A neighbour can top almost any lost luggage tales.
She spent pre cruise days shopping in Bangkok. A special purchase was a new purse, allowing her to put her old purse in her cabin luggage. It was only when about to board the ship that she realized her passport was in that old purse, now somewhere in the belly of the ship awaiting to be brought to her cabin.
Her husband was allowed to board and search through the hundreds of black suitcases. Sailing was delayed. In the nick of time he found the suitcase and she was allowed on to the cheers of those lining the deck!
Can you imagine being stranded in Bangkok without a passport?