Packing tips for your cruise. Check out our other videos for more cruise tips, and things to pack for a cruise. Start with cruise packing essentials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCLybRxC0VFJRBf7B0Y6lBFUAHTPwEs3o
Today I’ve got a few quick tips about packing.
Let’s get right into it. I’ve got a couple of general tips for you, and then a few more specific items to consider.
My first general packing tip for cruising: Go BIG! Grab yourself one or two of those really big suitcases with swiveling wheels. This isn’t like flying where you’re charged baggage fees for oversized this, and overweight that. This is a luxury cruise. You are supposed to be comfortable. With cruising it makes more sense to take a couple of larger bags than a bunch of smaller ones. You can often pick up these mammoth bags for under $100 in discount stores like Ross, Kohls or Marshalls. These larger bags are great for Express Debarkation. The halls and waiting areas can get crowded and hectic. You don’t want a bunch of smaller bags slowing you down. And always remember leave little extra space in your bags for souvenirs etc’.
General packing tip number 2: Pack light, and plan on doing laundry. If you like to travel light when you cruise, then just pack essentials; your favorite t-shirts and jeans, some pool gear, and something nice for dinners. A couple of days in, you make a quick stop in the laundry, and you’re back in the game. Here’re couple of micro tips about the laundry; 1. Don’t plan to go right before formal night — this is a mistake. You’ll have lots of competition especially for ironing. 2. Pack a few of the Purex 3-1 laundry sheets. They don’t take up a lot of space and you get detergent, softener and anti-static, all in one little sheet. Some people have said they have trouble finding these. We get them from Amazon. http://www.cruisetipstv.com/marketplace/
Okay, now for the specific items to pack on your cruise.
1. Take a surge protector like this. It’s one of my cruise must haves. You’ll find outlets are scarce on cruise ships. A nice strip protector helps you stay organized and keeps all the gadgets charged and ready for use. Keep in mind some lines like Royal Caribbean frown on surge protectors, and may confiscate them.
2. Over the door shoe hanger. These are super cheap and another great way to stay organized. You can store just about anything you want in these … even shoes.
3. Fold up or collapsible laundry basket. It’s just nice to keep your dirty clothes separate and if you plan on doing laundry, these are a much better than a garbage bag for carrying back and forth.
4. Beverages! Always check the ships policy beforehand, but most allow carry on soda and wine. This can be a big money saver. Those sodas can add up fast.
5. Alarm clock. Most cruise ships do not have alarm clocks. So grab a like travel clock, and be prepared for those early excursions. Now, if you decide you would like to use your smartphone for this, make sure you turn roaming and data off.
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Post time: Jan-24-2017