I know it does depend on the person: I did bring to much on our cruise AGAIN in April and did take a hard look at what I did not wear in hopes of learning something. But, the tropical weather does a number on me and I can't get by without one shirt during the day and the same for each evening. I did find AGAIN that I had about three to many shorts. But, we did get buy with one large (approx 37 lb total) and the small carryons. I'd rather have more than less and not worry. Got to carry them (2 each) anyway, may have more than less. So long as there is room for purchases !