When travelling for weeks, or even months at a time – packing can become a confusing task. ‘How much do I need to take?’ ‘Will I need this?’ ‘Will I need that?’. No need to worry, we are here to solve all of your problems when it comes to packing for a long haul cruise.
Choosing the correct luggage
Choosing the correct luggage is essential when preparing for a long cruise. Without the luggage, you can’t pack. We advise you to buy a bright, stand out case that will noticeably yours – no one wants to be stood around at the baggage claim checking 30 plain black suitcases for luggage tags. However this only really applies when you are flying to the port – when on a fly-cruise remember you are restricted by weight to how much you can take.
When boarding your cruise in the country you live in, luggage is not a problem as you can take as much as you want. If you’re planning on taking more than one case, nesting cases have proved the best – as they can fit inside each other, slide under your bed and stay there until you disembark.
Choosing the correct clothing
The best way to choose the correct clothing for your cruise, no matter how long it is, is to download and print off the itinerary, find out when the formal nights are, and what the dress codes are in the onboard restaurants. This will allow you to pack for each destination and occasion, which is the easiest way to pack. Choosing one outfit per destination at first is useful, you can then mix and match outfits to reduce the amount you need to pack.
Save room for extra
This is one of the best tips when travelling on a long-haul cruise. You’re going to be visiting so many amazing destinations – you don’t want to get there and have no room to transport any of your souvenirs home! Make sure you leave space, or take an extra case especially if you’re going on a cruise for longer than a month.