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spencercoop December 6th, 2008 11:54 PM

What to Bring on a Cruise?
 
I was wondering what is everyone's must need things to bring on a cruise. Also things that people would never think of taking on a cruise.

Trip December 7th, 2008 10:52 AM

Every time I see this question, my answers are always the same. They have worked well for us...

A power strip, for all the electictonics

A large green laundry bag, put it in the closet to use as a hamper, and then pack the bag..

And, the last time ideas were posted, I liked this one...and will use it next cruise..a plastic over the door shoe holder...you can store, your sail and sign card, camera. sunglasses suntan lotion, and anthing small that may clutter the cabin, and have it all handy as you head out for your day...

next................

cutiecat December 7th, 2008 12:28 PM

here are some ideas that have been posted in the past, and remember, you don't have to take them all!

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/vie...highlight=pack

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/vie...highlight=pack

nurseypoo5 December 7th, 2008 06:00 PM

i cant stress this enough...AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE! Its a nightmare getting off ship and if you can just get it down to two suitcases, you can sneak off early without having to check luggage...it'll save you hours of waiting in line when your already cranky about leaving.

That said, i've never done it lol, but im going to this time.

Things you have to take....

clothes, dont pack an out fit for each day...esp if your a swim suit wearer...I can get atleast 2 days out of a pair of shorts/capri's and can get by with a pair of black slacks, a black skirt for all dinners, including formal night. I do take a fancier shirt to wear, but i did wear slacks to the last formal night (with a very nice blouse) Also take min. shoes! they take so much room! I always pack tennis shoes (i go in winter) 2 pair of sandles (black and brown) and a pair of black strappy lowish heel comfortable dressy shoes.

I pack extra undies lol

Take an over the door hanger for shoes (i get cheap 4.00 ones from walmart) to put makeup, hair stuff, razers medicine etc in. It will be awsome and you'll save headaches searching for stuff and save space. Hang it in the bathroom. I keep my stuff packed in there so when i cruise the next time or vacation, its all in there. check expiration dates before you leave. It takes very little room.

Medicine. Take a laxative (dont laugh) somthing about being on the ocean and all that food, can make for day 4 or so an uncomfortable issue (hehe), take anti diarrheal (sometimes you get the opposite), headache meds, nausea meds, heartburn meds, cold meds (god forbid) tampons (god in heaven forgive!) visine, and sunscreen/solarcaine. I will never forget to take cortisone cream again either as my son chafed from the hot tub and waddled like a monkey for 2 days (oh yeah, powder is on the list) and bandaids, lip screen.

you dont need a bungee cord for the door, they always stay open for us anyway. If you have lots of plug ins take a strip with you as you only get one outlet. Hairdryer unless your staying on conquest class or better.

NEVER FORGET THE DOWNY WRINKLE RELEASER!!! i ask for extra hangers or take some wire ones and hang stuff up and spray immediatly, then no wrinkles the whole trip and no ironing.

Get a popup cheapo dirty clothes circulair thing, about 5.00 at walmart. Leave it behind when you leave to save room.

Also we all carry those nike backpack with the rope strings, you can get them at ROSS for like 5.00, you wont need a purse except maybe at dinner, maybe...i dont use one. But they are big nuff to carry towels and extra clothes on excursions yet are light wieght and comfortable. Hubby has his black one so he feels manly.

So for a 7 night cruise, i'll take 4 pairs of capris (i dont do shorts) 2 swim suits, black slacks, black capris and black skirt, 3 nice shirts and one formal blouse. 10 pairs of undies (cuz im a clean undie girl) the shoes im wearing plus 3. My nike bag and that is it! nice small suitcase.

Luanne Russo December 7th, 2008 06:17 PM

Baggies, both small and large

Duct tape

post it notes

highlighters

fun4me December 7th, 2008 07:20 PM

On both our cruises, I took a notebook to use as a diary. I wrote down lots of things that I just wanted to remember. New friends names and email addresses. All the different activities, even things like "we played trivia on the deck this afternoon". So much happens in a week, its hard to remember it all. Our friends and family enjoyed reading it when we got home.

spencercoop December 7th, 2008 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip
Every time I see this question, my answers are always the same. They have worked well for us...

A power strip, for all the electictonics

A large green laundry bag, put it in the closet to use as a hamper, and then pack the bag..

And, the last time ideas were posted, I liked this one...and will use it next cruise..a plastic over the door shoe holder...you can store, your sail and sign card, camera. sunglasses suntan lotion, and anthing small that may clutter the cabin, and have it all handy as you head out for your day...

next................

I always use a laundry bag but have never thought of bringing a power strip. I will have to bring one next cruise.

Luanne Russo December 7th, 2008 08:57 PM

We also bring an extension cord, for when more people are trying to use the mirror, and someone needs to step back.

Trip December 7th, 2008 09:00 PM

I just reread my post, and it should have read..large green garbage bag. So useful to just squish it in the suitcase, and then drag to the washer when we get home...

Dr Plunger December 7th, 2008 09:08 PM

Things I truly need on a cruise: My passport
Credit cards and some cash
My Fun Pass (to get on the ship)
Most Importantly---- my sense of
Adventure. Be ready to have fun!!!

Luanne Russo December 7th, 2008 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Plunger
Things I truly need on a cruise: My passport
Credit cards and some cash
My Fun Pass (to get on the ship)
Most Importantly---- my sense of
Adventure. Be ready to have fun!!!


Your screen name gave me chills. You aren't by chance an OBGYN or you? LOL LOL

Dr Plunger December 7th, 2008 09:49 PM

An OB-GYN!!!! Not by a long shot, LOL. But I am in the health field, I help protect the health of a nation. I'll bet you will never guess what I do.

badbob39 December 7th, 2008 10:09 PM

What to take
 
Shorts, a fat wallet, and a smile!!!

Luanne Russo December 7th, 2008 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Plunger
An OB-GYN!!!! Not by a long shot, LOL. But I am in the health field, I help protect the health of a nation. I'll bet you will never guess what I do.

Okay, I give What do you do? LOL

ragtiki2005 December 7th, 2008 11:18 PM

what is that popup cheapo circular clothes thing meant to do? bob

briguy December 8th, 2008 10:23 AM

take whatever you think you may need.. if you forget something shrug it off and go have a drink...

reverendjeff December 8th, 2008 10:50 AM

My wife came up with this idea, so credit Revs wife!
The 3m hooks that you stick on the wall and then release them before you leave by pulling on the plastic bottom. This is great fro hanging clothes, bags, and other stuff you want up off the floor.

debbyedoops December 8th, 2008 10:53 AM

I think she is talking about wire and mesh pop-up clothes hamper. I got mine at the dollar store for guess what $1.00.

nurseypoo5 December 9th, 2008 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debbyedoops
I think she is talking about wire and mesh pop-up clothes hamper. I got mine at the dollar store for guess what $1.00.

yeah thats it...wow a buck? gotta go there :)

all my kids have them in there rooms, but i just leave it behind, or really it folds up about an inch thick, so you could take it with you.

We usually do some laundry on board, the last couple of days they off you a chance to shove a bunch of clothes in a bag for i dunno, 10 or 15 bucks...you'd be suprised what i can shove in there. NOTHING fancy, jsut your shorts etc, since they arent really nice to the clothes lol, but they do come back clean and folded!

spencercoop December 9th, 2008 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reverendjeff
My wife came up with this idea, so credit Revs wife!
The 3m hooks that you stick on the wall and then release them before you leave by pulling on the plastic bottom. This is great fro hanging clothes, bags, and other stuff you want up off the floor.

Thats a good idea.

tbowman December 9th, 2008 02:11 AM

Me? :wink:

Go GaToRs December 9th, 2008 06:50 PM

thats easy
 
3 pairs of jorts
3 tank tops
Gator trucker hat
flip flops

for dressup night I'll rock the orange & blue zubovs

ohh yeah, and can't forget the 2 cases of Bud & roll of Copenhagen

seadog2 December 9th, 2008 07:54 PM

Cash, Green, Lettuce, Dough, Ducketts, Paper, Ends. You know that stuff. LOL 8)

bewitched December 9th, 2008 11:29 PM

Lots of great ideas! :D I used the over the door shoe holder on our last cruise and it was so worth it. The 3m hooks are a really good idea too, might have to try that next time as well.

I usually take something to decorate our door, this makes it really easy to find especially if you have had a few drinks :oops: LOL I always make sure they are easily removed and will not ruin the doors.

Ainsley December 10th, 2008 01:16 AM

digi cam, rechargeable batteries, extra memory cards, power strip, face cleaner, fingernail polish remover, clear polish, all kinds of meds for different things, hair stuff, ipod and charger, address book, small rolling bag for souveniers in ports, bar soap, highlighters, pens, perm marker, perfume, clothes of course, face cleaner, makeup, jewelry, and shower caps (i take 2 showers after 2pm each day the first to prepare for dinner so i fix my hair and such and get dressed come back change clothes and hang out with friends..so when i come in at 3 or 4am and i want another shower i dont have to worry about having to restraighten my hair for the next morning) :D

Cruise Cat December 14th, 2008 03:42 PM

I don't lug a big ole power strip but just take a heavy duty 3-way adapter that you plug in to the plug and get 3 plugs. Only a couple of bucks at Lowes, Home Depot, or other hardware place. I've even seen them out this time of year at places like Walgreens with all the Christmas lights. Get a heavy duty one with 3 prongs and the UL label on it.

spencercoop December 14th, 2008 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cruise Cat
I don't lug a big ole power strip but just take a heavy duty 3-way adapter that you plug in to the plug and get 3 plugs. Only a couple of bucks at Lowes, Home Depot, or other hardware place. I've even seen them out this time of year at places like Walgreens with all the Christmas lights. Get a heavy duty one with 3 prongs and the UL label on it.

That is a good idea becuase those are so much smaller than a power strip. Also you really don't need 6 outlets at once for a cruise.

Ainsley December 15th, 2008 12:52 AM

haha we use them! i keep my alarm clock plugged in at all times, and then when i get ready to do my hair my blow dryer, straightener and possibly a curling iron...and alot of times when im in my cabin in the afternoon getting ready for dinner i charge my mp3 player. so i guess it just depends on the person. =) thats a total of 5 for just me every afternoon. and then my sister always plugs something in of hers.. =)

spencercoop December 15th, 2008 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ainsley
haha we use them! i keep my alarm clock plugged in at all times, and then when i get ready to do my hair my blow dryer, straightener and possibly a curling iron...and alot of times when im in my cabin in the afternoon getting ready for dinner i charge my mp3 player. so i guess it just depends on the person. =) thats a total of 5 for just me every afternoon. and then my sister always plugs something in of hers.. =)

I guess when you think about it again you might need more.

briguy December 15th, 2008 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ainsley
digi cam, rechargeable batteries, extra memory cards, power strip, face cleaner, fingernail polish remover, clear polish, all kinds of meds for different things, hair stuff, ipod and charger, address book, small rolling bag for souveniers in ports, bar soap, highlighters, pens, perm marker, perfume, clothes of course, face cleaner, makeup, jewelry, and shower caps (i take 2 showers after 2pm each day the first to prepare for dinner so i fix my hair and such and get dressed come back change clothes and hang out with friends..so when i come in at 3 or 4am and i want another shower i dont have to worry about having to restraighten my hair for the next morning) :D


Way too much stuff... you ought to sail in a Walmart store and bring the ship to you, it will be a lighter load.. :)


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