Cruise Packing Tips: Things to pack for a cruise!
What we packed Vs what we wished we packed on our cruise holiday.
Things to Pack on a Cruise
What I’m glad we packed & what I consider cruise essentials
Post-it notes – Helpful in leaving notes to one another in case we were both out so we could find each other. Yep phones not working is weird!
Highlighter – Great for highlighting the activities we planned in the schedule the following day.
Kindle – I love my kindle, and having all my books on one device is awesome. I read so much
Power Bank – There aren’t any communal charging ports around, so if your device runs out its back to the room for changing. The powerbank was awesome in these cases, as well as bring ashore when our phone batteries were getting low from taking photos all day.
Lots of Jewelry – I was able to change up my outfits and look with different jewelry pieces.
Sarong – lightweight, Great for bringing instead of a beach towel and doubles as a cover up, plus drys quickly. Used it everyday!
Phone Selfie Stick / tripod with bluetooth remove – Brought this in singapore and it was awesome (and quick and easy!) for getting out and about shots of michael and I enjoying our time.
Medicine / First Aid Kit – Painkillers, Charcoal, band aids – I used them all and was very thankful to have brought my own kit!
Water Bottles – we didn’t have any water in our room so these were great to fill up from the buffet and refrigerate. Also handy to take ashore since you never know what the water quality is like and i dislike buying water bottles due to the plastic waste.
Plastic Containers – Handly to pack a little snack from the buffet to take ashore since you never know what the food quality will be like, or if it’s worth getting sick! We choose not to order food at all on land.
Dry Bag – so handy for our trips ashore! Easy, waterproof and not too enticing.
Toiletries – toothpaste, tooth brush, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, razor,
What We Wished We Packed
What to take on a cruise and what I wished we’d brought
Binoculars – For seeing the island and cities from the balcony
Formal Wear – A couple of formal outfits like an evening gown, or stunning cocktail dress and a few shirt and ties for Michael. It was disappointing to be underdressed at formal nights and it would have been really fun to dress up!
More Outfits – I packed as lean as I could and was super proud of it, but after a week I was so over all of my outfits. Also it didn’t feel very special to wear the same outfits on excursions and then to dinner.
Umbrella – It bucketed down in Singapore where we brought one the following day! I also did as the asians do and used in it Malasia from the hot sun while exploring GeorgeTown.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker – To listen to music in our room. Our phones speakers are pretty dreadful.
USD Currency – Some currencies are hard to get a hold of, such as cambodia reil which we kept holding out for but exchange didn’t have it. Most destinations will accept USD as payment, always keep a little on you incase you get stuck! We didn’t and were lucky to get by!