Canadian Maritimes Cruise Packing List

Canadian Maritimes Cruise Packing List
While deciding what to bring along on a Canadian Maritimes cruise is sometimes difficult, packing for a Canada/New England voyage can often be particularly challenging. Summer cruises to this region are generally warm, but temperatures can vary significantly from day to day. Spring and fall Canadian Maritimes cruises can also be quite chilly, so it's best to dress in layers.

When starting to pack, remember two important things. Pack a carry-on bag containing your cruise and travel documents, passport, credit cards, cash, medications, extra glasses, any valuable jewelry, 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 and you can enjoy your time after boarding the ship, as luggage can take hours to arrive in your stateroom.

In addition, check with the cruise line well in advance to ensure that you have the travel documentation. 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.

Here’s a suggested packing list for a one-week Canada/New England cruise:


Travel Documents, Funds And Papers

_ Airline tickets or e-tickets
_ Passports, visas and other 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)
_ Pre-paid phone card if desired
_ ATM card as needed (contact your bank prior to departure to authorize use)
_ Cash (including small bills and singles)
_ Emergency phone numbers (home, or lost/stolen credit cards or traveler's checks)

Medicines & Sundries

_ Prescription drugs or other important medication (in carry-on bag)
_ Bonine/dramamine
_ Antibiotic cream
_ Anti-itch cream
_ Anti-diarrhea medication
_ Band-aids
_ Tylenol, Advil, Aleve and/or aspirin
_ Sunscreen
_ Sunblock for lips
_ Moisturizer
_ Anti-bacterial hand cleaner
_ Insect repellant (very important)
_ Stain remover stick and Woolite
_ 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

Cameras And Electronic Equipment

_ Camera(s)
_ Camera bag(s) - at least one waterproof bag
_ Video camera
_ Batteries
_ Extra digital camera memory cards
_ Battery charger
_ Cell phone and charger
_ Plug adaptors and converters
_ Laptop computer (if desired)
_ Tablet and charger (if desired)
_ iPod and charger (if desired)
_ Small lighted travel clock with alarm
_ Small flashlight
_ Night light

Reading Items

_ Books or magazines
_ Glasses (bring extras) or contact lenses
_ Contact lens cleaner
_ Sunglasses
_ Reading sunglasses
_ Guidebooks
_ Business cards
_ Notebook or journal
_ Maps as needed

Other Helpful Items

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

Women's Cruise Clothing (generally 2 formal nights)

_ 4-6 shirts - bring both t-shirts and long sleeved shirts
_ Jeans or khakis
_ 1-2 pairs of shorts (Canadian Maritimes & New England can be hot sometimes)
_ Sweatshirt and sweater
_ Bathing suit(s)
_ Cover-up
_ Dresses for informal nights
_ 2 cocktail/formal dresses
_ Dresses or slacks for casual nights
_ Blouses
_ Underwear (bras, panties, slip, camisole)
_ Pantyhose
_ Nightgowns/PJs
_ Socks - bring plenty
_ Sandals/flip-flops
_ Running shoes/walking shoes - comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
_ Dress shoes
_ Workout clothes
_ Windbreaker jacket
_ Rain jacket or waterproof poncho with hood
_ Rain pants if kayaking
_ Fleece jacket or vest
_ Purses/bags
_ Light backpack, tote bag or fanny pack for hiking
_ Belts
_ Jewelry
_ Watch
_ Warm hat and light scarf

Men’s Cruise Clothing (generally 2 formal nights)

_ T-shirts or polo shirts - both short-sleeved and long sleeved
_ Long-sleeved dress shirts
_ Jeans
_ Sweatshirts and sweaters
_ 1-2 pairs of shorts
_ Casual and dress slacks
_ Bathing suit
_ Workout clothes
_ Sport jacket
_ Dark suit or tuxedo
_ Tuxedo tie, suspenders, cummerbund, cufflinks/studs
_ Tuxedo shirt
_ Ties
_ Belts
_ Pajamas
_ Underwear
_ Socks - bring plenty
_ Sandals/flip-flops
_ Running shoes/walking shoes - comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
_ Dress shoes
_ Windbreaker jacket
_ Fleece jacket or vest
_ Sweatshirt or sweater
_ Rain jacket or poncho with hood
_ Rain pants if kayaking
_ Hats - light cap and warm hat
_ Watch
_ Light backpack, tote bag or fanny pack for hiking

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