I would make sure you bring a power strip. There are not enough outlets in the room.
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Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
Suncreeen with high SPF....the sun is very strong this time of year in the tropics. You don't want to ruin your cruise with a bad sunburn.
Aloe gel for sunburns in case you do get a burn.
A credit card with a zero balance....things do add up.
Have a great time.
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2007 Summit (Alaska)
2006 Century, Infinity (Panama Canal), Summit (Hawaii)
2005 Millenium, Voyager of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas B2B
2004 Explorer of the Seas, Constellation (Canada/New England)
2003 Horizon (Bermuda), Summit
2002 Explorer of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas (Caribbean)
Purchase an underwater camera before you leave too, you'll pay twice the price once you are cruising and they are great for shore excursions if you don't want to bring along a more expensive camera.
Don't worry.! Enjoy the trip.
My advice take half the clothes and twice as much money. (lol)
You don't need to lug your hair dryer, they have them in the cabins.
You will only need 3 pairs of shoes.. sandals, walking/tennis and dressy.
A disposable camera, extra film and batteries.
A tote bag or small fold up suit case to bring back the junk you just could not live without.
I like the advice that is in the book 'Happy Sails' by Pam Kane
Take a supply of otc meds - like aspirin, tylenol, pepto bismol - things like that. The cost of these things on board is way out there. The most important things to bring - your appetite, your sense of humor and your sense of adventure. Have a wonderful cruise. TTFN Jennifer
Yellow sticky pad for leaving notes for your room steward.
Highlighter for marking the activities (there are sooooo many) you'd like to attend in the onboard newsletter.
Like others have said - fewer clothes - more money.
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start with all your basic toiletry essentials that you would take on any vacation
Get all your prescription meds together into one of those handy compartment pill containers. Bring a copy of your original prescriptions if you are taking any kind of narcotic type drug.
Get a weeks supply of any over-the-counter medications you might need ( Tylenol, Rolaids, allergy meds, Bonine (if needed)etc)
Bandaids, SUNSCREEN, Aloe burn gel, disposable underwater camera
If you have long, thick or curly hair bring your own hairdryer, the ones in the cabin aren't very strong.
Wear your sneakers when you board (one less thing to pack)
Water sandals,flip-flops or water sneakers- sand & decks get very hot
1 pair of dress shoes for men
1pair of dress shoes or strappy sandals for women
1pair of flat casual sandals for women
1 pair of casual shoes ( boat shoes are great ) for men
Mix and match your separates - you can get 2-3 nights wear on a single pair of pants,just change the tops daily, same goes for your shorts, mix and match t-shirts, tanks, sleeveless, halters or whatever you prefer
Men will need 1 suit for formal nights
Women will need 2 formal outfits for a 7 day cruise (1 dressy long skirt w/2 sparkly dressy tops works great)
If your evening outfit is strapless, sleevless or halter style its a good idea to pack a light sweater for your casual wear and a wrap to go with your formal outfits
If you are a pants woman than 1 nice pair of very dressy pants with 2 dressy tops will do you just fine for formal nights.
Baseball cap or hat for everyone
Good pair of sunglassess that cut the glare
Sunscreen for your lips
2 bathing suits with some type of cover-up
Incidentally, many of us could never use the dryers provided in cabins. If your plan is to leave yours at home, just have the person you're traveling with blow on your head; it'll dry faster than the hair dryers supplied by ships. I took mine with me and would never have survived without it.