On our first cruise in 2003, Celebrity's Horizon, we bought a camera in St. Thomas. It was a new model, great price with a huge memory stick (4g; big at the time). Anyway, we had taken the camera to use up on deck and had left the instructions, extra stick, camera bag etc in it's original shopping bag under the chair of the desk. You got it, the steward threw it out. He admitted he had done it but as we couldn't use the camera because of no charger, we resorted to disposables. When we arrived back in port, they had purchased us one at a store in Key West (our last port before we docked the next day) and gave it to us. Job well done.