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Some Of The Best Tips On How To Pack For Your Next Cruise

Aug 17, 2007
You have planned all year for your cruise vacation, watching the calendar and checking off each day until the time has finally arrived. Naturally you want to look your best while on the ship, so you've taken all of the clothes out of your closet and drawers in an effort to pick the best ones to take. Once you've finally narrowed it down to the ones that make you look the most attractive, you sadly discover that they will all not fit in your suitcase. You put some back and get the cases to close, and then remember that you will also need other things such as toiletries and accessories such as shoes. This poses another problem and you can't figure out how you are possibly going to manage to bring everything you feel you need. There is a systematic approach to packing for your cruise that will cut down on the stress of determining what to bring.

The first thing that you want to do is to assemble all of the paper work that you will need to bring with you. This includes your identification, such as your passport and your driver's license. Of course you will need your cruise tickets and if you will be flying to the ship's port of departure, you will need your airline tickets as well. Don't forget to bring your traveler's checks or credit cards, extra cash and proof of vaccines if that is required.

Once you have packed your important documents and money resources, it's time to move on to electronic items that you will need to carry with you. You will already know to bring your cell phone, but don't forget to pack the charger. If you are bringing a camera, add that in as well as extra film or batteries it may need. An important thing to have on a cruse is a pair of binoculars, so make sure you pack them as well.

If you plan to spend time on the deck reading, pack your novels or magazines that you plan to enjoy. Don't forget the brochures that detail all of the options the cruise offers and any maps that you may need to visit tourist locations on the ships different ports of call.

If you take specific medications, it's time to pack them. You may want to bring non prescription items such as aspirin or stomachache relievers. Include a small first aid kit and don't forget your contact lenses cleaner, hair and skin care products and sun screen.

Finally, you need to pack your clothes. Be sure to include a bathing suit, casual clothes and at least one formal outfit. Pack comfortable sandals as well as walking shoes and you will be able to enjoy your cruise knowing that you have brought everything that you need.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as travel clothing at http://www.travelandoutdoorclothing.com
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