If you’ve booked yourself onto a luxury cruise, visiting a range of different destinations, then you’re probably wondering what must-haves you should pack. Despite visiting lots of different destinations, you have the luxury of only having to pack and unpack once, as everything remains in your accommodation whilst you explore.
Whilst many things could be picked up at one of any of your destinations, here are some essentials to consider.
A day bag for your first day
When you first board your cruise, it may take a little while for your luggage to be delivered to your room, so make sure you’ve packed some carry-on luggage, so you aren’t caught short. Take a bag with sunscreen, your swimwear, something to read and some sunglasses to ensure that you have everything you need to start enjoying your cruise from the first moment.
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You can also then use this bag for days spent off of the cruise liner too.
A portable charger for your devices
You will want to start capturing memories from your first moment, so it is worth investing in a portable charger to top up your battery on the first day – this will avoid you missing out on any gorgeous selfies as the ship sets sail!
Luckily most devices nowadays use very similar ports, so you may find that you don’t need different chargers for your phone, camera, tablet and e-reader – if your charger doesn’t have one already then you will likely be able to buy the relevant adapters.
Some formal attire
Whilst in the daytime you’re likely to lounge around the pool in your swimwear and cover-ups, evenings can be a more formal affair.
Some cruise liners will have dress codes for the evenings, so men should pack shirts and smart trousers, whilst ladies should pack nice dresses, so that they are prepared for the evening meals.
A pair of binoculars
The beautiful scenery will not be restricted just to land, so it is a nice idea to invest in a good pair of binoculars to take with you as it will enable you to gaze in awe at the sights you may see out on the water.
Depending on where your cruise is travelling to and from, you may also be lucky enough to see marine life that you would not have seen anywhere else. All of this could be viewed from your personal window or balcony.
Unlike other holidays where you may need your passport just twice – once at the beginning and once at the end – on a cruise you will likely be required to produce your passport more regularly when you get off at each of the stops.
Needless to say, do make sure that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your cruise to ensure both disappointment and embarrassment!