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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:41 PM
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We are going on our first cruise in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if most people taking their laptops & cameras with them pack them in checked baggage or put therm in their carry on bags. We are flying to the port.

I know that airline baggage handlers are not exactly gentle with baggage but how about when boarding the cruise ship?
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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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I don't know about everyone else but I always carry my netbook and camera in my backpack. The backpack is carry-on.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Hi

We are going on our first cruise in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if most people taking their laptops & cameras with them pack them in checked baggage or put therm in their carry on bags. We are flying to the port.

I know that airline baggage handlers are not exactly gentle with baggage but how about when boarding the cruise ship?
Keep your electronics and valuables with you in your carryon. Checked bags can be handled pretty roughly getting on the ship.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Carry on always. My electronic equipment NEVER goes in my checked bags.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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ALWAYS put laptops, tablets and cameras and cell phones in you carry on bag!!!
I've done this since the days of my Walkman...
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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Hi

We are going on our first cruise in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if most people taking their laptops & cameras with them pack them in checked baggage or put therm in their carry on bags. We are flying to the port.

I know that airline baggage handlers are not exactly gentle with baggage but how about when boarding the cruise ship?
All expensive electronic gear should ALWAYS go into carry on bags. Airlines explicitly disclaim any financial responsibility for damaged, lost, stolen computers, cameras, etc. Guess what gets stolen with some frequency from checked bags? Computers? Cameras? ding ding ding

Once your electronic gear is in your carry on bag for flying, just continue to carry it onto the ship. No worries.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:04 PM
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Carry on all the time.
***Be prepared with a canvas bag of some sort at the airport if by chance you have to check your carry on because they are filled up. (this has happened to me) I made sure I had all my electronics out of that bag and into a canvas bag before handing over my carry-on***

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We always carry on our camera and laptop,
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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NEVER put your electronics in your checked luggage!
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Hi

We are going on our first cruise in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if most people taking their laptops & cameras with them pack them in checked baggage or put therm in their carry on bags. We are flying to the port.

I know that airline baggage handlers are not exactly gentle with baggage but how about when boarding the cruise ship?
Always in a carryon within our control.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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We got a great travel backpack at Costco that has an insert inside for our laptop.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 11:03 PM
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ANYTHING of value should be IN YOUR POSSESSION! Do NOT check valuables! Ever! Any other bags you do check, should always be locked. Always.
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always in the carry-on, and always by my side (or that of someone I'm traveling with) until I can bring it to the room
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As everyone has posted, NEVER put anything like that in your checked luggage. You probably wouldn't put your expensive jewelry in your checked bags, your laptop isn't any different.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 02:38 AM
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Do not put any valuables including electronics in checked baggage as it can either be damaged and/or stolen.

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Old June 14th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Money, electronics, medicines and at least one change of underwear should be in your carryon.

Here is an article and video about Italian baggage handlers, but it can and does happen everywhere.
http://www.news10.net/news/article/2...aiding-luggage
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Old June 14th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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Hopefully by now we have all answered your question. Keep these devices with you.

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Old June 15th, 2013, 01:59 AM
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In my case, at first I carried my big laptop with me. Later on, I replaced that with a small netbook. Nowadays, I find that my smartphone is sufficient for all my 'electronic' needs, and frees me from being encumbered with the other stuff.
Unless you have to do a lot of work while you're cruising (), I think a smartphone should be sufficient for most....
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In my case, at first I carried my big laptop with me. Later on, I replaced that with a small netbook. Nowadays, I find that my smartphone is sufficient for all my 'electronic' needs, and frees me from being encumbered with the other stuff.
Unless you have to do a lot of work while you're cruising (), I think a smartphone should be sufficient for most....
Not if you're an avid photographer that takes 200 / 300 photos a day. I take my netbook and also a small portable hard drive to back up my pics every day.

Smartphone is used to send an occasional text home - "Having fun. Bye." Then it's put in airplane mode and turned off and put in the safe.

All of this stuff is carried in my backpack which is my "personal item" on the plane.
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Money, electronics, medicines and at least one change of underwear should be in your carryon.
Don't forget a bathing suit! My kids were mad when we did not do this on our last cruise. They wanted to go swimming right away, and we put all bathing suits in the checked luggage!
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