From: gmbeasley on 8 Jul 2010 19:47
On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 19:37:35 -0400, Charles
>In article <JJudnVNPkKc606vRnZ2dnUVZ_jGdnZ2d(a)earthlink.com>, Kurt
>Ullman <kurtullman(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I know it leaves the room, but does it stay in the claim area or do
>> you have to hump your own bags for the day. That sounds like a major
Pride of America had a deal whereby you checked your luggage into a
secure area and went off on excursions and then you and the luggage
were delivered to the airport or to the hotel. I don't know how much
it cost because I wasn't interested.
>To paraphrase their terms and conditions on the late departure option
>luggage is to be placed outside the stateroom the night prior like a
>normal departure. Luggage will be stored in the terminal under
>The only luggage issue I would see would be carry ons. I have used a
>roller carry on and that bag would be a hassle to lug around.
>On the Veendam I tested using a backpack instead of the carry as I was
>not packing my laptop and only taking my iPad and iPhone for internet
>access. That worked out well..... and the backpack was a lot less of a
>hassle as a carry on than the carry on roller bag has been.
From: Ari Silverstein on 8 Jul 2010 20:34
On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 19:37:35 -0400, Charles wrote:
> The only luggage issue I would see would be carry ons. I have used a
> roller carry on and that bag would be a hassle to lug around.
Then you, sir, have the wrong luggage.
Rolls with the tip of finger pressure.
> On the Veendam I tested using a backpack instead of the carry as I was
> not packing my laptop and only taking my iPad and iPhone for internet
> access. That worked out well..... and the backpack was a lot less of a
> hassle as a carry on than the carry on roller bag has been.
Au contraire' - speaking as a former Ranger.
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From: John Sisker on 8 Jul 2010 23:32
"Stu" <stu(a)foodforu.ca> wrote in message
> On 8 Jul 2010 17:31:15 GMT, Charles <fort(a)his.com.remove.invalid>
>>This is a new idea from Royal Caribbean to generate extra revenue that I
>>find interesting. Would you pay for a few extra hours on the ship?
>>From USA Today.
> Absolutely, $70 for my wife and I is a deal. We could have a leisurely
> breakfast and later lunch . Then leave around 2:30-3:00PM, rather than
> the 8:00AM depart.
We agree, as well, and would jump at this opportunity, even at $35 per
person, it is still a good deal. It's definitely worth the extra money to
make our last day onboard end at a more leisurely pace.
John & Deborah Sisker
From: Tom K on 8 Jul 2010 23:54
On 7/8/10 5:44 PM, Charles wrote:
> In article<r8WdnRhKa_s4iKvRnZ2dnUVZ_hydnZ2d(a)earthlink.com>, Kurt
> Ullman<kurtullman(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Might if we were talking about a semi-late flight. What would they do
>> with the baggage, etc. during that time? Also how would you clear
>> customs and immigration?
> Your baggage goes out as normal. You have to be out of the cabin by 9
> am but you can use all facilities and have lunch at the Windjammer. You
> can stay until 3. They must have an arrangement with customs and
> immigration for this.
> I would seriously consider doing it if I had a late flight.
It would pretty much be cost neutral if you could do a late lunch in the
buffet and avoid buying dinner at a restaurant before a late flight.
From: Sunny on 9 Jul 2010 00:35
"Kurt Ullman" <kurtullman(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> Might if we were talking about a semi-late flight. What would they
>> do with the baggage, etc. during that time? Also how would you clear
>> customs and immigration?
>When we've had a hotel room reserved for the disembarkation night or
>have had a late flight, we usually have skipped over the disembarkation
>time given us and just hung around the lido deck drinking coffee and
>watching the other folk depart. That way, we're not taking up scarce
>resources when others are in a hurry.
>My guess is that the baggage of those who pay to stay aboard is given a
>special luggage tag and is collected by a cruise line person in baggage
>claim. Perhaps it's inspected then or when they do disembark. I
>rather doubt if the passengers paying to stay aboard longer would be
>required to disembark, collect luggage, pass customs and then be
>permitted to embark again. That'd sure take a lot of the reason for
>staying aboard away.
>What I wonder is whether folk realize just how few facilities are
>available during the time of disembarkation and how quiet and boring it
>becomes. The staff is usually working like crazy to clean up the
>common areas, including the Lido areas, so the space would be limited
>even there. All bars are closed, but perhaps they might leave one
>open. Still, how would payment be made?
>I can't see that this is really that good of a deal, but YMMV
Welcome back to RTC, Tom Gauldin.
Sunny<.....OH boa, I feel like the walking dead..