Cruise Checklist

Home Preparation

  • Pay Bills, rent, mortgage

  • Unplug electronics

  • Turn off water

  • Arrange for pet & house care

  • Empty trash

  • Remove perishable from fridge

  • Set lighting timers

  • Put newspapers on hold

Money & Documents

  • Passports

  • Credit & Debit Cards

  • Drivers's Licence & Birth Certificate

  • Cash

  • Health insurance cards

  • Airline tickets

  • Cruise line boarding pass & luggage tags

  • Small bills for tipping

  • Recommend: making a copy of all documents

Clothing & Accessories

  • Underwear & bras

  • Leisure and walking shoes

  • Hiking or athletic shoes

  • Sandals & flip-flops

  • Dress shoes

  • Water shoes

  • Sweaters/sweatshirts, coats/jackets

  • Sleepwear

  • Swimsuits & cover-ups

  • T-shirts

  • Dress shirts

  • Tie

  • Casual shirts/Tops

  • Hats

  • Jeans/pants/slacks

  • Shorts

  • Dresses

  • Skirts

  • Formal wear

  • Waterproof bag & phone case

  • Purse

  • Umbrella

  • Laundry bag

  • Sunglasses

  • Plug adapters & rechargeable battery pack

  • Binoculars

  • Clorox wipes

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Copies of passports, flight & cruise documents

  • Towel Clips

  • For Alaska sailings, pack in layers

Travel Preparation

  • Confirm tickets

  • Confirm Reservations

  • Purchase or update passports

  • Review or purchase Travel Insurance

  • Pack books, games, movies for flight

  • Purchase travel size products

  • Check on all prescriptions

  • Book shore excursions, shows, spa, drink and WiFi packages

Carry-on Items

  • Itinerary/maps/directions

  • Passport or Proof of Citizenship

  • Insurance cards

  • Cash, ATM & credit cards

  • Cell phone, tablet or laptop

  • Snacks, empty water bottle (fill post security)

  • Medication, clearly labeled

  • Travel pillow, electronic charger, headphone

  • Tissues

  • A change of clothes, you may not have access to your stateroom right away

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Dental Floss

  • Hair products

  • Hair styling tools

  • Brush/Comb

  • Deodorant

  • Makeup/ makeup remover/facial cleanser

  • Shaving Supplies

  • Nail file/clippers

  • Q-Tips

  • Tweezers

  • Moisturizer

  • Cologne/perfume

  • Contact lenses/solution

  • Seasick remedy

  • Insect repellent

  • Pain relievers

  • Cold/sinus medication

  • Vitamins

  • Band aids

  • Antibiotic Ointment

  • Hanging toiletry bag

  • Most hotels and cruise lines provide shampoo and soap. Consider a conditioner.

  • No need to bring a hairdryer, one is provided.

Water, Wine & Champagne

Each cruise line has their own policies, highly suggest you check their website for the do's & don'ts. In general most cruise lines will allow two bottles of wine or champagne and this must be in your carry-on bag. There might be a corkage fee so consider a bottle that is corkless. No beer or hard liquor may be brought on the ship.