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Old August 6th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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Since the luggage is said to sometimes be delayed in delivering to the staterooms, what should a lady wear to board the ship (in case she can't change in time for the first dinner)? My ship boards at 4:00 p.m. in December, in Los Angeles and I am thinking a long pair of pants with a nice sweater... is this underdressed or overdressed for the first night?
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That would be fine. On our last cruise there were several people in shorts and t-shirts for dinner as their luggage hadn't arrived yet.

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Thanks so much for your response, Darcy! I just have 158 days left to Cruise on NCL and I am sooooo excited as it is my first time on a large ship. I do hope your cruise is enjoyable!
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Hi Sirena,
Yes, I agree, that would be fine....You can also pack those clothes in a carry-on, so if you don't see your luggage in time for dinner, you can still dress nicely.

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You just gave me a great idea! Since we are not flying but going directly to the ship, I might even pack all of our clothes in a 24 " carry on for my self and another for my husband and the formal clothes in a carry on folding garment bag. Do you think my husband and would be allowed to carry on these three things plus a laptop computer case? Or is it required to check all luggage at the port? I am very new at this, but very excited! Thanks again!
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The last message was for Donna. Thanks to all.
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Hi Sirena,
I hardly think that luggage will fit through the metal detectors on the ship...I know our garment bag will not, just carry on what you'll need to get through dinner, the rest should arrive shortly or possibly even before dinner.

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Old August 7th, 2004, 06:44 AM
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From what I've heard, the limit on carry-ons is 8" x 11" x whatever. So some 24" roll-aboards will be fine, as long as they're not overpacked.
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Carnival carry ons can be 11x17, length doesn't matter.

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Old August 8th, 2004, 09:11 PM
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We were able to carry-on a folding garment bag on our RCCL cruise. Saw many others with folding and regular garment bags. Immediately hung up our clothes when we go to the stateroom and everything was wrinkle-free!
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Thanks itinkso! Love your name and glad that the garment bag might save my clothes - don't want to lose the formal wear and miss all the fun at formal night! Also thanks to others on the sizes allowed for carryon luggage brought into the ship!
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