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#1
New Orleans, LA
97 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hi, all,

I am making my list for things to pack for my honeymoon... it's my first-time to cruise!! Does anyone know of a suggested "things-to-pack" checklist that I could use as a foundation for my own checklist (complete with two boxes... one to check when I pack to leave, one when I pack to come back)?

Thanks in advance...
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#2
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Nov 2004
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=103710


Try this one! It is chock full of information and tips on what to pack for your cruise....it's a long thread, but well worth the read
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phila, pa
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Joined Jul 2000
http://cruiseclues.com/packinglist.htm

take your pick from the site listed above. Just know that no matter what you pack--half that stuff you wont even use.
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#4
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by serene56
http://cruiseclues.com/packinglist.htm

take your pick from the site listed above. Just know that no matter what you pack--half that stuff you wont even use.
Serene:

You are 100% right! I packed WAAAAY too much for my February cruise ( first cruise) and wore only about 1/4 of what I brought.....I won't make that same mistake on my next cruise
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#5
phila, pa
52,329 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
You do learn with each cruise... first cruise we took soo much stuff. Now I got it down to one suit case and one carry on. I dont even take half the stuff I used to.
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Next up-- Crown Princess 01/07 Aruba 03/4 Carnival Liberty 08/26


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#6
New Orleans, LA
97 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Thanks for the help and advice! I want to get by with one suitcase, but I'm allowing myself a little overflow since this is my honeymoon! Next time, we'll try to get it all in a carry-on...
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Carnival Elation 10/10/13 - taking the kids!
Holiday 1/8/09 - girls' trip (w/mom and sis)
Carnival Triumph 5/17/08 - 3rd anniversary (with the in-laws!)
Carnival Glory 5/27/06 - 1st anniversary
Carnival Miracle 5/1/05 - honeymoon
#7
iowa
626 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Try cruise diva...she has lots of great info!

http://***************/pack_it.htm

Have a great trip!

Oh, I guess I can't post a link, but you can just search for 'cruise diva' and then there's a page for packing tips. Good luck!
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#8
Houma,LA
473 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I would not rely on the onboard hair dryer. It is TINY, takes forever to dry your hair and it is murder on curly hair that needs a diffuser.
JMO!
Also, I brought along a spray bottle of Downy wrinkle release and a bottle of Bounce fabric refresher
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#9
Hudson Valley, NY
541 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
This isn't specifically for cruises, but I found it for our Disney vacation two years ago and have been using it for different trips ever since. I like the layout and format - and you can print it out fresh each trip.

http://www.mousesavers.com/UltimatePackingList.doc
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#10
North Carolina, formerly Maryland
3,441 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Portia,
Make sure whatever you take it's on wheels. You will be so glad it is. Picking up your luggage from the port when you go home means dragging luggage a nice amount inside the building. We've done both New York and Miami and both times, we were glad our large suitcase was on wheels (it was my mom's). She gave us our own luggage on wheels for Christmas. Our carry on is on wheels and my hubby's golf club travel case is on wheels. If you have to go to an airport in order to go to your cruise, you'll be doubly glad it is all on wheels. We did our first cruise out of New York and our carry on at that time WAS NOT on wheels. What a pain in the back, literally. We bought even more on our cruise, so it was even heavier coming home.