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If you purchased a piece of furniture in Europe can you bring it back to the cruise ship. I understand there would be a fee but curious if anyone has an experience with this.

Thank you in advance for any responses.

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Interesting question.  I'm following.  

 

100% pure guesswork (and where I would place a bet).  Something relatively small you could carry in a box, why not.  Something larger requiring special handling or storage, probably not.  

 

 

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No knowledge from direct experience but from our cruising experience I would guess it could not be easily done as the staterooms are very limited in space and the holds on the ship are typically filled with provisions for the cruise and are not typically available for passenger cargo applications.  And if they could, if the furniture is of any significant size they would likely establish a charge for doing so. 

 

I would think whomever you would be purchasing it from would be able to arrange for shipment to the US more easily than you trying to bring it back with you.

 

But I think the best suggestion made so far is to contact the cruise line in question and have the discussion with them.  I think that would provide the definitive answer.

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Unfortunately, the passenger cargo hold went out with the QE2.  Each passenger got 100 cu. ft. of cargo (if I remember correctly from when we did this in the 70's) in the hold.

 

You would likely have to declare this for customs when disembarking in the US.

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9 hours ago, newyorkjameson said:

If you purchased a piece of furniture in Europe can you bring it back to the cruise ship. I understand there would be a fee but curious if anyone has an experience with this.

Thank you in advance for any responses.

If you are thinking about anything much more substantial than an inflatable chair (carried aboard uninflated, of course, so you can slip it under your bed or on the top shelf of your closet) you are out of luck.

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