Well color me surprised when I went to print out my luggage tags only to discover it was too late to order them! Welcome the the 20th century.
Odd that my cruise documents can include replicas of my luggage tags along with our deck, cabin number and quadrant of the ship but they don't allow me to print my own tags. If this things are so special why don't they just ship them to you when you make final payment.
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Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013
I usually wait until I make the final payment for a cruise, then complete the on-line check in/documentation work. At that time, I look for instructions on ordering luggage tags and most of the time (if I forget which cruise line does what), I'll call them. Celebrity usually allows you to order them at least one month in advance (we have a Thanksgiving cruise on the Eclipse) and I was able to request them last month. (edited portion: you can either call the cruise line for them or order them online. end of edit) They came via mail two weeks ago, so I'm all set.
I have lots of cruises under my belt and my checklist is down pat, from what to pack, to ordering flowers/gifts, specialty restaurant reservations, luggage tags, etc.
You do have the option of printing out sample tags (but laminate them as they are only paper and the way the luggage is handled guarantees they will not remain on the bags by the time it gets to your cabin) or pick some up down at the ship terminal.
Hope that will be the least of your problems. Happy cruising!
Last edited by 2katz3fsh; October 16th, 2011 at 06:35 PM.
Reason: added additional information
We have allways gotten luggage tags from Celebrity as well as Royal.
But if you don't it's no big deal the porters will take of it. Just make sure that you know your cabin number.
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