texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Do you ovepack or or not pack enough?

So do you overpack or not pack enough before your cruise? When do you start to pack?

 

Tags: cruise packing

11 Answers

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have only been on three cruises, but two of them were over 15 days. We now just pack enough and use the laundry facilities if we have to. On our first cruise we packed way to much. It's easier now.

SimonCommunity
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I tend to over pack, though I've gotten better through the years. But it's not just for cruises even when traveling by land I want to be prepared for anything!

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Our first couple of cruises we probably overpacked, but we’ve definitely streamlined it over the years – we rarely come home with much that we didn’t actually use.

Our best habit though is sharing suitcases!  We’ve had a couple of lost or delayed suitcases in the past but it doesn’t even faze us because we each still have half our stuff! 

Regarding when we start packing: I’d love to be able to say we’re always packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice, but the truth is we’d probably never get anything done if it weren’t for the last minute!Big Smile

texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
I'm almost packed and ready to go for next week. Have to say I'm doing much better at not over packing.
WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Way back when our dream was to travel with nothing.  Just go to the airport with our passports and a credit card, go wherever looked good and get what we needed along the way.  Nowadays I’m not sure how well that’d work out…

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Anyone who says they don't overpack, is delusional.   We all overpack.     I may be better organized in my packing thanks to things like vacuum bags, but I still overpack.

texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Love the vacuum bags BAL1061 and cute cat in your profile picture.
WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Well I’m delusional about lots of things!Big Smile

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks.

thats Jake

rescued from one of my jobs. He normally has long hair, but he gets a lion cut in the summer.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

All of our pets have always been rescues as well.  Love the lion cut!

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