What to Pack for a Cruise Vacation?

Cruise vacations are different from other vacations you may take.

In fact, now that you think about it, you will be vacationing on a water body, floating the waves on a huge cruise ship rather than wandering a land.

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So does that mean your preparation for a cruise vacation should be different than for any other? The answer is yes.

Packing for cruise vacations can be a bit different, and we are about to help you out with the process. Unsure of what to pack and what to leave behind for a cruise vacation? No need to worry because here is a checklist for you to pack for a cruise vacation.

Let’s get started!

✔ Appropriate Attire & Gear

Some people may feel that this suggestion is quite obvious given how you are off to a cruise vacation, so shall pack clothing. However, our emphasis is on packing appropriate clothing. Packing a myriad of different attire and ear like swimming goggles, wet suits, etc., is the best way to be prepared to enjoy any and every aspect of the cruise vacation. Imagine you kept only beach shorts and forgot formal pants that were mandated for a formal dinner event. Now you don’t have anything to wear and might have to miss it. So the solution? Pack appropriate attire.

✔ First Aid & Medical Kit

You don’t want to be on your own and feel seasick. It can be one of the nastiest feelings you’ll ever experience. So coming prepared is the best way to go about it. This means packing a proper first aid kit complete with medical equipment like epi-pens, injections, band-aids, and cotton balls. You may also want to keep any specific medications that help you, usually Aspirin, Tylenol, or any other stomach or headache pain killer that does the job. Not only does this ensure your health and safety, but it also keeps you from getting drugged on vacation.

✔ Cash

Many people believe that an all-paid cruise vacation means they don’t have to worry about paying for anything, and everything would be free. However, what they don’t know is that keeping cash on hand is always a good idea. You never know when you might need it, and not to mention you should always tip the on-board staff for catering to you. Moreover, cash can allow you immediate upgrades or entry to something that is exclusive to other pre-paid activities of the cruise vacations like fancy drinks, exotic buffets, casinos, etc.

✔ Underwater Camera

You don’t want to miss out on the experience of deep-sea diving by forgetting to get yourself an underwater camera. Many cruise vacations may provide the option of trying out deep sea and scuba diving as a pre-paid inclusive activity but would charge you for the pictures you may like to take. Therefore, your very own underwater camera can get you free pictures of the whole experience. You may even be able to record your venture and keep the recordings with you for over a lifetime to reminisce and remember.

✔ Adapters, Power Banks & Charging Cables

From your phone to camera to hands-free and laptops – always pack the tech gear’s adapters, chargers, and cables with you. You are less likely to ring the staff and get a charging device as exact as you want because it is a cruise vacation and not a general hotel residence. Moreover, you may want to keep power banks on you that store batteries for longer and use those while the cruise takes stopovers on islands or while you are out of your room enjoying any other activity.

Final Thoughts

Cruise vacations are some of the best time escapes one can enjoy in their lifetime. The floating vessel is a giant fun place for adults and children alike and can be a great experience for people both individually and with family.

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