What to pack for a cruise

Welcome to my What to Pack For a Cruise webpage. Throughout my cruising career I have made a few mistakes and packed way too much or way too little on some cruises. But I have finally figured out what works for us and what does not, and these are the items that I am going to share with you. You can modify this lis as you like and add or take away items depending on your personal preference.

Cruise Packing List Essentials

  • Passport or ID Travel documents required
  • Tickets, credit cards, Cash.
  • Medications (Especially anti-nausea)
  • Camera (I think this one should be number 1 for me Exciting)
  • Electronics, chargers and extra memory cards
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A watch
  • Beach Bag

Cruise Packing List Clothes

  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Wind Jacket
  • Dinner pants
  • Dinner Polo or shirts
  • Formal Attire (for the cruise lines that require it) What
  • Swimsuits
  • Sandals
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Underwear & socks
  • Jacket or sweater

Cruise Packing list Additional Items

  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Toys for the kids
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Zip-Lock Bags
  • Flash Light
  • Sport Bottles

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I have also seen several people asking on Cruise Critic for particular items, and wether or not they can be brought aboard or not. From oil (medical reason), skateboards, umbrellas and  the list goes on and on. My best suggestion for you is to call the specific cruise line and ask them if it is possible to bring those items with you or not. Also if they allow you to bring the item, make sure you bring with you written confirmation, that way you wont run into any problems later on when boarding.

You can create your own Ultimate Packing List Cruise just by adding or taking away items from this list. But this is a great beginning to start from. This is mainly our 7 Day Cruise Packing List, for shorter cruises I would cut down on many of the items as I don’t think they become as essential. Just copy and paste this list to make it a Printable Cruise Packing List.

Thank you for visiting my Cruise Packing List website :).