5 Tips to Help You Prepare For Your Trip By Ship
Whether you are setting sail for the first time or the fiftieth time, here are 5 tips that could make your trip on a ship a little easier.
LUGGAGE: With most staterooms being small in size, leaving your luggage out in the open won’t be an option and the closets aren’t likely to hold all your bags. There are stowaway areas under most of the beds in staterooms, but keep the luggage to longer versus wider so it will fit in the area.
CLOTHING COORDINATION: We’re not saying you have to match who you are travelling with but sticking to one or two colours and mixing and matching can help you from over packing. If you are on a lengthy cruise, make use of the laundromat if the ship has one. Check the ship’s dress code as well. You may not need to bring formal wear and if you don’t plan to dine in the more upscale dining, you won’t need formal wear.
SHOES: Just like your clothes, you don’t need 47 pairs of shoes. Thongs are perfect for poolside, comfortable footwear for excursions and walking around the ship, and maybe a nicer pair if you’re wanting to dine in a dining room that is nicer than the buffet.
PERSONAL DAILY ESSENTIALS: While you may think it’s a no brainer to pack your medication, it is sometimes forgotten. Along with your medication, pack sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and anything you may need from the on board pharmacy will more than likely cost you more so bring what you will need with you.
ADAPTERS: Check what kind of adapters you may need.
CARRY ON LUGGAGE: Your large bags will be turned into security so make sure you have a carry on bag with passport and photo ID along with any medication you may need.
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Any advice contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your particular objectives, personal circumstances or needs. If in doubt about your own situation you should seek appropriate advice.