Checklist - Packing for your Cruise

 

Travel Documents, Wallet Items, and 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 - be sure to call credit card companies before traveling to alert them you are traveling outside your normal area
* ATM 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 Or email to yourself
* 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 and Necessities

* glasses, contacs, contac cleaner
* extra reading glasses
* sunglasses * reading sunglasses
* guidebooks and other port of call information
* foreign language phrase book or dictionary
* maps
* reading material - books to read while on the plane or lounging by the pool
* journal or notebook and pen/pencil - for making notes to tell your friends back home about your experiences
* home and email addresses of friends/relatives back home - for sending postcards, emails, or gifts
* photo album or USB thumb drive

Electronics and Camera Equipment

* cell phone and charger
* binoculars
* film camera and manual
* extra film (don't put undeveloped film in checked luggage)
* disposable underwater camera - for snorkeling or beach days
* digital camera and manual
* extra memory cards for digital camera
* batteries for digital camera * battery charger
* extension cord/power strip with multiple plug-ins
* walkman and tapes or MP3 player and batteries (for walking on deck or on treadmill)
* small travel alarm clock - battery operated
* small flashlight
* night light

Medicine Kit

* prescription drugs and any other essential medications in carry on bag
* ear plugs or "ear planes"
* small first aid kit (band aids, Q-tips, vaseline, dramamine, antibiotic cream, bandages, anti-diarrheal medication, cortisone cream, aspirin/tylenol/advil)
* germicidal hand cleaner
* handi-wipes (for cleaning hands when ashore)
* hand lotion
* rubbing alcohol or foot lotion for soothing tired, hot feet
* bug spray (not for your cabin on the ship, but for those pesky mosquitoes and "nonos" ashore)
* sun screen/sun block and lip sunblock

Other "Necessities"

* duct tape or strapping tape
* extra luggage name tags (in case yours are lost on the outbound trip)
* zip loc bags of all sizes and garbage/laundry bags
* corkscrew
* 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
* travel-sized Woolite
* clothes pins
* empty folding tote bag - for souvenirs or the beach
* hats/caps/visors
* insulated large coffee mugs

 

The essential carry-on bag --

* makeup remover *
* freshener/moisturizer *
* cotton balls/q-tips
* toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash/floss *
* perfume/body & hand lotions *
* deodorant/talcum powder *
* sun screen *
* eye shadow/liner/mascara *
* powder/blush/concealer/lipstick *
* nail polish/polish remover pads *
* shampoo/conditioner/gel/hair spray (non-aerosol) *
* brushes/combs
* bobby pins/clips/bows/hair bands
* hair dryer/curling iron/shower cap
* make-up mirror/plug in cube tap
* clothes steamer/lint brush/Woolite
* folding tote bag/fanny pack
* caps/visors
* Zip-Lock bags/garbage bags
* jewelry
* medicines/bandages/antiseptic cream *
* feminine hygiene products
* germicidal hand cleaner *
* extra glasses/contact lens supplies *
* flasks
* camera/film/extra batteries/binoculars
* MP3/speakers/tapes or CDs
* passport/money/documents/keys (home & luggage)
* nail file and buffer/nail clippers & scissors
* tweezers/sewing kit/small scissors
* razor/shaving accessories *

*- TSA regulations require that any liquids, gels or aerosols be checked unless they are 3 oz. or smaller size and then these may be placed in a quart plastic zip-lock bag for presentation to TSA officials.
 

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