Packing for a cruise: 100 things to pack.?
Whether you are a repeat cruiser or a first-time cruiser, occupying a double or single cabin, there is at least one thing you have in common: you will have to pack your suitcase!
And it is not the number of miles already traveled at sea that will save you from being forgotten. If you don’t want to take any risks, here is a list – almost exhaustive – of the essentials that you should carry in your luggage.
Of course, this list can be completed according to your wishes and adapted according to your destination and the season during which you are going to sail.
If you are going away for a week under the sun, here are some suggestions that may be useful to you… especially if this is your first cruise .
Before even taking your first step on the boat, you must think about essential elements, whether for a themed cruise or for a more traditional trip:
Your other reservations on the itinerary (if you stop in a hotel during a slightly longer excursion for example);
Your train or plane tickets to reach the boarding port (if necessary);
A list of contacts to call in case of problems to store in your luggage.
All these documents and elements being vital for the smooth running of your cruise, keep them with you in hand luggage (or backpack) when boarding.
Your medications for headaches, stomach aches or other small ailments to which you are “subscribed” (to keep with you in case your suitcase gets lost during transit)
A book (because a cultural bath, a history and relaxation getaway never hurt when traveling and generally do not weigh very heavily in a bag);
Travel smarter with your hand luggage from day one
On the first day, don’t forget that you will be deprived of your suitcase for some time on the boat (until it is left in front of your cabin door).
It’s done, your suitcase has arrived and you’re ready to store your belongings in the cupboards of your cabin. Among these, here are the basics for these ladies:
A bathing suit (a second, because you probably prefer to put on a dry one if you indulge in the joys of the swimming pool in the morning and afternoon);
A few shorts (because on some companies, swimsuits are only allowed at the pool and not elsewhere);
Tennis shoes (or flip flops);
A sports outfit if you want to let off steam (there is often a room and sports fields on the boat) etc…
Short or long-sleeved polo shirts (to be worn without moderation during the day);
Shirts and shirts (for almost all occasions);