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What should I pack?

Pack like you would for any resort. Cruise vacations are casual by day, whether you're on the ship or ashore. In the evening, ships vary as to dress. As on shore, attire is dictated by occasion. At the Captain's Gala, for example, you'll probably want to wear something more formal, such as a dark suit, or cocktail dress; perhaps even a dinner jacket or gown.

 

Will I need a tuxedo?

Many cruise lines now feature a more relaxed and casual approach to dress throughout the cruise -- while on others, formal dinners or parties are part of the fun. But don't buy a tuxedo just for the trip. Even on the most formal of ships, a dark suit and tie are fine for the dressiest occasions. Plus, many ships offer tuxedo rental services.

 

Can I use my hair dryer or shaver?

Most ships have 110-volt outlets in the staterooms. But do check with your CLIA-affiliated travel agent or agency to be sure. Most ships even feature hair-dryers in your cabin.

 

MAKE SURE YOUR BRING:

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

SUNBLOCK/TANNING LOTIONS/SUNGLASSES

A SWEATER/LIGHT JACKET(A/C ON SHIP)

CAMERAS/CAMCORDERS

SWIMSUITS/SHORTS/TSHIRTS FOR DAY

LAYERED COLD WEATHER GEAR FOR ALASKA CRUISE

CRUISE DOCUMENTS/PASSPORTS

 

What do I Wear On-Board?

During the day, dress on-board a cruise ship is casual. There is usually one formal night on a 3 and 4- day cruise, two formal nights on 7-day cruises, and three or more formal nights on 10-day or longer cruises. Some ships offer special theme nights. Please refer to your cruise line brochure you will receive with your documents for specifics or the Daily Information Sheet while on-board.Formal: Depending on the cruise line, gentlemen may be required to wear a tuxedo. A dark suit is acceptable on some cruise lines. Please refer to your brochure for this information. For the ladies, a long or short cocktail dress or a cocktail pants outfit is appropriate.Informal: Gentlemen may be required to wear a jacket on these evenings. Ladies may wear a dress or pants outfit.Casual: Gentlemen may wear an open shirt and slacks. No shorts are allowed in the dining room for dinner.

 

Can I bring my laptop computer and check my email?

Yes, you can bring your laptop computer, but most cruise lines do not have internet connections in the cabin. 

If you must check your email while you're on your cruise, you will find an Internet Cafe on most modern cruise ships.  The cost to use the Internet on board is approximately 50 - 75 cents per minute, or higher depending on the cruise line . . . much cheaper than a direct dial phone call from your cabin.  

If your ship does not have an Internet Cafe, you can often find one in many of the ports you'll visit while you're on your cruise. 

By the way, why would you bring a computer on a cruise? It's a vacation!

 

Can I take my cell phone on the cruise?

If you are sailing to or from a US port your cell phone should work while your ship is docked in port.  However, unless you have a special satellite phone, the typical cell phone will not work when you are at sea. There isn't the signal to support it.

When in the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Bermuda, your ability to make and receive calls from your mobile phone depends on the cellular plan you have with your carrier. To ensure that your phone works in these areas, check with your carrier two weeks prior to your cruise to make sure you have access.  

When making calls from foreign countries to the USA, you may need to use their long distance calling procedures to make an international call back to the states. Check with your cellular carrier about these codes and procedures.

If you are traveling outside of North America to Europe or Asia, you may need a special telephone that can operate on a foreign signal. Again, please check with your cellular carrier.

 

How much luggage can I bring?

The cruise line allows you to bring as much luggage as you like. However, the airlines have limitations on both checked and carry-on baggage. Your luggage will have to be stowed in your cabin during your cruise. Once you board the ship, your luggage will be brought to your cabin. This normally takes a few hours. Items such as jewelry, cameras, medication and documents should never be packed in your luggage. Please pack these items in your carry-on luggag

 

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