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How much luggage can I bring with me?

When sailing roundtrip from Southampton, guests can bring as many pieces of luggage as they can comfortably fit into their cabin, as long as each item weighs no more than 23kg for safety and handling purposes.

If an individual piece of luggage exceeds 23kg at embarkation, the guest will be recalled to the terminal and asked to remove items or repack their bags. Baggage may also be delayed at disembarkation if it exceeds this limit.

Suit carriers

We would suggest guests carry your suit carrier to avoid any accidental damage during the loading process along conveyor belts where straps, handles or the bag itself may get caught and tear.

Please note, suit / dress carriers form part of the flight luggage allowance where applicable.

Coach transfers

Cruise Connect restrict guests to a luggage allowance of two "medium" cases weighing no more than 23kgs per piece plus one item of hand luggage per person. For further details, please contact Cruise Connect directly on 0344 338 8690 (Calls are charged at local rate, plus your telephone company’s network access charge) from 8.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays,  or visit their dedicated website -

For further details on Southampton transfers please see our question - Are coach transfers available to / from Southampton?

Fly Cruises

When flying to meet the ship, both the charter and scheduled flight luggage restrictions vary, but are usually between 20 and 23 kilograms per person. Please visit the Flights page of your My P&O Cruises online to confirm. If your airline allowance is greater than 23 kilograms, we ask that no individual item of luggage weighs more than 23 kilograms, in order to be safely handled by the ships' company.

You may find the following question helpful What is the baggage allowance on my flight?

Wedding parties 

There is an additional 5kg luggage allowance for both the bride and groom, if travelling to the ship on a P&O Cruises charter flight. Please note that this will not show on your ticket.

For Southampton Departures Only:
You are welcome to bring as many luggage items with you as you wish ensuring it can all be stored safely in your cabin. Each piece of luggage must weigh no more than 23kg.

If you prefer not to pack your wedding dress and/or suit in your main luggage you may carry these on in dress or suit bags with clear labels stating name & cabin number. You will still be required to put these through the luggage scanner at the terminal. 

Please call the Ceremonies at Sea team on 4190 if you have any queries. 

Luggage courier service

For convenience, you may wish to arrange to have your luggage sent to the ship if you are departing from Southampton.

The Baggage Handling Company is providing a lighter way to travel for all cruise-goers who depart from Southampton. The service offers a convenient service collecting your luggage from your home and transported to the port up to 96 hours before your cruise leaves, so you don't have to worry about your luggage until you reach your cabin. Safely sealed and stored in a secure facility before departure, the service guarantees complete peace of mind over the security of your luggage. 

On return from your holiday, you will be met by a representative in the terminal, who will reseal your luggage and return it to you on the date agreed. The service is available from *£36 per bag each way, dependent on location.

To find out more about luggage collection from The Baggage Handling Company, you can book this service before your next cruise,call on 02380 873 111 or email to arrange this service.

*Prices subject to change

Additional Information

Cunard - Luggage Forward - courier service

Cunard offers White Star Luggage Service, which is provided by a reputable carrier and is available exclusively to Cunard guests.

Please see the question How do I arrange luggage transfers with Luggage Forward? for further details.

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