What to pack

Dont want to pack to much, just what is needed 5 day cruise......HELP PLEASE

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Dont want to pack to much, just what is needed 5 day cruise......HELP PLEASE

A lot depends on the time of the year, your embarkation port, where the ship will be cruising to

Where are you traveling to and what time of year? That will depend on what to take?

I would recommend packing some clothes ;)

Seriously though .. many find having 2 bathing suits with you is good. This way you do not have to put on a wet one it you were in the pool earlier and have changed. I usually also recommend bringing a few zip lock bags as they are great for putting passports, papers and money in to keep dry if around the water which you most likely will be.

There are a number of discussions on the board on things to bring with lots of great advice if you care to browse through the older discussions

During the day I usually wear the same things I wear daily in the Summer.... capris & t-shirts or sun dress. For dinner I tend to dress a bit nicer (I like dressing up) with black slacks & nice top and/or dressy sun dress (maybe a gown on elegant night, but most ladies don't do this). Swim suit with cover-up, because you need the cover-up and wear "shoes" to go to the buffet. Take a sun hat and comfortable walking shoes for your Mexican ports. At least his is what I found works for me. Be sure to bring any over the counter medications you might need (tums, asprin, etc) because they are expensive in port and on the ship.

Most of all pack a good attitude. Not everything will be perfect, as with any vacation. Let the little things go and remember in the scheme of life "they are all little things". Relax and have fun. I hope you become as addicted as most of us.Big Smile

Don’t pack your paperwork / passport in your checked luggage.

Also, don't pack your essential items such as prescription medications in checked luggage. Sometimes luggage is late getting to your cabin, and on very rare occasions doesn't show up at all. Lots of folks pack a change of clothes and underwear in their carryon for that reason.

Everyone before me has given the same advise that I would. I like to make sure I have clothes that mix-and-match, so that fewer things can be packed to make several outfits for daytime and evenings. The ships tend to be chilly for me in the dining room and theatre so I always have a cardigan or wrap. No need to pack beach towels - your room will have ones to take on excursions, but be sure to bring them back or you will be charged for them.

And speaking of no need, your cabin will also have shower soap and shampoo already there so you will not need them. And most cruise lines also have a hair dryer already in the cabin.

It's never too early to pack for a cruise! I'm already packing!


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