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Skoeper February 19th, 2013 01:57 PM

Unwanted Cruise wear
 
DH and I usually leave quite a bit of clothing in our cabin at the end of the cruise. Now, mind you, this clothing is not stained or torn....we just don't want to bring it back home (saves on laundry when we get home too!).

Are these clothing articles something that our cabin steward might want? If so, would they get in trouble to keeping them? I realize we would need to explain to the steward, or leave a note so that the clothing doesn't go to the "lost and found" or possibly be mailed back to us.

I thought I'd ask a crew member how to best do this. Do the cabin stewards even want someone else's clothing??? Should we just toss them in the garbage after wearing them each day? I hate to throw out nice clothing, but I'd hate to bring some of these things back even more.

Thanks for any advice!

Fern February 19th, 2013 08:11 PM

I'm having a bit of trouble answering your question, but I would suggest that you take the clothing home and donate it to a local charity, maybe the Salvation Army?

While the Room Steward's like cash tips and sometimes books or magazines, I don't think they want your used clothes.

JMHO,

Skoeper February 19th, 2013 11:05 PM

Oh, this is not to take the place of tips! We've done this in hotels around the world and when we tell the maid that we're leaving clothes in the room that we don't want (don't mail them to us!), so many are just tickled.

I'm not sure stewards on ships feel the same way. We want the extra room in our suitcases and if leaving the clothes are problematic, we will just toss them before we leave the ship. I thought I'd ask a crew member so we know :)

sz February 20th, 2013 09:57 AM

Ask if there's a donation bin onboard. Some ships have adopted charities on specific islands they visit and keep items for the next time they visit. Otherwise the items will go to 'lost & found' or thrown away if no one wants them.

Skoeper February 20th, 2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by sz (Post 1465141)
Ask if there's a donation bin onboard. Some ships have adopted charities on specific islands they visit and keep items for the next time they visit. Otherwise the items will go to 'lost & found' or thrown away if no one wants them.

Thank you, sz. We are sailing Alaska with Celebrity. Maybe I can find out before we leave if Celebrity is one of the cruiselines that does this :)

~ Shari


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