Packing for your first cruise holiday can be daunting. From what to wear for the formal nights to day time chic and making sure you’ve got comfy shoes for those long days exploring, here’s a guide to help you pack for your first cruise holiday.
First things first, packing for a cruise is much easier if you break it down by the different events that you’ll need to pack for.
Days at Sea
On days at sea, you’ll generally be lounging by the pool, dining in the restaurant and sunbathing. Comfy shoes, trainers or flip flops, swimwear so you can’t take a dip in the pool and cover-ups so you look presentable to eat in the restaurants on board will suffice.
When off the ship exploring new places, it’s essential you have comfy footwear as sometimes to get the most out of a place you need to do a lot of walking. Take a look at the cruises available at Bolsover Cruise Club to find one with all your dream destinations. Packing a hat to keep the sun off of your face is always a great idea and cool clothing which you can layer up if somewhere is a little bit chilly.
A lot of cruises still have a formal night and if they don’t, there will be nights where more formal attire is required. For the ladies this means packing an evening gown, cocktail dress or smart trouser suit – check your individual liner’s dress code to be sure. For guys, the formal night usually requires a suit or tuxedo.
Space Saving Techniques
When packing for a cruise, space saving techniques are essential. From rolling all your t-shirts to stuffing toiletries inside your shoes, if you’re short of space making the most of the space you have is crucial. Fill up any empty space by rolling up items which can be creased, pants and socks are great for filling up any empty spaces and protecting items which you don’t want to get knocked around in transit.
It’s important to remember that although on board the ship you won’t be subject to luggage restrictions, if you’re flying to a destination in order to board the ship, the airline with have a limit on the amount of luggage that you’re allowed to take, so bear this in mind when packing your case. Packing for your first cruise holiday is so much fun and following this guide will make sure that you’ve got all the perfect essentials.