If you’re heading on a cruise this summer then getting your packing list right is essential! Packing light will ensure you have more room in your cabin, and of course, more room for souvenirs!
There is nothing worse than getting to your destination to find that you’ve forgotten an essential! Check out this handy list before you depart and spend your time getting excited rather than planning your ‘to-pack’ list!
15 Items You Can’t Forget to Pack for a Cruise
1. Passport & Visas
First on the list is your passport! You can’t travel to a new country without it, so make sure it’s within 6 months of the expiration date and in good condition! It’s also worth checking if you need a Visa and what the process is for obtaining one before you travel. Read here to find out if you need a visa to travel to Croatia.
2. Travel Insurance Documents
We highly recommend you buy travel insurance before you travel. It’s always a good idea to have your policy handy, either in a printed version or easily accessible on your phone/laptop.
3. Bikinis and/or Board Shorts
With the amount of time you’ll be spending in the Sea, we recommend packing at least 2 pairs of swimmers so that you’ll always have one available if the other is wet!
4. A Smart Casual Outfit
Even though you’ll be living in boardshorts or your bikini, it’s a great idea to pack something that little bit nicer for an evening spent having a nice dinner or at a club!
5. Comfortable Walking Shoes
Chances are you’ll be doing a fair bit of walking as you explore stunning Old Towns and attractions at each destination. Sometimes flip flops just won’t be enough for a decent walk!
6. Flip Flops
Thongs for Australian passengers and jandals for New Zealand passengers! Flip flops are perfect because they’re easy to slip on and wear around the ship.
7. Light Jacket
Even though the ideal cruising weather is predominately hot, we advise that you bring a jacket just in case it gets cool or windy in the evening – or if you travel outside of peak season.
When heading to a sunny destination, sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes (and ensure you look the part of course!).
This one is a must – make sure you purchase this before you leave as it can be overpriced at airports and not as readily available when you arrive!
10. Beach Towel
You’ll be provided with a bath towel onboard, but it’s a great idea to pack your favorite beach towel to use on the decks or the beaches.
If you’re taking prescribed medication, make sure you bring it along and keep it in a safe place.
12. A Good Book
Looking for some downtime? There’s nothing better than catching up on your favourite book whilst taking in your stunning surroundings from the top deck!
Whether you use a smartphone or a professional camera – make sure you have something to capture your memories with.
14. Power Adapters
All appliances on our Sail Croatia Cruises require a double round pin type plug for 220 volts, AC, 50 hertz.
15. Day Bag/Backpack
You’ll need something to store your camera, water bottle and towel in when you get to shore each day, so don’t forget to pack a day bag!
Things to remember
- We highly recommend limiting your luggage to one suitcase on the cruise
- Only bring what you need
- Check the weather before you depart
What to Pack for a Cruise - Printable Checklist
If you’re super organised, you can even print out this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything packed and ready to go before you depart!
Sretno Jedrenje (happy sailing in Croatian!)