wow, kld, you do all that? i'm surprised. been on 4 alaska cruises and 1 carib. i never leave my stateroom until 9:30 or 10 on last day. and i always keep a cath change kit, gloves, etc. with me, not in luggage in hall. i'm in too much pain. they knock but nobody gets nasty. i refuse to sit in pain for 2 hours in a color coded "staging" area. but i don't use a lift. why doesn't the cruise ship personnel help? heck, they are always grabbing stuff out of my hands when i don't even want them to.