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Packing List for Cruise Travellers
Including packing suggestions for travelling with babies!
Here is Cruises For Families official Packing List.  This list is suitable for a warm weather cruise, and is based on my personal experience. It serves as a guide, and you may wish to add or delete items, as everyone has their own favorite items that they bring along on a vacation. I hope that this will help both first time cruisers and seasoned cruisers with their cruise packing. Happy Cruising!
  • Cruise tickets
  • Passport or Birth Certificate and Driver’s license (please check with Cruises For Families to see which you need)
  • Other travel documentation, such as airline tickets, rental car confirmation numbers, and hotel reservation details if needed
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Emergency contact information
  • Addresses of friends and family to send postcards

Bathroom Necessities:

  • Deodorant or antiperspirant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrushes, combs, dryers, and other styling tools
  • Lotion
  • Instant hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
  • Bug spray if desired (particularly for tropical destinations)
  • Vitamins and any prescription medication
  • Medicine kit with small bandages, aspirin, and other minor medications
  • Makeup
  • Razors (for men and women)
  • Tooth brush, tooth paste, and mouthwash


  • Casual shirts for daily wear (take one or two extra in case a change is needed)
  • Shorts or jeans for daily wear
  • Suitable attire for the cruise ship formal night such as a dress, suit and tie, and appropriate shoes
  • Clothes for cruise ship 'smart casual' nights, such as pantsuites or sundresses - pants and collared shirt for men
  • Watches and jewelry
  • Belts if needed
  • Exercise clothes to enjoy the ship’s fitness center
  • Multiple swimsuits so one is always dry
  • Shoes for all occasions, including sneakers, formal shoes, footwear for dinner, and swim shoes or flip flops
  • Sweater or windbreaker for cooler evenings
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments (bras, underwear, socks, etc.)
  • Sunhats or caps if desired


  • Camera with film or extra memory card
  • Personal music device if desired
  • Extra batteries
  • Portable alarm clock  (cruise ship staterooms often do not have alarm clocks)
  • Flashlight, especially if staying in Interior Stateroom with small children
  • Waterproof camera cover if desired
  • White noise machine such as a sound machine or small fan if desired for sleeping


  • Small umbrella
  • Highlighter to note interesting activities in the cruise newsletter
  • Reading materials
  • Children’s toys if necessary
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • US dollar cash, particularly small bills for tips and souvenirs on shore

When Travelling with Babies

  • Hat
  • Infant Tylenol/Benadryl/Neosporin
  • Sun Block
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Water Shoes
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Sipper Cups
  • Bathing Suite
  • Pool Side Robe
  • Small Umbrella Stroller
  • Juice boxes
  • Favorite toy/Blanket

Feel free to print this list as a handy checklist for all your cruise packing needs.

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