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Bahamas Cruise Packing List


Figuring out what to pack is one of the hardest parts of heading off on a Bahamas cruise. I have my own tried-and-true list that lets me to pack everything in one carry-on suitcase plus a tote bag, but I know that won't work for everyone. Ship staterooms tend to be small though, so try not to bring too many pieces of luggage on your cruise.

First, let me make two suggestions. Pack a carry-on bag containing your cruise and travel documents, passport, credit cards, cash, medications, extra glasses, any valuables, a bathing suit, shorts, top, underwear, your first night's dinner outfit, reading material, sunscreen, and anything else that is critical to enjoying the cruise. This way, your important items will stay with you in case your luggage is lost or delayed. You'll have enough with you so you can enjoy your time after boarding the ship, since luggage can take hours to arrive in your stateroom.

In addition, make 2-3 copies of your passport and important travel documents. Keep one or two of them with you separate from the originals in case your documents are stolen. Leave another at home with someone who could get them to you if necessary.

Hereís a suggested packing list for a short 3-5 night Bahamas cruise. Feel free to modify it as necessary and let me know about anything I might have forgotten so I can add it to the list.

BAHAMAS CRUISE PACKING LIST

Travel Documents, Funds And Papers

_ Airline tickets or e-tickets
_ Passports, visas, and/or other acceptable required proof of citizenship
_ Cruise documents
_ Cruise itinerary
_ Pre-purchased shore excursion information
_ Travel insurance information and contact numbers
_ Driver's license, picture IDs and insurance cards
_ Medical insurance card and medical/prescription information
_ Credit cards (call credit card companies in advance of your cruise)
_ ATM card as needed
_ Cash (including small bills and singles)
_ Emergency phone numbers (home, or lost/stolen credit cards or traveler's checks)

Medicines & Sundries

_ Prescription drugs and other important medications (in carry-on bag)
_ Bonine/dramamine
_ Antibiotic cream
_ Anti-itch cream
_ Anti-diarrhea medication
_ Band-aids
_ Tylenol, Advil, Aleve and/or aspirin
_ Sunscreen or sunblock
_ Sunblock for lips
_ Sunburn gel
_ Moisturizer
_ Anti-bacterial hand cleaner
_ Insect repellant
_ Stain remover stick
_ Ear plugs
_ Vaseline or lip moisturizer
_ Make-up, make-up mirror and make-up bag
_ Make-up remover and cleanser
_ Nail polish/polish remover
_ Perfume
_ Shampoo and conditioner
_ Hair gel and hair spray (non-aerosol)
_ Deodorant
_ Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss
_ Feminine hygiene products
_ Razor and shaving gel
_ Brush/comb
_ Blow dryer, curling iron or curlers

Cameras And Other Equipment

_ Camera(s)
_ Camera bag(s)
_ Disposable underwater camera(s)
_ Video camera
_ Batteries
_ Extra digital camera memory cards
_ Battery chargers
_ Cell phone and charger
_ Plug adaptors and converters
_ Laptop computer
_ PDA and charger
_ iPod and charger
_ Small lighted travel clock with alarm
_ Small flashlight
_ Night light
_ Kids' electronic equipment and batteries

Reading Items

_ Books or magazines
_ Tablet reader
_ Glasses (bring extras) or contact lenses
_ Contact lens cleaner
_ Sunglasses
_ Reading sunglasses
_ Business cards
_ Addresses for sending postcards to folks back home
_ Notebook or journal
_ Maps

Other Helpful Items

_ Zip lock bags (both quart and gallon)
_ Small umbrella or poncho
_ Snorkeling gear
_ Binoculars
_ Empty folding tote or duffle (to use for souvenirs or as beach bag)
_ Sewing kit
_ Travel pillow
_ Extra luggage tags
_ Duct tape
_ Power strip

Women's Cruise Clothing

_ 3-5 t-shirts
_ 2-3 pairs of shorts
_ Bathing suits
_ Cover-up
_ Dresses for informal/casual nights
_ Cocktail/formal dress as needed
_ Slacks
_ Blouses
_ Underwear (bras, panties, slip, camisole)
_ Pantyhose
_ Nightgown
_ Socks
_ Sandals/flip-flops
_ Running shoes/walking shoes/water shoes
_ Dress shoes
_ Workout clothes
_ Light jacket or sweater
_ Rain jacket or poncho
_ Purse/bag
_ Belts
_ Jewelry
_ Watch
_ Hat

Menís Cruise Clothing

_ T-shirts or polo shirts
_ Long-sleeved dress shirts
_ 2-3 pairs of shorts
_ Casual and dress slacks
_ Bathing suits
_ Workout clothes
_ Sport jacket
_ Dark suit or tuxedo (if you want to dress up)
_ Tuxedo tie, suspenders, cummerbund, cufflinks/studs
_ Tuxedo shirt
_ Ties
_ Belts
_ Pajamas
_ Underwear
_ Socks
_ Sandals/flip-flops
_ Running shoes/walking shoes/water shoes
_ Dress shoes
_ Light jacket
_ Sweatshirt or sweater
_ Rain jacket or poncho
_ Hat
_ Watch

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