We know it’s difficult to not pack everything but the kitchen sink when preparing for holiday. However, it’s important when cruising to take just what you need and no more. Certain cruise lines do have restrictions on the amount of baggage you’re allowed to bring onboard, take a look below at our guide to luggage onboard when cruising.
Travelling on a fly-cruise
Even if your ship doesn’t have a baggage allowance, your plane most likely will. It’s important to stick to these allowances otherwise you’re going to have some trouble when you get to the airport. The general weight restriction for airlines can be as little as 18kg per case – this may seem like a lot, but when you’re packing for a 14+ night cruise, it may become a little tricky.
Travelling cruise only
Cruise lines do tend to let you bring a lot more luggage than an airline would, but certain ships do still have restrictions on luggage weight and amount. Below are the guidelines set by some of the major cruise lines.
Norwegian Cruise Line: 2 pieces of personal luggage, each weighing a maximum of 22kg.
P&O: As many pieces of luggage as you like as long as they don’t exceed 23kg.
Carnival Cruises: Limited to two suitcases per guests, each weighing no more than 22kg and should not exceed 16 inches high x 24 inches wide.
Royal Caribbean: Each guest has a luggage allowance of 90kg.
Celebrity Cruises: No limitations, however suggested limitation of 2 pieces of luggage plus a carry-on bag.
Princess Cruises: 22kg maximum weight per suitcase.
MSC: Each guest is allowed no more than 2 cases, weighing a maximum of 23kg each.
Fred Olsen: 90kg allowance when travelling from the UK. Limited to 25kg on fly-cruises. Each piece of luggage should weigh no more than 23kg.