I'm wondering what the advantage is to the passenger of putting out one's luggage at 10pm the night before disembarking from the ship. I mean, I understand the trade-off of having to bring your own bags when you debark, but is that really such a big deal, if they roll? Our family of four travels frequently, and we're pretty used to each wheeling our own suitcase about. We travel with large rolling duffels, which are pretty easy to move around, and usually it's two of these for the four of us, plus one or two carryon bags total. Our kids are 11 and 13, so they can and do take care of a portion of the luggage. It seems like packing the suitcases and having them collected the night before would be a real organizational headache, and would entail leaving our pajamas, next day's clothing, and all our toiletries and medications in the stateroom for the next day. Then we'd have a set of dirty clothes for each of us, plus pajamas, toiletries, a book, and our personal items to pack into our carryon luggage. So then we'd be reuinited with our bags in the port and have to repack some items before going to the airport (even if I was willing to carry our dirty clothes on board in our carryon bags, all the toiletries would have to go into the checked luggage because of the liquids rule on planes). That seems like much more of a hassle than just taking our own bags off the ship, but I wonder if I'm overlooking something in the equation, otherwise, wouldn't everyone just take their own bags off? Is it really that difficult to get off the ship with bags? FWIW, we'll be cruising out of Vancouver and most likely walking the block and a half to take the Skytrain to the airport. Thanks!