Packing for a Luxury Cruise

Going on a cruise is a unique and fun experience. Being able to push your troubles away and relax on a boat in the beautiful waters is a great way to relieve stress. But what can stress you out even before the vacation is knowing what to pack. Here are some tips on packing for a luxury cruise.

Icebergs will mean warm clothes

Icebergs will mean warm clothes

Pack for where you’re going. Your cruise may be stopping at a wide range of places, so it’s important to have clothing packed for each weather condition you’ll be going to. Some places may be more humid and warm while others are more chilled. Pack what you think is appropriate for where you’re headed. Make sure to pack shoes that fit well with the activities you have planned.

Remember important documents. An easy mistake cruise goers can make is forgetting essential documents such as birth certificates and passports. Simple things like bringing a copy without the original or only forgetting one document out of several can be enough to prevent you from getting on the boat. Double check before you head out that everything is packed and in order.

Holland and Tulip Time

Holland and Tulip Time

Save room in your suitcase for souvenirs. Wherever you’re headed, you’ll more than likely want to bring some souvenirs and other such goodies back home with you. Instead of struggling to fit everything in your luggage before you head back, save some space beforehand so all you’re souvenirs fit snugly with little room for moving and/or breaking.

Remember your camera. While cell phone cameras are getting better in quality, real photo cameras are often better for capturing those important life moments you’ll be experiencing on your cruise. Make sure to bring everything essential to keep it going, and not just the camera; like the battery, the charger, extra memory cards, a cover, and a strap to keep it from falling in dangerous terrain or even in the water.

Pack your toiletries. Many cruise ship bathrooms, much like hotels, provide essential toiletries such as shampoo, body soap, toothpaste, etc. However, if you’re more comfortable using brands and products you’re familiar with, it’s easy to pack your own. It can be nice to use familiar products when bathing somewhere far away from home. Make sure to pack bottles in a wrap or bag so as to prevent any spilling onto valuables.

Hats, Sunglasses, and incidentals

Hats, Sunglasses, and incidentals

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