Cruise lines have exercised much more caution with cruise ship luggage coming on board since the events of September 11, 2001. Once bags are checked in, they are taken to a screening location before they are delivered to passenger rooms. If anything questionable is found in a piece of luggage, the owner of the bag will be asked to come to the ship's security to identify the items and sign a form taking ownership of them. The items may then be held by security until debarkation. Bags are also screened when passengers re-board the ship after getting off at ports, through a process similar to airport security. For more information, read our feature article 5 Packing Techniques for Cruise Ship Luggage on CruiseReviews.com.
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