What to Pack for a Cruise - Printable Checklist

What to Pack for a Cruise - Printable Checklist

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Travel Essentials:

A packing list for all voyages includes the travel essentials you will need at minimum for your sailing. Check with your cruise line for a destination specific packing list, dress code, theme nights, and prohibited items. Consider seasonal weather and duration of your journey when packing the travel essentials. While this is not an exhaustive list, if this is your first time sailing,  the items listed here will ensure you are comfortable. For everything else, you can always buy it along the way.

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Daytime at Sea & Ports of Call: Consider cultural expectations, and restrictions. Resort-style attire, including jeans and shorts, is typical until dinner seating times (6pm +). Casual shorts, cover-ups, swimsuits reserved for are poolside, on deck, spa and fitness studio.

Evening after 6p: Elegant casual attire and evening shoes. A theme night or cocktail dress, dress slacks and collared shirt, optional sport jacket. Formal nights, for gowns and dark suits, tuxedos.

Carry-on Essentials

Check your airline bag size restrictions

  • Photo ID/Driver’s License and documentation (passport, visa etc.)
  • Proof of required vaccinations
  • Emergency documents, contact list, health/insurance cards, allergy list
  • Change of clothes, and bathing suit
  • Prescription medications for duration, refill  prescription, + 2 wk extra supply
  • Toiletries and hygiene items - travel size liquid containers only 
  • First aid essentials, aspirin & band-aides
  • Cell phone, charger, camera, memory card
  • Specialty items,  jewelry

Checked bag Essentials

  • Swimwear and cover-up
  • Sleepwear, undergarments, socks
  • Exercise attire and sneakers
  • Dress/formal attire, cocktail dress
  • Dark suit/tuxedo
  • Walking shoes, sandals, evening shoes
  • Brimmed hat, sun screen, sunglasses
  • Accessories; belts handbags
  • Blouses, collared tops and casual shirts
  • Sports Jacket, blazer, sweater or wrap
  • Skirts, slacks, dress pants, shorts 
  • Foldable tote bag for tours / shops
  • Laundry bag and zip-lock bags
  • Mini sewing kit

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