A suitcase can make or break a cruise (us, dramatic? Of course not!) Whether you’re heading off on a fly-cruise with your luggage flung into the cargo or you’re heading to a UK port for a no-fly cruise with your suitcase packed in the boot of your car, your case holds your most prized possessions and is relied upon to keep them safe.
Luckily for us (and you!), we have a very knowledgeable network of cruise and travel bloggers who were more than willing to point us in the right direction. From Away’s clever design to Samsonite’s sturdiness, here are the most highly recommended luggage brands ready for your 2022 cruise:
“I use an American Tourister case. They have some funky colours and so far it’s not let me down.” Danny, Danny Explores
Since 1933 American Tourister has been offering “a wide selection of qualitative youthful, vibrant and reliable luggage at an affordable price.” The brand has a range of hard suitcases, soft suitcases, cabin cases and backpacks in a fantastic range of colours and styles (they’ve even collaborated with Disney, perfect for the Disney Cruise Line lovers out there).
“I got an Away case last year and it is incredible - cleverly designed, looks great and overall a great package.” Marcus, Sparkx
Away’s products “solve real travel problems” and use “premium materials chosen to be resilient and beautiful.” Their selection of suitcases, bags and accessories are stylish yet durable. What’s more, the brand partners with organisations seeking to “create a better world for everyone,” like Global Giving and Peace Direct. So, when you buy anything from Away, you’re contributing to their partner’s work too.
“I love it Luggage suitcases because they’re super lightweight and come in some lovely colours. I’ve had mine for years and they’re still going strong. My favourite is the grey leopard print!” Jenni, Cruise Mummy
Innovation and imagination are what sets it Luggage apart. Established in 1985, the brand believes in designing luggage to meet travellers needs. With hundreds of styles to choose from, from only £40, you can be certain to find a suitcase to suit your needs.
“My Samsonite [suitcase] has never let me down! I’ve used it while travelling for business and pleasure. I’ve had it for 10 years and it still looks as good as new. Lots of pockets, integrated detachable packing cubes, a coat hanger rail and it’s so easy to manoeuvre - even over rough ground!” Steph, Cruise with Amber
Samsonite boasts 111 years of “creating smart, trendsetting solutions for people on the go.” Whether it’s for travel, leisure or daily commuting, Samsonite caters to all with an extensive range of stylish bags, accessories and luggage.