SANTA CLARITA, CA, March 19 – Imagine breezing through the airport on the way to your cruise with only a small carry-on bag in tow, knowing that the rest of your wardrobe is already waiting for you in your stateroom. With the new Princess Luggage Valet service, passengers will soon be able to lighten their load and enjoy this escape from one of the ultimate travel frustrations. Princess Luggage Valet offers a convenient direct shipping service in which luggage is picked up right from a passenger’s home and delivered straight to their stateroom onboard. The new service will first be available for travelers on European voyages, beginning aboard Grand Princess on May 14, Emerald Princess on May 17, Star Princess on May 22, and Royal Princess on June 1. The program will subsequently be expanded to other destinations later in the year. Shipping for Princess Luggage Valet will be provided by DHL Worldwide Express.
“Luggage Valet represents the ultimate luxury for travelers who hate lugging their own suitcases through airport congestion and customs,” said Jan Swartz, Princess senior vice president. “And it’s a great option for passengers who’re extending their pre- or post-voyage travels so they won’t have to carry their cruise luggage with them on land.”
Reservations for the new Luggage Valet service will be available up to 30 days prior to the cruise sailing date. Princess Luggage Valet pick-up is available from residential addresses in the continental United States and Canada, and bags can be delivered to both domestic and international cruise ports. A complementary service, Princess Package Valet, will begin later in the season, offering passengers a convenient way to ship home items purchased at the ship’s onboard boutiques.
Prices for Princess Luggage Valet start at $90 per bag each way for domestic shipments, and vary depending on baggage weight and destination. All baggage is insured up to $2,000 with additional insurance available for purchase. Additional information about Princess Luggage Valet is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.