Cruise Packing Guide: 10 Must-Haves Chosen by Experts


Planning a cruise vacation? Don't forget to check out our cruise packing guide for tips on what to bring and what to leave behind. Bon voyage!

Packing for a cruise requires strategy because of the unique mix of dining options, activities, and weather conditions, all while adhering to luggage restrictions.

You’ll want to pack some casual clothes for your cruise, such as t-shirts, shorts, jeans, and dresses. 

Casual Clothes


Some cruises have formal nights, where you can dress up and enjoy a fancy dinner and a show.

Formal Clothes


A cruise is not complete without some swimming, whether it’s in the ocean, the pool, or the hot tub. 



The sun can be harsh on a cruise, especially if you’re near the equator or in the summer.



You’ll be doing a lot of walking on a cruise, both on the ship and on the shore.



You’ll need to pack some toiletries for your cruise, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.



You’ll need to pack some documents for your cruise, such as your passport, your visa, your boarding pass, and your travel insurance. 



You’ll want to pack some accessories for your cruise, such as a camera, a portable charger, a power strip, and a travel adapter. 



One of the best cruise hacks is to pack some magnetic hooks, which you can stick to the metal walls of your cabin.

Magnetic Hooks


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Another cruise hack is to pack some wrinkle release spray, which you can use to smooth out your clothes without ironing.

Wrinkle Release Spray


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