Essentials for your Cruise
Aren’t you excited? Your cruise to that exotic destination is coming
up soon! No work for a few days. You get to leave some of the everyday
worries behind. But you do have one worry now – what to pack!
Are you one of those types of people who play the “ennie meenie miney
moe” game when it comes to what is going in your suitcase? You need
a plan! Paying double or triple the amount of the price for a toothbrush
is not a great way to start your trip.
Let’s start with the documentation and paperwork. No matter what kind
of trip you take, you always have to deal with that kind of thing. First
of all, you have to have some sort of identification. If you are remaining
in the United States, make sure you have your driver’s license. Depending
on your out of the country destinations, you may require a current passport
or visa. Be sure to confirm with your cruise line ahead of time what
you will need. The same applies with vaccination records and medical
You’re going to buy souvenirs, right? Make sure you have your credit
cards and/or debit card. Traveler’s checks are also convenient and accepted
most anywhere. As with any vacation destination, you have to be careful
of pickpockets or thieves. Carry contact numbers to report lost or stolen
credit cards in a separate location from where you store your cards.
Another handy thing to carry with you is a prepaid phone card. Making
calls from the cruise ship can be pricey!
Personal essentials and medication also need to be considered in your
packing efforts. Do you wear reading glasses or prescription glasses?
Make sure you bring an extra set just in case something gets lost or
broken. If you wear contact lenses, don’t forget to bring a few extra
pair as well as your cleaning solution! Sunglasses are an essential,
especially if you are heading toward a sunny destination. Prescription
medications are a must. You may have to carry a doctor’s note with you
to confirm that you have the prescription legitimately. Packing a small
first aid kit with band aids, motion sickness medications, antibiotics
and aspirin will get you through any minor mishaps. Sunscreen and wet
wipes are also handy.
A cruise isn’t a cruise unless you have your camera to capture those
memorable moments. If you decide on bringing a digital camera, be prepared
with extra batteries, memory sticks and a battery charger. If you plan
on making contact with the folks back home, take your cell phone, along
with an extra battery. Be sure to call your cell phone provider and
ask about temporarily extending your calling coverage. You can get special
rates when traveling outside your normal calling area.
Other useful items to pack include a small sewing kit, a Swiss army
knife (check for any rules about this) and even those individual stain
removal wipes. Of course, all of this stuff is just the general essentials
for your cruise. You still have to decide on appropriate clothing, shoes,
jewelry and hats. Oh and there’s also your toothpaste and toothbrush,
shampoo, make-up, soap, hairdryer and other primping necessities. Remember
to leave some room in your suitcase for souvenirs. And whatever you
do, do not think about all that fun you are going to have unpacking
all this stuff when you get home!
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