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#1
Utah
787 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
What things have you packed and what is the reason?
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#3
Paradise-Orange County, CA
1,286 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
Bungee cord to keep balcony door open...AND sunscreen.
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10 Celebrity Mercury '04 [sky suite] (W. Caribbean)
7 Celebrity Galaxy '05 [royal suite] (Repo.)
9 Island Princess '05 [balcony] (Panama Canal)
10 Celebrity Century '06 [royal suite] (W. Caribbean)
7 RCI Grandeur '06 [balcony] (Repo.)
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10 NCL Jewel '07 [owners suite] (W. Mediteranean)
4 NCL Sun '07 [balcony] (New Years!)
10+++ NCL Star '09 [garden villa] (Mexico)
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6 Carnival Splendor '12 [inside] (Mexico)
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7 Carnival Inspiration '12 [inside] (Ensenada)
8 Carnival Splendor '13 [inside] (Mexico)
8 Carnival Glory '13 [Inside] (W. Caribbean)
8 Carnival Inspiration '13 [outside] (Ensenada)
9 Carnival Breeze '13 [ext balcony] (W. Caribbean)
7 Carnival Inspiration '13 [outside] (Ensenada)
8 Carnival Victory '14 [aft wrap] (Bahamas)
9 Carnival Valor '14 [ext balcony] (Southern Caribbean)
9 Crown Princess '15 [balcony] (Mexico)
10 HAL Zuiderdam '15 [balcony] (Mediterranean)
8 Carnival Inspiration '15 [inside] (Ensenada)
_ Celebrity Summit '17 [balcony] (Caribbean)
#4
Yukon Oklahoma
71 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Highlighter for the capers. Shoe hanger for bathroom door for all the things you don't want laying around, flashlight, good walkie talkies and money.
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#5
Massachusetts
1,274 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
My credit card
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#6
Omaha Ne.
83 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Aloe Vera. I don't pack it for myself, it's for my BF. He always manages to get himself sunburned each trip.
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#7
Northern Wisconsin
3,619 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I agree with the previous posts.
I always pack "crazy glue", OTC meds, candy bars, chips, etc.(When you see what the ship store charges, you will know what I mean!)
Plus, I like to pack a pair of binoculars. And I never leave without my portable luggage scale, if I'm flying. (Who wants to be charged for that "overweight suitcase?!)
I'm sure there will be more to come.........
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#8
Kirkland, IL
11,360 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Digital Camera, extra battery, and charger
Sony Bloggie Camcorder and charger
Money/Credit Cards
Highlighter for the Carnival Fun Times
i Pod and charger
lots of sandals
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Past Cruises
Carnival Valor - March 2005
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Carnival Celebration - March 2007
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Carnival Pride - May 2009
Carnival Elation - March 2011
Carnival Legend - December 2011
Carnival Fantasy - March 2012
Carnival Ecstasy - December 2012
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Carnival Freedom - March 3, 2013
Carnival Imagination - December 2, 2013
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Carnival Dream - April 5, 2014
Carnival Pride - July 27, 2014
Carnival Dream - December 7, 2014
Carnival Breeze - March 8, 2015
Carnival Ecstasy - October 12, 2015
Carnival Elation - December 7, 2015
Carnival Dream - January 31, 2016
Carnival Vista - May 1, 2016
Carnival Elation - September 10, 2016
Carnival Breeze - January 22, 2017


Future Cruises
Carnival Valor - April 17, 2017
Carnival Triumph - December 4, 2017
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#9
North East,MD.
789 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
I always take ear plugs, spray for the bathroom, a small fan (room never gets cool enough for me),bonine -just in case of rough waters, playing cards, extra glasses and sun glasses, small first aid kit and a roll of duct tape !! The duct tape has come in handy twice so far. Once at last minute to repair a hem and on another cruise to hold a suitcase with a broken zipper together.
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#10
Kentucky
32 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
Power strip. I have a lot of stuff to charge.
This. We picked up a cool Belkin travel surge protector for about $15 last year that has 3 outlets plus 2 USB ports for charging phones, iPad, our Kodak waterproof camera, etc. It worked out great.
#11
1,015 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
Power strip. I have a lot of stuff to charge.
never thought about packing that...thanks!
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#12
barnegat, nj
2,397 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Small flashlight to keep on the nightstand.
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#13
Rhode Island
3,563 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Mesh collapsible hamper - dirty laundry
Beach Bag - for towels, etc while in port
Thermal Mug for Lemonade during the day
Craisins - perfect snack and I add to my Special K!
Alarm Clock - no clocks in cabins
Power Strip - already mentioned
Ziplock Bags - large for wet bathing suits, small for cinnamon buns.
Advil, Tums, and Hair Conditioner!!

Catrin
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19 Carnival Cruises!!
Review of 2012 Liberty Cruise http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1757587
Review of 2013 Splendor Cruise..http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1894153
Review of 2014 Magic Cruise..http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2037569
Review of 2015 Conquest Cruise .. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2205948
Review of 2016 Sunshine Cruise ..http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2349469
#14
Florida
2,315 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Catrin
Mesh collapsible hamper - dirty laundry
Beach Bag - for towels, etc while in port
Thermal Mug for Lemonade during the day
Craisins - perfect snack and I add to my Special K!
Alarm Clock - no clocks in cabins
Power Strip - already mentioned
Ziplock Bags - large for wet bathing suits, small for cinnamon buns.
Advil, Tums, and Hair Conditioner!!

Catrin
Oh yeah conditioner!!! It isn't provided in the cabin and the price in the fun shop will make you do this >

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#15
Houston, Texas
350 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
Oh yeah conditioner!!! It isn't provided in the cabin and the price in the fun shop will make you do this >

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They have Generic conditoners in cabins
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#16
Florida
2,315 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by jakeHOU97
They have Generic conditoners in cabins
On my cruise they had shampoo and bodywash no conditioner.

The shampoo did smell really good though.

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#17
CT
1,165 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
just off the Victory and I saw some shipmates at one of the beaches eating fruit and other items they packed in tupperware that they filled at the buffet that morning...meanwhile we were sharing a $17.00 wrap

never thought of it but its light and you can put stuff inside of it, not a bad idea for next cruise!
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Carnival Sunshine 11/29/2015 Journeys Cruise Carnival Sunshine Journeys Review 11/29-12/9
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Emerald Princess 3/19/2014 Southern Caribbean Medley
Carnival Pride 4/7/13 Bahamas Carnival Pride April 7th-14th 2013 Bahamas
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#18
IOPSC
6,986 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Wife
wife
wife
child
wife
child
child
wife
wife
wife
yeah!
Very happy now to pack each other!
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#19
48 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Here's one I haven't seen listed yet (but specific for women): Waterproof mascara AND equivalent remover.

Last cruise I brought along waterproof mascara. I usually wear regular. I did not, however, bring makeup remover that takes OFF waterproof mascara. Lots of scrubbing and looking like a raccoon trying to take it off at night, and could never find any to buy anywhere.
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Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - Feb 2010
Westerdam - Alaska Cruisetour - June 2001

#20
Long Beach CA
7,929 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Britta water pitcher, or individual water bottles. If water safety/taste are desired, it saves packing a case of bottled water!
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I still cruise for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake (with 2 sugar-free vanilla ice-creams), lobster, and creme brulee








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