How To Pack For A Cruise!

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  • Pants-Skirts
  • Shirts-Blouses
  • Belt
  • Dress Shoes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flippy-floppies
  • Socks
  • Workout clothes
  • Swimsuits (2 at least)
  • Suit Coverup
  • Undies and bras
  • Formal Evening Wear
  • Dinner Wear
  • Sundresses
  • Shorts
  • Tops
  • Tshirts
  • Light sweater-Hoodie
  • Robe
  • Jammies
  • Hat/visor


  • Hair ties/clips
  • Makeup
  • Hairbrush
  • Hairspray/Gel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Razors-shave gel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Curling or Flat Iron (After some debate they do allow these on the boat. Yay!)
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Kleenex
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers/file/polish
  • Cologne
  • Sunscreen
  • Q-tips
  • Tampons
  • Medicine (aspirin, pepto, bandaids, vitamins)
  • Medical ID info
  • Birth Control Pills/Condoms
  • Prescription medicine

Documents & Misc.

  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone & Charger
  • USB wall plug
  • Multiplug for outlet (Usually there one outlet and many things to charge)
  • Earbuds
  • Laptop & Charger (I wouldn’t recommend this, you might be tempted to work)
  • Credit Cards-ATM Card
  • Passport
  • Money
  • I.D.-Drivers License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Tickets – passes confirmation #’s
  • Keys
  • Itinerary
  • Luggage Tags
  • Jewelry
  • Watch
  • Purse
  • Journal
  • Luggage Locks/keys
  • Safety pins-sewing kit
  • Ziploc bags
  • Cigs, Lighter, E-Cigarette-Charger
  • Gum/Mints
  • Your Hangover Cure

Don’t forget to…

  • Throw out stuff in the fridge that will be gross by the time you get back
  • Lock all doors and windows- set alarm
  • Lock your car
  • Have neighbor check the mail/feed animals
  • Go shopping for missing items-in travel sizes!!!
  • Put ID tags inside luggage
  • Change $40 into small bills for street vendor purchases and tips
  • Put all nail files, scissors in checked luggage
  • Send email to important people (I’ll be out of the country…)
  • Get a ride to the port
  • Call mom – give her your itinerary
  • Pay bills that will come due while you’re gone
  • Put all “necessities” in the carry-on, you may not get your bags delivered for hours
  • Double check all reservations
  • Get to the port early
  • Bring goodies for theme nights


  • I listed shampoo and soap because I can’t use any old brand, that will be in the room as will a blow dryer.
  • Make sure you don’t pack your ID and boarding pass in your checked luggage
  • You may not be able to get into your room right away, don’t carry on too much
  • Your bags wont arrive at your room right away, don’t leave necessities in them
  • You are allowed to bring one regular sized bottle of wine per person, it must be in your carry-on.

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