Passport, cameras and my own special first aid and "what if" stuff - generally, don't use but you never know when something will come in handy. Last cruise my ice bag helped a friend with sore knees. And, my eyeglass repair kit also helped him.
Right now I'm in the process of gathering all the stuff - more than half is packed cuz I leave Thursday for Los Angeles and sail on the Crown Princess April 9 from San Diego. And, this time I'm going to celebrate my birthday on the 11th ... love the way Princess does it.
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
To assauge my homesickness pains(12 night cruise--kind of worried about the length now that I am over my awe of how long I get to go) I am taking a picture of my kitchen right after dinner. I will also take pictures of my kids, an emergency kit(1st aid and meds/pain killers) and a few plastic garbage bags of various sizes. Don't know what for, but I never have empties when I come back home!