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Old 05-08-2006, 10:10 AM
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Our first cruise. How soon does our luggage get to the room? How soon can we get to the room? Is luggage ever delayed a bit. Should we pack change of clothes in our carry-on just in case. Be gentle, I'm new and ignorant.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:02 AM
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Hi JohnnyB,

We are a kind and gentle website! You drop your main baggage off with the porters at the pier. They will load these in transfer containers which are then loaded aboard the ship. The ship's staff will then sort through the bags and deliver them to your cabin door. This can take a while and it is not uncommon for your baggage to not show up for a few hours. Don't worry though. It'll get there. The porters like tips too, so be ready to palm them a few bucks when you hand them your baggage on the pier.

It is always a good idea to carry some extra clothes in your carry-on bags. I always toss in a bathing suit and flip flops, a fresh polo shirt and a pair of pants, and a pair of shorts. Naturally you will have any meds you take, and your valuables, in the carry-on.

Cabins may not always be cleaned when you board. This really depends on when you get there. If you arrive at the pier early - say 11am or noon - and they allow you on the ship early, they may tell you that the cabins will not be ready until 1pm or so. If so, you can sometimes run to the cabin and dump off your carry-ons. But they may have someone in the passageways preventing you from doing this. No biggie. Just go grab a bite at the buffet and relax.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by Dave56:
Hi JohnnyB,

We are a kind and gentle website! You drop your main baggage off with the porters at the pier. They will load these in transfer containers which are then loaded aboard the ship. The ship's staff will then sort through the bags and deliver them to your cabin door. This can take a while and it is not uncommon for your baggage to not show up for a few hours. Don't worry though. It'll get there. The porters like tips too, so be ready to palm them a few bucks when you hand them your baggage on the pier.

It is always a good idea to carry some extra clothes in your carry-on bags. I always toss in a bathing suit and flip flops, a fresh polo shirt and a pair of pants, and a pair of shorts. Naturally you will have any meds you take, and your valuables, in the carry-on.

Cabins may not always be cleaned when you board. This really depends on when you get there. If you arrive at the pier early - say 11am or noon - and they allow you on the ship early, they may tell you that the cabins will not be ready until 1pm or so. If so, you can sometimes run to the cabin and dump off your carry-ons. But they may have someone in the passageways preventing you from doing this. No biggie. Just go grab a bite at the buffet and relax.
Thanks Dave, that was really helpful. We will be early passengers. We're spending the night in Jax before the trip, so the info was just what we needed.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:32 PM
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Hi
My wife and I had our first cruise on the Celebration, 8/2005.
The food was good, we had an interior room and the bedding was wonderful, especially the linen, truly 4 star hotel stuff.
We did not make it to the bahamas, due to Katrina, but we had a lovely time on the cruise.
The Celebration is an oldie but goodie ship!
 
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