6 Things You Don’t Need To Pack On A Cruise

6 Things You Don’t Need To Pack On A Cruise


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for a cruise can get a little confusing there’s tons of information out there
that can lead you to believe you need everything that will fit into your
suitcase but you really don’t as cruise ships get more high tech and stateroom
designs get better and better you’re probably going to find that you need
less stuff to keep you comfy on the high seas so here’s our list of six things
you can leave behind number one leave your blow-dryer at home unless you have
very long hair or a particular affinity for your blow-dryer I know some of you
do you probably find the one in your cabin to be sufficient most cruise ships
these days come with in room dryers that will do the trick even if they aren’t
perfect next up beach towels all of the
mass-market cruise lines these days offer beach towels that you can use on
the ship and on shore days just be sure not to take them home with you at the
end of the cruise or you’ll be charged number three may surprise you since
we’ve packed this many many times it’s a power strip many cruise lines are
prohibiting the use of power strips these days so ditch the strip and go
with a USB charging hub instead we’ll link to one in the description of course
if you need an extension cord for a CPAP machine or another necessity just give
the cruise line a call to see what they recommend that you pack for your
particular situation or what they can provide for you onboard
number four is something we used to swear by but we just don’t use them
anymore yep over door shoe hangers we’re really trendy for a while in the cruise
world but now cruisers are reporting to us that sometimes the hangers don’t fit
over the doors also some cruise lines have policies against using the over the
door shoe hangers so use your best judgment on this one how about food sure
grabbing some packaged snacks for the flight or drive to your cruise is a
great idea and we do it all the time but one of the best things about
cruising is that you’ll have lots of food options on your cruise so don’t
waste too much suitcase space on snacks unless there’s something you absolutely
can’t live without for the duration of your cruise some cruise lines and ports
actually prohibit certain types of food like fruits veggies and meat so leave
the food at home and the last thing that we think you should leave at home is
valuables high-value items like really fancy jewelry and watches might just add
stress to your relaxing cruise vacation some people like to pop these items in
the safe when they aren’t using them or on beachy port days but aside from our
wedding rings we prefer to leave our valuables at home especially when
traveling to unfamiliar places ok our question of the day for you is what
items do you suggest that newbie cruisers leave at home thank you so much
for tuning into another vlogtoberfest episode and until tomorrow we’ll see you
on the high seas

36 thoughts on “6 Things You Don’t Need To Pack On A Cruise

  • October 10, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    Great tips Sherry! Hubby uses CPAP so we do pack extension cord but it fits right inside his CPAP machine case and a CPAP is not counted towards carryon- for anyone new bringing one… Only tip I can think of and I know most won't agree lol.. Is- don't pack so many shoes!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    I never wear valuable jewelry when traveling out of the country. Including my wedding ring. ❤️

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  • October 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Leave closed minds and bad attitudes. It's vacation time…go with the flow soak up some vitamin D(☀️🌞) and if in your liking an adult beverage! Bon voyage! ⛴🛳🥂🎶

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Most cruise lines do not want passengers to use their own hair dryers. In fact, they may not fit into the plug in the bathroom. Hairdryers are permanently plugged (often, but not always) in a drawer in the bedroom. This is to prevent their use in an environment with a lot of water which could pose an electrical hazard.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    HI Sheri I have a cruise coming up in a few weeks, Your videos have made me feel a lot more comfortable about everything. Thank you so much. Ive seen in other vlogs that you have a template for cruise iternaries. Can you send me a link to it or can I give you an email address?

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm
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    Don’t bring heels!!!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    A tablet! Leave it at home. Free yourself to do other things.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    It's so hard to let go of the airplane snacks! We just got back from an all inclusive and just had to slide a few snacks in our carry on.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Don't bring too many shoes! They take up way too much room in your suitcase…

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Keep it simple. Travel size toiletries. Use packing cubes and don’t overpack.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    Some toiletry items, can add up and weight to your suitcase, especially for flights. Buy what you need when you get to port at a local grocery store.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    Thanks for the tip about not bringing power strips. I don’t see the link for the power hub, though? And, since my husband uses a cpap, I’ll contact Royal Caribbean about what I should bring.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    I'd leave most of the magnets, laundry stuff (just take one pkt) and extra cleaning wipes. Probably the binder as well.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    I thought I would have to bring extra hangers, but leave them at home. If you come up short, simply ask your Cabin Stewart for a few more. They will gladly accommodate you.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    You can also leave behind shampoo, body wash, and conditioner. These are usually in the shower already. Unless you have ones you prefer, you can eliminate these items from your packing list. I would also suggest leaving bulkier electronic items, like a laptop, at home – unless of course you have specific needs for one. I found myself not needing anything electronic-wise on my cruise. I barely used my phone even!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    My hair is super thick and medium length and the blow dryers take forever to dry my hair. Plus if I want to do it in under an hour I gotta use mine

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  • October 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Love these videos. I’m a very light packer . Makes everything much easier especially if going to the Caribbean.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    Shoes. You don't need 10 pairs.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Half your clothes.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    I suggest you leave half your clothes at home. We overpacked on our first cruise.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    I learned the hard way about bringing valuables on a cruise…..the big diamond fell out of my wedding ring on our last cruise…..it was impossible to find.😢

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    @cruisetipstv I have a question. You say you don't use a purse, what do you do with your cell and camera then? Not bringing my purse sure would lighten my load! I didn't bring my camcorder last year cause didn't feel like having to carry more than purse which had my cell. Wondering if I could live without my cell for cruises. Thanks!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    I even leave my wedding rings behind. I put them in my safe deposit box at the bank before we leave so I know they will be safe. I have a simple gold band that I call my "travel band" that serves as my wedding ring anytime we leave for vacation. If I loose that band – I am out about $60 🙂

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  • October 10, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    I found a cz ring very similar to the style of my wedding set and would use that for traveling.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Definitely shoes! I bring one pair of sandals, one pair of flat dressy shoes, and one pair of water shoes and that's it! I am a hair dryer snob, tho, so I always bring my own travel hair dryer.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    I leave my laptop and expensive necklaces.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    I can’t live without a decent hair dryer. The ones in the cabins just aren’t cut out for thick hair.

    I do agree with others saying to leave shampoo and soap behind. Also, leave the “outfits” for sea days behind. We find ourselves wearing a swimsuit and cover up all day and only change to go to dinner. If you are a fan of the wide brim hats leave those behind too. They just get smooshed in the suitcase.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    Highlighter. Our favorite cruiseline is phasing out the paper “navigator “ of the day’s programming and switching to listing everything on the app

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  • October 11, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    We always bring prepackaged snacks with us. Especially if we're doing an excursion that doesn't provide food.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    Lots of shoes. You really don’t need to take a pair to match each outfit. It’s hard but you can do it

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  • October 11, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I would just add that in general, you don't need to overpack. Check to see if your ship has a laundromat and if so, don't worry about bringing extra clothing. Also, if you have two formal nights, you can probably get away with wearing the same thing. I wear the same set of jewelry for the whole cruise as well. Ask yourself if you will end up buying jewelry, t-shirts etc while you are cruising, and if so, take even less! IDK if all ships do this but the last couple of cruises we were on, they had big t-shirt sales for the ports, and hubby loves t-shirts so we bought several and he wore those for half the cruise 🙂

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  • October 11, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    Packing is easier with just three pairs of shoes. Dress, sneakers and flip flops. Leave the other shoes at home. Just coordinate your outfits to match these three pairs of shoes, you may be able to mix and match better too, thus saving much-needed suitcase room.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    Leave the strappy high heels at home, particularly if your ankles are prone to swelling.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    Unless it is necessary for sensitive skin, I say leave your shampoo, conditioner and body wash at home.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Board games and cards – as a family we always travel with a few small games for family downtime but on cruises these days, we’re just so busy or entertained in other ways that we don’t need them. And if you do want a deck of cards, you can always get them from the Library on board.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Leave your stress and worries at home 👍🏽

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