Post # 1
Mainly I’m just wondering what type of outfits I should bring. How many formal dresses? I’ve got one beach dress I might wear one night, & some cutesey-type dresses to wear other times.
But other than clothes, what else should I bring?? Anything in particular?
Post # 3
First find out how many formal nights your cruise has. Depending on how long of a trip it is, you’ll have 1 or 2. Otherwise, make sure you pack a pair of pants and a sweatshirt, nights on the ship can get cold, especially in spring time. You do NOT have to bring your own beach towel-they provide them for you. Bring your own sunscreen though, and batteries for your camera-those things are expensive on the ship. I’d suggest a pair of tennis shoes as well for when you walk around the islands-it’s a lot of walking.
If you are snorkeling-I really suggest bringing your own snorkel. I knwo on some ships you can buy them for $5, so that’s reasonable too. I always use the masks and flippers of the snorkeling companies, but like my own snorkel (they just pitch them in a bin of water with chemicals in them to clean them).
I’d just say any Advil, allergy meds, etc. that you might need I would bring. They keep sea sick pills on the ship at the pursers desk (good to know just in case) so you don’t have to bring those or Band-aids.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
If you have a charger type thing with more outlets I would bring that too. There is only one (maybe two) outlets in the room, so charging things like our iPods, camera battery & Nintendo DS while also using a hair straightener would be hard without it.
I also second the sweatshirt or hoodie, the ships can get very cold at night.
Post # 5
Pack half of what you think you will need! I’ve learned the hard way! If you plan on going to dinner in the dining room and therefore dress up a bit, I would pick a color combo and bring mix and match stuff- so you wear almost everything twice- and bring a few accessories to mix it up as well. I am always freezing so a cardigan and sweatshirt to cover up is good. During the day I usually do the mix and match again so think about what you might have that is versatile and think about what you want to do for excursions. If you just want to do beachy things, you can get by with wearing coverups a couple of times. If you are doing action packed stuff you might not be able to. I bring gym clothes and work out every day to battle the never ending food and drink.
Camera, an extension cord if you have lots of plug in things, an alarm clock, a small light if you have an interior room cause it will be dark, bungee cord if you have a balcony cause you can prop the door open at night and listen to the ocean, a bag to put all of your stuff in either for excursions or lounging at the pool. I always travel with a mini pharmacy – pain, stomach, aloe vera, cough cold allergy, hand sanitizer and way more sunscreen than you think. I bring a hat, my own snorkle stuff, and our own alcohol (check see what/if they allow, I can’t remember RC’s rules). Back up memory card and battery for your camera and travel size of all your necessities. Leave your money at home cause it’s no good on the ship, although good on the islands. Have fun!!!!
Post # 6
Oh Oh me me pick me!! I have been on 4 cruises in 3 years. I loooooove cruises!!! There are actually blogged dedicated to this subject.
You can never be too formal for dinner or too dressed down. There are formal nights where they require you to dress up, but if you don’t want to, there are many other options. On the other hand – if you want to wear a dress every night (which I do, cause I love an excuse to wear a dress) you can.
*2 bathing suits (my top walked off on our first cruise)
*If you have a balcony, bring a bungee cord to you can leave your door open sometimes to hear the ocean while laying in bed with your hubby (usually you can turn the air conditioner off with a magnet so you do not waste energy)
*We bring our own beach towels. The first cruise we went on, someone stole our towels while we were swimming – they are 30-50 dollars to replace
*Lanyard for your card (your money on a cruise)
*downy wrinkle release
* ditto to lkbphmd alcohol is good if you want to make your own mixed drinks. Juice and Ice Tea is free all day on the ship.
….anyway I could go on for days. You can PM me if you want.
Post # 7
ditto to everything already said but add a water bottle. this was the single best thing I brought on the cruice my FI and I went on last summer. I filled it with water each morning at bfast and while I was at the pool or desk was able to sip away without having to go back for more cups (pure laziness I know)
Post # 8
Bring a waterproof camera!!! Best thing I ever bought on my cruise (throw away one was $10 or less) I have fabulous underwater pics of snorkeling and swimming w/ the stingrays :o)
Sneakers are a must! I, like most people, brought wayyyy too many clothes. I dressed up everynight – but only formal one night. The other nights I wore cute sundresses/skirts and tanks. Try to bring all your toiletries – they do have places to buy them but they end up being way too much $$.
And the MOST important thing: Dramamine (spelling?) NON DROWSY! I don’t care what they say – they say you can’t feel the boat rocking – but sometimes you do get motion sickness and its the best thing I pop BEFORE stepping foot on the boat!!