Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 12:14 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 155
Default Number of suitcases

Never been on a 7 day before. Any help with a packing list would be appreciated.

Try as I might, I cannot get my husband to even think about packing, so I will think about me.

Thanks
Diane
__________________
Diane White

Disney 2006
SOS 2006
Mariner 2007
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 07:48 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,431
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

If you are flying into a cruiseport, you'll need to pack according to whatever airlines you are using. They have size/weight restrictions. For a 7 night cruise, you should be able to get by with one suitcase and garment bag, and then a carry-on. Just check the airlines you are using.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 204
Default

I have trouble overpacking so this year I have heard the thing to do is lay out everything you want to take and then put back 1/2 on it. I am going to try this. I always overpack and the packing isn't a big deal it's the unpacking. UGH!!!! I'm also going to try and cut down on the shoes I take. I think last cruise I took 10 pairs of shoes..... Wore about 3 of them.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 01:45 PM
acc82's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 39
Default

whenever we fly, we always have to abide by the weight restrictions, so it's hard. we always pack one large suitcase a piece for checking. we also pack and empty suitcase in our bag for the stuff we buy on the cruise for the return home. We also each take a backpack for carry on. This year we are driving, so we CAN take more luggage (200lbs max) but we won't because the staterooms do comfortably only hold so much. I usually make it so that i can wear a pair of jeans 2 or 3 nights (only wear them at night and they don't get dirty). Then bring a pair of shorts for every day. Limit shoes, one pair of sandals, one pair of evening shoes, and one pair of tennis shoes. just try to mutitask with your clothes. :-)
__________________
NEXT CRUISE: LIBERTY OF THE SEAS MAY 24, 2008
**********
RCCL - Enchantment of the Seas - Western Caribbean 2007
RCCL - Freedom of the seas - Western Caribbean 2006
RCCL - Mariner of the seas - Western Caribbean 2005
RCCL - Enchantment of the seas - Western Caribbean 2004
RCCL - Explorer of the seas - Eastern Caribbean 2004

I'm finally a platinum C&A!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default Re: Number of suitcases

Diane,

Quote:
Originally Posted by You
Never been on a 7 day before. Any help with a packing list would be appreciated.

Try as I might, I cannot get my husband to even think about packing, so I will think about me.
There's a packing list for a fourteen night cruise in the first post of [url=http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=557777]this thread[/i] on the "Cruise Dress and Packing" board. If you cut all of the quantities in half, rounding all fractions up, and make the adjustments suggested in that post, it should be about right.

I pack all of the whole list for men in a "pilot's case" (22" roller back) and a "two suiter" (26" roller back) with room to spare, and I'm well within the standard luggage allowance of the major airlines. I think that the list for women will fit in about the same capacity. With half the quantity, you should have no problem fitting everything into two bags each.

Have a great cruise!

Norm.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 14th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 360
Default

One of the most helpful books I ever read was about 20 years ago about "capsule" wardrobes. The idea is to pack a small number of pieces all in one of 2 colors or a combination of the 2. This way everything you take will co-ordinate and you can make tons of outfits. I have used this method for travel ever since-even if just for a weekend. On cruises I have used black/tan, white/tan, denim/camel, and black/blue. We went to visit our son in KC last weekend and I took 5 pieces that would have made about 15 different outfits if I had needed to. On a cruise the trick is to take casual and dressier pieces that will go together and don't forget a light jacket or sweater that goes with everything!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cruises, suitcases, what

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many suitcases? Aussie Carnival Cruise Lines 12 June 26th, 2006 06:31 PM
How many suitcases? Lizzy Ask CruiseMates Staff 24 July 24th, 2004 10:34 PM
How Many Suitcases? BrianJ Gay / Lesbian Cruising 3 June 5th, 2004 11:35 AM
How many suitcases do you need? Triptakers Carnival Cruise Lines 21 March 9th, 2004 04:04 PM
limit to number of suitcases Linda T. Royal Caribbean International 2 May 10th, 2002 11:32 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1