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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:58 PM
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Could someone please tell me if the Mariner of the seas ship has some means by which we can weigh our luggage before leaving it to get the plane home to Australia

I am a little worried that going to all the wonderful ports we will end up over weight usually hotels can weigh the bags but this time we leave the ship and go straight to the plane if I can get some idea along the way of how we are travelling as far as weight goes I would feel a lot happier and if necessary post some of the goodies home

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Old September 4th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Don't know about weighing the bags on the ship (probably not), but we purchased a portable scale (do a Google search) and carry it with us when we travel. It's small, so it fits in our carry on bag easily. As I recall, it was about $20, and I think we got it from Amazon.com. The brand name was Balanzza.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Depends if you are using the cruiselines own air services, with P&O UK for instance the luggage is collected & put on the plane by the pallet load....not individually weighed.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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There really is no mechanism or service for weighing your bags on the ship. I imagine that "somewhere" on the ship there is a scale but I've never seen one.

I echo what Pootersdad said: Buy a small digital scale and pack it. It will make weighing your bags at home much easier. No jumping on and off the bathroom scale and it is quick and convenient in hotels and on board the ship.

I purchased one at a local travel store and haven't regretted my purchase but there are countless outlets online where you can purchase them.

One note: I spoke with a luggage store owner who sells brands like Hartmann, Coach, etc. and he told me to stay away from luggage with built in scales. They can be highly inaccurate and even if they are initially accurate they become less accurate the more you use them. All of them use a spring mechanism and as the luggage is thrown jostled and used this mechanism will get stretched or go out of alignment.

Have a wonderful trip to Australia and throw an extra collapsible bag in your luggage for all the extra "goodies" you'll bring back.

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Katnip...welcome to Cruisemates! I used to be the Queen of overpacking,and have to agree, get this scale to weigh your luggage. I will have to say though, I would not be able to lift the luggage to weigh it myself.

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Old September 4th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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We have a suitcase with a built in scale .
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Check a luggage dept. in a store. I think you'll find them on e bay too.
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I bet the manufacturers of this item, are thrilled with the weight restrictions the airlines imposed. Their bottom line must be looking pretty good.
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I got one from an LL Bean Catalogue. They are worth the investment.
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