Passengers can carry a reasonable amount of baggage on board the cruise ship. You must comply with all requirements of airlines, customs and border authorities, as well as ground carriers regarding your baggage.
All of the authorities and companies can set their own requirements for the amount and size of your baggage, including rates for exceeding their allowed baggage allowance, for which cruise companies are not responsible.
For safety reasons, cruise lines reserve the right to refuse any passenger to carry on board any baggage that they deem dangerous in their sole discretion. Cruise companies also reserve the right to inspect your luggage at any time.
Let’s take a look at the basic rules for carrying baggage on board a cruise ship.
What luggage size is allowed on board?
If you would like to bring your wallet or small bag on a cruise when boarding – or off the ship when disembarking – Carnival doesn’t limit the amount, weight, or length of your carry-on baggage, but each item cannot exceed 16 inches high or 24 inches wide.
Restrictions on the size of checked baggage
Like carry-on baggage, check-in bags are limited to 16″ high and 24″ wide with no length restrictions. You are allowed two bags per person and each bag cannot exceed £ 50. You can carry your luggage on board or give your luggage to the cruise porter, who will take it to your cabin free of charge. Standard tip for a cruise porter is $ 1 per bag.
What are the rules?
Take only what you really need
With so many factors, it’s impossible to recommend a universal list. Some of the essentials will be the same for all cruise ship passengers, but many things will depend on travel conditions, destinations, and the time of year.
A few weeks before sailing, prospective passengers should visit the ship’s website to check the list of things to take with them. Also view the location of the ports where the ship’s calling.
Number of suitcases
It’s easier to travel with one suitcase per person. But while this may be dictated by common sense, most travelers pack more things than they need. Choose versatile clothing that can go with a variety of shoes. If possible, wear the most bulky boots you need for the trip and pack the rest in your suitcase.
Longer cruises, during which you may be in different climates, require a variety of clothing. Don’t take things that will only be worn once. To make good use of the space inside your suitcase, fold your clothes neatly instead of folding them. Socks and underwear can be placed inside hollow items such as shoes.
Passengers board the vessel with carry-on baggage. Bags with wheels will reduce the load, making it easier to transport your belongings.
Standard carry-on items include essential medicines, supplements and probiotics, jewelry, toiletries, antibacterial wipes, healthy snacks, and electronic devices.
Q: Are there baggage restrictions on board?
A: The cruise company recommends that you have one piece of luggage per person with you, but no one limits the weight of the suitcase. But you need to remember that before you get on the liner, all this wealth must be transported by plane – and airlines have their own requirements for dimensions and weight.
Q: Are there any restrictions for the cruise (age, for medical reasons)?
A: Restrictions apply to children. Under the age of 18, they are not allowed to travel on a cruise without an adult. Also, children under the age of 6 months are not allowed on board for standard cruises and under 12 months for cruises that include more than three consecutive days at sea (mostly transatlantic routes).
Pregnant women over 24 weeks of pregnancy are not allowed on board. And no animals are allowed on board.
Q: Does the concept of “tip” exist on the liner and how much do you need to pay?
A: A tip, or service fee, exists with almost every cruise line. You may pay tips on the last day of the cruise by including them in the final bill. The tip for Costa cruises is € 10 per person per night. Children 4-14 years old pay 50%, and children under 4 years old do not pay tips. As such, no further tips are expected on board the staff.