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#1
Pasadena, Maryland
29 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
First time cruiser here and need some help with my packing list. What are some items that I should pack that one wouldn't normally pack to go on a resort vacation? Thanks for any help!


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#2
Rhode Island
3,653 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
There is a link somewhere for the "ultimate cruise packing list"... can someone help??

The one thing about a cruise, is you dont want to forget anything..... BUT.. you dont need as much clothes as you think! There are many afternoons that bathing suits are the key!

Cathy


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#3
MO, USA
218 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
Multi plug outlet for the cabin vanity area. Invaluable if you need curling iron and something else plugged in at the same time.

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#4
Burlington, WA
881 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Go here (http://cruiseclues.com/packinglist.htm and you'll find more packing lists than you can think of, including the Ultimate one.

Mark

Star Princess - Sept 1990 - Alaska
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#6
Athens, AL USA
76 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
You will want to take a power strip so you'll have enough plugs to use a hair dryer, curling iron, razor and anything else that needs electricity. Don't forget a shoe bag that will hang over your bathroom door to put all the bathroom articles in. That worked great for 4 in our cabin. Don't take lots of clothes you won't need them. Take swim wear, cover ups and shorts and t-shirts. Do the mix and match for dinner wear. Take one skirt and several tops and you'll have a different outfit each night. Take water shoes for the excursions. Plenty of sun screen. Take zip lock sandwich bags and marker to label your film so you'll know what rolls of film go with what island. Take your advil or tylenol with you because if you can buy it on the ship, it is VERY expensive. Go to the packing list link and I'm sure it will have all you need, but these are a few things that really came in handy when we cruised.
Happy Cruising.
#8
Soledad, CA
1,923 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
THANK YOU for the awesome links! Bookmarked 'em and printed some of the lists already.

Lisa

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#9
Overland Park, Kansas
502 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Here are the ones that I like to use.

This site is provided by Chris one of our very own members.
http://www.lifeiscruising.com/start_here


Cruise Diva
http://www.***************/pack_it.htm

Calgon's Ultimate Packing List
http://www.geocities.com/Calgon1/UPL-2_Adults_Warm.html

Calgon's home page
http://www.geocities.com/Calgon1/Ult...king_List.html

Hope these help

I usually go through and cut and paste these lists into a word document and then I can take out whatever would not be something I would need.

Patti

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#10
6 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
This is not a good idea! Shipboard electrical circuits are not designed to have more than one item plugged in at a time. And, most have limits on the wattage allowed for hair driers. Would you plug in too many items on an outlet at home? No, it's a fire hazard.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GinaDucey:
Multi plug outlet for the cabin vanity area. Invaluable if you need curling iron and something else plugged in at the same time.

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#11
6 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Let me know what cruise you are taking. I'll stay home and not put myself at risk of a ship fire. Do you really want to overload a ships electrical circuits and risk other passengers safety?
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JKD:
You will want to take a power strip so you'll have enough plugs to use a hair dryer, curling iron, razor and anything else that needs electricity. Don't forget a shoe bag that will hang over your bathroom door to put all the bathroom articles in. That worked great for 4 in our cabin. Don't take lots of clothes you won't need them. Take swim wear, cover ups and shorts and t-shirts. Do the mix and match for dinner wear. Take one skirt and several tops and you'll have a different outfit each night. Take water shoes for the excursions. Plenty of sun screen. Take zip lock sandwich bags and marker to label your film so you'll know what rolls of film go with what island. Take your advil or tylenol with you because if you can buy it on the ship, it is VERY expensive. Go to the packing list link and I'm sure it will have all you need, but these are a few things that really came in handy when we cruised.
Happy Cruising.
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#12
Overland Park, Kansas
502 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
The power strips that they are speaking of are equiped with power surge protectors and fuses. In an overload they would turn off before causing a fire. I'm not seeing the problem.

Carnival clearly allows these. Nothing is said anywhere on the Carnival website that I have found that bans power strips.
This from their website:
Are There Restrictions on What We Can Bring Aboard?

Ticket Contract: Page 44. (a) Each fully paid adult guest will be allowed an unlimited amount of baggage free of charge. Baggage means only trunks, valises, satchels, bags, hangers and bundles with their contents consisting of only such wearing apparel, toilet articles and similar personal effects as are necessary and appropriate for the purpose of the journey.

X-Ray Security Machines for security purposes, carnival limits the size of hand-carry luggage to 11"X 17", which is the dimension of the opening of the X-ray security machine (similar to those used at the airport); there is no measurement for length as the hand-carry luggage will lay flat on the conveyer belt. Luggage larger than 11"X 17" will not be permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in with a curbside porter.

Safety Precautions due to "Safety Precautions", the following items are not permitted onboard:
Irons
Heating Pads
Candles


No Weapons Policy: Due to our "No Weapons Policy" and heightened security, guests are not permitted to bring on board:
Firearms or weapons of any kind
Pepper spray and mace


Safety Concerns: Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board nor are permitted on board:
Bicycles
Surfboards
Scooters
Boats/Canoes
Scuba Tanks (empty or full)


Due to "Safety Concerns", the following items cannot be utilized on board but may be brought on board for use in port, only:
Roller Blades/Skates
Snorkel Gear
Skateboards
Golf Clubs
Fishing Rods (packed)
Tennis Rackets
Kites (packed)


Miscellaneous Concerns

Musical Instruments:For the comfort of all our guests, musical instruments can only be brought on board if the guest is performing and this performance has been pre-approved by the Group Department.

Radios/Boom Boxes: For the comfort of all our guests, radios and boom boxes can be used with headphones or ear pieces when used in public areas.

Floatation Devices: For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life-preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board.

Metal Detectors: Guests are not permitted to use metal detectors on board because anything found on board would "belong" to Carnival Cruise Lines. We would then try to return the item to the guest.

Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request.

VCRs/Nintendo/Play Units: These items cannot be utilized on board because of the incompatibility of the units with the stateroom televisions.

Fish Caught on Fishing Expeditions: The fish cannot be brought on board; it must be shipped home.


Patti

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#13
evans,ga,usa
168 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
I would also pack a 11 X 14 envelope with 2 card board inserts to pack your photo's in you purchase and an extra large envelope to bring home your capers and scrapbook (memories) paper items.
Bathroom spray
door decorations....fun!
Have Fun!!!
#14
Menomonee Falls, WI usa
266 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Don't forget the duct tape!

Jubilee 1988
American Family 1994
Imagination 1997
Sensation 1998
Elation 6/2001
Inspiration 2/2002
Triumph 4/2004
#15
jersey
16 Posts
Joined May 2003
Our first cruise we brought almost everything on the recommended packing lists and found we didn't need alot of it.

One thing we still bring on every cruise: a bungee cord to hold the balcony door open. I love listeneing to the sound of the ocean as I fall asleep.

6/03 Carnival Pride
10/02 Carnival Victory
6/00 Carnival Imagination
8/99 Carnival Inspiration (cancelled after 1 night due to Hurricane Dennis :-( )

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#17
Pasadena, Maryland
29 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
You guys are great, thanks so much for all the great info. I would never have thought to bring duct tape or a bungee cord (unfortunately, we only have an oceanview but are hoping to get upgraded because we booked a 6A guarantee). Thanks again!


Until partytime starts on the Glory~5/1
#18
Menomonee Falls, WI usa
266 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
I thought the duct tape was a little stupid but brought it anyway. We actually used it! To "tape" my daughter's bra to her dress so her strap wouldn't show and to hold the bathroom door open (as it would keep slamming shut). Very handy!

Jubilee 1988
American Family 1994
Imagination 1997
Sensation 1998
Elation 6/2001
Inspiration 2/2002
Triumph 4/2004
#19
Ga.
2,593 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
I know the very best I've seen was a few yrs ago by Cruise Diva but couldn't find it until I went to the CruiseClues link. Still not the list I use which must be outdated. Here's the link for a lot of great ideas to get started. My list in docs doesn't show the site but if I find it in my suitcases in the spare BR which is being used now, , I'll post it. Need to get it going for Sept. 10th anyway!

http://***************/pack3.htm]