What to Pack for a Summer Cruise: The Ultimate Checklist

Are you planning a summer cruise with your family? Make sure you don’t forget anything by using my ultimate checklist!

Are you excited for summer? It’s one of the most popular times of year to take a vacation. If you’re looking for ideas, consider taking a summer cruise! Cruises are a great way to see multiple destinations in one trip, and they’re perfect for families. But what should you pack for your cruise? Check out my ultimate checklist to make sure you have everything you need!

– sunscreen

– sunglasses

– a hat

– swimsuit

– cover up

– casual clothes (Don’t overdo it. If you have access to laundry facilities, and you’re only out for a week, then 3 shirts, 3 bottoms, and twice as many socks and underwear should be sufficient.)

– dress clothes (Check with your cruise provider. Sometimes they have a dress code for some of their meals. This may mean a tie and jacket situation.)

– comfortable shoes

– flip flops

– toiletries (Remember, if you’re flying, to watch how much you have in ounces.)

– medications (Make sure you get your prescriptions filled about a week in advance so you don’t run out while you’re away.)

– travel insurance information

– camera (Isn’t this what phones are for?)

– binoculars

– workout clothes (You’re working out on vacation? Do you understand what vacation means? Calories don’t count on vacation.)

– your cruise documents

– passport

– driver’s license or other photo ID

– cash or traveler’s checks (Does anyone under 70 use traveler’s checks still?)

– credit and debit cards (Since you’re traveling, you might want to call you bank and credit cards just to let them know they will see spending outside of your regular area. This will keep them from flagging your usage as fraudulent.)

– a list of emergency contact numbers

– first aid kit

– chargers for all your electronics

– books or magazines (You know I’m not going anywhere without a paperback, an audiobook, or my Kindle.)

– deck of cards (I can see this for the plane ride to port or even in the cabin)

– beach bag

– tote bag

Phew! That’s a lot of stuff. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In my next blog post, I’ll share what you can leave at home.

– your laptop (Unless you’re like me and work when you’re not at work.)

– heavy coat or jacket

– formal dress or gown

– snow boots and skis

– excess jewelry

Just kidding!

Packing for a cruise can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, you can be sure to have everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation. So what are you waiting for? Start packing! Do you have any other packing tips? Share them in the comments below! Happy travels!


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