Cruise holiday checklist

Looking forward to an unforgettable cruise but worried about what to take with you? Stop stressing about what to pack for your holiday and start looking forward to standing on the deck and enjoying the beautiful views with the help of our cruise holiday checklist.

Packing for a cruise can be simple, as long as you’re well prepared. While there are plenty of shops on board and you will have access to many necessities from the cabin crew, it’s always a good idea to prepare well when you’re heading off on a cruise holiday.

Packing for your cruise

As with any holiday, preparing for your cruise can be a very enjoyable experience. Choosing which books to take with you, planning outfits for your favourite activities and generally anticipating the fun times ahead. That said, it’s worth taking your packing seriously, especially if you want to be able to enjoy your cruise to its full potential.

There are few things as frustrating as preparing for a dip in the lovely on-board pool only to realise you’ve forgotten your swimming costume. Be prepared for all eventualities with the help of Cruise Critic’s ultimate packing guide. Ladies may also find some extra inspiration from Journey Woman’s advice for packing smart on a cruise, which includes some great tips for making sure you’ve got all of the fashion essentials you need for a relaxing few weeks at sea.

USA Today has also put together a great guide for cruise packing with plenty of tips for travelling light and making the most of the limited storage space you’re likely to have on board. Be confident that when you’re putting together your list of holiday essentials, you’ve got all of the most important items under control.

Getting ready for a brilliant trip

Packing your bags is only part of the preparations you’ll want to make in the weeks and months before your cruise. For example, you’ll want to check that your passport is in date and find out if there are any visa requirements for your holiday. You may also want to think about having a check up with your GP and finding out if you need any vaccinations for the countries your cruise will visit.

For some more advice about preparing for a long trip, read Cruise Diva’s countdown to a cruise. Fodor’s has also put together a handy list of tips for anyone planning a cruise, find out more about the must dos of cruising and rest assured you’ll be well prepared for your trip. Of course, one of the most important cruise preparations you can make is choosing the trip that will best suit you. Whether your top priority is the kind of entertainment on board or you’re more concerned about choosing brilliant destinations, there’s sure to be a cruise to suit you. Browse the current deals from quality cruise providers Cunard and P&O on our cruise page and discover some excellent holiday options today.

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