Going on a cruise? Congratulations! Cruising is very relaxing, and at the same time tons of fun. It’s often difficult to know what you need to pack if you’ve never taken a cruise before, so here is a list of helpful items. Check with your cruise line for specific details and restrictions.
CRUISE CHECK LIST
MAKE PHYSICAL COPIES OF
Take these documents with you, but also make physical copies in case of emergency:
•Passport – photo page
•Medical health insurance card
Try to copy these documents onto one page using a scanner. Guard these copies, keep them on you while traveling, and in a room safe if available.
Print these documents. Some places accept mobile documents, but print to be safe:
•Cruise documents – any required documentation (check with you cruise line)
•Parking info & ticket – if you use offsite parking or airport parking.
•Cruise Transfer Number – if you are being picked from the airport by your cruise line.
Do not pack these items in your checked baggage, keep them with you, or in a carry-on.
Buy this stuff:
•Sunblock – because you need it.
•Motioneze – to fight motion sickness.
•Air freshener – non electric. Your room may smell like seafood. No candles allowed.
•$50 in ones per person
•Snacks – fruit snacks or things that won’t melt. Candy is expensive onboard.
•Night Light – your room may be completely dark at night, depending of your cruise line.
•Water – You’re allowed to bring water, the tap water may not be drinkable. Bottled water will cost you, so pack your own.
•Mio – water flavoring.
•Lanyard – to store you key card.
•Ear plugs – ships are loud and old, you may need these for a good nights sleep, especially if your room is above a showroom or a casino.
•Dress clothes – for meet the captain dinner.
•Dress shoes – because naked shoes are forbidden.
•Paper towel roll – to keep the daily activity logs as souvenirs.
Here is a Youtube video of the highlights from my last cruise:
Have fun, be social, and live!!! Cruises are much more fun when you mingle with people you don’t know! Reminder: Check with your cruise line for specific details and restrictions.
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