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OK, will be active again. Duck (Duct) tape is a must. We have a damaged suitcase to repair, and it saved us in the cyclone, when the balcony door latch failed at 2am. Hope the pic show, if not, is in our blog

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Don't forget the duck tape (or your toothbrush)

 

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What about Aleo Vera (sp?) Gel for those of us who burn that tab bit too easy??

 

I have used Aleo Vera gel after sun burn and I can tell you from experience that it works 100%......... but you need to make sure that it is the one that is 80 - 98% just read the back of the tube carfully. regards mark

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Apologies if this has been covered before but a clarification on DUCK and DUCT tape.

 

DUCT tape is a strong tape used a lot in industry. Commonly grey in colour

DUCK tape is a brand name for the tape (I think) we are discussing here. This style of tape can easily have strips ripped off using your hands (No need for scissors). but is excellent for repairs to various travel goods, including broken suitcases.

 

It can be purchased as a generic brand at major hardware stores and in a variety of bright colours. The big green-coloured hardware chain starting with a 'B" sells a generic version at a reasonable price.

 

We also use this tape externally on our suitcases as a means of identification when collecting luggage at airports and cruise disembarkation.

 

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Apologies if this has been covered before but a clarification on DUCK and DUCT tape.

 

DUCT tape is a strong tape used a lot in industry. Commonly grey in colour

DUCK tape is a brand name for the tape (I think) we are discussing here. This style of tape can easily have strips ripped off using your hands (No need for scissors). but is excellent for repairs to various travel goods, including broken suitcases.

 

It can be purchased as a generic brand at major hardware stores and in a variety of bright colours. The big green-coloured hardware chain starting with a 'B" sells a generic version at a reasonable price.

 

We also use this tape externally on our suitcases as a means of identification when collecting luggage at airports and cruise disembarkation.

 

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I continue to use duck tape as a definition, as it predates duct tape. It was invented by Johnson & Johnson for sealing ammo cases during WW2. Duck tape was found to be useful for sealing ducting pipes together, and it evolved to be called that more commonly, as duck tape is a trademarked name.

http://www.ducttapeguys.com/duckvsduct.html

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We also use this tape externally on our suitcases as a means of identification when collecting luggage at airports and cruise disembarkation.

Great idea Geoff. Guess you can create an individual design then. Just as an add-on to the packing list, I think those of us flying (domestically) to the embarkation port have the easiest packing deal. With a 20kg free limit on the suitcase, culling is a lot easier.

Cheers,

Anna

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DUCK tape .v. DUCT Tape

 

Yep, the names can confuse. I originally raised this point to alert people to the difference between the industrial version which is around 75mm or 100mm wide and a rather bulky item to the one you see in supermarkets and handyman stores.

 

Whatever you want it call it, my advise is to stick to the version that comes in a variety of colours and is available on much smaller rolls at supermarkets and general hardware stores.

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I'm bumping this thread and pleading with HOST WALT to put it back up as a sticky (pretty please)?:D

 

I had to go hunting for it (again) to get my packing list underway ... it's so much easier when it's at the top of the list all the time!

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Hi, finally found this great list I have been searching for:

 

I found it under a thread something like "what not to forget when packing"

 

I have tried numerous times to post it but it keeps freaking out so I

will do it in stages!!

 

tonip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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icon1.gifMore Comprehensive Packing List

Okay, here's the more comprehensive packing list I have on my office computer:

 

Packing List of those “other” things you should bring:

Travel Paperwork/Personal IDs/

  • E-ticket / boarding passes for the airlines
  • Confirmation emails from car rental, hotel and private excursions
  • Cruise documents including completed boarding papers, immigration papers, etc.
  • Printouts of any emails or letters re: OBCs, tour reservations, etc. (to prevent problems)
  • Passport and any required travel visas (keep copy separately)
  • Leave copy of itinerary / phone numbers with relatives/friends
  • Self-sticking address labels for airline/cruise luggage tags (saves time over filling them in)
  • Make a copy of the contents of your wallet (cards, etc.) and keep separately
  • Waterproof wallet (to keep money with you at beach and water sports)
  • Cash (with plenty of ones & fives for tipping) (some people like $2 bills and dollar coins, too)
  • Credit cards (list account and telephone numbers in case of loss and pack separately)
  • Call Credit Card Companies in advance to advise of shipboard/foreign charges
  • Watch (bring a waterproof one if you’ll be doing water sports)
  • Business/Social Cards (with phone number and email address) for your new friends!
  • Addresses of those you may want to send a postcard to
  • Hi-lighter (can select things on the Daily Schedule to do) and other pens for filling in forms
  • Post-it notes to leave notes for each other, room steward, etc.
  • Lanyard to hang ID (or get one onboard; stores will punch hole in your card, or bring plastic pouch)
  • Local gifts for CC gift exchange, or for cruise staff (steward, etc.) - nice touch in addition to tip
  • Port books/maps, or printouts of internet research on ports of call visited during cruise
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Electronics/Electrical Equipment/Entertainment

  • Cell phone & charger (and walkie-talkies if you’ve got ‘em)
  • Call cell phone company in advance to find out about overseas/roaming charges/service.
  • Laptop, charger & media reader for camera disks
  • Camera, extra batteries or charger, film or digital media
  • Disposable camera / disposable underwater camera
  • Portable DVD player / CD player / radio / Gameboy / PSP / iPods, speakers, etc. + chargers/batteries
  • Books & magazines, crosswords & sudoku, needlework, cards, travel games, etc.
  • Clock with lighted display & battery backup
  • Flashlight / Night light / mini-reading lamp / touchlight
  • Binoculars (especially if you have a balcony)
  • Extension cord or power strip (to plug in all that other stuff!!!)

Clothing/Shoes/Bags/Accessories

  • Hat or visor (+ hat clips/cords)
  • Sunglasses (+ cords)
  • Umbrella & poncho or rainjacket
  • Sweater/shawl for chilly dining room
  • Water shoes, flip-flops
  • Swim goggles (snorkel gear, if you’ve got it)
  • Water bottle + carrier / insulated mug
  • Beach bag / fanny pack / mini-backpack (for shore excursions)
  • Small collapsible cooler for keeping drinks cool at the beach
  • Extra folding bag for return packing with souvenirs! (or pack two suitcases inside each other)

+ bubble wrap for delicate objects

  • Over-the-door shoe organizer w/clear pockets (for bathroom stuff) + plastic suction hooks
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Household / Cabin / Food Items

  • Safety pins / sewing kit (w/small scissors) / Scotch tape / fun-tak
  • Duct tape (recently used it to repair a broken suitcase)
  • bungee cord (to hold open balcony doors or use as extra drying cord)
  • Clothespins
  • Coil water boiler / drip coffee filter & cones + coffee (if you just gotta have your own…)
  • Snacks & water / soda / wine for in-cabin consumption (can re-use water bottles onboard)
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Pop-up mesh laundry hamper (or use pillowcases)
  • Some people like to bring their own pillow! (or at least pillowcase)
  • Extra (wire) hangers; multi-skirt/pant hangers
  • Door/cabin decorations (if you’re so inclined…) (cruise critic magnet, anyone?)
  • For transporting food and drinks from buffet to your cabin and/or storing juice in room: plastic tray, locking covered dishes, plastic covered pitcher and/or large (insulated) travel mugs.
  • Bubbles to blow for sailaway!
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Medical/Health/Personal Care/Travel Stuff

  • Prescription medication in original containers
  • Vitamins and other health-related items.
  • Extra prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses (in case originals get damaged/lost)
  • Sunscreen (pack lots -- it’s sure to be cheaper than onboard or in port) + sunburn coolers
  • First Aid Kit (Bandaids, Bactine/Neosporin/hydrocortisone (anti-itch), Aspirin/Tylenol/Advil, cold remedies/nasal sprays, Dramamine/Bonine, Tums/Pepto/Immodium, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)
  • Moleskin/footpads/baby powder/ache-relieving gel (for those sore feet…)
  • Febreeze or other air freshener / PLUG-IN air freshener (with fan)
  • Wrinkle-release spray (or travel steamer; DO NOT pack an iron – illegal, and there’s one in the laundry room on Princess anyway… or pay half the cleaning charge to have an item ironed)

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  • Lysol or other cleaning wipes (wipe that TV remote and phone headset!!)
  • Hand Sanitizer; Antibacterial/antiviral gel/wipes
  • Airborne / Pepto / other disease prevention meds (take before traveling with crowds)
  • Travel neck pillow / earplugs / eyeshade for sleeping + soft “airplane” socks

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* Insect repellant / Sting-eze or Caladryl (to soothe bugbites)

* DEODORANT (Yes, this should be on your toiletries list, but believe me, you don’t want to forget it any more than your toothbrush… plus it’s harder and more expensive to replace onboard or in foreign ports)

 

 

Most important to bring: "THE ATTITUDE TO ENJOY IT ALL"

After all that you still have clothes to pack! (Don’t forget socks and sneakers for gym or outdoor activities, and long pants if you’re on a ship with an ice rink or plan to go horseback riding…)

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yes the list that never ends....

 

Toiletries/Personal items

§ Chapstick

§ Deodorant

§ Body/Hand Lotion/Mosturizer

§ Hair brush / comb

§ Hair dryer (if the in-cabin one isn’t strong enough for you)

§ Curling iron, Hair clips/curlers, Hair styling products (spray, gel, pomade, mousse, etc.)

§ Hair accessories (hairbands, ponytail holders, clips, etc.)

§ Cosmetics & makeup remover

(Lipstick, lipliner, foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, brow pencil, nail polish)

§ Cotton balls & Q-tips; travel-size tissue pack; Handkerchiefs

§ Tweezers; Manicure set - nail file, emery board, scissors, clippers, cuticle nipper, pusher, etc.

§ Ear plugs (for sleeping… swimming… loud music clubs!) ; Aqua ear drops (for swimmer’s ear)

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§ Shampoo & conditioner (plus any other hair treatments, color touch-up, etc.)

§ Toothbrush & toothpaste + Mouthwash + Dental Floss (other mouth care items, toothpicks, etc.)

§ Contact lenses & solution; Eye drops

§ Perfume & cologne (Aftershave for men)

§ Skin care products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask, scrub, etc.)

§ Razor & blades + Shaving cream (or Electric razor)

§ UNDERWEAR!! (Just added this one thanks to recent CC post)

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there may be a few double ups!! tonip

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Thanks Tonip for the fantastic detailed list. It is the best. Makes packing so much easier. I have put it altogether to make it easier to copy. Hope you dont mind.

 

Cruise/ travel -Packing List:

Travel Paperwork/Personal IDs/

  • E-ticket / boarding passes for the airlines
  • Confirmation emails from car rental, hotel and private excursions
  • Cruise documents including completed boarding papers, immigration papers, etc.
  • Printouts of any emails or letters re: OBCs, tour reservations, etc. (to prevent problems)
  • Passport and any required travel visas (keep copy separately)
  • Leave copy of itinerary / phone numbers with relatives/friends
  • Self-sticking address labels for airline/cruise luggage tags (saves time over filling them in)
  • Make a copy of the contents of your wallet (cards, etc.) and keep separately
  • Waterproof wallet (to keep money with you at beach and water sports)
  • Cash (with plenty of ones & fives for tipping) (some people like $2 bills and dollar coins, too)
  • Credit cards (list account and telephone numbers in case of loss and pack separately)
  • Call Credit Card Companies in advance to advise of shipboard/foreign charges
  • Watch (bring a waterproof one if you’ll be doing water sports)
  • Business/Social Cards (with phone number and email address) for your new friends!
  • Addresses of those you may want to send a postcard to
  • Hi-lighter (can select things on the Daily Schedule to do) and other pens for filling in forms
  • Post-it notes to leave notes for each other, room steward, etc.
  • Lanyard to hang ID (or get one onboard; stores will punch hole in your card, or bring plastic pouch)
  • Local gifts for CC gift exchange, or for cruise staff (steward, etc.) - nice touch in addition to tip
  • Port books/maps, or printouts of internet research on ports of call visited during cruise

Electronics/Electrical Equipment/Entertainment

  • Cell phone & charger (and walkie-talkies if you’ve got ‘em)
  • Call cell phone company in advance to find out about overseas/roaming charges/service.
  • Laptop, charger & media reader for camera disks
  • Camera, extra batteries or charger, film or digital media
  • Disposable camera / disposable underwater camera
  • Portable DVD player / CD player / radio / Gameboy / PSP / iPods, speakers, etc. + chargers/batteries
  • Books & magazines, crosswords & sudoku, needlework, cards, travel games, etc.
  • Clock with lighted display & battery backup
  • Flashlight / Night light / mini-reading lamp / touchlight
  • Binoculars (especially if you have a balcony)
  • Extension cord or power strip (to plug in all that other stuff!!!)

Clothing/Shoes/Bags/Accessories

  • Hat or visor (+ hat clips/cords)
  • Sunglasses (+ cords)
  • Umbrella & poncho or rainjacket
  • Sweater/shawl for chilly dining room
  • Water shoes, flip-flops
  • Swim goggles (snorkel gear, if you’ve got it)
  • Water bottle + carrier / insulated mug
  • Beach bag / fanny pack / mini-backpack (for shore excursions)
  • Small collapsible cooler for keeping drinks cool at the beach

Extra folding bag for return packing with souvenirs! (or pack two suitcases inside each other) + bubble wrap for delicate objects

  • Over-the-door shoe organizer w/clear pockets (for bathroom stuff) + plastic suction hooks

Household / Cabin / Food Items

  • Safety pins / sewing kit (w/small scissors) / Scotch tape / fun-tak
  • Duct tape (recently used it to repair a broken suitcase)
  • bungee cord (to hold open balcony doors or use as extra drying cord)
  • Clothespins
  • Coil water boiler / drip coffee filter & cones + coffee (if you just gotta have your own…)
  • Snacks & water / soda / wine for in-cabin consumption (can re-use water bottles onboard)
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Pop-up mesh laundry hamper (or use pillowcases)
  • Some people like to bring their own pillow! (or at least pillowcase)
  • Extra (wire) hangers; multi-skirt/pant hangers
  • Door/cabin decorations (if you’re so inclined…) (cruise critic magnet, anyone?)
  • For transporting food and drinks from buffet to your cabin and/or storing juice in room: plastic tray, locking covered dishes, plastic covered pitcher and/or large (insulated) travel mugs.
  • Bubbles to blow for sailaway!

Medical/Health/Personal Care/Travel Stuff

  • Prescription medication in original containers
  • Vitamins and other health-related items.
  • Extra prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses (in case originals get damaged/lost)
  • Sunscreen (pack lots -- it’s sure to be cheaper than onboard or in port) + sunburn coolers
  • First Aid Kit (Bandaids, Bactine/Neosporin/hydrocortisone (anti-itch), Aspirin/Tylenol/Advil, cold remedies/nasal sprays, Dramamine/Bonine, Tums/Pepto/Immodium, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)
  • Moleskin/footpads/baby powder/ache-relieving gel (for those sore feet…)
  • Febreeze or other air freshener / PLUG-IN air freshener (with fan)
  • Woolite / Tide-to-go / laundry supplies (if there is self-service laundry)
  • Wrinkle-release spray (or travel steamer; DO NOT pack an iron – illegal, and there’s one in the laundry room on Princess anyway… or pay half the cleaning charge to have an item ironed)
  • Lysol or other cleaning wipes (wipe that TV remote and phone headset!!)
  • Hand Sanitizer; Antibacterial/antiviral gel/wipes
  • Airborne / Pepto / other disease prevention meds (take before traveling with crowds)
  • Travel neck pillow / earplugs / eyeshade for sleeping + soft “airplane” socks
  • Insect repellant / Sting-eze or Caladryl (to soothe bugbites)
    * DEODORANT (Yes, this should be on your toiletries list, but believe me, you don’t want to forget it any more than your toothbrush… plus it’s harder and more expensive to replace onboard or in foreign ports) Toiletries/Personal items
    * Chapstick
    * Deodorant
    * Body/Hand Lotion/Mosturizer
    * Hair brush / comb
    * Hair dryer (if the in-cabin one isn’t strong enough for you)
    * Curling iron, Hair clips/curlers, Hair styling products (spray, gel, pomade, mousse, etc.)
    * Hair accessories (hairbands, ponytail holders, clips, etc.)
    * Cosmetics & makeup remover
    (Lipstick, lipliner, foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, brow pencil, nail polish)
    * Cotton balls & Q-tips; travel-size tissue pack; Handkerchiefs
    * Tweezers; Manicure set - nail file, emery board, scissors, clippers, cuticle nipper, pusher, etc.
    * Ear plugs (for sleeping… swimming… loud music clubs!) ; Aqua ear drops (for swimmer’s ear) § Shampoo & conditioner (plus any other hair treatments, color touch-up, etc.)
    * Toothbrush & toothpaste + Mouthwash + Dental Floss (other mouth care items, toothpicks, etc.)
    * Contact lenses & solution; Eye drops
    * Perfume & cologne (Aftershave for men)
    * Skin care products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask, scrub, etc.)
    * Razor & blades + Shaving cream (or Electric razor)
    * UNDERWEAR!! (Just added this one thanks to recent CC post)

Cant forget a thing now !!:cool:

Cheers,

Fiona

:)

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