Embarkation - Luggage Information
Guests are encouraged to limit their luggage to two suitcases per guest. Each suitcase should not weigh more than 50 pounds (22.68 Kilograms) and should not exceed 16 inches high x 24 inches wide, laying flat (40.64cm x 60.96cm); the length of the bag is not a factor. We suggest that all luggage be unlocked and have a Carnival luggage tag attached listing the guest's name and stateroom number.
Guests are encouraged to limit their luggage to two suitcases per guest. For those guests who wish to carry on luggage, it must fit through the security screening machine. When laying flat, it must not exceed 16 inches high x 24 inches wide (40.64cm x 60.96cm); the length of the bag is not a factor. Anything larger, must be checked-in with a curbside porter. We suggest that all luggage be unlocked and have a Carnival luggage tag attached listing the guest's name and stateroom number.
Airline Luggage Restrictions
If traveling by air, each airline has its own restrictions on the maximum size, weight and the number of suitcases allowed per person. In order to offset high fuel costs, some airlines are charging fees for the 2nd suitcase checked; some airlines are charging for the 1st suitcase checked as well. The guest is responsible for contacting the airline to learn about the restrictions and policies for that airline.
Embarkation Baggage Procedures
After arriving at the cruise port, all guests will follow the same procedure with their luggage, whether they arrive by taxi, car or transfer bus.
- Luggage tags are included in the guest’s Electronic Documents, through Carnival’s web portal, www.carnival.com/mydocuments. These tags are personalized with the Guest's name, booking number, departure date stateroom number, deck and if applicable, Priority status. It is not necessary to print the tags in color.
- Additional tags can be obtained at curbside from the porter, if necessary.
- Guests with a 'TBA' stateroom assignment will receive new tags at the pier; the porters will re-tag the luggage according to final stateroom assignment.
- Each piece of luggage should be unlocked before turning over to the porters in order to avoid any inconvenience or delay in delivering the luggage to the stateroom. Should a guest choose not to unlock their bags and prohibited items are found during screening, the luggage will be retained until the guest can open it in front of security personnel.
- Since the delivery of checked luggage may take some time to reach the stateroom, guests may elect to carry on their luggage on board if it does not exceed 16 inches high x 24 inches wide, laying flat on the security screening machine (40.64cm x 60.96cm); the length of the bag is not a factor. Carnival assumes no responsibility for carry on luggage. Anything larger, must be checked-in with a curbside porter.
- Curbside porters are available at the pier to take luggage to the vessel for delivery to the guest's stateroom by shipboard personnel. Guests must first identify their bags to a curbside porter. Customary tip is $1 per bag. Curbside porters are not employees of Carnival; therefore, if the guest experiences any problems, they must report them to porter management on site.
- Additionally, we highly recommend that guests personally carry-on any boarding documentation (passports, Visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items, which require special handling on/off the ship.
- Coolers: Carnival Cruise Lines does not allow guests to bring large coolers on board its vessels. Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches (30.48cm x 30.48cm x 30.48cm) for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage. Screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security screening process and therefore large coolers are not permitted as carry-on or checked luggage.