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Old 09-17-2006, 11:55 AM
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Just curious what kind of luggage everyone uses. For those of you who have been on many cruises, what kind or brand have you found is best? I will be driving to Galveston for my first cruise, but my second cruise i will be flying. I have to say that I don't travel much so have never spent much on luggage.
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:04 PM
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I am by no means an expert on luggage, but I do know this...many times you pay for the name on the luggage, like anything else we as consumers buy. Our last set is one of those no name brands, that is probably made by a big name company! It cost us a lot less than we even expected to pay, and has been more durable than the last set we paid quite a bit for. But not only is the structure of the luggage important, along with the wheels, etc, but make sure it is waterproof!
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Old 09-17-2006, 02:37 PM
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We brought a new set of luggage with wheels and the handle figure it would be more easy accesibale did not spend a whole lot maybe $60 for the set, but you pay for what you get. We did have our lugage pretty stuffed and it tore on us (the zipper seam tore right apart on 3 of the pieces) in route to the port we also took our old samsonite which was also stuffed pretty much to the rim and it lasted with no problem and we had it for 12 years. So I must say you pay for what you get or do not overstuff them if you do not pay much for them.
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Try places like TJ Maxx. WE got some very nice luggage there.
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:34 PM
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We have had several sets of luggage over the years. For the past 3 years we used samonite hard luggage and love it. I like something that's waterpoof and can prevent something inside from getting damaged. Also, something that when you pull it through the airport it's not falling over. You need a wide wheel base for that.
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Hi, talked about waterproof luggages, do you guys think the weather in December in Florida is going to be good, or not? I'm just afraid it's going to pour down on us when we boarding or getting off the ship.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:41 PM
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Hi, uh maybe I asked silly question, no wonder nobody answered me
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tanyababanya, You never know about the weather. I wouldn't worry too much about your luggage, there usually is overhead protection from the weather. We will be sailing out of Miami on December 9th.

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Old 09-19-2006, 07:25 AM
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I'm happiest with my Travelpro and Atlantic pieces. Atlantic is very solid as it has a one-piece internal frame. Unfortunately, this adds quite a bit to its weight. I bought a large Travelpro for my last trip It held a lot and came with a detatchable garment bag. The garment bag was great for my formal.

We've also found decent pieces at Ross, like an American Airlines pullman that was huge, fairly solid, and only $40.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:44 PM
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I've used Briggs and Riley luggage for years and although they have been truly mistreated - just like the old Timex commerical "they take a licking and keep on ticking". But, if ANYTHING does happen, the company will either fix or replace - no questions.
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