cruise must haves

Cruise must haves and essentials (so we think!)

We look at some of the essential items and cruise must haves we think you need when packing for your cruise….

PS – you may have your own thoughts on this so please do let us know in the comments section!

Cruising is a great way to explore different parts of the world while enjoying the comforts of a luxury ship. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a first-timer, there are some essential items you should pack to make your trip more enjoyable. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the must-haves you should consider bringing on your next cruise.
  1. Passport/ID

One of the most important things to bring on any international trip is your passport or other government-issued ID. Make sure to keep it in a secure place, and consider making a copy of it in case it gets lost or stolen.

  1. Sunscreen and Aloe Vera

Cruises are all about soaking up the sun, but too much sun can be harmful to your skin. Make sure to pack a high SPF sunscreen and aloe vera to soothe any sunburns.

  1. Comfortable shoes

You’ll likely be doing a lot of walking and exploring on your cruise, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes. Consider packing a pair of sneakers or sandals that you can wear for excursions or walking around the ship.

  1. Seasickness medication

If you’re prone to motion sickness, make sure to bring medication to help alleviate the symptoms. There are several over-the-counter options available, such as Dramamine or Bonine.

  1. Formal wear

Many cruise lines have formal nights where guests are expected to dress up. Make sure to pack a nice outfit or two for these events, such as a cocktail dress or suit and tie.

  1. Swimsuit

A swimsuit is a must-have for any cruise. Make sure to pack a few different options, depending on your activities and preferences. Don’t forget a cover-up, too!

  1. Waterproof phone case

You’ll likely want to take photos and videos during your cruise, so consider bringing a waterproof phone case. This will allow you to take pictures and videos while swimming or participating in water sports.

  1. Travel adapter

If you’re traveling to a different country, make sure to bring a travel adapter to charge your electronics. Many cruise ships have outlets that accept US plugs, but it’s always better to be prepared.

  1. Reusable water bottle

Staying hydrated is important on any vacation, and a reusable water bottle can help you do just that. Many cruise ships have water refill stations, so bringing a refillable bottle can help reduce plastic waste.

10. First aid kit

We know that cruise ships have their own medical bays and doctors…but having a small first aid kit can really help out when you have those small injuries.

11. Backpack or Tote Bag

A backpack or tote bag is handy for carrying items you’ll need during the day, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, and a water bottle.

12. Cash and Credit Cards

While most purchases on a cruise ship can be charged to your onboard account, it’s a good idea to have cash and credit cards for purchases in port or at local markets.

In conclusion, packing the right items can make your cruise experience more enjoyable. Don’t forget to pack appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, sun protection, motion sickness remedies, a power strip, travel documents, toiletries, cash and credit cards, a waterproof camera, and a backpack or tote bag. Happy cruising!

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