Posted August 11th, 2004, 09:20 AM
for many of my cruises i go with carryon only. it can be done pretty easily.
you don't have to hassle with porters, or your luggage being late or lost and you don't have many clothing woes.
you take: for the man: 3 pair of shorts, 3 pair of slacks, 3 casual shirts (like t or polo), 3 shirts suitable for dining room (some type of collar), one suit with 2 dress shirts and 2 ties, socks, underwear, personal items, a jacket, 2 bathing suits, tennis shoes, sandals/casual shoes, 1 pair dress shoes. similar things for the woman although she may prefer to substitute sun dresses or skirts for some of the items and blouses for the shirts. ladies black skirt suit goes well for the formal nights with 2 different blouses and maybe different colored scarves.
After the first 2 days you decide which items need washed - give them to the cabin steward to take care of. To be honest...we have not had to wash anything on board as we were never in the same clothes for long so they never got 'unfresh' if you know what i mean. for sea days we would start out in shorts/casual shirt, change into bathing suit for pool time, go back to casual outfit for lunch, then back to bathing suit, shower then into dinner pants/shirt (or formal wear). port days: casual shirt/shorts, (pack the clean bathing suit to take), back to ship to casual pants/shirt (or formal wear).
Therefore, if you go with this route, you can make it easily with 2 carryons each..one of which can be a garment bag. even if you check one for the airline, you can still easily carry them onto the ship yourself.
hope this helps, beth
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