cruise packing tips

Cruise Packing Tips

Cruise Packing Tips

Recently I was asked to contribute to a Cruise Packing Tips Post for Cruise First. It was really fun being able to take part and also take the time to really think about the things I do when I’m going on a cruise to make my trip that little bit better. It turned into a really helpful article and so I thought I would share some of my favourite tips with you here.

cruise packing tips

Money Saving

Firstly one of my tips was something I go on about all the time. Which is to take reusable bottles with you. Buying bottled water on cruises is just so expensive and something that you just don’t need to do.

“Take some bottled water on board with you or sports bottles which you can then refill when you are leaving the ship for the day. You will be able to get bottles of water, but they are normally really expensive. So if you go to a bar and just ask for some iced water, which won’t cost you anything, you can fill your bottles up before you leave for the day.”

cruise packing tips

Pack for Multiple Occasions

My lovely Cruise Friend Emma from Cruising Isn’t Just for Old People had some really good tips about keeping your packing light by choosing things that you can wear at different times on your cruise.

“The key to packing light when cruising is to make the most of a couple of essential items. This is particularly important if you plan on taking a cruise which has formal nights. Formal dresses/suits can be bulky and leave you with little room for anything else. When taking such a cruise, it is important to pack pieces you can wear for multiple occasions. A dress that, for example, you could wear for dinner or down for the beach.”

cruise packing tips

It’s such a good article packed with loads of really useful tips from Cruise Experts, people who cruise all the time so you can really rely on the fact that they are tried and tested. Take a look at the full article here for loads more ideas how you can pack like a pro.

Take a look at my other Cruise Tips Series here.

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