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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:05 PM
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Great article in NYTimes 06292014 about what not to pack when cruising. Most of the recommendations are common sense, but I thought the underwear recommendation might raise some questions. The suggestion was to pack a couple pairs of ExOfficio Give-N-Go travel underwear. The nylon fabric may not appeal to everyone the article said, but I was wondering about the washing and drying. The second option concerning underwear was to refresh the lingerie drawer. Bring a few pair and buy the rest there. That is the most common sense approach I thought.
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When the baggage regulations and fees came along, that was the speed bump, that made crusiers, realize they could not pack the kitchen sink any longer. I have seen people shlepping some strange stuff!

Leaving the heavy formalwear home I think, was the beginning of the demise of formal nights in my mind. I do think most ladies are thrilled bringing mix and match, clothing. Buying underwear along the way is not something I would do, when I have a drawerful at home. I do need to bring more shoes then the average cruiser, due to swelling...the shoe that fits when I get onboard, is not the shoe I will walk off the ship wearing, sadly.

Packing well, is a learned craft....we all need more cruises to get it right...
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We use used the travel undies. They are not uncomfortable and dry thoroughly overnighpht.
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I certainly do not plan on spending my vacation at the sink every night washing my undies, I don't care how fast they dry! And when I get to port, I do not want to be forced to waste touring time to seek out a shop which sells undies rather than t shirts in order to refurbish my supply! They really don't take up that much room. Just put them in a plastic bag and squeeze out the air, easy peasy.

Now shoes, that's another story! Can't flatten those out, and I can't get by with just 2 or 3 pair like the husband can. Well, I probably could, but I am getting better at thinning the shoes selection on every trip. I can remember a time they required their own suitcase!
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I realize this is an old post, but just in case you come across this!

One of the best ideas I read was for ladies to use the lightweight panty liners. Those donít take up much room and you can use those instead of washing underwear or taking a lot of underwear.
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I realize this is an old post, but just in case you come across this!

One of the best ideas I read was for ladies to use the lightweight panty liners. Those donít take up much room and you can use those instead of washing underwear or taking a lot of underwear.
Yuck! If the weather is warm, you're going to perspire...not wash your underwear? That's just wrong. I bring plenty of underwear all while packing light. After a few cruises you realize you just don't need to bring so much no matter what's on those crazy packing lists.
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I've given up on packing a dozen pairs of underwear or socks when a couple of pairs will suffice? Why bother when they can be washed out every day in the sink....and we get free laundry that we hardly utilize.
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I pack enough so that washing is never a thought . Occasionally I take an item of clothing or two that I will dispose of and not take it home.
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I do this also. I bring my old underwear and socks. That way if I buy something I just can't live without, I can leave the old underwear and socks behind. I have done this with a few blouses too!
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Had a look at Give N Go and, though it's a novel idea, the styles are especially limited for us guys.


I agree with Trip, packing well is an art. Aside from formal wear, I can fit my entire wardrobe in a carry on.


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