Even in the largest villas and suites on a cruise, the closet space may be less than desirable. Maximize the smaller space with these great packing tips for those who have sailed the world.
Pick the right suitcase
Some cruise lines are designing cabins that allow room underneath beds to accommodate larger bags. It the cabin does not allow this, pack things in a soft-side bag that can be flatten after you unpack.
Pack a Day Bag
Great for carry essentials around the ship and on shore excursions. Plus, use this as your carry-on bag since your actual luggage may take a few hours to arrive at your cabin.
Check the Cruise Ship Dress Code
Most cruise lines have detailed dress codes on their website. When in doubt, ask us. Most cruise lines now offer a more simplified dress code although formal nights are still available.
Board the Ship in Resort Casual Wear
Since it may take some time for your luggage to be delivered to your stateroom, aim to wear an outfit that may take you from day to night. And pack your day bag with items that you may want to have available on your first day on board the ship.
Plan your Vacation and Pack accordingly
Are you a lounger or will you be hitting every port ready to walk? Make a list of your activities and pack the additional gear needed so you are not missing out on a opportunity to experience the destination’s culture.
Bathrooms are even smaller. Most cruise lines provide the basic toiletries in travel size packs such as shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Make sure you bring travel size items that will carry you through the entire vacation. Consider a hanging bag which can easily be put behind doors.