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Old May 29th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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We have 12 days before sailing out on Brilliance from Barcelona.

I'm getting a tidge nervous I'm going to forget something. Any advice on essentials/what I should take/what to do? If we get to Barcelona and I have forgotten ANYTHING we are screwed. It's not like I can just come back and get it

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not an issue

i refuse to do as the French do while in France...
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Have a great cruise CC!!!!!

ENJOY! 8)
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thanks...

I think I've gotten it checklisted:

Passports
Cruise docs and printed confirmation
Airline tickets and printed confirmation
My sister and I packing to share clothing so we won't break weight limit
Excursions planned

If there is ANYTHING else anyone can think of that I have to have to get on that boat, PLEASE let me know. This is my 7th cruise, but my first Royal Caribbean, and my first European. So I'm not sure I've covered all bases...

You guys are so helpful! Thanks again
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I always make a list of everything I need to pack then as I'm packing I scratch it off the list.
If I did not do this I know for sure I would forget something.

I'll start my list this weekend.
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yeah, me too....

i'm just trying for backup to make sure i haven't forgotten any important paperwork...
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Here is one how about some dollar and five dollar bills for tipping.
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yep...going to exchange some into euros even before we go....

passport and cruise docs for each person are all i need to board correct??
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When you go through your daily routine at home...carry a notepad and make a list of what you use. Then use the list to pack your daily essentials.

It sucks paying 10.00 for a toothbrush or 8 dollars for nail clippers....then again you'll feel like a government employee
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If you take any medicines regularly, make sure you have enough. Packing a small first aid kit never hurts (but you probably know this because you are a nurse)
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I have no idea why but all the books say take your meds in their original containers...... this is a pain for me as I set mine up in a weekly container, but I always do it. Plus, if you wear glasses, get your doc to give you a prescription to take with you.
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CC: We've started packing a small power strip so we have plenty of plugs for whatever we may need to recharge, etc. That way the cabin attendant can still do their thing and not have to unplug something of yours. BTW - you'll love Barcelona!

arkigal: I think the meds in original containers was mostly for right after 9-11. My DH and I have stopped doing that and my mother (who takes like 20 pills a day) uses her daily pill containers and takes a list of medications that includes dosage and description...has never been an issue....
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Hi CC,
How wonderful your trip. What a great gift to your sister.
1. Make 2 copies of your passport and leave with someone that is easy to get a hold of and one in your carry on luggage apart from the passport it self.
2. Make copies of your ID, credit cards you will be using including the back and do the same with them.
3. Contact your cell phone company and see if you can get the international for the one month fee, and make sure they activate it to work over there. MOst new phones work. Make sure you get the phone number for international call in case you need to call them.
4. Call the credit card companies and let them know you will be out of town, so they dont deny any charges.
5. Not sure if you live alone or not but you might want to have someone check your mail and or have the post office hold it til you come back. I am sure you have already done most of these, but I went to Europe in Feb and the calling ccds and cell phone saved me big time.
5. Also, on the ship you can access internet, so if there are any sites that automatically populate your password from home that you dont remember you might want to write them down. I have my aol set to auto and I couldnt access on my last cruise..yeah they are usually the same, but for the life of me I couldnt remember it..maybe too much sun?...lol
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