A Checklist guide for everything you’ll need while cruising…

There is nothing worse than departing for a trip only to experience that gut-wrenching feeling that you’ve forgotten something. Our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen! Cruising should NEVER involve bruising so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the basic items. When you’re out at sea and spending time with family, the only thing you should have to worry about is relaxing. Use this list, and check it twice, to ensure you’re prepared for a stress-free week!


Casual Attire:

      • 3-5 bathing suits
      • 1 pair of comfortable shoes to explore your destination
      • 1 pair of flip flops for the pool or beach
      • 1 pair of sneakers (if you plan to go on an excursion that requires them or you’ll be hitting up the gym)
      • 4 shorts
      • 7 casual shirts
      • 3 beach cover-ups
      • 3-7 pairs of socks (depending on how often you plan on wearing your sneakers)
      • 7-10 pairs of underwear
      • 3 bras/ 3-7 sports Bras (for the ladies)
      • 1 sweatshirt/sweater – nights can be chilly on deck
      • 1 hat or visor
      • 1 disposable rain poncho – so you are prepared in the unfortunate case of a quick rain shower at port


  • Formal Attire: (Monday & Friday Night)


    • For the ladies: Dress or dress slacks, skirts, dress shoes, or a formal gown.
    • For the gentlemen: Suit (preferably one where you can wear slacks on an informal night), dress shirts, a couple ties, and dress shoes.

**Formal night is not mandatory for CFR cruisers, however we ask that you do dress in your Sunday best should you choose to forego the full formal attire. Some of the higher end dining restaurants on the ship will require collared shirts, jacket and ties. 


  • Toiletries:


    • Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
    • Hairbrush
    • Shampoo/ Conditioner
    • Body Soap
    • Skin Care (Face wash, moisturizer, lotion, etc.)
    • Hair Styling Tools (Flat iron, curler, etc.)
    • Feminine Products
    • Deodorant
    • Contact Lenses/ Solution 
    • Shaving supplies
    • Tweezers
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Medications/ Vitamins
    • Pain Relievers/ Motion Sickness medication
    • Lip Balm
    • Make-up
    • Sunscreen (A vacation is always less fun when you are fried! Protect your skin and your vacation. Pack extra sunscreen!)
    • Insect Repellent (Keep those pesky bugs away from you and your relaxing vacation)



  • Miscellaneous:


    • Highlighter (This will be helpful to organize your daily plan so you don’t miss out on any cruise fun! Highlight key items on the daily itinerary so you never miss out on something)
    • Passport (We are cruising outside of U.S. borders to you are required to present a passport before boarding the ship. We do recommend that you make a copy of your passport and carry it in a separate bag.)
    • Beach bag (Something that folds flat in your suitcase for trips in port and for extra goodies to 
take home at the end of the cruise)
    • Camera & camera charger (To capture the great memories! Don’t forget the memory card)
    • Water bottle (Not just good for water, bring your juice/coffee, etc. out to the pool or in port with 
    • Pen (Keep a pen handy in your purse or carry on to complete customs paperwork)
    • Phone & Charger
    • Sunglasses
    • Powerstrip (There are a limited number of outlets in each cruise cabin so if you have multiple devices that need to charge, consider bringing a powerstrip to optimize charging)
    • A good book (if you like to read…may we suggest Larry Black’s new auto-biography, “The Camera’s Weren’t Always Rollin’”)
    • Wireless speaker/ earbuds and playlist for jammin’ poolside
    • Magnetic hooks (great for organizing on the metal cabin walls) 
    • Mesh bag for hanging up wet clothes
    • Musical Instrument (optional–but there are opportunities to “Jam” with Rhonda Vincent, if you are so inclined)


We hope this helps you stay focused and organized while packing so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. We can’t wait to experience this one-of-a-kind experience with you. Stayed tuned for more information regarding the cruise. Happy Packing!