YES! It's the best way to make sure the wrinkles don't happen. It is amazing what you can pack into one of those bags - like shoes and shirts and ties and all that good stuff!
Not going "'til May and already thinking and planning" - welcome to the cruising hoards - those of us that eat, sleep and breath cruising!!!! I think planning is half the fun - that and reading all the good stuff on these boards.
I know you will have a great time on your cruise - and Happy 30th - quite a milestone these days. Take care and keep on planning anf thinking!!!
I have to agree with the rolling bags! I have a large suitcase with a folding device for suits/formal wear that keeps the suit fairly wrinkle free.
When I get on board, I check my formal wear and if it needs pressing I send it out right away for a press job! Pretty reasonable on board, for just a press job! In most cases, just hanging it up right away and takes care of the few suitcase wrinkles.
I do not put medications, valuables, etc. in my checked bags. My carry on also has wheels as does my wife's carry-on.
Debarkation and or airport check-ins are bad enough, without the hassle of garment bags and/or luggage without wheels!
Garment bags are the way to go with the formal clothes, accessories, and shoes. Our garment bag has a shoulder strap on it, so its no so bad for Richard to lug around, all the other suitcases are on wheels. Thank goodness for wheeled suitcases & porters.
My dh wouldn't cruise without a garment bag, but I could easily pack my dresses in my rolling bag.
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