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#1
Midlothian
63 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
Hi

On the countdown to my first ever cruise and I know I seen a post somewhere her whilst doing my research but a question to all you season cruisers.....what would you not leave without? Started my list but want to make sure that I don't miss something

Kat

41 days to go!!!
#2
I come from a land down under
26,530 Posts
Joined Jul 2014
Originally posted by FraserK
Hi

On the countdown to my first ever cruise and I know I seen a post somewhere her whilst doing my research but a question to all you season cruisers.....what would you not leave without? Started my list but want to make sure that I don't miss something

Kat

41 days to go!!!
Mrs Gut
My Camera
Pen
Notebook.

But none of those might apply to you and most lists don’t apply to me.
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#4
BH13 - England
3,080 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by FraserK
Hi

On the countdown to my first ever cruise and I know I seen a post somewhere her whilst doing my research but a question to all you season cruisers.....what would you not leave without? Started my list but want to make sure that I don't miss something

Kat

41 days to go!!!
Plenty of cash USD, € and credit card
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There are those who have, and those who have Yachts.
#6
Southampton UK
21 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
The new on board shops do not really have a stock of basics anymore, what they do have is very expensive, so try not to forget toothpaste, tissues, (especially tissues) for the dreaded cabin cough. Other than that you can get by, magnets are a good idea to attach tickets and horizon to cabin wall.

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#7
Lancashire... UK
1,142 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Launderette detergent
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P&O Oceana Caribbean Dec 2010
Princess Star Mediterranean Sept 2011
P&O Azura Caribbean Dec 2011
RCI IOTS Canaries April 2012
Princess Caribbean Round Britain May 2012
P&O Oceana Canaries Nov 20112
Celebrity Infinity Norway & Fjords May 213
Princess Crown Mediterranean July 2013
P&O Ventura Mediterranean Oct 2013
Thomson Spirit Ireland May 2014
MSC Magnifica Northern Cities Sept 2014
MSC Splendida Northern Cities Sep 2016
P&O Azura Fjords Sept 2017
P&O Azura Spain,Portugal & France April 2018
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P&O Azura Fjords April 2019
MSC Preziosa Northern Europe & Iberian Coast May 2019
P&O Ventura Netherlands,Belgium & Guernsey July 2019
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#8
Dorset, UK
9,092 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Depending on how many devices you have, a 4-way can be useful . We have readers x 2, camera batteries x 2, phones x 2 and tablet all of which need charging up - some more than others and hair tongs etc need an outlet too. Since you are told not to leave anything plugged in when not in your cabin, or even overnight and we like to be out and about as much as possible - on the ship or at Ports of Call the 'windows' for charging narrow down - getting ready in the morning, for our evening meal and for a time settling down for bed. I think we would struggle without the 4-way to keep everything charged up.
#9
Surrey
220 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
The wife !
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sailed on,
2005 Ocean Village Caribbean 2006 Ocean Village Caribbean
2007 Ocean Village 2 Mediterranean 2008 Ocean Village Caribbean
2008 Ocean Village Mediterranean 2009 PO Ventura Mediterranean
2009 Emerald Princess Caribbean 2014 PO Ventura Caribbean
2014 PO Adonia Norway 2015 PO Ventura Caribbean
2015 PO Azura Mediterranean 2016 PO Adonia Caribbean and Amazon
2016 PO Britannia Norway 2016 PO Britannia Christmas Caribbean
2017 PO Ventura Mediterranean 2018 PO Britannia Caribbean
#10
Surrey, UK
1,673 Posts
Joined May 2006
More than 1 credit card and also a list of credit/debit card issuers phone numbers in case of loss/theft, photocopy or digital copy of passport details and travel insurance details. Not very interesting but very important if you need them.
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P&O (22): Old Arcadia, Arcadia, Aurora(2), Azura(4), Britannia(2),Oceana(2), Oriana(6), Ventura(4)
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#11
Gloucestershire
358 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Passport
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#13
Edinburgh
3,686 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
A different outfit for every day
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Still to come:
P&O Aurora USA and Canada 16th September 2018
P&O Ventura Bermuda, USA and Caribbean 5th February 2019
P&O Oriana Spain, Corsica and Italy, 17th September 2019. CANCELLED BY P&O
Celebrity Infinity Adriatic, Sicily and Spain, 24th August 2019
P&O Ventura USA and Caribbean February 2020
#14
Dorset, england
883 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by puppycanducruise
Patience and a sense of humour.
This.

In addition - passport, credit card, essential medications and small stock of 'just in case' medication. Other than that, we can usually manage, even if we did forget something 'vital'.

I remember how excited I was as we counted down to our first ever cruise I still love cruising but nothing is ever quite like the first one. Happy cruising!
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#15
UK
592 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Fridge magnet or two.

Great for fixing the horizon paper and tickets to the cabin wall.
We also take a highlighter for marking the activities we are interested in.
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Spirit of Discovery 02/20
Sapphire Princess 08/18
Oriana 04/18
Adonia 04/18 - cancelled by P&O
Aurora 05/17
Arcadia 05/16
Arcadia 08/15
Britannia 05/15
Adonia 05/14
Oriana 08/13
Aurora 09/12 - America & Canada
Aurora 05/12
Azura 08/2011
Ventura 04/2011
Azura 06/2010
Aurora 06/2008
#17
Staffordshire
1,279 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by tartanexile81
A different outfit for every day
Only one outfit per day? I always need 1 for each day and 1 for each evening and a couple more so that I have choice even on the last night. OH claims that this is OTT, but what does he know.

Don't forget shoes to go with the clothes 😀😀
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#18
Scotland
1,316 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Something for sea sickness just in case. You probably won’t use it as most modern ships are extremely stable but it’s comforting to have it.

Travel sickness tablets or if you prefer natural stem ginger is also useful. Drinking ginger beer at the first sign of feeling wheezy is also recommended.

Have a lovely cruise and when you get back tell us if you are hooked like the rest of us on here.
#19
Edinburgh
3,686 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by Josy1953
Only one outfit per day? I always need 1 for each day and 1 for each evening and a couple more so that I have choice even on the last night. OH claims that this is OTT, but what does he know.

Don't forget shoes to go with the clothes 😀😀
Definitely take an outfit for daytime and evening. Love getting dressed up at night. Usually buy something when I'm away too. Like having something a bit different
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Still to come:
P&O Aurora USA and Canada 16th September 2018
P&O Ventura Bermuda, USA and Caribbean 5th February 2019
P&O Oriana Spain, Corsica and Italy, 17th September 2019. CANCELLED BY P&O
Celebrity Infinity Adriatic, Sicily and Spain, 24th August 2019
P&O Ventura USA and Caribbean February 2020
#20
Gower Peninsula, Wales
3,274 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Apart from the obvious, two things:
Orange cordial
A parasol for lying out on the balcony
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