Cruise: What To Pack2013-07-24
One of cruising’s biggest advantages is that you only have to unpack once, even if you are visiting several countries. No need to live out of your suitcase. But storage space is somewhat limited in ship cabins and most airlines now charge for checked baggage — and hit you with overcharges if your bags are heavy.
The golden rule: pack light. That’s not as difficult as you might think. People often freak out about what to pack for a cruise, but the reality is you probably already have everything you need. If for some reason you forget something it’s likely to be easily at hand in the ship’s store — or at shops in the ports. The two biggest considerations when packing for your cruise? Where you’re cruising (tropical, arctic, or something in between) and on what ship you’re sailing.