Packing for Your Cruise

OK, some of these things I can understand, but really, how many of you have ever packed a fold up bike?


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OK, some of these things I can understand, but really, how many of you have ever packed a fold up bike?

Maybe the one packing the folding bike - has a bike seat better suited to their..... disposition- than rentals.Happy


Actually, it seems like a good idea providing 1) you are not flying, and 2) you are going to several ports that are good for cycling.

So 1) I packed with my hard cased luggage last cruise... I knew I was getting booze and needed some extra protection... Solution... Under bed storage and stacked the smaller ones inside... worked just fine. 

(but side tip... do pack a smaller duffle in your bag for extra souvenirs)


The fold up bike, I can see for like a European cruise.... But this was definitely a different list than most "what to pack" articles. 

I pack like I do if I was going away for the weekend. There are laundry facilities if I need it, a commissary for OTC meds, a candy & treat shop, etc. I don't stress about it. My hubby, on the other hand, packs the kitchen sink. It is a comical role-reversal thing.


4 outfits/2 dressy

socks/undergarments/swim suit

tennis shoes/dress shoes/water shoes/flip flops

meds & sunscreen

comb & straightener/make-up & perfume

adult beverage cup

solar charger for phone




I wish I could be lax with my packing... I make all my outfits, roll them together, have a few spare ones, dressed for dinner and a good chunk of swimsuits because I like options.

That article must be by someone with a porter to carry all of the extra stuff......


I pack light and if I need anything along the way I just buy it.   I collect Polo shirts from most ports so I know I don't have to pack them,  I just wear the ones I buy on each trip.  I did a week long trip with just a cry on bag and my book pack.  I did 4 week long trip with one checked case and my book pack (that included my tux and dress shoes and a couple vest and tie sets)

I just pack more clothing and personal hygiene items, than anything

Are you even allowed to bring a folding bike onboard ?


Not on Carnival.   From thei FAQs/ Prohibited items list;


  • Bicycles (this includes travel bicycles that can be folded up)

When packing, we prep a list of items; a fold-up bike has never been on that list.  
We use a method of packing that I found on YouTube involving stacking and folding clothes into a nice bundle before placing it in the suitcase.  Works great every time.

Every time I pack, I always  think women get the short end of the stick.. Their crap has crap.... 


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