You are out on a cruise trip and lo and behold you have noticed that you have forgotten to carry your essential items. What follows is you land up buying those items at exorbitant prices in the ports or on the ship. If you are planning a cruise trip the most important thing would be to draw out a list of all the essential items you would require and then pack them carefully. A packing list is important as it would make you more systematic and chances of missing out on the essentials could be avoided.
The most important thing you should remember to bring on cruise trips would be your cruise documents including passports, visas, passage contract, airline tickets and proof of citizenship. It is best to pack these documents separately in a easy to carry pouch.
It would be useful to find out about the kind of weather prevalent during the cruise trip. Similarly keep in mind the kind of activities you may indulge in. This will help you to pack the clothes appropriately. You might need your hats, bathing suits and a sarong for the beaches. Don’t forget to pack in your nightclothes such as robes, pajamas and slippers. If it is going to be cold you may have to pack a sweater, jacket and gloves. Pack in a set of formal clothes for a grand evening party usually planned on a ship. Men would like to look stunning in tuxedoes and evening shoes while the ladies can charm their way through in a elegant dresses.
Chances are bright that you may feel a bit queasy while on the cruise, all the more possible if it is your first travel on a cruise trip. So remember to pack a handy medical kit with the required medicines including adhesive band aids, vitamins, aspirins and antacids. If you are on medication carry the same with the prescriptions and see that your medicines last for the entire trip.
You may be still wondering about other items you should bring on a cruise trip. How about packing a small picnic hamper. It would be great on a cruise trip when you want to have a small picnic with friends. Carry an extension cord and power bar to plug in all your extras such as a digital clock, reading light, music system and so on.
Remember to pack in all your gadgets for your cruise trip, whether it is your laptop, PDA or MP3 and don’t forget to carry the extra batteries. The most important gadget would be your camera, maybe underwater cameras, pocket calculator for calculating your foreign exchange rates, binoculars to view the fantastic scenes from the ship.
You may want to brew your own coffee and carry your own coffee maker. Put in you favorite coffee mugs as you wouldn’t want to miss them while you are away on your long cruise trip. Carrying an empty duffle bag would seem a good idea just in case you want to collect some items. The bottom-line is to plan well and remember to pack in as you remember so that you don’t miss out on anything.