(Closed) Suggestions for what to pack on a 7 day Caribbean cruise?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bring a bathing suit or two, your toiletries, some casual clothes, some dresses for the formal dinners, your camera and your camera charger. Have fun!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

When going somewhere warm, I like to pack mostly dresses.  They take up less space and can double as swimsuit cover ups.  Some comfy sandals, and one nice pair that would match with several things.  A couple/few swimsuits in case one is wet and you want to go swimming again. 

I literally spend 75 percent of warm vacations in a swimsuit 😉

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Pack that green aloe stuff! The ships don’t have them!!! I got the WORST sunburn on my cruise. I even used sunblock, but it didn’t help much. Bring one nice dress and one pair of nice shoes. The rest of the time you’ll be in knock around clothes. I would also recommend bringing a pair of stretchy, but ok to wear in public, pants.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

On the cruises I’ve been on, they jack up the AC and it is literally freezing inside the ship, especially when you’re at dinner for an hour. Definitely pack jeans/pants and a cardigan or two for the nights, along with casual comfy clothes like PPs have suggested. Bring sandals, comfy shoes (sneakers for excursions) and one pair of dressy shoes for the formal night. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Depends what your style is.  I spend most of our cruises in casual clothes so I pack mostly shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits with some interchangable nice clothes for when I get dressed up in the evenings.

Pack any toiletries you may want/ need as they have limited selections on board and charge outrageous prices for what they do have.  Never hurts to bring a small selection of medicines in case you need anything.

No need to pack a towel.  Most cruise lines have towels you can borrow.

What cruise line are you taking?  Many of them have specialty restaurants that are affordable (most have a flat fee per person).  We went to David’s Steakhouse on the Carnival Pride on our honeymoon cruise.  Amazing meal in an awesome setting – window seat as the sun was setting.  Very romantic!

Have fun!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I also agree about what was said about the air conditioning.  The first cruise we went on the air conditioning was so cold.  I was freezing at dinner every night.  I was so glad I had a cardigan with me – over packing does pay off sometimes!!! Smile

ETA: For more packing ideas, check out http://www.cruisecritic.com.  Their message boards are so helpful!  THere is good general info as well as info specific to each cruise line.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@MaraBeth – You definitely need to check it out.  I had a hard time convincing my husband to do the steakhouse on the Pride.   He didn’t understand why we should pay $30/person when the meals are included.  But, he was so glad he trusted me and tried it.  It was better, at least In My Humble Opinion, than Ruth’s Chris!!!  The food was amazing – I ordered a caesar salad and they prepared it table side.  Shaved the cheese there and all.  It was great and the atmosphere was very romantic.  You can reserve ahead of time if there is a certain night you want to go there.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

oh! cruises are so much fun!

For our last cruise, I tried to pack so I would have two outfits per day. One for excursions, activities on the ship and lounging (which get dirty from all the sunscreen you will be lathering on) and then sundresses for dinner. Summer clothes are so small (tanks, shorts, skirts and dresses) so you should have no problems fitting everything in.

I also tried to pack so all my tops and bottoms could match with others ones so I could recycle my items. The cruise ship can also be cold at night so I took a sweater and pashmina for dinners. Our cruiseship also had two formal nights so we needed two formal dresses.

I took one pair of flip flops, one pair of dressy sandals and running shoes (but never used them haha). If you plan on doing excursions, it’s also nice to have water shoes, depending on what you do.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I brought a lot of dresses and skirts. Very casual ones. Also at least 2 or 3 bathing suits and a few coverups. That was what I wore during the day and on our excursions at port. A backpack is very helpful when at port as well. Tennis shoes for lots of walking when off the ship. I brought my own beach towel as well. I brought two “dressier” dresses and one pair of dressy shoes. I also had a lanyard and small clutch that could also hook to the lanyard. This was helpful when roaming around and keeping track of your “key”. I also brought sunglasses and a large beach hat. I hope you have a wonderful time!!

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