After a thorough search of the sea of suitcases in the San Juan cruise terminal after a cruise on the Crown Princess, I finally accepted that my suitcase was MIA. I completed the missing luggage form the Princess rep gave me and went on my post cruise excursion. I contacted the missing luggage department prior to boarding my late flight home, and the rep had no information about it, but assisted me over the phone in completing another form. A few days later, I called again about it, and was told to fax yet another form to begin the search and rescue process. Okay, well, I thought I done that already...twice. But I filled it out and faxed it the number provided on the form.
Much to my surprise, FedEx delivered the suitcase to my house on the same day I was asked to complete the 3rd lost luggage form. A couple of days after the suitcase was delivered, I received a letter from Princess with instructions to complete another lost luggage form!
Moral of the story: Don't sweat the missing suitcase. After all, it's just "stuff", even if it doesn't find it's way home. Give the suitcase time to show up, and don't be trying to rush the process (like I was), even if that process seems bewildering to you.
I do wonder what happened to that suitcase. I imagine perhaps it tried to stowaway for a back to back cruise! Sigh, that I can understand.