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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

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