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kijjy February 9th, 2011 05:31 PM

List of things to take....?
 
This will be the first cruise for myself and my 13 year old son. Does anyone have a specific spreadsheet or checklist of things to make sure I take with us?
Thanks.

johnthed0g February 9th, 2011 05:49 PM

People do, but can I be the first to say....''take half the luggage & twice the money''...sorry!

Trip February 9th, 2011 05:51 PM

Here is a list I pulled off the internet..I pared it down a bit.. but, if we all brought all this, we would pay a fortune in baggage fees, but scan the list and see what is appropriate for the 2 of you, that makes sense.



The Essentials
  • airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • cruise documents
  • passports and visas or proof of citizenship (if needed)
  • vaccination certificate (if required)
  • driver’s license and auto insurance card – in case you decide to rent in one of your port of call
  • medical insurance cards and medical history (especially if traveling alone)
  • copy of prescriptions and list of all medicines you are taking
  • another picture ID – if you don’t take driver’s license
  • credit cards
  • ATM card
  • pre-paid phone card
  • cash or travelers checks and receipt (keep separate)
  • 3 copies of airline tickets, cruise tickets, passports/visas, itinerary – the first set to be left on your carry on bag, the second set to be left in your checked luggages, and the third set to be left with someone at home. Alternatively, you can scan the documents and email an electronic copy to yourself so that you can access them from any computer through the internet.
  • Plug adaptors and converter (if needed, ask the cruise line). Electric devices can handle multiple voltages make sure that your electric devices say 110-240V, 50-60Hz (dual voltage plug in).
  • contact numbers to report lost/stolen credit cards or traveler’s checks
  • emergency numbers at home
  • wallet and fanny pack
  • Addresses for sending postcards/e-mail
  • A list of your packing list in case your luggages get lost for insurance purposes.
  • Tank, halter, sleeveless tops
  • Workout clothes and jog bra
  • Night gown, pajamas
  • Camisole
  • Purses (day and evening)
  • gloves and stocking cap (if needed)
  • rubber sandals for reef walking and beach
  • evening shoes
  • Swim suit
  • Swim suit cover-up, pareo, sarong
  • Flip flop shoes
  • Dress for informal, formal and casual nights on ship
  • Tops of all types (sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved)
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Sweatshirt
  • Evening sweater
  • Raincoat with hood
  • Hats, caps, visors
  • Sundresses
  • Jeans
Toiletries/Sundries
  • Comb, Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Lip balm
  • Shaving kit, Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Styling Products
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
  • Blow dryer, straightening iron
  • Deodorant
  • Eyeliner
  • Eye Shadow
  • Lipsticks
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Makeup remover
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer/SPF
  • Dental floss
  • Scrunchies
  • Tweezers
  • nail clippers and file (to be packed in checked luggage)
  • razor and shaving cream, or electric razor and supplies
  • curling iron or curlers
  • hair gel
  • hair spray
  • shower cap
  • make-up mirror
  • make-up and make-up bag
  • cleanser
  • moisturizer and freshener
  • nail polish and remover
  • contact lenses cleaner
  • Hand sanitizing lotion
Electronics and Camera Equipment
  • Digital camera, batteries, memory cards, manuals
  • MP3 players and headphones, batteries, mini-speakers
  • Camera case
  • Cell phone and charger
  • PDA and charger
  • Laptop
  • Portable console games (Nintendo DS, etc…)
  • disposable underwater camera
  • battery charger
  • small travel alarm clock
  • lighted dial clock for cruise ship cabin
  • small flashlight
  • night light
  • Portable dvd player, extra batteries, and movies
Medical
  • Thermometer
  • Antibiotic cream, antibacterial ointment
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Band-Aids
  • Birth control
  • Bug repellent
  • Cortisone 1% anti-itch cream
  • Sea-sickness bands or pills
  • Lubricant
  • Pain reliever
  • Prescription medicines
  • Ear plugs
  • Q-tips
  • Vaseline
  • Dramamine
  • Bandages
  • Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • rubbing alcohol or foot lotion for soothing tired, hot feet
  • bug spray for offshore excursions
  • sun screen, sun block and lip sun block
Miscellaneous/Extras
  • glasses,
  • contacts lenses
  • reading glasses
  • sunglasses, reading sunglasses
  • guidebooks and other port of call information
  • foreign language phrase book or dictionary
  • maps
  • reading material
  • journal, notebook, pen, pencil
  • Binoculars
  • Currency converter
  • Krazy Glue
  • Lint roller
  • Luggage locks approved by TSA
  • Plastic bags (Ziploc)
  • Playing cards
  • Tennis racquets, golf clubs, swim goggles, snorkeling gear (if needed)
  • Umbrella
  • duct tape or strapping tape
  • extra plastic cable-lock ties for securing luggage for return trip
  • extra luggage name tags (in case yours are lost on the outbound trip)
  • Laundry bags
  • Collapsible or inflatable travel pillow for long airplane flights
  • Playing cards
  • sewing kit and scissors
  • travel-sized clothes detergent
  • empty folding bag for souvenirs and shore excursions

Donna February 9th, 2011 06:59 PM

Wow, what a list...

I have a ?.....what is depilatory? May-be I shouldn't ask....

Trip February 9th, 2011 07:13 PM

Lol...I edited alot of things from that list, it was overkill for sure..I forgot that one....it's hair remover!!! Let me go check some more...

If there are several sea days, especially for a chld,less clothes and more bathing suits, is a good option.

LisaK February 10th, 2011 10:17 AM

Trip and Donna, do you recall a couple of years back that we(Moderators) made a master checklist? does anyone know where it is and how to find it??? Mike?

Trip February 10th, 2011 10:19 AM

Lisa, I actually did a search for ours, but came up empty;( It's out there in CruiseMateVille, somehwhere...

sergej February 10th, 2011 10:34 AM

clothes
- 1 yellow shorts
- 2 shirts
- 2 shoes
- 1 cap
- 2 underpants
- 2 par socks


Medical
4 L Vodka
1 Condom

And
- 5 sopes
- 1 pass
- 1 ticket

LisaK February 10th, 2011 01:12 PM

Kijjy - lists definately make them. Keep it simple, pared down to basic essential items that you would take with you on any vacation.
Essentials: Passport, Cruise Ticket, Air Tickets, Credit/Debit Card
Personal Care Items: Toothbrush/ToothPaste/Mouthwash etc
Basic First Aid Kit: Bandaids Sunscreen
Neosporin Aloe Burn Jel
OTC Pain Med- SeaSick Meds (if needed)
Rolaids - Cold/Allergy Meds (just in case)
Razor/Shave Cream
Shampoo/Conditioner-only if you don't want to
use what the ship has
Feminine Needs Products
Hair Styling Products
Deodorant
Fragrance
Hand Sanitizer
Soap (if you don't want to use cruiselines)
Moisturizer
Q-Tips
Travel Sewing Kit
Make-Up
Hair Dryer - if you don't want use the one in
your cabin
Daily RX Meds
Comb/Brush
Clothing: Swimsuits/cover-ups
Walking Sneakers
Water Sandals - beach/decks get very hot
Sunglassess
Shorts/Tops
Underwear, Socks, T-Shirts
Nightgown/Pj's
Casual Dinner Clothing- separates - mix & match - wear more
than just once( dockers type pants
with collared shirt for your son, trousers,skirts, capris,
and sundress for you)
Formal Dinner Outfit - dark suit/suit separates for your son
1 pair dress shoes - each of you
1 pair casual shoes/sandals- each of you- dinner
Baseball Cap/Hat
Small back-pack (beach & stuff)
Other Stuff: Travel Alarm Clock
Underwater Camera & Digital Camera
Pen
Small Travel Flashlight
EyeGlass Repair Kit if you wear glasses Contact Lens cleaning solution if you wear contacts

addy November 15th, 2011 09:49 AM

There are a lot of lists ... just google it. However you will probably need 1/10 of things on them!

NevilleJ March 20th, 2012 04:27 PM

The one that stands out to me is making copies of your air line tickets, cruise tickets and passports and ID. I know I always worry that I'll lose my passport or ticket and have to go through the hassle of verifying identities. I would think copies would help if anything was lost.

Future Cruiser April 3rd, 2012 01:30 AM

I organize my packing list in outline style:

Clothing
**Shirts
----Short sleeve
#####T-shirts
----Long sleeve
####Sweatshirts
etcetera

Ignore the symbols. I can't use the tab key here like I do in the document.

My documents list looks like this:

Passport (for Canada)
State ID (for U.S. ports)
Flight boarding passes
Confirmation emails
*Rental car
*Two hotels
*City tours
Maps and deck plans

That way you can't forget anything.

lisacan May 17th, 2012 07:04 AM

In short we should carry enough money in case something strange happens. :)

Lakers Fan May 17th, 2012 10:46 AM

Something to add:Purell

HawkeyeFLA May 17th, 2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1350990)
Wow, what a list...

I have a ?.....what is depilatory? May-be I shouldn't ask....

Nair or similar products.

NewCruiseJunkie May 30th, 2012 08:57 PM

Sounds silly, but we wished we had more clothes hangers on our first cruise. For our second, we took cheap dollar store hangers and left them in the room to make space in our suitcase for stuff we bought.

Also, if you have a room with a window, I suggest duct tape and clothes pins...we had trouble keeping the light out and it would have come in handy.

We also took WAY too many clothes...still struggling with that one :)

Fieldmouse May 31st, 2012 10:37 AM

When we first started cruising we brought everything, just incase. Now with each cruise we bring less and less...we're now down to one very small carry-on and one suitcase each for a 10 day+ cruise. Our clothes are all the wrinkle free, light weight type, etc.

When we're going to cruise Alaska for example, we wear our jackets so we don't have to pack them. Same with heavier type shoes, etc. If you can wear it, you don't have to pack it.

On one cruise to Alaska, my sister and brother-in-law traveled with us and besides their luggage she brought a TRUNK...we had to have a seperate cab just to hold their luggage. She couldn't decide what to take so she brought everything they MIGHT need. They were shocked at how little luggage we had and we were shocked at how much they had!

The only MUST HAVE'S for us, have been...our travel documents, Personal I.D and Medications. Other than those items, if we happen to forget something, we've found we can easily buy it on or off the ship.

Try this: Just before you finally close your suitcase, take OUT one or two of those iffy items. ;)

bonnyprincecharlie June 1st, 2012 03:59 AM

Remember when you buy on ship or even on shore items can be expensive
 
A word of caution, essential items that you forget may have to be purchased on the ship or on an island. A couple of examples -a tube of toothpaste on the ship cost about $4, a cheap plastic comb on a Carribean island cost a dollar. Not really big expenditures but you might be able to get them a bit cheaper at home and have more fun dollars for cruise activities.

Make sure you read the thread on how much money to take on cruise. Valuable inputs from Cruisemate members are in this thread.

mmbcater June 3rd, 2012 01:12 AM

Also a small 2 prong extension cord.

bonnyprincecharlie June 17th, 2012 03:40 AM

Lesson about costs of offshore treatment.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonnyprincecharlie (Post 1430665)
A word of caution, essential items that you forget may have to be purchased on the ship or on an island. A couple of examples -a tube of toothpaste on the ship cost about $4, a cheap plastic comb on a Carribean island cost a dollar. Not really big expenditures but you might be able to get them a bit cheaper at home and have more fun dollars for cruise activities.

Make sure you read the thread on how much money to take on cruise. Valuable inputs from Cruisemate members are in this thread.

I saw this item in an email that would reinforce the buy-before-you sail strategy. One concern I would have is that I think that peroxide is considered to be dangerous and Homeland Security might give you a hassle. Small bottle probably okay. Also some people try to sneak booze on ship in peroxide bottle
because it is dark colored.

"a small bottle of hydrogen peroxide bought now would have saved me $25 for three ounces on cruise...even in ports! I let my insect bite get infected, no way I was paying that price!"

Fieldmouse June 19th, 2012 05:11 PM

I wouldn't worry about forgetting something UNLESS it was medication, passports or I.D.
Otherwise, you can 'just in case' yourself into packing a trunk. In fact, we're trying to par down what we bring into just one 22" carry-on and a backpack (that's one 22" for my husband and one for myself.) Of course if you have children or special needs that won't work...but for us...less is going to be better!

We learned our lesson while touring China and the Philippines. We HAD to lug our own luggage on and off buses, trains, airplanes, ferries and ships...after awhile we felt like the early pioneers crossing the desert when they started dumping all along the trail the stuff they had once felt they couldn't live without. Boy, so did we. We actually came home with LESS than when we left, including gifts & souvenirs.

Surfguyxxx1 June 19th, 2012 06:55 PM

For me/us:

Extension cord (plugs are in short demand and with phones, IPads, camera batteries charging etc, it sucks not being able to charge things.

If you can, bring a small roll on with a case of water onboard. You'll finish the water (unless you want to pay $3.50 per bottle) and use the empty roll on for dirty clothes and stuff you buy.

Alarm clock or digital clock. Nothing like waking up at 3am and having not the slightest clue what time it is.


Lot's more if you'd like :D

Paul Motter June 28th, 2012 04:35 PM

Keep in mind these lists are meant to be reminders for you - not lists of everything you should take.

The idea is to read it and see if you forgot something.

Here is my men's "interactive" packing list...

Cruise Packing List for men

And here is the one for Women...

Printable Interactive Cruise Packing List for Women

Fieldmouse June 28th, 2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1434809)
Keep in mind these lists are meant to be reminders for you - not lists of everything you should take.

The idea is to read it and see if you forgot something.

Here is my men's "interactive" packing list...

Cruise Packing List for men

And here is the one for Women...

Printable Interactive Cruise Packing List for Women


Really like your packing list!...most of the things suggested were small and easy to pack...and for my husband and I, would easily fit into a 22" suitcase or handbag carry-on. And like the comment that, 'these are reminders, not a list of everything you should take'...

One other suggestion is the 'quick dry' underwear. We take 3 pair of undies each...one to wear, one to dry, and one extra. They are sooooo easy to wash and they dry even in a humid climate. (worked great in the Philippines) No bulky cotton underwear...and the Philippines are the last place you want to wash and hang dry your undies!!!! :D

Oreodog July 1st, 2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1350968)
people do, but can i be the first to say....''take half the luggage & twice the money''...sorry!

agree and know why? Because if you do not cruise alot take in all you can on shore excursions you will not regret it. Ships have gift shops and we all like a momento of the trip so yes....bring money or credit card as far as cruiseing goes. And enjoy it all if you can.

jackharrison October 24th, 2012 04:39 AM

Even though packing for a cruise seems to be a troublesome job, it can be simplified by ensuring a few things. You can find numerous packing lists from websites; still it is who should decide the prime things you need. You can go through the following list that includes some stuff which I find inevitable for a cruise trip.
• sunglasses
• guidebooks and other port of call information
• foreign language phrase book or dictionary
• maps
• currency conversion chart
• plug adaptor and converter
• cell phone and charger
• home and email addresses of friends/relatives back home
• binoculars
• film camera and manual
• extra film (don't put undeveloped film in checked luggage)
• disposable underwater camera - for snorkeling or beach days
• extra memory cards for digital camera
• batteries for digital camera
• battery charger
• extension cord with multiple plug-ins etc


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