Packing for a vacation should be fun and exciting. To make sure you have everything you need for your cruising adventure, we’ve put together a list of our must-haves for a wonderful voyage. First thing: bring a carry-on with all your essentials. On the first day your luggage will not arrive to your stateroom until evening, so you’ll want at least one swimsuit and a change of clothes to begin having fun right from the start.
Keep in mind while packing that cruise lines usually have dress codes, and most lines do not allow shorts in the dining hall in the evening. The go-to style of dress is ‘resort casual’. This generally means khakis and sport shirts for men, and sundresses or slacks for women. There are also the occasional formal nights where men wear a suit and tie (or even a tuxedo) and women wear cocktail dresses. If this is your style of cruising, it can be nice to have a fancy evening with your significant other, and think of the amazing family photos!