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Aug 11th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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If boarding is denied -

what happens to your suitcase(s) that you gave to the porters?

(Question stolen from CC board, but I am curious if anyone knows the answer)
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Aug 12th, 2011, 02:01 AM
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Why would boarding be denied? I would assume that the porters would return it to you before the ship departure.
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Aug 12th, 2011, 04:34 AM
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Most ships prequalify u and send you your luggage tags

If not and boarding does not occur you do not get the tags

porters will not take your luggage...
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Aug 12th, 2011, 06:37 AM
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No, I mean, if somebody checked in on-line, got the tags, turned in the suitcases, went to check-in, and there they find out a document is missing - maybe a visa, maybe no approval from another parent to take the child out of the country, maybe passport issue...

Things happen, right?
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Aug 12th, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Wow!!!

I think this would be handled on a case by case basis.

In the event you cannot board,I am sure they would get your luggage back to you.

I hope this has not happened to you.
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Aug 12th, 2011, 09:47 AM
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When we were checking in for a short 5 day cruise the woman next to us was denied boarding because she was traveling with her son and did not have the notarized letter from her husband. Apparently the husband had dropped them off at the cruise terminal and then was on his way to go on a business trip. She was on her cell phone, trying to get in touch with him but apparently was having problems.

It was pretty sad - the woman was pretty upset, sort of crying and her son looked really upset too.

I would think in that situation the cruise line could look up your reservation and cross check it with the luggage tags they sent to you and then retrieve the luggage fairly efficiently.
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Aug 12th, 2011, 12:57 PM
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Good question. My guess to any answer would depends on how close you are being "refused" to the ship's departure time. But then, it might not matter.

I have seen people who checked in very early and the luggage was left behind at port. So I can see the ship leaves with your luggage and you were left at the dock.

The best one I have seen is a load of luggage dropped into the water (I am sure it is an accident) while being loaded from shore to ship.

Some luggage were fished out of the water but some just sank. Don't know whatever happened to it and what kind of compensation was given.

The couple who received the wet luggage received complimentary laudry service and get eveything cleaned, plus on board credit to buy clothes and personal supplies. I am quite sure they also received some sort of future credit and other compensation as well since they were talking about a free trip.
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Aug 12th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Oh, so if denied boarding, your luggage sent back by water (dropped)?

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Aug 12th, 2011, 06:37 PM
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That is why it is always good do thave waterproof luggage .
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Aug 14th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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Dayenu, those people were not denied boarding, their lugagge just happened to fall overboard. If the ship leaves with your luggage and you are in port, I guess they will send it by FedEx when they find it, whenever, whereever.

Percy, after seeing what happened, I think I will buy those clam shell floating luggage. It is either that or vacumn seal all the content inside, and then put the luggage in a giant heavy duty garbage bag, so it may float when it get dropped?
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Aug 14th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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Good thinking on the luggage! It's also a back-up to those orange vests
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Aug 15th, 2011, 08:34 AM
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"no approval from another parent to take the child out of the country"

Since my daughter's father and I have been divorced, I have been asked for these documents ONE time. I've taken her to Europe, Costa Rica, Canada, on three cruises, and to Mexico, and it was on an NCL cruise to the Mexico Riviera I was asked for the documents. A friend traveling with me on that cruise, who is a single dad with his two minor children, was not asked for the documents. This always puzzles me.

I am curious as to what what would happen to your luggage as well........I think I'd want my luggage back immediately!
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Aug 15th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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We once took one of our sons friends who was then around 16 to Mexico on vacation with us. On the way in from San Diego I had all the documents and was prepared to show them so as I got them out the guy just waved at us and let us in.
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Aug 15th, 2011, 12:43 PM
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I dutifully have my daughter's father sign and have notarized the pertinent documents, even though I have only been asked for them once in appromimately a dozen trips........I'd rather have them and not need them than to need them and not have them!!
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