A cruise holiday is an exciting prospect for the entire family. With a little attention to detail, while packing, you can avoid unnecessary headaches during your cruise vacation.
A cruise vacation is a dream experience for most families. Whether you are a first-time cruiser or experienced, the feel of the salty wind and the view of miles of blue ocean is something to look forward to. However, even experienced cruise travelers make rookie mistakes when it comes to packing their suitcases for the cruise. Whether you are traveling with a huge suitcase or light with just a backpack, here are a few things you can avoid taking for your cruise.
Most ships come equipped with a hair dryer that you can use so you can leave yours behind at home.
Carrying liquor usually is prohibited on board most cruise liners, and your luggage is checked thoroughly each time you embark on the ship. If found, it will be confiscated, so it is best to avoid carrying liquor. The confiscated liquor is not returned to you at the end of the cruise and it just goes to waste. Some cruise liners allow you to get wine but will charge a corkage fee.
Irons are prohibited on cruise liners, so avoid packing one for your holiday. If you need to use an iron, you can request the steward, who will guide you regarding the same. Alternatively, you can carry one of the wrinkle-release sprays that work as effectively as iron. You spray the cloth that needs to be ironed and then expose it to some steam (which can be done while you shower), so the wrinkles get released.
There is a common list of items that are prohibited on almost all cruise liners. The list includes –
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Just as there are certain items that you must avoid taking for a cruise, you must make sure you pack the below items –
A cruise can be a fun experience, provided you prepare for it diligently. Once you have finalized your destination and cruise liner, take the time to do some homework. Go through the cruise line’s policies and carefully read the dos and don’ts. It will ease your packing process and also save you from unnecessary trouble later.