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Tiger31 June 19th, 2004 02:52 AM

how much should i pack?
im 16 (female) and going on a 7 day cruise to mexico. my mom told me that she read that everyone overpacks, but teenage girls tned to be more in need of things, lol. tell me if you think this is too much-

high heels
running/walking shoes
2 pair of flip flops
one pair of shorts
1 pair of jeans
two pairs of capris
bathing suit
formal dress
flat iron
curling iron
few pairs of socks
books (in case i get bored)
three nice tops
4 casual tops
most my make up (like 20-25 itmes)
jewelry for formal night

is that too much? to little? just right? thanks!

taraa June 19th, 2004 09:05 AM

Re: how much should i pack?
u might need more clothes.. but thats my opinion.. on my 7 day cruises i usually bring about 10 outfits because i change alot during the day

eclipsegtf10mch June 19th, 2004 09:33 AM

Re: how much should i pack?
yeah you might not realize it, but a person changes like 3 times in a definitely need more clothes, like maybe skirts for dinner or the club or more jeans for nighttime and stuff...

ClrGrd June 19th, 2004 10:32 AM

Re: how much should i pack?
waht cruise are you going on?? I am going on the Pride on july 17th!! This will be my fifth cruise and i always overpack although i am getting better everytime!!!
I always bring:
high heels
dressy sandals (casual and semi formal nights)
a pair of sneakers ( i usually get a new pair somewaht close to right before but i gotta break em in)
1-2 pairs of flip flops
i normally dont wear shoes so i have no idea why i would bring so many but whatever...most of the time i thow a pair of flip flops in ym beach bag and olny use em if i have to
in clothing i take
5-6 pairs of shorts and skorts (gym shorts are my favorite but i take others to)
2 pairs of capris
a belt that goes with everything
a pair of jeans (i am always cold)
3 skirts for dinner and shows ect
my black dress that i wear with stuff (it looks great over jeans for going out danceing and stuff)
my formal dress (i get a new one everytime this time it is a prom dress)
and another nice dress or a sundress
then i take like 5-6 tank tops and a bunch of t-shirts and stuff
and then i think i will be taking 3 swim suits...a bikini and 2 one peices
and then all my underwear and stuff!
good luck getting this all in...specailly with the airllines being so pickey about luggage weight!!!!

brook June 21st, 2004 12:59 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
U definately need more clothes. One pair of shorts? What were u thinking?!? U need seven pairs of shorts, and an uncountable number of casual tank tops, and probably four bathing suits. It doesn't hurt to over pack, but it does hurt to under pack. U should always pack a little extra just in case of anything, (u never know wen urgonna need it.)

Tauruschick June 21st, 2004 02:05 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
Bring at least 7 pairs of shorts, some skirts/ nice clothes for casual nights dinner, more than 1 bathing suit, more causal shirts and a hoodie wouldn't hurt.
Have fun!

cruiseprincess0162 June 21st, 2004 02:17 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
yea more shorts. doesnt matter if they jean or gym shorts. i always bring both. Also bring workout clothes u never know when you will go to the gym. bring a few lil minis also. i brought 4 on my cruise that i just got off. we were in alaska and i acutaly wore them!

Burbaby11898 June 21st, 2004 07:08 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
I'm going on like a 5 night cruise and i plan to bring like 8 to 10 outfits plenty of shoes and handbags too. YOu can never have to many clothes. As long as u can carry ur suitcase pack w/e u want

Anyone sailing on the Carnival Sensation on August 7th?

cruiseprincess0162 June 21st, 2004 08:29 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
just an idea dont bring purses. They are pointless to carry around cause they only thing you need on the ship is your room key. I just brought one and only used it when we went into port.
Hav fun!

KAT LOVES U June 21st, 2004 08:35 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
more clothes.. u never know what u might feel like wearing

ClrGrd June 21st, 2004 08:44 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
but watch out airlines are coming down on baggage restrictions.....which sucks...but you gotta watch...when i went to diseny with our school on a chartered plane they didnt screen our luggage...we oculd take as much as we wanted!!!

Tauruschick June 21st, 2004 08:45 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
Yeah, I only brought 2 purses. 1 for formal night and 1 for carrying around the islands. That's all you need.

NotAnotherBlonde June 23rd, 2004 08:36 AM

Re: how much should i pack?
youre gonna need soo many more clothes!! i changed for morning, then wed normally go swimming, then id change again for the after noon, then id change for dinner, then if it was a casual dinner, id change my top fot the rest of the night and keep on that skirt, if it was formal, id change my entire outfit. i know it seems like a lot of changing, lol, and it kindof is but oh well. :)
<3 Kaitlyn

just plain me June 23rd, 2004 03:57 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
totally Kaitlyn!!! Yah, I changed like 5 times a day, lol, and brought close to my entire wardrobe, it's definitly always better to overpack than underpack!

SoccerQT116 June 23rd, 2004 04:20 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
yea i brought a lot of tops that i went with a few pairs of shorts...and sometimes what i wore to casual night i would wear to the disco or would jus change my top. But you DEFINITELY need more pair? what are u thinking lol...what are u gona wear in port? its too hott to wear ne thing other then shorts. I brought a lot of soccer shorts jus cuz there good to wear with a bathing suit and comfortable to walk around in. Also i went on a 7 day cruise lol and brought 8 bathing suits...and i barely went swimming lol. I def parents had to get me a bigger suit case for my second cruise cuz my first cruise my parents were worried about room to store the luggage once on the cruise so the second time around i got a bigger bag. I wouldnt worry about overpacking...everyone does it and ull probably not wear lik one outfit

CruiseTeen55 June 23rd, 2004 06:40 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
Don't forget to bring coverups and stuff. just something seethrough to go over bathing suits

SexyBrunette June 23rd, 2004 06:40 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
I really think it depends on where you go. When I went somewhere tropical and warm and beachy I tend to bring a bunch of tops and some shorts. If the weather was really nice, and all we were doing was hanging out on the pool deck, I'd just wear my bathing suit, and brought a pair of comfortable terry shorts. They would dry off quick if I got wet, and would serve as something I could either sleep in/ work out in/ hang out in. Most of the time, I wish I had brought more shirts along, seeing how they'd either get dirty or moist with humidity.

In Europe, I saw my self wear more conservative things. I brought more jeans, and replaced the shorts with skirts which provided the same idea, but was a little more "dressed up"

My advice, bring more shirts than you think, and bring the ones that you KNOW you will wear, don't just throw them in because if you're not going to wear the shirt, you'll have room for something else, like an extra pair of shoes.

Skirts can also serve as good lounge wear AND dinner wear...just something ot think about


Twirler June 24th, 2004 01:45 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
Don't bring a purse and just use your pockets when you go on the islands. Watch for people who like to pick pockets on the islands though. Bring a little of everything as far as clothes cuz you never know what you'll need. MIX IT UP!

ally June 26th, 2004 03:27 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
bring a lot of clothes........................i found my self changing clothes like 6 times a day! lol

Twirler June 26th, 2004 04:25 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
Personally Tiger31, I don't think you've packed ENOUGH! :-) Depends on how many times a day you will change clothes, but you'll probably be surprised at how often you will want to! Just a suggestion

krista June 26th, 2004 05:33 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
i think u defninitly need more then 1 pair of shorts

Twirler June 26th, 2004 06:48 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
If you have any casual skirts, that would be a good thing to take. Not dressy, but cute. They would be especially good for the discos.

shaniarocks04 June 26th, 2004 07:42 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
more shorts! I'm takin 5 pair.

jPopester June 28th, 2004 02:15 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
yeah more cloths, i bring 10 outfits and im a guy...

BCBG9101 June 28th, 2004 03:30 PM

Re: how much should i pack?
I just came back from a cruise, and I found that you really only needed about 3 or 4 outfits a day:
1 for the morning excursion
1 for dinner (usually swim before dinner)
1 for after dinner shows
1 for night clubs

I packed by outfit instead of just 6 pairs of shorts, 3 pairs of shoes, etc... and i didn't have too much or too little. I brought 7 pairs of shoes, all of which I wore, and a whole suitcase for "cosmetics" (but I used all of them). But Just Plain Me is right!, It's better to overpack than underpack!!

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