Oh my.... One Christmas my luggage decided to vacation in San Juan.. while I was visiting in Boston! Took one week for my luggage to arrive in Boston.. and that was when AA had 6 daily non-stops SJU-BOS (prior to 9/11)!
Oh that's awful! I hope your luggage has made it home by now. I think I'd rather go on a cruise without my luggage than have my luggage go on a cruise without me. But either way is not really very good!
Thank you all for your replies, no my luggage did not take any pics, and is mum on the enjoyument .
Although it made it back June 5, it was still sitting in "luggage store" June 8th, but I bent the ear of the TA agency and someone from there got onto Fedex, who then picked up the luggage and delivered it to me in FL
The case had been tampered with , but as there was only my clothes (all worn) there was nothing for anyone to "steal"
Going on in October, hope my luggage decides to stay with "Mama" then
Best wishes to any one going on a cruise this summer
Years ago, the late comedian Alan King used to love to berate the airlines.
He told the following joke which I still think of every time I check my bags at the airport.
I walked up to the check-in counter at the airport , gave the young lady my ticket to Cleveland and placed my three suitcases in front of her. I told the young lady checking me in that I wanted one bag to go to Los Angeles, the other to Chicago and the third to Miami. She said, "I'm very sorry, sir, but I can't do that." I said to her, "Why not? You did it last week!"
It sounds like security is a joke aboard the ships. I wonder when there will be forced baggage matching to each passenger aboard ships. Just think how easily a terrorist could get a weapon/bomb on board and not take the ship.
You are correct Newbin2 cruising. My luggage was very clearly tagged with a PUPLE Infinity dis embarkation tag, (no old labels, just my name and address in a small leather holder)
I also question how it could get on board a DIFFERENT Cruise line and ship with three words in the name. "in error". Gateway Guest Services were supposed to have taken charge of the luggage and stored it in a "secure area" for "lost luggage"
Clearly this was not done, also clearly it was taken from the warehouse allocated to Infinity (who did not sail until late that night) to another location in order to be put on a RCCL ship.
The chaos at Vancouver at dis embarkation was unbelievable, what luggage did make it to the warehouse was all mised up, green tags with purple, pink with blue etc. There was no attempt to control the un loading, or to segregate the colours.
Gateway Guest Service staff just did not want to know when I approached them for help trying to find my luggage before I had to leave for the airport. Nor did they want to know when I began to enquire as to how it went to Alaska "in error", or why it was not shipped to me immediately after its return.
If I was Security Chief of Staff at the port of Vancouver, I would be very worried , I wonder what checks they do on staff, not only at the docks but at the airport also, English (Canadian ) was clearly not the first language of 95% of the staff at both areas.
I was in a CELEBRITY SUITE on last weeks cruise of the INFINITY. Because of this suite status, we were supposed to have "priority debarkation", and in fact were allowed to wait in the SS UNITED STATES restaurant sunday morning to be among the first group escorted off the ship. All went as planned unil we reached the hallway outside the baggage room where we were informed that our luggage was not off the ship yet, and may not be off the ship for quite some time. (A neat little trick.....you get off the ship first...but your luggage doesnt)
We waited for about 30 minutes until one of the Port Of Vancouver "powers that be" informed us that our luggage would be waiting at the other end of the hall. We went to where she told us to go...only to be told by another port worker, that our luggage wasnt there....it was at the other end of the hall...WHERE WE JUST WERE. Once again we went back to where we started and the original "your luggage is at the other end" lady asked us what we were doing back at her station. I had reached my limit by this time, and just as I was getting ready to unload, the carts came out with our luggage on them. FINALLY.
How a place that makes embarkation so easy (the best in 8 cruises) can totally screw up a (seemingly) simple thing like getting people and luggage off a ship is beyond me. Vancouver is such a beautiful place, and the people SO friendly...I had to wonder if they imported the workers from some other place.
BUT THE CRUISE WAS FANTASTIC!