You'll be met in the baggage claim area by a Princess representative. This is from the Princess website: "Claim all of your luggage prior to exiting the luggage claim area. From the airport, you'll be transferred to the ship ..."
Hi Sarfar, if you haven't been welcomed to Cruise-Chat, please allow me to do so. Whenever I have purchased the transfers, they have made us claim our luggage off of the baggage conveyors and take them to the awaiting coach. You can get porters in the airport, if you need to. Your driver will be there to put the luggage on the coach. Once you arrive at the pier, you will be met by porters. The bus driver will unload your luggage and the porters will take it and place it in bins to be put on board the ship. Keep you carry-on items with you. You will proceed to the ticketing area. You will have to have your passports, tickets, and your credit card with any documentation they will require (health statement, customs forms, etc.) filled out and ready. They will check you in, give you your sail and sign cards, and you're on your way. After your obligatory photograph, you'll board, have your picture taken for your sail and sign card, and be led to your cabin area (if the cabins are ready).
OK, sorry I told you way more than you asked for I get so excited when I see someone sailing the Sea Princess, she's my favorite ship. I don't know why, the Sun and the Dawn are just like the Sea, but the Sea is my favorite. Princess is my favorite cruise line, too, so far. Sure hope you have a great trip, it won't be long now
Me and gf are on Sea Princess on 10th for 2 weeks and cant wait.
We are flying on a charter flight with Thomas Cook on an A330 so everyone on the plane is going to the Sea Princess, would the luggage not automatically be transferred to ship seen as all the luggage on the plane is for that ship or do all 300 people have to get there luggage in airport and wheel it to coaches to then be put on the ship?
I thought with it being a charter flight they might just empty the plane into a truck or something and take them straight to the ship from the airport.
Nieuw Amsterdam 18th November 2012
14 Night Caribbean Cruise
They may offer a luggage service at the airport so you won't have to keep your luggage with you. Normally, the debarkation time is around 9am. However, this depends on how many ships are in port and how long it takes to clear the ship. You will be given instructions in your cabin. The night before you debark, you place your luggage in the hall before 2am. They will collect it. When you debark, you claim it. Again, porters can be used. Princess also offers a luggage valet service in the states, I'm not sure if they do in the UK. If you booked through a travel agent, give them a call and ask. If you booked directly, give Princess a call and ask them about the valet service. Best wishes.
we arrived in Honolulu at 8:30 am and passed thru US customs relatively quickly. After a Taxi drive to the Harbour, we were not happy when the harbour security denied us access to the terminal. After an hour of waiting, several of us asked security if we could speak with an officer of the Sun Princess.
After half an hour, the security allowed us into the terminal building where we were allowed to deposit our luggage at around 11:00 am.
We went for a walk and returned to the Terminal and waited for 1:00pm, when we were allowed to embark.
The day was almost a total waste, and if we take another cruise, we will arrive the day before embarkation, to allow us time to view the sights of the embarkation port.
I hope this helps others who find themselves in similar circumstances.