Perfecting Your Cruise Packing Lists:

Must-Haves Plus 8 Often Overlooked Extras

When it comes to packing for a cruise, some items are no-brainers: sunscreen, swimsuits, and comfortable shoes, to name a few. However, some things might not immediately come to mind when packing.

These items can make a big difference in the quality of your trip, so it's essential to add them to your cruise packing lists before setting sail.

When packing for a cruise, clothing is one of the most important things to consider. This section will cover the essentials for daytime attire, evening attire, and footwear.

Clothing Essentials

– Lightweight, breathable tops – Shorts or skirt – Swimwear – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Light jacket or sweater

Daytime Attire

– A cocktail dress or dressy pantsuit – Suit or dress pants with a dress shirt – Formalwear for any formal nights on the ship – Dress shoes

Evening Attire

– Comfortable walking shoes for shore excursions or exploring the ship – Sandals or flip-flops for the pool or beach – Dress shoes for formal evenings – Sneakers for the gym or other active pursuits


While it may be tempting to pack for warm weather only, it's important to remember that temperatures can vary depending on the location and time of year.

Weather Considerations

Make sure that you pack prescription medication and any vitamins you take daily. It's a good idea to bring enough medication to last the entire trip, plus a few extra days in case of any unexpected delays.


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