Cruise Packing

Packing for Your Cruise

Packing may be the most stressful part of your trip.  Knowing what to take and being prepared causes many people a sleepless night.  We hope that the following will help to reduce your stress and make your trip more enjoyable.

The first thing to remember is that you’re on vacation and you are aboard one of our “Fun Ships” to have a good time. The second thing to remember is to travel light. If you keep those two things in mind, you should do just fine.

wear whats comfortableThe rule – wear what’s comfortable .  Casual attire and resort wear is the order of the day both on board and in port. Shorts, slacks, sundresses, blouses, etc., are in line for women. Clothing for men is just as casual. You should bring a pair of rubber-soled sandals or sneakers to wear on deck and a pair of good walking shoes. You might also want to consider bringing along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings and inexpensive rain gear in case of a sudden shower. Women may want to bring along a hat or scarf.

Dressing for Dinner – You’ll have a chance to dress up on many cruises (one night on shorter cruises) for the Captain’s Cocktail Party and the Gala Farewell Dinner. On the other evenings you can dress casually for dinner (no cut off shorts or tank tops).  For those not wanting to dress up, the Lido Restaurants are open nightly and have a casual dress code. Formal Wear: tuxedo; suit and tie; sport coat, tie and slacks; evening gown; cocktail dress; pantsuit Casual Resort Wear: sport shirts and slacks; dresses; skirts; pantsuit; Capri pants NOTE: Cruise lines have variations of this dress code.  Contact Travels Unlimited for specifics about your scheduled cruise. 

Don’t forget the small things when packing as these may not be available on the ship or very expensive.  Things to remember include sunscreen, batteries for cameras, film or other digital media, sunglasses, chewing gum or other personal habits, alarm clock, multi-plug outlet since there are only two electrical plugs in your cabin and your important travel documents.  There is no need to bring beach towels, as these will usually be available in your stateroom for use during your cruise.

sample table items in cabin