What to Take on a Cruise
What to take on a cruise very much depends on where you are
travelling, the style of cruise and where you begin your
If you are taking a cruise from the
UK you can generally take as many bags as you can fit into your
cabin, while if you are taking a fly-cruise holiday, you will be
restricted by the airline's baggage and weight allowances.
Quite often at the end of your
cruise holiday, suitcases are collected the night before you return
to port, so check when booking as you may need to take an overnight
What to wear on a
cruise will depend on your itinerary and style of
cruise. If you're off to the Arctic or Antarctica you need to
pack warm clothing whereas if you're travelling The Nile you will
need to take light clothes. Most cruise lines still have one
or two formal and semi-formal nights per seven-night cruise so
you'll need to pack for that as well.
When considering what to take a
cruise, it's worth remembering to pack an adaptor as most ships
provide both 110 volts and 220 volts AC sockets. Many cruise
lines provide a hairdryer in your bedroom but worth checking before
There are generally laundry
facilities onboard so it's not necessary to take an iron.
If you are travelling somewhere
hot, make sure you take the sun cream and hat and don't forget that
depending on where you are going, you may need different
currencies. Most ships offer an onboard bureau de change and
are able to provide most currencies; alternatively you may wish to
take the appropriate currencies with you.
And of course you need the all
important camera (and batteries) to catch those magic
Need advice on booking a cruise?
The choices you have for your cruise holiday are almost endless
and this is the great reason why a cruise will perfectly meet your
needs. That choice is another reason why you should seek expert
advice when making your selection.
If you have a query or need a little help in finding the right
cruise, then a great place to start is to ask a CLIA UK &
Ireland travel agent member.