(Closed) If you’ve cruised before, help me pack please

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Bring a nice dress for the captain’s dinner! And your doctor can give you a presacription for an anti-nausea patch to take along just in case you need it.

Post # 4
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Bring a small duffel bag.  On the last night of the cruise, you will have the option of leaving your luggage outside for the porters to take away to the loading dock during the night.  You can keep your essentials with you in the duffel bag and give the rest to the porters.  This is *much* easier than carrying it down yourself.  On the last day of the cruise, the elevators will be super slow.  You’ll end up taking the stairs unless you have a serious health condition.  Life will be easier without your clunky suitcase. 

Post # 5
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not exactly packing advice, but do not over pack. like any beach vacation you spend most of your day in your bathing suit. I wear half the clothes I bring most of the time. I like to test myself to see if I can get everything in two carry ons.

Post # 6
40 posts

I just got back from a Carnival Cruise not that long ago! It was my first cruise and I was really nervous about what to bring. I brought a lot of versatile pieces and it worked out great! How long is your cruise? The 7 day ones have TWO captain’s dinners, so be sure to have two nice dresses. I brought a skirt and just paired it up with different tops and shoes for those nights.

Also, depending on how long the cruise is and what you’ll be doing, bring 2 or 3 bathing suits. I only brought one pair of jeans but wished I had brought two. The dining room is pretty cold so be sure to have a little sweater with you just in case.

Have a great time 🙂

Post # 7
248 posts
Helper bee

There couldn’t be a more helpful site for cruisers than the message boards at Cruise Critic: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/ It is like the “wedding bee” of cruising! Click on the link and follow the links to your cruise line.  The Carnival boards are very active so you can get helpful info on your ship there.  other parts of the cruise critic website have ship reviews, etc. But when I planned our first cruise, the message boards ther were invaluable.


Post # 8
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bring a water-proof camera. you can pick one up at target for 10.00 (maybe cheaper elsewhere??). they sell them for 25.00 on the ship!

Post # 9
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

As mentioned above, a nice outfit for the captain’s dinner.  The best thing I brought was a hoodie to wear in the evenings to go to the upper deck to star gaze.  It got pretty windy and chilly up there at night. 

Post # 11
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My parents always..ALWAYS…smuggle a bottle of liquor on the boat. Then have their fill of “cranberry juice pleae” then spike it with vodka. If you pack it well enough and wrap it enough, they don’t find it.

Just sayin….=]

Post # 12
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah it’s way to expensive to actually buy the drinks on the boat!!  Great plan! Sounds like you have the packing under control.  I don’t know what your skin tone is like, but don’t forget the sunscreen!!!  You don’t want to get toasted the first day and spend the rest of the time inside. 🙂

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