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Vacation Packing Guide

Printable packing guid (PDF) This guide will not only address the items you should pack for your cruise, but also where to store them to avoid having them confiscated or inaccessible when you need them.

WOMEN'S CRUISE PACKING LIST

Undergarments and Bed Wear
  Bras
Include strapless if needed for evening wear
  Panties
  Lingerie / night gown / pajamas / robe
  Compression stockings
For airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles
  Exercise / walking socks
  Trouser socks or pantyhose
  Camisole / slip
Workout and Swim Wear
  Swim suit and cover-up / sarong
  Thongs / flip flops
  Work out clothes and sports bra
Clothing Dress Code Specific
  Outfit for casual nights on ship
Dress, skirt and blouse or pants and a dressy top
  Outfit for informal nights on ship
Dress or pant suit
Outfit for formal nights on ship
Dressy pant suit, cocktail dress or evening gown
Clothing Other
  Shorts
  Tops of all types
Sleeveless, short-Sleeved, long-sleeved
  Capri pants
  Slacks
  Windbreaker / raincoat
  Sweatshirt
  Evening sweater
Footwear
  Walking shoes
  Walking sandals
  Rubber sandals
For reef walking and beach
  Evening shoes
Accessories
  Purses (day and evening)
  Belts
  Scarves
  Gloves and stocking cap
If expecting cold weather
  Costume jewelry and extra watch
Women's Miscellaneous
  Blow dryer
  Curling iron or curlers
  Comb/brush
  Hair gel
  Hair spray (non-aerosol)
  Shampoo
  Conditioner
  Shower cap
  Bar soap in plastic container
  Deodorant
  Toothbrush / toothpaste
  Dental floss
  Mouthwash
  Tweezers
  Make-up mirror
  Make-up and make-up bag
  Make-up remover
  Cleanser
  Moisturizer and freshener
  Nail polish and remover
  Nail clippers and file
Be sure to put in checked luggage
  Razor and shaving cream

MEN'S CRUISE PACKING LIST

Undergarments and Bed Wear
  Underwear (briefs or boxer shorts)
  Undershirts
  Pajamas and robe
  Compression socks
For airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles
Workout and Swim Wear
  Swim suit and cover-up
  Work out clothes / T-shirts
Clothing – Dress Code Specific
  Outfit for casual nights on ship
Slacks and sports shirts
  Outfit for informal nights on ship
Slacks and a polo shirt, often required to wear a sports jacket, ties are optional
Outfit for formal nights on ship
Suit or tuxedo
Clothing – Other
  Shorts
  Casual shirts
  Slacks (casual and dress)
  Windbreaker/raincoat
  Sweatshirt
Footwear
  Walking shoes
  Walking sandals
  Rubber sandals / shoes for reef walking and beach
  Evening or dress shoes
  Casual shoes
Accessories
  Belts
  Gloves and stocking cap
If expecting cold weather
Miscellaneous
  Comb / brush
  Shampoo and hair products
  Bar soap in plastic container
  Deodorant
  Toothbrush / toothpaste
  Dental floss
  Mouthwash
  Tweezers
  Nail clippers and file
Be sure to put in checked luggage
  Razor and shaving cream
Or electric razor and supplies

CRUISE TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR EVERYONE

Travel Documents, Wallet Items, and Paperwork
  Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  Cruise documents
  Passports and visas (if necessary) or proof of citizenship (check with your cruise line for requirements)
  Vaccination certificate (if required)
  Driver's license and auto insurance card - in case you decide to rent a car when ashore
  Medical insurance cards and medical history (especially if traveling alone)
  Copy of prescriptions and list of all medicines you are taking
  Another picture ID - if you don't take driver's license
  Credit cards - notify your credit card companies before traveling to alert them you are traveling
  ATM card
  Pre-paid phone card
  Cash or traveler's checks - be sure to keep traveler's checks receipt in separate location
  3 copies of airline tickets, cruise tickets, passports/visas, itinerary
Pack 1 copy in carry on, 1 copy in checked luggage, and leave one copy with someone at home
  Contact numbers to report lost/stolen credit cards or traveler's checks
  Emergency numbers at home
  Currency conversion chart
  Wallet and fanny pack
  Watch - dual time zone watch is perfect!

Reading Material and Necessities
  Glasses, contacts, contact cleaner
  Extra reading glasses
  Sunglasses
  Reading sunglasses
  Guidebooks and other port of call information
  Foreign language phrase book or dictionary
  Maps
  Reading material
For the plane or lounging by the pool
  Journal or notebook and pen/pencil
Make notes to tell your friends back home about your experiences
  Business cards with email address to give out to new cruise friends
  Home and email addresses of friends/relatives
For sending postcards, emails, or gifts
  Photo album
Electronics and Camera Equipment
  Plug adaptor and converter
  Cell phone and charger
PDA and charger
  Laptop computer
Binoculars
  Film camera and manual

Extra film
Don't put undeveloped film in checked luggage

  Disposable underwater camera
For snorkeling or beach days
Digital camera and manual
  Extra memory cards for digital camera
Batteries for digital camera
Battery charger
Extension cord / power strip with multiple plug-ins
Walkman / Discman / MP3 Player
For walking on deck or on treadmill
Small travel alarm clock - battery operated
Lighted dial clock for cruise ship cabin
Small flashlight
Night light
Medicine Kit
  Prescription drugs and any other essential medications in carry on bag
  Ear plugs
  Small first aid kit
Band aids, Q-tips, Vaseline, Dramamine, antibiotic cream, bandages, anti-diarrhea medication, cortisone cream, aspirin / Tylenol / Advil
  Germicidal hand cleaner
  Handy-wipes
For cleaning hands when ashore
  Hand lotion
  Rubbing alcohol or foot lotion
For soothing tired, hot feet
  Bug spray
For those pesky mosquitoes etc. ashore
  Sun screen / sun block and lip sunblock
Other "Necessities"
  Duct tape or strapping tape
  Extra plastic cable-lock ties for securing luggage
Better than locks, but one-time use only
  Extra luggage name tags
In case yours are lost on the outbound trip
  Zip loc bags of all sizes and garbage/laundry bags
  Corkscrew
Be sure to put in checked luggage
  Swiss Army knife or something similar with screwdriver head, etc.
Be sure to put in checked luggage
  Small umbrella
  Collapsible travel pillow
For those long airplane flights
  Crazy glue
  Playing cards
  Sports gear (e.g. snorkeling gear)
 

Shoe horn
For getting those shoes back on your swollen feet

  Sewing kit and scissors
Be sure to put in checked luggage
  Travel-sized Woolite
  Clothes pins
  Empty folding tote bag
For souvenirs or the beach
  Hats/caps/visors
  Insulated large coffee mugs

This extensive list is by no means going overboard, pardon the pun. All of the above should be considered to ensure you are prepared for every situation. Weather changes, security checks and medical incidents are just some of many reasons to take note of the provided guide and pack accordingly. For further information on what to bring on your cruise, please contact us.

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