Cruise Checklist

Cruise Vacation Checklist: Travel Documents
Here is a list of all the travel documents and essentials which are absolutely necessary to make your voyage hassle free. All the ticket reservations for your vacations, that you need to be made are included.

  • Passports and Visas (May be required)
  • Airline Tickets (these should be booked in advance). In case, you are planning to travel cheap, read 'Cheap Airline Tickets'
  • Cruise Tickets and Documents (absolutely essential, unless you are planning to be a stowaway!)
  • Vaccination Certificates (required by some cruise companies)
  • Medical history report as well as medical insurance documents (absolutely essential if you are traveling alone)
  • Your Debit/Credit Cards
  • Driving License (in case you are planning to drive, when ashore and it also serves as a photo ID proof)
  • Traveler's Checks or Cash
  • Pre-Paid Phone Card (comes in handy)
  • 3 Back up photocopies of your cruise tickets, airline tickets and passport (should be preferably kept in different bags)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Tooth brush and paste, dental floss, mouthwash
  • Comb or Brush

Cruise Vacation Checklist: Other Essentials
A cruise ship is going to be your home for some weeks. So, you have to be prepared for life on cruise lines which are floating islands. Here is a checklist for your cruise vacation, which includes all those small but essential things on a cruise, which we usually forget, without fail!

  • PDA, Cell Phone along with chargers (essential, unless you are planning to totally disconnect from the mundane world)
  • Journal and Stationery (in case you are planning to keep a travelogue)
  • Digital cameras with extra batteries for the same
  • Sunglasses or reading Sunglasses
  • Binoculars (will guarantee breathtaking sites on cruise)
  • Disposable Under Water Camera with extra memory cards (great if you are planning snorkeling)
  • Strapping Tape
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Flashlight
  • Laptop
  • I-pod or MP3 player
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  •  Small first aid kit

Cruise Vacation Checklist For Men
Here is a cruise packaging checklist for men. This includes, items ranging from the absolutely essential to the optional. I personally prefer traveling light but essentials must be included. Here is the cruise vacation checklist for men.

  • Underwear (boxer Shorts or briefs)
  • Pajamas and bath robe
  • Stock of socks
  • Belts
  • Walking Shoes, Evening Or Dress Shoes, Sandals
  • Tuxedo with jacket and pants (for formal nights on some cruises)
  • Swimsuits
  • Casual Shirts
  • Hooded raincoat
  • Razor plus shaving cream

Cruise Vacation Checklist For Women
Women are better at packing for vacations, as they usually know what they'll need and are realistic about it. Here is a cruise vacation checklist for women

  • Bras (should include strapless ones for evening dresses)
  • Panties
  • Pajamas, lingerie, bath robe and night gown
  • Pantyhose or trouser socks
  • Slip or Camisole
  • Tops and Capri pants
  • Walking socks, walking shoes, rubber sandals, evening shoes
  • Gloves, Belts and scarves
  • Costume Jewelery
  • Swim suit, bikini or sarong
  • Appropriate dresses for informal, formal and casual nights on ship
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Hooded raincoat
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweater
  • Make up

Ensure that things at home are taken care of while you are on leave. See that your mail is taken care of, your pets are taken care of (in case they aren't accompanying you) and water taps, gas outlets are turned off. This will ensure that you leave for vacation peacefully and enjoy it thoroughly. Bon Voyage!