What to Pack
What to Pack

 
Camera. Sun tan lotion. Swimsuit. Ok, now that we've got the basics out of the way, here are a few must-have cruise items that'll help make your holiday more comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.
On the first day...
For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, swimsuit, exercise clothes and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

Onboard attire...
Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.

For lounging by the pool, pack two swimsuits (an extra one in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g. thongs, sandals, running shoes). You'll also need some casual shorts and a couple of t-shirts or a cover-up for getting to and from the pool areas.

If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness centre, make sure you bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in – plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/trainers.

Dinner attire...
Meals in the main dining room follow this schedule:

Cruise Length
Casual
Smart Casual
Formal
3-night
2
0
1
4-night
3
0
1
5-night
3
1
1
6-night
3
1
2
7-night
4
1
2
8-night
4
2
2
9-night
5
2
2
10-night
6
2
2
11-night
7
2
2
12-night
6
3
3
13-night
9
2
2
14-night
8
3
3
15-night+
Remaining Casual
3
3

 
Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or trouser suits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women

For fun... There are four very important types of books you'll want to consider packing:
Travel guides – to help you explore new destinations
Poolside pleasures – nothing beats a great read in the sun
Journal – keep an account of your adventure for sharing and reminiscing
Address book – send your friends a postcard to make them jealous

Binoculars are another often forgotten, yet indispensable travel item. Be sure to pack a pair for magnified excitement on board and onshore.

Save space...
Be sure to leave some room in your luggage for all those souvenirs and mementos. Some space-saving ideas include:
Bring shirts and trousers/skirts that mix and match, turning three outfits into five or six.
Wear your heaviest shoes during embarkation and disembarkation so you don't have to pack them.
Pack small items inside larger ones for efficiency.
Bring an additional empty bag for those acquired extras.
 
The number of smart casual and formal nights is at the ship's discretion.

Note: *Some 12 night or longer European cruises may have three formal nights
 
For formal nights you'll need cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties – or tuxedos – for men. And for the smart casual nights bring dresses or trouser suits for women, jackets for men.

Remember, shorts, T-shirts, and swimsuits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner. Casual dress dining is available nightly in the Windjammer Café. And be aware you'll also need smart casual attire for some of our speciality restaurants.

We also offer tuxedo rentals for formal dinners and special occasions.

Onshore attire...
You'll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat and sun tan lotion for protection from the sun.

If you are cruising to Northern Europe or Alaska, remember that nights on deck can be cool. Bring sweaters, jackets and trousers. And if you'll be touring any museums, cathedrals or churches, it's always wise to dress conservatively. You may also want to bring a raincoat, hiking shoes and a travel umbrella. And don't forget your swimsuit – it may be cool outside but it's always warm in our Solarium.

What Not To Pack
Weapons, illegal drugs and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.

Prohibited Items:

• Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
• Tools including axes, hammers drills, drill bits, saws & tools greater than 7 inches in length.
• Sharp Objects, including all knives and scissors with a blade length of 10.2cm (4 inches) or more.
(Note: Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed.) 
• Hookahs & Water Hookah pipes
• Illegal Drugs & Substances
• Candles & Incense
• Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, Travelling Irons & Hot Plates
• Sporting goods including Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
• Bicycles, Skateboards & Surfboards
• Martial Arts Gear
• Self-Defence Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
• Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.
• HAM Radios
• Powerboards/extension cords
• Dangerous Chemicals, including chlorine, spillable batteries, gas cylinders, bleach and paint.
• Alcoholic Beverages (Note: Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from ships on board will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.)

 

If you have a specific query about an item you wish to take onboard your cruise, please contact our Reservation Team on 1800 754 500 (AU) or 0800 102 123 (NZ)

 
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