Embarking on a cruise can be the start of a trip of a lifetime.
However, having so much time at sea can make it a little more daunting of a holiday to pack for… you don’t want to find that you’ve forgotten something important!
If you’re getting ready to set sail, then here are five tips for making your holiday preparation a little easier.
Prepare for Your Cruise
1. Change Up Some Cash
With most cruises, when you dock at a port, you’ll have time to visit the local area and explore.
While differing currency may not matter on board, you should find out where your ship will be stopping and change up some currency for each of these locations. This way you’ll have cash to spend on your day trips.
Discover exchange rates for different currencies with tools such as the XE Currency Convertor.
2. Pack Some Sea Sickness Medication
If you’re a seasoned sailor who suffers sea sickness, then you aren’t likely to forget your medication in a hurry.
However, if you don’t have much experience on the open water, then you might not yet know if you’re going to feel unwell.
Pick up some sea sickness medication before you leave or opt for herbal remedies such as ginger tea.
3. Bring Your Work or Study Materials
One of the best things about remote working is that we can now work from anywhere in the world.
If you’re planning to bring your work away with you, then it’s important that you remember to pack your laptop!
The same goes for students too! If you’re a distance learner, at a university such as Anglia Ruskin University, then make sure you pack your laptop or tablet so you can keep studying on the go.
4. Pack a Smaller Bag
Inside your suitcase, try to find room for a smaller back that you can take with you on your local excursions.
It’s a good idea to take a change of clothes and shoes, as well as your swimsuit, depending on where it is you’ll be stopping.
And, your suitcase is too full, you can always empty out your hand luggage bag for those trips off the boat.
Having had luggage is a good idea, as the day you board your ship, it might be some time before you have access to your cabin and your case.
5. Research the Ship Beforehand
Finding out what facilities the ship has to offer before you start packing is essential, especially if you want to avoid the trap of over packing.
For example, if your cabin comes with toiletries, then you can reduce the amount that you bring with you.
Similarly, find out where on the ship you can charge your devices, if it’s limited to your cabin, then invest in a portable charger such as supplied by Anker, so you can charge your phone as you make use of the ship.
Are you preparing for a cruise? Tell us where you’re going in the comments below!