What you need to take on a cruise
Imagine the feeling of getting all settled on board you cruise ship, but having that nagging feeling that you have forgotten something or left something behind. This is a not a nice feeling to have, as we all know, so this post is a quick guide to some of the thing you should try and do before leaving on your cruise to make sure this doesn’t happen to you
A really good idea is to make a checklist of all the thing that’s you think that you might need, make sure you start this early on in the planning cycle, try and keep the list handy at all times, that way if something pops into your head that you really must take with you, you can write it down straight away. A quick tip is to keep the least neat, that way you won’t get confused, also make sure you have a nice neat column where you can tick things off as you start to pack your cases and hand luggage.
Another really good idea is to have a check list for every person going on the European cruise, each person may have something that are different which might make a single list you are putting together overly complicated and that might mean you will leave something out that’s very important.
To get you started, here a few essentials that you should immediately right down at the top of the list. Passport, cruise tickets, and medical documents that might be relevant. Make sure you have some other personal id and also your home telephone numbers and contact numbers. It’s a good idea to leave the contact numbers of the local doctor’s surgery that you use, that way if anything bad happens then the local doctors can easily get access to your medical records which could be vital. Also make sure you leave contact numbers for the cruise lines operator with someone back home in case they need to contact you.
If you have medications or special dietary requirements that are essential make sure you pack enough of these to last the entire cruise time, with regards to medical supplies like tablets or inhalers take extra or a spare ( especially with inhalers for asthma ) since it would be hard to get replacements.
When it comes to clothing, you should identify what kind of weather you will be expecting. Packing for a Northern European Cruise is entirely different from a Southern Mediterranean cruise, so choose wisely. Bear in mind also how long you are travelling for, 1 or 2 weeks and pack accordingly. Work out which outfits you require and try and figure out in advance what you want to wear with what, if you choose carefully you can reduce the total amount of clothes you will pack. There are limits to what you can take; you should check your itinerary paper from the tour operator to see what the limits are.
So in general pack early and pack carefully this way you will have a European cruise to remember without any worries, which is always nice.