Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cruising: What to Bring?

I've seen so many people asking what they have to bring when they're on a cruise, I am definitely not a pro at cruising, but I decided to put together a list just for future reference because like many others I love cruises, I think it's the best way to see a lot of places in a short amount of time.

  • Itinerary/Tour Plans for Port
  • Passport/Orders/Important Documents & Extra Copies (I put it in a different place from the originals)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Stations are all over the ship but when you're off the ship it's great to have)
  • Travel Clock
  • Travel Books (I love Rick Steve's books)
  • Rain Coat/ Umbrella/Ponchos (Weather is so unpredictable)
  • Sun Hat
  • Swim Suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera/Batteries/SD Card
  • Phone /Chargers (Free WiFi at port, it's a thing)
  • Tide Pen (For the little stains)
  • Mini bags Powder Detergent (in case you want to do some laundry for those longer cruises)
  • Electronics & Chargers/Books to read (For those days at sea, you need something to keep yourself occupied)
  • Power Strips (If you have lots of electronics this would be great for you)
  • Refillable Water bottle (When you're at port, fill up your bottle with ice and you'll have water off the ship)
  • Travel Tissues 
  • Ziplock Bags/ Plastic forks and paper napkins too (If you wanna take some food from the Buffet off ship)
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera / Lotion
  • Dry Snacks (For when you're at port and need a boost)
  • Medication: (Nausea, Ibuprofen, Pepto, Eye Drops, Chapstick  etc.)
  • Toiletries: 
    • Tooth brush & Paste
    • Hair/ Body Wash (They provide it on the ship but it dries your skin out)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Socks
  • Extra Underwear (You can never have too much)
  • Dressy Clothing/Shoes, for Formal night (It's always nice to dress up)
  • Females:
    • Make-up Bag
    • Feminine Products (You never know!)
    • Little Purse
  • Other Interesting Suggestions:
    • Travel Mug
    • Post It Notes / Dry Erase Marker /Painters Tape (To leave family members notes)
    • Over the door Shoe holder
    • Outlet covers (For those with little ones)
    • Lanyard (To carry your cruise card)
    • Toilet Seat Covers
    • Mini First-Aid Kit
*These are just some ideas, it isn't necessary to pack everything on this list. Make sure to leave room for some souvenirs too.