Luggage

Royal Caribbean luggage tags: everything you need to know

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21Dec2014

When you get closer to your cruise sailing date, you will have to start packing and that means you will need to mark your luggage for Royal Caribbean and that brings us to luggage tags.  What are they? How do I get them? What options do I have?  These are all questions we will answer here.

What are luggage tags?

Luggage tags are pieces of paper you attach to each piece of luggage you plan on checking at the pier to have delivered to your room.  Luggage tags are the way Royal Caribbean knows which piece of luggage belongs to which stateroom.  

It's just like how airlines add tags to your checked luggage to make sure they go to the right plane.

How do I get luggage tags?

Luggage tags are provided in your online check-in print outs.  You can print out as many copies of luggage tags as you need.

The luggage tags are included in the eDocs that are issued about 49 days before your cruise sailing.

Simply cut out the luggage tag as described on the print out, loop around the handle of your luggage and staple together.  

Guests who are Crown & Anchor Society Pinnacle members as well as Suite guests (Grand Suites and above) will still receive baggage tags in the mail.

What happened to the luggage tags Royal Caribbean used to mail me?

Royal Caribbean discountinued issuing its own luggage tags by mail back in 2012 (except for the aforementioned Pinnacle members and suite guests).

Can I still order the preprinted luggage tags?

Yes, you can get the preprinted luggage tags with the adhesive strips if you order paper documents for $35.

These documents will include luggage tags.

How can I protect my luggage tags?

As you might guess, paper luggage tags could be ripped off or torn accidently and there are a few ways to protect them from damage.

You can tape both sides of each luggage tag with packing tape to allow them to be easily seen while avoiding easy rips and tears. 

Alternatively, we've used for many years Cruisetags, which are plastic holders custom created for Royal Caribbean's luggage tags.

The best part is you can re-use the luggage tag holders again and again to give added value.

Does it matter if I print my luggage tags out in black and white?

No, your luggage will still be directed to your stateroom correctly.

The color does help the Royal Caribbean staff arrange the luggage quicker, so colored tags are preferred but not required.

What if I forget my luggage tags?

Don't worry, the porters at the pier can affix luggage tags to your luggage on the spot for no additional charge.  

Porters constantly run into passengers who forget their luggage tags or decide at the last minute they want to check more baggage.  

Just show them the tag in your set sail documents and they write them on high quality airline grade luggage tags and stick them on for you.

What about the new RFID luggage tags on Quantum of the Seas?

To make use of the RFID luggage tags, just bring your luggage to the pier and have the porters check your luggage for you. 

Just like if you forgot your luggage tags, the porters will affix a RFID chip to your luggage and give you a tracking receipt.

You can then track the progress of your luggage via the Royal iQ app that is available for smartphones.

Royal Caribbean stops issuing luggage tags

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08Aug2012

Royal Caribbean is stopping the practice of sending its passengers luggage tags in the mail prior to its cruises, effecting August 8, 2012.

Instead, bag tags will now be included as a page within the eDoc ticket booklets, which can then be printed and attached by the guest.  The exception will be for Crown & Anchor Society Pinnacle members and Suite guests (Grand Suites and above), who will still receive baggage tags in the mail.

At this time, this change only applies to Royal Caribbean International and not its sister companies Celebrity Cruises or Azamara Club Cruises.

Passengers can still get bag tags at the port they embark at, from the porters that handle the bags.  There's no indication as to why the practice of sending luggage tags in the mail is being stopped, although we can assume there's a cost savings benefit for Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean offers new luggage service in UK

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14Sep2010

Cruisers in the United Kingdom have a new way to get their luggage to the cruise ship a little bit easier now.  Royal Caribbean is offering Brits a home luggage collection service, for a fee of course.

Those going on a cruise can have their luggage picked up from their home and delivered to their cabin and then dropped back off at their home after their cruise.

This new service costs £35 per item each way and is available for cruises on Royal Caribbean ships Independence of the Seas from Southampton, Jewel of the Seas from Harwich and Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse from Southampton.

Luggage is picked up by Royal Caribbean between 24 and 96 hours prior to the cruise departure depending on the address in the United Kingdom.

Royal Caribbean Cruises UK and Ireland managing director Dominic Paul was optimistic about the new option, “We see this service as particularly useful to our guests with mobility issues, large families or those who need to travel some distance to the port.”