The "MUST" pack on a cruise

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Ask a Cruise Question
Post your general cruise questions here.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 12:51 AM.
#21
Gulfcoast of Florida!
1,335 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Downy Wrinkle Release!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Living on Ship Time!







CARNIVAL SUNSHINE SEPTEMBER 2014
DISNEY DREAM MAY 2014 - CRUISIN WITH THE GRANDS!
CARNIVAL BREEZE MAY 2013 - WEDDING CRUISE!
CARNIVAL VALOR MAY 2012
CARNIVAL LEGEND MAY 2011
CARNIVAL DREAM May 2010
Carnival Victory May 2008
Carnival Inspiration May 2007
Carnival Inspiration September 2006


UNOFFICIAL MISTRESS of WCMC INDULGENCE!
(WCMC - Warm Chocolate Melting Cake!)
#22
RHODE ISLAND
1,056 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
I always pack an extra zippered duffle bag...folds up nice and comes in handy when you buy all that stuff in the ports and there's no room left in your luggage to put it. Another great item is the large ziplock bag. When going ashore, I put a damp facecloth in there so I can wash my face and hands and feet at the end of the beach stop before hopping in the cab back to the ship. This also works out nicely if it is a really hot day and you just need to cool off a bit while on that walking tour or bus tour--put some ice in the baggy!
#23
Minnesota
144 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
A book To Serve Man...in case we have a run-in with an Italian Land-mass...

Just kidding, I bring my little travel clock regardless of where I travel to, and a little flashlight.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

Already sailed :
#24
Portsmouth, Va
277 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Cold meds! 4 days into our cruise I started feeling like, my head was getting stopped up. sure enough that night I woke up and couldn't breathe. Had to pay 14 bucks at the ships store for a box of cold meds . I shall pack my own this time. You never know with 3000+ people on board.

Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

John

&


Ashley


*Carnival Dream 9/3/11 Cabin: 1445 (SAILED!)*
*Carnival Dream 5/12/2012 Cabin: 2374(SAILED!)*
#25
Omaha Ne.
83 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by Time2CruiseAgain
Downy Wrinkle Release!
Oooh smart!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


~*~*~Mary and Justin~*~*~

Carnival Liberty, May 30 2009, Western Caribbean
Carnival Liberty,January 8 2011, Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Dream, January 7 2012, Western Caribbean
Carnival Ecstasy, September 10 2012, Bahamas
#26
In the South
980 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Pretty much all of the above...
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Life is too Short, Let me Live it on a Cruise!

PAST CRUISES:
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas, Nov., 1997
RCCL Majesty of the Seas, Jan., 2010
CCL Victory, April, 2010
NCL Spirit, March, 2012
CCL Elation, April, 2012
CCL Conquest, February, 2013
CCL Conquest, November, 2013
RCCL Serenade of the Seas, March, 2014
CCL Elation, January, 2015
#27
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
5,370 Posts
Joined May 2004
I have read on these threads that some power strips can be confiscated. We usually take a three prong extension. Gets the job done and does not require a lot of space.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


#28
Amherst, NY
124 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by ccruisequeen
Britta water pitcher, or individual water bottles. If water safety/taste are desired, it saves packing a case of bottled water!
I bring a pack of baby wipes for my beach bag.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Carnival Conquest 8/14
Carnival Imagination 11/13
Carnival Valor 4/13
Carnival Dream 12/12
Carnival Valor 4/12
Crown Princess 4/11
Carnival Fantasy 8/10
Crown Princess 4/10
Carnival Triumph 5/09
Caribbean Princess 4/08
Crown Princess 4/07
Caribbean Princess 4/06
#29
Florida
2,791 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
Wooden clothes pins: keeps wet swimsuits secured to the clothesline in the bathroom, weighs down the bottom of the shower curtain so you don't get too molested, keeps open bags and packets closed, and is great for securing a note and tip someplace where the cabin steward can see it. Also makes an adequate binder clip for various papers (Fun Times, maps, shopping tips, coupons, etc.)

2-3 extra swim suits: Suits don't dry very quickly in the cabin, and I can't stand putting on a cold wet swim suit.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
---
RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Easter 2016

Carnival Legend - June 2015
RCI Explorer of the Seas - Christmas 2014
Disney Dream - January 2014 (another partial review - sorry!)
Carnival Sensation (40th birthday!) - January 2013
Carnival Freedom - June 2012 (partial review)
Carnival Fascination - November 2011 (Review)
Carnival Legend - April 2011 (Review)
Carnival Dream - May 2010 (Review)
Carnival Inspiration - April 2010 (Review)
Carnival Glory - May 2009 (Review)
Carnival Celebration - Nov. 2004
Carnival Miracle - Apr. 2004
Carnival Fantasy - Feb. 2001
Big Red Boat - Nov. 1995
#30
Florida
2,315 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Philly Steve
I have read on these threads that some power strips can be confiscated. We usually take a three prong extension. Gets the job done and does not require a lot of space.
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.

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

#31
Carolina
8,672 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Gotta have my clorox wipes and lysol!
Snacks for the room
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature



2/10/18 Summit (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
10/29/17 Vista (Halloween)
10/29/16 Conquest (Halloween)
2/21/16 Eurodam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
9/19/15 Victory (5 days with friends)
1/8/15 Eurodam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
11/8/14 Breeze (Feelin' the Breeze Part 2)
1/12/14 Eurodam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
10/10/13 Victory B2B (Victory is Mine)[/font]
1/13/13 Westerdam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
11/24/12 Breeze (Feelin' the Breeze)
1/15/12 Westerdam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
12/4/11 Miracle (x-mas on the beach)
1/16/11 Noordam (Smooth Jazz Cruise)
9/18/10 Fantasy
9/20/09 Sensation
11/08 Westerdam (Dave Koz & Friends)
2008 Caribbean Princess
10/2/06 Celebration
10/9/05 Destiny
2002 Costa Cruise Line
#32
massachusetts
396 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
extra magazines - the ship ran out of them on my last 7 nighter and I wish I had brought a couple extra from home

sea sick meds - they are very costly in the ship store!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Sovereign of the Seas April 2005
Empress of the Seas July 2005
Carnival Imagination June 2006
Carnival Triumph July 2007
Enchantment of the Seas July 2008
Monarch of the Seas July 2009
Carnival Valor May 2011
Carnival Freedom July 2012
Freedom of the Seas June 2013
Disney Wonder October 2014

Carnival Sunshine November 2015
Carnival Liberty January 2017
#33
Clifton, NJ
1,237 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Binoculars, Lots of singles ( one dollar bills) for tipping,
under water camera, collapsable cooler, insulated mugs ( 2 for coffee and 2 for cold drinks), zip lock bags, books, magazines and DH.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


09/04/16 CCL, Splendor
06/13/15 CCL, Victory
03/22/15 NCL, Breakaway
09/06/14 CCL, Splendor
12/07/13 NCL, Epic
08/31/13 CCL, Breeze
12/08/12 NCL, Epic
09/08/12 CCL, Freedom
12/10/11 NCL, Epic
09/03/11 CCL, Liberty
03/26/11 NCL, Gem
09/04/10 CCL, Miracle
08/29/09 CCL, Destiny
06/02/07 CCL, Glory
08/24/06 RCI, Explorer
05/2000 Celebrity, Zenith
#34
1,752 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by rickechambers1@aol.com
Bungee cord to keep balcony door open...AND sunscreen.
I have never had a balcony, but will have one this time. How come the door is so hard to stay open? Where do you buy this bungee chord?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


2001 Carnival Inspiration
2004 Carnival Conquest
2012 Carnival Conquest
2013 Navigator of the Seas
#35
Tampa Bay, Florida
9,743 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
If I had to list one must-have item for my cruise, it would be a good book or two. Love to read up on deck and also at night before going to sleep. I usually bring paperbacks and then donate them to the ship's library before I leave.

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Cari

Carnival Legend
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Liberty

Carnival Paradise ** Upcoming Girlfriend Cruise.
#36
9 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by bobsfamily
Wife
wife
wife
child
wife
child
child
wife
wife
wife
yeah!
Very happy now to pack each other!
Must be from Utah.
#37
New York
370 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Must have items for me are my camera, extra memory chip because I intend to take tons of photos and videos, extra batteries, and my underwater camera housing. Plus a possitive attitude is a good thing to pack too.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


04-15-2012 Carnival Legend
#39
137 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Febreeze to go!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Susan






RCCL Allure of the Seas B2B 11/15
Carnival Freedom 2.0 11/14
Carnival Destiny 4/12
Carnival Freedom 11/10
Carnival Inspiration 4/05
#40
Lynchburg, VA
656 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by TriciaEMTB
Power strip. I have a lot of stuff to charge.
We cruised out of Charleston Dec 30, 2011 and my power strip was confiscated :/

I had a letter that stated I would get it back the last night of the cruise. Needless to say, I never saw it again.

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Kathy Darlene
Happy Sails!
(myscreenname) at gmail dot com