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Old December 22nd, 2006, 11:10 AM
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Do they weigh your bag on Royal Caribbean and if so What is the limit????
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No, I don't believe they weigh the bags, but the airlines definitely do and are heftily charging now. Our friends' bag was 55 lbs, as opposed to the 50 lb limit (international or domestic) and they had to pay 25.00 extra. They could have shifted some items into other bags, but, that would have held up the line at the airport.
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No, I don't believe they weigh the bags, but the airlines definitely do and are heftily charging now. Our friends' bag was 55 lbs, as opposed to the 50 lb limit (international or domestic) and they had to pay 25.00 extra. They could have shifted some items into other bags, but, that would have held up the line at the airport.
That's exactly right. The airlines charge $25 for bags that weigh more than fifty (50) pounds but not more than sevety (70) pounds and $100 for bags that weigh more than seventy (70) pounds. The airlines also charge for oversized suitcases, so stick with bags that are of reasonable size. Here's a typical policy.

Do yourself a favor. Split the your checked belongs about evenly between two suitcases.

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What you are really asking is, "If I have a case of beer in my luggage will they sense the heavy weight and check it?" Like the others have said, distribute evenly among your bags so not to be so obvious. Put a 12 in each of two. Put the booze in the third bag. Get the booze in plastic bottles. They are lighter and less likely to break.
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Wrong!! They might not enforce a weight limit but there is one. I refer you to RCI contract.

.......2. (a) Each adult Passenger is permitted to carry up to two hundred pounds (200 lbs.) of luggage aboard the Vessel.......

Now with that said I will say this we have never been refused any luggage and my wife does pack heavy. But could they limit you to 200 pounds? Yes, they could at least according to the contract I sign that, (stating I read it), for my 1/13/07 sailing on the RCI Granduer of the Seas.

Sorry to correct you Kuki, but I am stickler for actual facts not assumed facts.

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no weight limits on the cruise lines... either luggage or passengers
Wrong!! They might not enforce a weight limit but there is one. I refer you to RCI contract.

.......2. (a) Each adult Passenger is permitted to carry up to two hundred pounds (200 lbs.) of luggage aboard the Vessel.......

Now with that said I will say this we have never been refused any luggage and my wife does pack heavy. But could they limit you to 200 pounds? Yes, they could at least according to the contract I sign that, (stating I read it), for my 1/13/07 sailing on the RCI Granduer of the Seas.

Sorry to correct you Kuki, but I am stickler for actual facts not assumed facts.

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For giggles or a brain teaser....if you tossed in the weight for each passenger & then all their luggage, I wonder how much added weight that puts on the ship?

I know, the ships are big, won't make a difference, ship would sink only 1 inch lower, yada, yada, yada.
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3000 people, half men and women, average man 200 lbs., average woman 185 lbs. (these are averages for every 120 lb woman, there is one that is 250) that is 277,500 lbs of women and 300,000 lbs of man or 577,500 divided by 2000 is 288 tons plus luggage. Not enough to increase the draft by much. Keep in mind, the gross tonnage they measure ships by is NOT the same as displacement or weight. The displacment is much less than the gross tonnage.

That is just an example....
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