Luggage restrictions for the ship

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If you are NOT flying, and don't have to follow airline luggage restrictions, are there any restrictions from the cruise line itself, on number and sizes of luggage?
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Never had a issue when we DON'T fly... DW packs everything East of the
Mississippi river. So we tip them good and never had a issue.
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Per the Carnival website: Guests are encouraged to limit their checked luggage to two suitcases per person, with each suitcase not to weigh more than 50 pounds and not exceed 16"h x 24"w x 30"length.

Most of the time we have usually bring 2 suitcases and a garment bag between the both of us. I also usually roll on a small suitcase which has my meds, jewelry, paperwork and such. I use this to have some things accessible before my luggage is delivered, to carry the things I do not want to put in the suitcase, and to use for the final night when we put our suitcases outside the cabin for pick-up.
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One issue is what to do with it once you get there. I like to use largish duffel bags (30") or so. These then go flat so they are easier to store.
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Carnival lists suggestions but it is OK if you bring more. On our Europe cruise last year one lady brought on 15 pieces of luggage. There is a lot of room under the bed for storage.