Have you considered a cruise holiday? It seems like the perfect way to relax and unwind! Here are some tips on what to take on a cruise holiday that will make your time on board even easier!
Going on a cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy a holiday. Flying to multiple destinations can devolve into a nightmare of flights and connections, not to mention constant packing and unpacking. Taking a cruise gets rid of all of that. Once you board, just get comfy in your cabin and let the world come to you. This makes for a beautifully stress-free way to see different places and relax while you’re getting there. No matter if you want to explore the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, or colder climes, cruise holidays are the best ways to do it.
This does mean you have to be more careful with what you pack than on a normal holiday. There are few shops on the high seas, so if you forget to pack something then you may have to go without. And even with the excellent range of activities and entertainment available on modern cruise liners, there still can be plenty down time in the open ocean. So, it pays to pack gizmos, books, and games to keep you amused. This is even more important if you are travelling with kids. To help make sure you get all you can out of a cruise, here is a quick guide on what to pack.
A day bag
While you only need to unpack once when you get on board, you will need a day bag for any day trips and excursions. Don’t take anything too big, but big enough to pack a lunch or carry any gifts you might buy on shore.
This is especially true if you’re cruise is two weeks or longer. All cabins have coat hangers, but you might find that they don’t have enough to last you. This means there is no harm in packing a few extra to be safe.
Most cruises will have some form of dress code for formal nights, or even just for dinner. Check the requirements before you set sail and make sure and bring enough smart dresses, shirts, and trousers.
Cruise liners will have shops on board for certain essentials, but there will probably be a large markup on such products. Avoid coughing up extra by packing plenty of batteries, sunscreen, paracetamol, aspirin, toiletries, spare memory cards, and towels. Before you pack, have a think about the day-to-day items you need and don’t forget them.
Cruise liners are big things, but you will still be living in close proximity to the other guests, and depending on your cabin, you may be close to a bar or restaurant. Help yourself have a good night sleep by packing some ear plugs.
You might find that your cabin lacks enough power points for your electricity-hungry phones, tablets, and laptops. Don’t end up fighting over the last power points, so bring some extra power strips.