Yes, I'm up late again daydreaming about my cruise that is TOO FAR IN THE DISTANT FUTURE! The thing I'm really focusing on now is luggage. It is established that I am going to overpack for both of us. The question my husband has is can we take all luggage onboard with us on the Grand Princess? Does everything have to fit through a scanner that is pretty much the same size as those at the airport? I'm thinking we may have at least one 30" suitcase with wheels. Can we carry it on? I hope someone in the know re: the Grand Princess can help me with this. Thanks in advance for your help.
No, you can't carry anything on that large, it is just like at the airport. It has to fit through the scanners in order for you to carry it on. You'll simply turn over the luggage to the porters once you arrive at the pier, tip them a few dollars and it will be delivered to your cabin.
we found it much easier to pack in 2 smaller suitcases and a garment bag instead of one huge one, mainly because of the weight restrictions imposed by the airlines. also those huge suitcases might not fit under the bed for storage.
Thanks for the advice ladies. I forgot to mention that we're driving to Galveston - no airline restrictions to deal with. Does that make a difference? Ever heard of any lost luggage stories with no airline involved?
I always carry 2 , 30" pieces of luggage - talk about overpacking. This is just for me. My husband and son will take one suit case each. This is our 7th cruise and I have flown to Europe to meet the Grand Princess. The folks at the airport will take your luggage and please tip them well. When leaving the ship however, you may have to struggle with your luggage to transfer to wherever you are returning to.
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chris and jeff - there are scanners at the port that screen your carry on luggage. Your luggage has to fit through that machine to be carried on to the ship. The size of the scanner is approximately the same size as the scanners at the airports that scan your carry-ons. You will not be able to take your 30" cases on board with you - they will have to be turned over to the porters to be sent on board that way.
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