bag as my purse and I'll have whatever I'll be bringing from my purse, my cruise folder/info, tickets, passports, a book/magazine, and my cameras (two digital and one video).

Now all I have to worry about is hoping the flight is on time because we have a shuttle bus picking us up from the airport. I checked the flight we'll be on and it landed late, extremely late. If that was our flight we would have 12 minutes to get off the plane, collect our bags, and be on the bus to Galveston!

Seven days....
__________________




1991 Holiday
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
2011 Glory

I gotta go where it's warm.....

Over 40 victim of fate.....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 26th, 2008, 04:10 PM
BarJen's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 139
Default

Sure will be nice to go somewhere warm for a while, won't it!

Have a wonderful trip!
__________________
Carnival Fantasy 2004
Carnival Fantasy 2005
Carnival Sensation 2007
Carnival Imagination 2008
Carnival Destiny 2009
Carnival Valor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2011
Carnival Miracle 2012
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 26th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 108
Default

Wow-you get to take 3 suitcases??????

My husband told me one and only one. Now I have to figure out how to condense and make it work.

Last year was the same rule. And guess which bag weighed the most? Yup, hubby's.

Have fun and enjoy your trip.

Safe sailing.
__________________
Chefkel22

RCCL Freedom of the Seas 2/10
Carnival Legend 2/09
Carnival Victory 2/08
Carnival Liberty 7/07
Carnival Valor 4/06
Carnival Celebration 4/05
Carnival Sensation 4/04
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2008, 02:18 AM
AlaskanGrown's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 176
Default

We just pulled our suitcases out of the crawl space and started packing for our Wendsday night departure to California. We're ready for our way over due cruise!
__________________
Carnival Conquest
02/2008 Carnival Pride
10/2006 Carnival Glory
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2008, 01:34 PM
travelgalSue's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 870
Default

Two weeks from now I'll be onbaord heading to where it is a whole lot warmer. As for packing, several years ago I discovered those packing bags and will not travel without them. You can get so much in them it saves space. I used to do the 3 suitcase thing now I can get everything for a 7 day cruise in one 24in that I check and my carryon. Hubby has a smaller 22 inch and a small duffle so we can travel much lighter than in years past. Give these bags a try you'll be glad you did. One other thing, I purchase the spray wrinkle release and pack it in the checked bag. Once onboard I take the clothes out hang them up, give them a squirt of the spary and by the time I need to wear it the wrinkles are gone.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2008, 01:36 PM
misguidedangel's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,670
Send a message via ICQ to misguidedangel
Default

Poor dear, ONE suitcase, for a seven day cruise. I could force everything into one suitcase. It would be overly full to the point I wouldn't have any room to put anything I happen to buy. I used the two large ones in September and it worked, but the carry on was a pain the arse to haul around on my shoulder.

Tell him you need to break out a third suitcase and both of you can use it!!!!
__________________




1991 Holiday
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
2011 Glory

I gotta go where it's warm.....

Over 40 victim of fate.....
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM
AlaskanGrown's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 176
Default

we're doing the 3 suitcase thing, but we have shopping planned during our 11 day trip. One suitecase is just for shopping stuff.
__________________
Carnival Conquest
02/2008 Carnival Pride
10/2006 Carnival Glory
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2008, 10:57 PM
shipsNdips's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The same as you: at my computer, planning the next cruise!
Posts: 21
Send a message via Yahoo to shipsNdips
Default

[quote="Chefkel22"]Wow-you get to take 3 suitcases??????

My husband told me one and only one. Now I have to figure out how to condense and make it work.

Last year was the same rule. And guess which bag weighed the most? Yup, hubby's.

Have fun and enjoy your trip.

Safe sailing
Quote:

That's crazy- 3 suitcases. woo hoo. Every year I hear if from my husband on how much I pack and the things I DO NOT end up wearing. But, I like to think I am always prepared for my "mood" you never know when those certain pair of shoes would be just perfect. hehe Have fun!
__________________

Free Cruise Clocks

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. ~Susan Heller

And that's the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. ~Dave Barry
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 983
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelgalSue
Two weeks from now I'll be onbaord heading to where it is a whole lot warmer. As for packing, several years ago I discovered those packing bags and will not travel without them. You can get so much in them it saves space. I used to do the 3 suitcase thing now I can get everything for a 7 day cruise in one 24in that I check and my carryon. Hubby has a smaller 22 inch and a small duffle so we can travel much lighter than in years past. Give these bags a try you'll be glad you did. One other thing, I purchase the spray wrinkle release and pack it in the checked bag. Once onboard I take the clothes out hang them up, give them a squirt of the spary and by the time I need to wear it the wrinkles are gone.
Are you referring to the bags that you vacuum all the air out of to condense them? If so how do you repack to come home? I have thought about doing this and wondered if the steward would loan me a vacuum to pack my clothes!
__________________
Been there - done that:
2003 Holiday
2004 Fantasy
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 0
Send a message via MSN to Monsterbaby
Default

I am packed and ready to go! Suite cases are by the door.........come on Saturday!! (we're leaving a day early).

I can almost smell the tropical seas now!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
begin, messages, packing

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30 days and counting! let the packing begin! LisaK Chit - Chat for Cruisers 4 March 21st, 2007 05:14 PM
Let the season begin! BKcruiser Chit - Chat for Cruisers 15 March 6th, 2007 11:40 PM
Let the Countdown Begin David K Carnival Cruise Lines 0 February 19th, 2005 06:56 AM
Where do you begin? DavidB Travel Gripes! 16 January 31st, 2005 03:09 PM
When Does It All Begin? Sportsfan Alaska 8 May 7th, 2003 01:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1