Vacation Packing Guide

Packing Guide

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 & 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 & 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
  • Footwear 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
Packing Guide

Men's Cruise Packing List:

Undergarments & Bed Wear

  • Underwear (briefs or boxer shorts)
  • Undershirts
  • Pajamas and robe
  • Compression socks - For airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles

Workout & 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

Men's 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
Packing Guide

Cruise Travel Essentials for Everyone:

Travel Documents, Wallet Items, & 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 & 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 & Camera Equipment

  • Plug adaptor and converter
  • Cell phone and charger
  • PDA and charger
  • Laptop computer
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and manual - Extra memory cards or film depending on your camera
  • Disposable underwater camera - For snorkeling or beach days
  • Batteries for camera
  • Battery charger
  • Extension cord / power strip with multiple plug-ins
  • MP3 Player - For walking on deck or on treadmill
  • Charger for MP3 Players
  • Small travel alarm clock - battery operated
  • Lighted dial clock for cruise ship cabin
  • Small flashlight

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
  • 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

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 your Consultant.