Posted May 6th, 2018, 11:20 AM
If you are disembarking in NY arrangements to ship your luggage home can be made on board. Once you pass through US Customs there is an addended drop off area to leave your bag. If "home" is outside the US the only items you will be able to send back are previously worn clothing and shoes. No souveniers, no electronics, no jewelry. This is due to international customs regulations and tariffs.
I think it's an insurance thing, too. Or maybe theft avoidance? We're shipping a bag from Yorkshire to Southampton, and the rules of no electronics, no jewelry, no liquids were the same as shipping from the US to Southampton. I don't know what the rules are for within the US.
Interestingly, we learned that the rules for "left luggage" (Excess Baggage Co.) at train stations in the UK have the same restrictions. Liquids are probably a potential mess issue. And the rest is probably to avoid being accused of theft.
The THIRD generation in my family to sail on a Cunarder
22 QE2 - including 2 Midnight Sun, 2 Panama Canal, 6 TAs, 4 Canada/New England, and various Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe itineraries
11 QM2 - 7 TAs, Caribbean, Royal Circumnavigation of Australia, Canada
1 Caronia - Baltic
12 HAL -Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Alaska
5 NCL - including 2 on SS Norway (RIP)
1 Uniworld River Cruise (Tulips and Windmills)
1 American Cruise Line - Queen of the West, Columbia & Snake Rivers