I-Pod and charger, travel coffee cup with lid, small battery powered alarm clock, travel ash tray, good book, condoms,night light, (or glow in the dark condoms), three way plug in for chargers, small back pack,buisness cards,
Purell Hand sanitizer,
I forgot my meds for pain due to needing knee replacements the meds get me through the day. I put them by the suitcase and then the last minute went to change pocketbooks and left them in the other one I didn't take. I was miserable because I was in pain the entire time and without the meds I can't walk so I sat in a chair. It sucked big time. Never, ever will I ever forget anything as important as my meds!
My family and I just came back from our cruise on the Elation. Had a wonderful time, but went to dinner with wet hair because there was no blow dryer in our cabin. I thought there were blow dryers on all the ships, but I guess not. So don't forget your blow dryer and also make sure you pack a sweater or jacket because it gets cold with the air conditioning blowing (of course I forget my sweater)
The Ecstasy didn't have any hair dryers in the room either. I just asked for one from our cabin steward. He was happy to oblige.
Rhapsody of the Seas - long ago, in a galaxy far away!
Ecstasy - Jan. 2007
Conquest - Sept. 2007 cruisemates 4Bs
Ecstasy - Jan. 2008
Vinegar for french fried? uh, I don't know about that. I like vinegar with my french fries too, but it needs to be mixed with some tomato sause and sugar. You may have heard of it. It's called ketchup.
Well, I was prepared, i made a list for the clothing and the healthy/hygne/stuff i needed to bring. I did manage to bring enough undwear for two weeks, just in case, alas, I didn't quite do so well with everything else. I did think I had enough money, clothes, and reading material....boy was I wrong....
I thought two pairs of shorts, two shirts (plus the one I would wear travel date), and three tank tops would be enough--rotate them...ya, no....I didn't wear a summer like shirt to the airport, no it was bone chillin cold (in january) and i wore a SWEATSHIRT--not something you would want to wear on a 24-28C day at sea...no, no no. Needless to say I didn't have much choice--blue shirt or green shirt, beige shorts or black shorts, mauve, peach, or green tank top....got rather boring after day four. One pair of capri pants managed to make it through five night, although after day three I was wishing I had another pair!
Next cruise I will bring twice as many shorts, shirts, and capri's. Money is also something I will bring more of, since I did manage to donate a nice sum to the casino. Unlike my mother who WON $1800 and only managed to put max $30/day in the machines. One other itemto bring is a cruise line brochure and a good book to read on the plane--a People magazine onlt managed to occupy abour 1 hour of the 3.5 hour flight time to Toronto and I still had another 3.5 hour flight to Ft. Lauderdale!
I totally agree with you about bringing enough reading material. I love to read, and I think flying is unbearable if you don't have a good book or, at least, a crossword puzzle book to work on. I always take several paperbacks on a cruise.
On one cruise I didn’t have my tux pants. They had fallen off the hanger in my closet at home. Luckily I was able to rent a pair of tux pants at the formal shop on the ship.
Back to Back
Inspiration - June, 2007
Carnival Valor - May, 2007
Carnival Glory - August, 2005
Carnival Glory - April, 2004
Carnival Destiny - April, 2001
Carnival Destiny - April, 2001
Sensation - September, 2000
Paradise - June, 2000
SS Norway - May, 1996
Fantasy - November, 1993
SS Norway - May, 1993
when my parents went on there alaskan cruise they forgot their carry on bags! we live in the bay area and they drove to la to get on the ship (about an 8-10hr drive). fortunately they left a day early for la. i had to drive about 3 hours to meet them. i left my house about 10:00pm and finally got back home around 4:30-5am, but they had their carry-on bags for the cruise! they could have bought new stuff but so things like medication is not so easily replaced.
when my parents went on there alaskan cruise they forgot their carry on bags! we live in the bay area and they drove to la to get on the ship (about an 8-10hr drive). fortunately they left a day early for la. i had to drive about 3 hours to meet them. i left my house about 10:00pm and finally got back home around 4:30-5am, but they had their carry-on bags for the cruise! they could have bought new stuff but some things like medication are not so easily replaced.
Well, I brought too much, and most of it I didn't use. I didn't take my glucosamine, didn't need a zillion bottles of contacts lens solution and hand lotion, I also brought a hole pack of razors when I only needed three.....
I did make a list of everything I thought I would need and I checked it twice, alas, I missed a few things. I forgot the following items
Clothes-no, two shirts will NOT do for a seven day cruise, after day four it was, "Hmm, gee what shirt am I going to wear? Blue or green? Green, I wore blue last night!" I did the same with my tank tops, I brought three. I should have brought four shirts and four tank tops.
Money-yup, those darn slot machines are addicting. I set a limit, but I still wanted to spend more. The good thing was my mom who was with me won $1800 on the third day of the cruise, just when she was running short on cash too.
Nightlight/flashlight-lots to bump into at night when getting up to go pottie!!!
The most inportant thing I forgot to buy/bring--a bigger suitcase!!!! I bought two (seeing as the last time I went for a holiday prior to Jan 07 was Dec 91). I bought the a 25" and a 19". I should have bought two 25's cuz I just barely fit everything back into the suitcase when we left!
This is about taking too much on a cruise. My DH and I recently returned from our first European cruise. We took WAY too many clothes. If we are ever lucky enough to take another European cruise, we will take about a third of the clothes that we took on this cruise. Our cabin was close to the self-serve laundrymat, so it was easy to wash our clothes when necessary. It was very difficult lugging our luggage, even the short distance that we had to.
lots of books.... I will be carrying mine the easy way, in my PDA.... games, books, contacts, lists, reminders, clock, voice recorder, and notepad and more all in the "Palm" of my hand, and of course the charger.
And it also works as a dim flashlight in a dark room, and I can read without having a light on when DH is sleeping.
I needed i a few things on my sensation 4 day cruise June 3rd. Your going to laugh. The ship didnt have conditioner for your hair. just body wash and shampoo. I had to fork over $5 bucks at Atlantis for conditioner. My hair was dry all cruise . I had the sun baked fro goin on!
C R U I S E H I S T O R Y
MAY 2011 - CARNIVAL GLORY
MAY 2010 - CARNIVAL DREAM
MAY 2009 CARNIVAL FASCINATION
APR 2008 CARNIVAL INSPIRATION
JUN-2007 CARNIVAL SENSATION
NOV-2006 CARNIVAL LEGEND
APR-2006 CARNIVAL INSPIRATION
JAN -2000 CARNIVAL IMAGINATION
Bring cold medicine. I didn't think I would need it...but guess what? I got a slight cold during our 7 day cruise, congestion and sore throat for a few days. The only thing the ship had was DRISTAN!? They don't even sell that anymore in the states. So the next cruise I will make sure a bring a box of cold meds just in case.