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Cruise Diva Packing List

Day-by-Day (A sample 7-night Caribbean cruise with pre-night hotel stay)

Fly to San Juan and a night at Condado Plaza

* sweater set/navy print slacks/tennis shoes (plane)
* shorts (hotel afternoon)
* purple top and flowered skort/sandals (evening)

Embarkation Day (San Juan) - Casual

* shorts and polo top/tennis shoes
* purple crinkle rayon pants and tunic/black sandals

Important Note: Carry on the outfits you want to wear to dinner--your luggage might not get delivered to your cabin in time to change!

Day One (at sea) - Formal

* exercise shorts and t-shirt
* swimwear
* flowered shorts and top
* print cocktail dress/black heels

Day Two (Martinique) - Informal

* exercise shorts and t-shirt
* navy paisley shorts and top
* swimwear
* navy and gold pants and tunic/gold sandals

Day Three (Barbados) - Casual

* exercise shorts and top
* shorts and polo top
* swimwear
* black linen sundress/black sandals

Day Four (Antigua) - Casual

* exercise shorts and top
* shorts and polo top
* swimwear
* blue flowered slacks and tunic/black sandals

Day Five (St. Marteen) - Formal

* shorts and t-shirt (for sailing excursion)
* swimwear
* shorts and top
* black cocktail dress/black heels

Day Six (St. Thomas) - Casual

* exercise shorts and t-shirt
* swimwear
* shorts and top
* black flowered slacks and cotton sweater/sandals

Day Seven (Disembarkation-San Juan-fly home)

* navy print slacks and white top/tennis shoes

Misc. Clothing and Accessories

* night gowns/robe
* pantyhose/knee-high stockings
* bras/panties/slips
* white shorts/white slacks/two blouses or polo shirts
* knock around shorts and t-shirt
* flip flops/water shoes
* swimsuits (3)/cover-up
* jewelry
* socks/white tennis shoes
* purses (daytime & evening)

Travel Documents, Wallet Items, and Paperwork

* airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
* cruise documents
* passports and visas (if necessary) or proof of citizenship (check with your cruise line for requirements)
* vaccination certificate (if required)
* driver's license and auto insurance card - in case you decide to rent a car when ashore
* medical insurance cards and medical history (especially if traveling alone)
* copy of prescriptions and list of all medicines you are taking
* another picture ID - if you don't take driver's license
* credit cards - be sure to call credit card companies before traveling to alert them you are traveling outside your normal area
* ATM card
* pre-paid phone card
* cash or traveler's checks (be sure to keep traveler's checks receipt in separate location)
* 3 copies of airline tickets, cruise tickets, passports/visas, itinerary - pack 1 copy in carry on, 1 copy in checked luggage, and leave one copy with someone at home
* contact numbers to report lost/stolen credit cards or traveler's checks
* emergency numbers at home
* currency conversion chart
* wallet and fanny pack
* watch - dual time zone watch is perfect!

Reading Material and Necessities

* glasses, contacs, contac cleaner
* extra reading glasses
* sunglasses
* reading sunglasses
* guidebooks and other port of call information
* foreign language phrase book or dictionary
* maps
* reading material - books to read while on the plane or lounging by the pool
* journal or notebook and pen/pencil - for making notes to tell your friends back home about your experiences
* business cards with email address to give out to new cruise friends
* home and email addresses of friends/relatives back home - for sending postcards, emails, or gifts
* photo album

Electronics and Camera Equipment

* plug adaptor and converter
* cell phone and charger
* PDA and charger
* laptop computer
* binoculars
* film camera and manual
* extra film (don't put undeveloped film in checked luggage)
* disposable underwater camera - for snorkeling or beach days
* digital camera and manual
* extra memory cards for digital camera
* batteries for digital camera
* battery charger
* extension cord/power strip with multiple plug-ins
* walkman and tapes (for walking on deck or on treadmill)
* small travel alarm clock - battery operated
* lighted dial clock for cruise ship cabin
* small flashlight
* night light

Medicine Kit

* prescription drugs and any other essential medications in carry on bag
* ear plugs or "ear planes"
* small first aid kit (band aids, Q-tips, vaseline, dramamine, antibiotic cream, bandages, anti-diarrheal medication, cortisone
* cream, aspirin/tylenol/advil)
* germicidal hand cleaner
* handi-wipes (for cleaning hands when ashore)
* hand lotion
* rubbing alcohol or foot lotion for soothing tired, hot feet
* bug spray (not for your cabin on the ship, but for those pesky mosquitoes and "nonos" ashore)
* sun screen/sun block and lip sunblock

Other "Necessities"

* duct tape or strapping tape
* extra plastic cable-lock ties for securing luggage for return trip (better than locks, but one-time use only)
* extra luggage name tags (in case yours are lost on the outbound trip)
* zip loc bags of all sizes and garbage/laundry bags
* corkscrew (be sure to put in checked luggage)
* Swiss Army knife or something similar with screwdriver head, etc. (be sure to put in checked luggage)
* small umbrella
* collapsible travel pillow for those long airplane flights
* Crazy glue
* playing cards
* sports gear (e.g. snorkeling gear)
* shoe horn for getting those shoes back on your swollen feet
* sewing kit and scissors (pack in checked luggage)
* travel-sized Woolite
* clothes pins
* empty folding tote bag - for souvenirs or the beach
* hats/caps/visors
* insulated large coffee mugs

Women's Cruise Clothing Packing List

* bras (include strapless if needed for evening wear)
* panties
* lingerie/night gown/pajamas/robe
* compression stockings (for airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles)
* exercise/walking socks
* trouser socks or pantyhose
* camisole/slip
* purses (day and evening)
* belts
* scarves
* gloves and stocking cap(if expect cold weather)
* walking shoes
* walking sandals
* rubber sandals for reef walking and beach
* evening shoes
* costume jewelry and extra watch
* swim suit
* swim suit cover-up/pareo/sarong
* thongs/flip flop shoes
* work out clothes and jog bra
* dress/outfit for informal nights on ship
* dress/outfit for formal nights on ship
* dress/outfit for casual nights on ship
* shorts
* tops of all types (sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved)
* capri pants
* slacks
* windbreaker jacket
* sweatshirt
* evening sweater
* raincoat with hood

Women's Sundries and Miscellaneous

* blow dryer
* curling iron or curlers
* comb/brush
* hair gel
* hair spray (non-aerosol)
* shampoo
* conditioner
* shower cap
* bar soap in plastic container
* deodorant
* toothbrush
* toothpaste
* dental floss
* mouthwash
* tweezers
* make-up mirror
* make-up and make-up bag(list can be endless!)
* make-up remover
* cleanser
* moisturizer and freshener
* nail polish and remover
* nail clippers and file (be sure to pack in checked luggage)
* razor and shaving cream

Posted by cltictribe 07:53 Tagged packing Comments (0)


My first cruise

View Freedom of The Seas Cruise on cltictribe's travel map.

updated Itinerary

Feb 3- Feb 4
Fly to Miami drive to Florida City

Feb 4 "Super Bowl Sunday"
Leave Florida City drive to Miami & get on Cruise ship

Feb 5
Sea Day near Cuba

Feb 6
arrive in Cozumel, Mexico
Resort day pass for Aventura Spa Palace in Riviera Maya or Iberostar Quetzal in Playa del Carmen.

Feb 7
arrive in Georgetown, Caymen Islands
take glass bottom boat & Island tour

Feb 8
arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica
take boat tour to Dunn's River Falls

Feb 9
arrive in Labadee, Haiti
Beach day

Feb 10
Sea day near Bahamas

Feb 11
arrive in Miami then drive to Everglades National Park.
Then drive to Key West.

Feb 13 Leave Key West then Drive to Miami and fly home.

Posted by cltictribe 08:18 Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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