Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Packing Light

Last year I gave a complete run down of everything you could possible ever need under the sun and the explanations to go along with them.  Feel free to refer to the incredibly thorough packing list if you’d like. However this year I wanted to provide a more condensed/efficient version of the packing list- just the basics. I keep having to tell myself that we're only cruising for 3 days!

  • Casual wear for 3 days
  • Nicer outfits for dinner- Refer to Carnival's website for complete dress code info
  • Photo shoot outfit
  • Themed outfits with any accessories you’ll need
    • 80s night
    • Prom night
    • PJ night
  • Dressy shoes
  • Sneakers/socks- Only if you think you’ll wear them
  • Workout clothes- If you’re feeling up for it
  • Pajamas- to actually sleep in
  • Sweater, shawl, warp, sweatshirt- Just something to keep warm
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit/coverup
  • Bras and underwear

  • Accessories/jewelry
  • Sunglasses
  • Hair ties and hair accessories
  • Clutch/Little purse/bag to carry around ship and to dinner
  • Beach Bag
  • Watch – very few clocks on board.

Personal Care
  • Makeup
  • Aspirin
  • Bandaids
  • Any necessary medication
  • Hair straightener/dryer
  • Dental Care - toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap/Lotion- Bring at your discretion as they should have it available on board.
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Razor
  • Manicure set
  • Tampons/Pads- If you’re unlucky

  • Camera and camera supplies (batteries, battery charger, extra memory cards)
  • iPod with charger and earphones
  • Cell phone and charger

Documents/Don’t Leave Home Without
  • ID- Passport or certified birth certificate and license 
  • Money including small bills ($1) for extra tipping not included in the cruise price
  • Credit card/Checks/Travelers checks or whatever else you use to purchase items
  • Flight confirmation
  • Hotel conformation
  • Pre-Cruise event confirmation
  • Cruise/Rose Tours conformation
  • Fun Pass
  • Car rental conformation
  • Contact info and cabin numbers of your friends

BSB Related
  • Door decoration materials- scissors, tape, glue, or whatever else you need to prettify your door
  • Sharpie and anything you might want signed

  • Gum/mints
  • Paper/Pen
  • Corkscrew/Wine- If you want to bring your own on, you can.
Yikes, even the condensed version of the packing list seems insanely long and daunting. Don't worry, it's not as bad as it looks though.


  1. this is so helpful. i'm going to print this out as a basic list for myself! your blog entries have been so helpful! i hope you have a great time on the cruise!

  2. It's hard for me to pack lightly. This is going to be a challenge for sure!