Posted September 13th, 2017, 10:58 AM
You will be charged the baggage fee appropriate to your airline to your shipboard account. If there is some reason that you have free luggage then you will indicate that reason on the back of the form which you will get onboard the ship. Unless something has changed in the past few weeks, you will get the form early in the week of your cruise and it MUST be turned in by 12 noon of day you are in Juneau. You will receive all your paperwork the day you are in Victoria.
Any more questions, feel free to ask. I tried to include a copy of the form but it' a .jpg and I can't seem to do it. Sorry
That sounds like the HAL 14-day cruise. We were on that itinerary and I think we had a bit more time than you state, but best to fill it in early and be done with it.
The form is very simple. If you know for certain that you will have no baggage fees, you have to state the reason. If you hope to be upgraded to first or business from coach/economy, you will be charged the fees that go with your booked coach/economy ticket. I don't know what happens to the fee you paid if your upgrade goes through.
We had no baggage fees because we were in first class. When we got our bags at Newark, I saw that the bags were double tagged, the Port Valet tag I put on and United's own tag--and they even remembered to add their Priority tag, so our bags came up pretty quickly.
One caveat--don't rely on the boarding pass that you get from your cruise line. We got to the passport/ticket check at security and they rejected our boarding passes. The woman said it sometimes happens with the Port Valet pass. So we had to go back to ticketing and have new passes printed. The man I spoke to there said it happens "once in a while" whatever that means. To avoid the possibility of standing in the security line twice, I recommend getting a fresh boarding pass when you arrive at the airport.
The THIRD generation in my family to sail on a Cunarder
28 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
11 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