The summer season is well underway, which means that lots of people all over the world are taking vacations. And one form of vacation that provides tons of fun and memories is the cruise. But in order to enjoy your trip as much as you can, you have to pack all of the right things. In this article, we will break down the cruise packing checklist so that you can worry about having a blast worry-free.
The first items to make sure you have packed are any documents or forms of identification that you will need in order to get on the cruise. If you will be flying to the destination where the ship is docked, you will need your boarding passes for the airplane. You will also need your passport if you are going to be stopping in different countries while you are on your cruise. A valid driver’s license that proves you are an American citizen is also essential for your cruise. If you are bringing children with you, you will need to bring their birth certificate.
Once you have the important documents accounted for, you can begin packing fun stuff for your trip. You will definitely need to pack clothing to wear during your cruise, and you will want to research the weather when it comes to where you will be traveling to. Warmer destinations will require clothing that is cool and not overly hot. A cruise to a destination such as Alaska, even in the summer months, will require some warmer options. You will also want to make sure that you pack enough clothing for each day of your cruise, plus some extra garments for just in case. Here is a list of items that you will want to bring:
– Tops (some casual, a couple dressy)
– Bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts)
– Undergarments (bras, underwear, socks)
– Shoes for walking and exploring
– Dress shoes
– Flipflops (optional/good for a pool or beach)
– One or two swimsuits
– One or two sets of dressy clothing for nice dinners and shows during the cruise
– Fitness clothing for exercising during the cruise and activities/excursions that require movement (such as rock climbing)
– Swimsuit cover (optional)
– Sleep clothing (one or two sets will do, depending on how long your cruise is)
– Nightclub clothing if you intend to visit one
– A sweater and jacket (if you are traveling somewhere cold)
– Hats, sunglasses, and any other accessory
Pack light where you can in order to not get stuck with luggage fees if you are flying to the destination where the ship is docked. You will also want to make sure that every member of your family, including children, has everything they need to wear during the trip.
You will also need to bring toiletries with you. Consider everything that you use on a daily basis. These items can include:
– Toothbrush and toothpaste
– Feminine products
– Hairgel and spray
– Perfume or cologne (optional)
– Contact solution (if needed)
You will also need to bring any medication you are on or any medication that those in your family take regularly. It’s a good idea to bring vitamins with you, as well.
Last but not least, you can’t have a perfect cruise packing checklist without making sure to bring plenty of money and a list of what you would like to do or see on your trip. Have a fabulous cruise!