martin arvelo - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Oct 07 12:27)

No, there is no way. Once the suitcase has been taken from outside your cabin, you won't see it again. Usually it would be given to you on arrival at the airport for the return home, but oCEAN vILLAGE MAY HAVE A WAY OF HAVING IT PUT DIRECTLY ON TO THE AIRCRAFT . .SORRY, NOT SURE OF THAT. kEEP ANYTHING YOU NEED IN HAND LUGGAGE . . ALWAYS REMEMBERING THAT HAND LUGGAGE MUST NOT HAVE SHARP OBJECTS, LIQUIDS ETC. tAKING THE SUITCASE THE NIGHT BEFORE IS COMMON POLICY ON ALL CRUISE SHIPS. HAVE A GREAT CRUISE. vALERIE.

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Boston - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Oct 07 14:38)

You have to check in your baggage at the airport so you can put items in then. Kind regard.

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Arkley - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Oct 07 14:43)

You can take your cases down yourself in the morning but youd have to talk to ov staff when you are onboard about where to take your case to.

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Sewell - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Oct 07 14:57)

No. Your luggage is collected from outside your cabin the evening before your departure and you won't see it again until your arrival at your local airport in the UK.

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Davidson - Answered a Question by Smith (13 Oct 07 21:18)

In a word No, you leave your suitcase outside your cabin on your last evening onboard between 6 to 11 pm, then its removed and stored for disembarking next day. And your correct you dont have to go through check out at the busy airports desks, which believe me is an excellent plus. Your daughter should select the minimum make up she will need and keep it in her handbag. I've just returned 3 weeks ago from an east med cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed it, I've also been on the OV west med cruise 3 years ago, not sure which one you are booked on, if you want any information get in touch via this site and I will try to answer your queries. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Cathy from Scotland.

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manley - Answered a Question by Smith (14 Oct 07 14:26)

Sorry, may be being a bit slow here but there answers seem to be saying 2 different things 1. You won't see uour luggage until your arrive in UK (the majority of responses) 2. You have to check in your luggage at the airport and could add things to your case then (Boston, Coleford). The latter is what happened when we travelled last October. Have things change? We are due to go to Western Med 23rd October and would like to clarify the situation. What about toiletries for washing the morning you disembark? If you do not see your case at the airport what do you do with the? As some are liquids assume they can't be carried on as hand luggage. Hope someone you clarify - thank you .

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darby - Answered a Question by Smith (14 Oct 07 20:05)

Yes this is true we came back on 11 october cannot get into your case when taken the night befor.

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Boston - Answered a Question by Smith (14 Oct 07 22:13)

Maybe different countries have different policies. Would be worth checking with the Travel Agent or Ocean Village.

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Boyd - Answered a Question by Smith (21 Oct 07 22:17)

You keep hand luggage for the departure morning and put your makeup etc. in in your bag remembering that only 100ml bottles is allowed,you can buy these empty bottles(various kind) from super drug, hope this is helpful to you Regards Iren.

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Reilly - Answered a Question by Smith (24 Nov 07 13:47)

I am confused now as well, we were on Ocean Village in Oct and our luggage was taken away from our door before 10pm the night before we went home, but then we had to go and collect it and put it on the bus taking us to the airport, we had to check it in ourselves and also had to check in as normal at the aiport, has this all changed sicne then.

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