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I have a binder that has all docs in it, copies of PP, list of excursions, reservations etc. I try to keep the daily Compass and make notes for future info. I have a binder for each cruise we've took. An over the door shoe holder for all the grab and go items. Stick-em notes come in handy if you need to leave a message/request for your room attendant. And the most important item, my DH!!
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I also bring a binder like Alamagirl, with plastic see through pages including shore excursions, on board Cruise Critic events, flights, private car pick ups and so on.

Apart from passports, drivers licenses don't forget any medications, first aid stuff, band aids, neosporin, pepto bismal you can buy this stuff on the ship but, it is pretty expensive.

I also love to bring my trusty pair of binoculars. I love scouting the horizon for distant ships, whales and ufo's.

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Missouri
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Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by bydefault
Please do not apply this to underwear gents. I usually pack 1.5 times needed just to be safe (rounding up). So for 7 day cruise I pack 11 underwear. Just my 2 cents.


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Yes undies were not meant to be in the too many outfits

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Missouri
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Joined Jul 2011
I am sorry. I just put the app on my phone today and the app is not as good as the website. I did not realize it was old thread till I saw my own comment lol from a couple years ago. My bad.

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Yorkshire, UK
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Just discovered chalk pens. Instead of leaving post it notes, we write on the mirror and it wipes off with a Kleenex

Edit -oops just spotted someone revived a really old one but so what because things change in 4 years and there's new ideas

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Missouri
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Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by Tiggertastic
Just discovered chalk pens. Instead of leaving post it notes, we write on the mirror and it wipes off with a Kleenex

Edit -oops just spotted someone revived a really old one but so what because things change in 4 years and there's new ideas

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Neat idea

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Charlotte
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Joined May 2007
Nothing wrong with reviving a thread if it is still relevant,.


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Concord, Ca.
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Originally posted by dengirl69
I am sorry. I just put the app on my phone today and the app is not as good as the website. I did not realize it was old thread till I saw my own comment lol from a couple years ago. My bad.

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DON'T be sorry!
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Originally posted by dengirl69
I am sorry. I just put the app on my phone today and the app is not as good as the website. I did not realize it was old thread till I saw my own comment lol from a couple years ago. My bad.

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Don't be sorry! It is a relevant thread, since packing is discussed daily on these boards and people will get good new information, too.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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Joined Feb 2012
OK, some people hate them, but I take my MINI Cooper lanyard. I know myself, and I will lose that dang keycard multiple times during a cruise, but if I have it on a lanyard it's either on my body or on it's hook.

Conditioner! My hair is curly and will not treat me kindly without good conditioner.

My own pillow. It feels and smells like home, so I sleep better. Also useful in the airport (FLL) when the southwest terminal is PACKED and I have to sit on the floor. And to put between my side and the wall of the plane to lean on.

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Minnesota
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by bamakathy
We each bring a lanyard with a badge holder on it. We keep our S&S cards in it. Makes it so easy to show the soda sticker and to have quick access to the door "key." This cruise, we are definitely taking a travel game set, and some playing cards. It can get boring sometimes without something to do.
The badge holder allows you to put the Fun Times day at a glance, ands can for additional rips!

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Originally posted by bluehenfan
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.
Travel clock with a larm, mot cabinsa do not have that
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Originally posted by sail7seas
Travel clock with a larm, mot cabinsa do not have that
Cellphones are our new travel alarm clock
Orange county CA
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What if you don't carry one or its one of the old flip phones


I cruise for creme brûlée, lobster and warm chocolate melting cake!
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Originally posted by ccruisequeen
What if you don't carry one or its one of the old flip phones


I cruise for creme brûlée, lobster and warm chocolate melting cake!
Old flip phones still have an alarm function.

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Houston, Texas
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Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
I've heard that too, that's why I made sure mine was new and also a surge protector. Figured I had less of a chance of getting it confiscated and mine made it through no problem.

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From what I've heard, the surge protectors are the ones that get confiscated. There's something about them that is incompatible with the electrical system on board and they can short and cause fires.
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