Smart Travel & Incentives Reviews Essential Items For A Cruise

Packing for a vacation is often the worst part of any trip.  At Smart Travel & Incentives, we understand that having a good packing list is essential. 


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Please note that the lists below are comprehensive lists of suggestions.  You will want to review them and modify them for your own wants and needs.


 Essential Items:


  • cruise documents
  • credit cards – be sure to call credit card companies before traveling to alert them you are traveling outside your normal area ATM card
  • corkscrew (be sure to put in checked luggage)
  • contact numbers to report lost/stolen credit cards or traveler’s checks
  • cell phone and charger
  • cash or traveler’s checks (be sure to keep traveler’s checks receipt in separate location)
  • business cards to give out to new friends
  • bug spray
  • binoculars
  • battery charger
  • batteries for any items requiring them such as digital cameras
  • airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • a form of picture ID if you don’t take driver’s license
  • guidebooks and other port of call information
  • glasses, contacts, contacts cleaner
  • foreign language phrase book or dictionary
  • extra reading glasses
  • extra plastic cable-lock ties for securing luggage for return trip (better than locks, but one-time use only)
  • extra memory cards for digital camera
  • extra film (don’t put undeveloped film in checked luggage)
  • extension cord with multiple plug-ins
  • empty folding tote bag – for souvenirs or for use on the beach
  • emergency numbers at home
  • ear plugs
  • driver’s license and auto insurance card – in case you decide to rent a car when ashore
  • disposable underwater camera – for snorkeling or beach days
  • digital camera and manual
  • currency conversion chart
  • 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
  • prescription drugs and any other essential medications in carryon bag
  • pre-paid phone card
  • PDA and charger
  • passports and visas (if necessary) or proof of citizenship (check with your cruise line for requirements)
  • night light
  • medical insurance cards and medical history (especially if traveling alone)
  • maps
  • laptop computer
  • journal or notebook and pen/pencil
  • insulated large coffee mugs
  • home and email addresses of friends/relatives back home – for sending postcards, emails, or gifts
  • hats/caps/visors
  • handi-wipes
  • hand lotion
  • zip loc bags of all sizes and garbage/laundry bags
  • watch
  • wallet and fanny pack
  • walkman or MP3 player
  • vaccination certificate (if required)
  • sunglasses
  • sun screen/sun block and chapstick
  • sports gear (e.g. snorkeling gear)
  • small umbrella
  • small travel alarm clock – battery operated
  • small flashlight
  • small first aid kit
  • sewing kit and scissors (pack in checked luggage)
  • rubbing alcohol or foot lotion for soothing tired, hot feet
  • reading material – books to read while lounging by the pool



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