Last Updated on July 10, 2020
When choosing what to do on your next free time or your vacation, you cannot go wrong with organizing a cruise.
You can try going to a foreign country or maybe go to the beach or go on a boat trip. However, a trip where you can get all three is when you go aboard a cruise ship. Just keep in mind that when going on a cruise ship, make sure that you pack everything that you need because everything on the ship is more expensive than the items on land.
If you have not been on a cruise yet, then this article is for you. Below are some must-have items that you should pack for your convenience during the trip.
Boarding documents and other important documents
First things first, you need to make sure that you have all of your important boarding documents such as your passport and identification cards with you.
These are one of your most important items, so you should make sure that you pack this first and ensure that you do have them. This is especially important if the route of your cruise ship will be going to foreign countries, which it likely will be.
Aside from bringing these documents, make sure that you have a backup copy somewhere or digital copy in case things go awry.
Activity-appropriate clothing and shoes
When choosing the clothes that you plan on bringing during your cruise trip, make sure that it will suit the activities that you plan on doing.
Check out what the cruise line’s itinerary is, which you can usually see through their website. Knowing the itinerary will help you decide which clothes to bring with you. At the same time, it enables you to pack only the items that you need.
Therefore, you will not end up having to bring a lot of things with you and lugging around a heavy bag for a cruise trip.
If you have space in your luggage, then you should definitely consider packing a first-aid kit when you go on a cruise. You do not have to bring a huge medical kit, though. You can purchase a travel-sized first aid kit available in pharmacies and dollar stores.
Doing so can make it easier for you to bring your medication and other items that you might need in case of emergencies.
Also, do not forget to bring a copy of your doctor’s prescription. This can prevent your medications from being confiscated since each carrier have their restrictions when it comes to it.
A tote bag or backpack
One of the things you should have on-hand is a tote bag or backpack that you can bring anywhere.
Sure, it is a cruise, but there are going to be stops and destinations that you would want to check out. This is why you will need a carry-on bag.
If you are going to be shopping in some of the docking stations, a tote bag will allow you to carry your purchases with ease.
Since you are aboard a cruise ship, you are going to get a whole load of sea and sun. On that note, you should make sure that you are properly protected from the sun. After all, the sun can damage your skin and can make it look more aged than it actually is.
You can bring your sunscreen with you, but there are also other options. Bringing a wide-brimmed hat will help give you shade. Sunglasses will also help shield your eyes from the bright, white light of the sun.
Of course, one of the many things you should not forget to bring with you is the toiletries.
Although some cruise lines leave toiletries in the bathrooms, you might prefer to use your own anyway. If you have particular needs as well, then bringing your toiletries might be your only option.
Do remember to repackage your toiletries in travel-sized containers, so you are not lugging around big bottles with you. One tip would be to bring your air freshener for your bathroom, which is an added touch that you’re going to appreciate.
Power strip or power cube
No matter where you’re traveling to, you are going to be thankful if you bring a power strip or power cube with you. The same applies to when you go on a cruise.
You are likely going to have only one power outlet available, which is why a power strip or power cube is something that you would want to have.
Reusable water bottle
Last but not least, you should bring a reusable water bottle wherever you will be. Since you are going to be heading to different destinations, a reusable water bottle can help you during your walks. Plus, it is safe for the environment.
It will also help you avoid having to spend money on bottled water available in and around the docking stations. Additionally, it is easier to get hydrated when water is easy to reach for you.
Make sure that you have these items as mentioned above before you go on your cruise trip. Instead of worrying about things you left behind, keep in mind that this trip’s supposed to be your getaway. Thus, you need to plan everything that you are going to pack.
Hopefully, this article will help you keep track of all the things that are travel essentials for your cruise. Enjoy and bon voyage!