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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Default Neverbeen on real vacation like this what to pack?

I have looked at numerous packing lists but everyone to general.I have good idea what to pack for accesories ie camera organizers etc. But what specifically do I need to bring clothes wise ? Also quantity.
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In order to answser this question we need abit more info.

What are the destinations you are sailing to?
What time of year are you sailing?
How long is the cruise?


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I am sailing on Carnival Conquest apr 5-12
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OK details at:

http://www.carnival.com/Itinerary.as...lDate=4/5/2009

April can be a mix of warm and chilly in this area. During the day it may be in the 60's F or it may be in the 80's.

It will be chilly at night so a light jacket or sweater would be necessary. It is chilly in the dining rooms, in the showroom, and out on the open decks.

Shorts is usually best for during the day. The pool is not heated but bring a bathing suit anyway. You can hang it on the line in the shower.

There is a more relaxed dress code for the dining rooms. The FAQ at
http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/Dress_Attire.aspx should help you further on that.

They have laundry services as well as self serve laundry on the ship so you don't have to pack alot.

Just remember you will likely have more stuff to carry off the ship after the cruise than you had when you left.

Try not to pack things you can readily get on the ship or ashore. Things like toiletries or laundry soap can be found ashore at most drug stores/Walmart on any of the islands you stop at.

Feel free to post any other questions.

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That is no help!once again generalities,please if you can not give specific info tto a question that says no general answer why keep posting a general info response?
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I thought it was perfectly helpful.
perhaps you should ask more specific questions regarding your cruise, itinerary, number of days, number of formal nights, interests, shore excursions booked, etc. etc.
Then maybe we can be of more help to answer your questions of what to bring.

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That is no help!once again generalities,please if you can not give specific info tto a question that says no general answer why keep posting a general info response?
I think that's rather rude of you. You were answered. How many times a day do you change your drawers? Then that's number you need to take.

Seriously only you know the answer to your question. We don't know where you like to dine or if your a sun person, etc.

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I think the above poster has given you some great information. No one here can be specific, to what "you" should pack for clothes, we don't know you......many things can determine how one packs...do you get cold... do you wear shorts, do you wear socks.. are you a shoeaholic like me? If someone perspires in the heat of the Caribbean, they may pack more shirts than you might. Will you mix and match clothes, or will you only wear outfits.....??? See how this is so very personal?

See what I mean.....I think you need to do more research on your own, if this info is not to your liking.....when in doubt pack it all......
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That is no help!once again generalities,please if you can not give specific info tto a question that says no general answer why keep posting a general info response?
It's much easier to give specific answers to specific, rather than general questions


Hard to even say if you're male or female.

If you're me, and it's a 7 day cruise, 1 pair of underwear should do it! (why do they call them pairs?)
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1 pair of underwear
1 pair of socks
1 t-shirt
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of big boy pants
1 pair of shoes

A roll of quarters to wash these each day.

The original response was a good one. If you can't ask a specific question don't expect a specific answer. You get what you ask for.

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for a 7 day cruise you will need:
Male: 3 pair shorts, t-shirt or tank top for every day
3 pair casual nice dockers type pants, 5 polo type or button-down
casual shirt
1 - suit with 2 shirts & 2 ties
1 pair dress shoes, 2 pair dress socks
1 pair sneakers
1 pair casual shoes or sandals
1 pair water sandals or flipflops
2 pair swimtrunks
underwear & casual socks
Female: 3pair shorts - top for each day
2 sun or sheath dress
2 pair casual nice trousers -3 blouse
1 cocktail dress, 2 if you want to change it up
2 bathing suit w/cover-up
lingerie
1 pair dressy shoes
1 pair casual sandals or kitten heels
1 pair sneakers
1 pair water sandals or flipflops
underwear, casual socks, pantyhose
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simmer down, friend. you are making a simple 7day cruise into a crisis. they have toiletries and so forth on board or wherever you are going. carnival is not formal in the least. pack a sweatshirt and pants, a couple of short pants, two or three t's, and two or three club shirts. only you know about socks and undies. take a hat and sunglasses and sunscreen. and of course your cruise docs, passport, wallet, and spending money and let it go. never overpack. dock shoes and sandals will do just fine.
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I have looked at numerous packing lists but everyone to general.I have good idea what to pack for accesories ie camera organizers etc. But what specifically do I need to bring clothes wise ? Also quantity.
See this thread for packing lists that you can adapt easily for your itinerary and other suggestions. Just change the 15's to one more than the number of nights you'll be away from home and ajust the dressier eveningwear to the number of evenings of each type on your cruise.

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http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ing-100807.cfm

Our official packing list for Men

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ing-102907.cfm

Our official packing list for women.

NOTE: IT IS UP TO YOU TO DETERMINE QUANTITIES. THESE ARE LISTS OF ITEMS YOU PROBABLY NEED TO BRING.
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This thread is an example of what using the search feature would yield.

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Terrific responses! Okay, here is another angle... I write down each day and what I expect generally to be wearing. Keeps me in check as far as hauling along too many of anything - like shoes for example or accessories or that extra dress etc etc. Since we live in a snow belt and drive to airport city the day before, stay over and fly out the next day, I begin my list with that first day of travel, not the first cruise day. It works for us - especially since we are going on a 10 day after doing several seven day cruises. We leave our car, with our heavy winter coats and boots, mitts etc and a bag with clean undies and fresh warm sleepwear. We always stay over when we come back, in case the weather is bad.
Everyone has their own method, but the info that has been provided looks great. Enjoy your holiday!
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That is no help!once again generalities,please if you can not give specific info tto a question that says no general answer why keep posting a general info response?
I think that's rather rude of you. You were answered. How many times a day do you change your drawers? Then that's number you need to take.

Seriously only you know the answer to your question. We don't know where you like to dine or if your a sun person, etc.

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Yes it was rather rude of me and I apologise to all here. I also want to thank Lisa for her list as it was what I was looking for.
Please excuse my bad behaviour I will only say as explanation and in no way an excuse of my poor behaviour is at time I was trying to figure out wardrobe for cruise it was a time of escape from watching my MN Vikings being mauled.
I should have instead used poster of Vikings as a dartboard target.
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That is no help!once again generalities,please if you can not give specific info tto a question that says no general answer why keep posting a general info response?
I think that's rather rude of you. You were answered. How many times a day do you change your drawers? Then that's number you need to take.

Seriously only you know the answer to your question. We don't know where you like to dine or if your a sun person, etc.

meh
Yes it was rather rude of me and I apologise to all here. I also want to thank Lisa for her list as it was what I was looking for.
Please excuse my bad behaviour I will only say as explanation and in no way an excuse of my poor behaviour is at time I was trying to figure out wardrobe for cruise it was a time of escape from watching my MN Vikings being mauled.
I should have instead used poster of Vikings as a dartboard target.
Here is a thread I started about what to bring on a cruise. If you have any suggestions... add to it!

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=603614
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The best site I've found for packing information is www.cruisediva.com. It is very specific and has checklists you can print out.

Below is a link for a method of packing that I found. I didn't believe how much you could get in a suitecase using this method until I tried it. Last two 7-day cruises I've only taken one case for each of us except his suit & my dress in a garment bag. With what the airlines are charging for checking bags these days this could also save you some money. It also make embarcation and debarcation a breeze. The link gives you step by step instructions so even I could do it.

http://www.packinglight.net/plight/text_1.asp?tx_id=90

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