So, next week is your luxurious cruise. You have been envisioning the nighttime escapades you’ll have on the ship. 

Maybe you’re excited about the people you will meet, or maybe you are looking forward to being seen in a relaxing setting with your partner. 

You might also be concerned. What do you even bring to a cruise? These 8 tips will get you up to speed with the most important items you’ll need for your cruise. 

Tip 1: Pack Light

You’re going on a cruise to relax and intentionally focus on living in the moment. Extra luggage can hamper that relaxation. Packing light is one of the most important steps you can take to enhance the enjoyment of your cruise. Not only will packing light make travelling on a plane easier, but it will also allow you to bring exotic souvenirs back from your trip. Less luggage also means you’ll be less likely to lose something. 

Tip 2: Pack Toiletries

Being comfortable on your cruise is of the utmost importance. Part of being comfortable is knowing you’re fresh. Don’t rely on the cruise having specific amenities for you, and prepare by packing these essential toiletries:

  • Mini Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel Conditioner

Remember even if your cruise has amenities, they may not be the brand you’re comfortable with. It’s better to bring travel conditioner than have your scalp dried out by the cruise line’s shampoo.

Tip 3: Pack Casualwear

On your cruise you want to be both stylish and comfortable. Most casual wear can help you obtain the relaxed casual look while still allowing you to impress both your partner and other folks on the cruise. Remember, it’s best to keep it simple. 

  • V-neck
  • Simple t-shirt
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Dress

Casualwear is emphasized because it is comfortable. You are going on a cruise to primarily relax. Treat yourself to relaxing clothes.

Tip 4: Pack Outerwear

Weather can change at a moment’s notice during a cruise, especially if you are travelling on an ocean. Preparing with proper outwear should protect you from the elements. We recommend the following:

  • Windbreaker
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweater

Have fun with outerwear. Wear one of your favorite team’s windbreakers or your own businesses sweater. Bad weather should not stop you from cruising in style. 

Tip 5:  Pack a Camera

You might find yourself cruising along the Seine, or down the Mekong River. Wherever you find yourself travelling, you will probably want to bring something to help you capture the beauty of your trip. Most cameras are fine. 

You could bring a nice digital camera and worry about it being lost on the plane or left in the boat, or you could pick up a disposable camera from your local Walgreens, Target, or Walmart. Disposable cameras let you get your photos processed and could lead to a more personal album.

Tip 6:  Electronic Accessories

You will be travelling on a river or on the ocean for some time. During this time, your electronics may die. To prevent losing the ability to hear your music, or to capture a great photo for the gram, you’ll have to be aware of a few different factors.

What type of electrical outlets will be used?

  • In Europe, 220-volt plugs are used
  • In Asia, 220-240 Volt plugs are used with the exception of Japan which has 100-volt plugs

After you know what type of charger to bring then you’ll need to remember these basics. 

  • Phone charger
  • Laptop charger

Tip 7: Shoes

Comfort is the name of the game here and your shoes are no exception. You will want to change your shoe game up depending on the situation.

Lounging around on the boat?
We would recommend bringing comfortable running shoes

Plan on getting off around the beach?
We would recommend sandals. 

Does your cruise have formal events?

We recommend bringing a nice pair of dress shoes or flats.

Tip 8:  Formalwear

Some cruises may have formal nights where passengers can dance or show out. Here you will find folks dressed to the nines. We recommend bringing the following items.

  • Tuxedo
  • Black Suit
  • Bow-tie
  • Tie
  • Black Dress

While formal wear is meant to impress you can have fun with this. You’re on a cruise so go for a nautical color scheme. Navy is a great color to pair most outfits with. 

Now Your Packing List is Complete

We are confident that this packing list covers most of the items you may need on your cruise. You should now be able to take your trip without a worry in the world. 

Remember to leave some extra room in your luggage so you can bring back any exciting items you find during your cruise adventure.   

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