Just got off the Mercu 10/3-10/13 and they have a new service called Luggage Valet. It costs $20 per person. They get your airline luggage tags and boarding passes to you the last night and when you set your bags out the last night you don't see them again until you reach your final destination. We got off the ship first and either go to the airport or whatever. We went to the airport and to the gate and were all checked in. The only hang up could be if customs wants to see your luggage. It worked great.