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Travel Like a Pro: 5 Cruise Packing Tips

March 1, 2022

Let's Marie-Kondo your luggage for useful and loved travel items.


Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes are essential to organize your luggage neatly and efficiently with laundry and shoe bag.  With this method, less overpacking. It comes in many different colors to coordinate with your style as well. 

Basic Clothes List:

  • Day Wear based on excursions & sea days

  • Evening Wear with accessories (shawl, tie, belt, jewelry)

  • Swim Wear (excursions or on ship)

  • Workout/Spa Wear

  • Sleepwear

  • Undergarments

  • Outerwear based on destination (raincoat, windbreaker, hats, etc)

  • Shoes (walking, hiking, evening, water activities)

  • Sunglass, watch, umbrella


  • Dental (Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss)

  • Body (moisturizer, hand sanitizer, hand wipes, deodorant, sunscreen/aloe vera, insect repellant, nail clippers)

  • Hair (styling hair products/tools- curling irons are not allowed, brush/comb).  Shampoo/conditioner in one is provided.  

  • Face (makeup, shaving products, eye drops, contacts solution)

  • First Aid Kit with body pain relievers, seasickness meds

  • Medication

  • Feminine products

  • Clothespin/ towel clips


  • Duct tape

  • Magnets

  • Camera/ Go Pro with a selfie stick

  • Powerpack

  • Headphones 

  • Power strip

Where to buy the packing cubes:




Container Store



Life is easier when it is in the palm of your hands.  If it's downloaded ahead of time, then it won't cost you a penny.

  • Cruise Apps- cruise itinerary, boarding pass, health questionnaire, etc.

  • E-Books on a Kindle or tablet

  • Games- Sudoku, Word Puzzles, or Tetris

  • Travel Guides

  • Offline Maps

  • Currency Converter

TIP: Make sure you bring your plugs and adapters for your devices.



Travel smart and help the planet at the same time.

  • Refillable Water bottles containers

  • Utensils- Fork, Spoon, Chopsticks, Knives for Food on the go

  • Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

  • Solar Charger

  • Wash Bags

  • Backpack or Tote bag



In the case of Murphy's Law, be ready.

  • Spare Clothes

  • Medications

  • Electronic Devices (phone & tablets) with chargers

  • Travel Documentation (passport, visa, air/hotel/transfers, insurance, third-party shore excursion confirmations

  • Wallet/purse

  • Pen/Highlighter

  • Toiletries/ Tissues

  • Snack

  • Keys


Double-Check & Be early

Always check to make sure everything is in place in your luggage, confirmations, etc. so you don't have a last-minute frenzy.

Set yourself a reminder of 1-2 days prior to check.