Posted January 19th, 2008, 02:33 PM
- thanks for setting up this thread. Yes, I agree it's better here then on our Roll Call thread. Maybe the guys are getting tired of all the beauty and fashion discussions. Oh, maybe not all the guys.
Best to start thinking of your packing ahead by checking out what you already have in your closet. Then go from there.
- Mix & match and layers.
- Stick with the basic colors.
I bring very lightweight jackets for formal evenings. They weigh about as much as a scarf. I do bring several pieces of jewelry; though usually buy something new on each cruise.
Guess I'm lucky when it come to hair. Mine is naturally curly; no needs for perms or rollers. (Curly hair also has it's drawback, it does it's own thing). Color is what ever God has indented for it to be. Can't use hair color and any chemicals due to my allergies. (Does save lots of money).
One thing I forgot to bring our last long cruise was a pr. of scissors. Would have liked to cut my hair, (nothing drastic, just enough to keep it from falling in my eyes). At least with humidity on this Sydney – Los Angeles cruise, that won't be a problem. I keep it short anyway.
I didn't bring a lot of clothing for our B/B cruises on the Royal this past Nov. and Dec. As a matter of fact it was cool the first cruise and I ended up needing my Logo sweatshirt almost the whole cruise for our tours. This might be a good idea for Melbourne, Tasmania, New Zealand and maybe even Sydney. So far I purchased KOALA T-shirts for this cruise. I wasn’t thinking it might be cold in our southern ports. The T-shirts will be fine for those ports once we leave NZ.
Pack light, as a reminder. It’s always more fun to buy new items while on our cruise. So make sure you save some space in your bags.
Another good idea is to wait ‘til you get to Sydney to purchase some of your larger sized containers of tooth past, hair spray, gel etc. They can’t go in you carry-on bags and need to be packed in your checked bags if the sizes are over 3 oz. Just bring the minimum and pick up what you need in Sydney.
Hope some of these suggestions are helpful. I’m sure there are a lot of good ideas out there.
I’ve saved this thread as a favorite, so I can find it easily. Looking forward to reading other suggestions.
Take care & see you in Sydney, Lorraine
When asked, What's your favorite cruise? Our answer is always "The Next One!"
Past cruises:. 12/10/16 Royal Princess FLL Caribbean - FLL 04/15/15 Regal Princess FLL - Copenhagen, Denmark
05/02/15 Regal Princess -Copenhagen -Berlin
09/17/13 Ocean Princess -[/color]Rome-Singapore)
03/08/13 Diamond Princess-Syd. Beijing & post tour
08/25/12 Caribbean Princess-Iceland,Greenland - NYC
08/13/12 Caribbean Princess B2B British Isles
03/19/12 Star Princess-R/T SFO - Hawaii
03/03/12 Star Princess -South America / Ant-Artistic
09/25/11 Island Princess- LA - FLL
04/14 & 04/24/11-Coral -B2B Panama Canal
09/24/10 Pacific Princess -"Holy Land"
09/12/10 Pacific Princess -"Black Sea"
01/17/10 Star Princess - Antarctica & S. America
10/07/09 Ruby Princess -Venice- FLL
04/15/09 Diamond B/B Bangkok-Whittier-Vancouver
08/25/08 Royal B/B Stockholm-Montreal- NYC
04/14/08 Sapphire Princess - Sydney-LA,/11/16/07
(Plus additional 22 Princess Cruises,1-Royal Caribbean & 1 Celebrity Cruise).