We know that there’s tons to bring along on your cruise, which is why we’ve got this handy guide to help you check if you’ve got everything you need. We’re just making sure that your cruise holiday turns out to be as comfortable, enjoyable and memorable as can be.

On the first day

We recommend packing a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, swimsuit, workout clothes, and any medication you may need so you don’t have to wait for your checked-in luggage to arrive in your stateroom.

Onboard attire

Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect for daytime, whether indoors or out.

For lounging by the pool, pack two bathing suits (an extra suit in case the other is wet) and a pair of casual shoes (e.g., flip-flops, sandals, sneakers). 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 fitness centre, be sure to bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.

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 4 0 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 7 3 2*
13-night 8 2 3*
14-night+ 9 2 3*

For maximum fun

There are four types of books you'll want to consider packing:

  1. Travel guides - to help you discover new destinations
  2. Poolside pleasures – it’s great to have a book on hand while you sunbathe
  3. Journal – to keep all those memories vivid
  4. Address book – so you can tell your friends what a great time you’re having

Binoculars are another often forgotten, yet indispensable travel item. Be sure to pack a pair and see things as up close as they come!  

How to 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 pants/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.

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 pantsuit for women, jackets for men.

Remember, shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits are not considered appropriate attire in the dining rooms at dinner. Casual dress dining is available nightly in the Windjammer Cafe. And you'll need smart casual attire for some of our specialty 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 sunscreen 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 long pants. 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.

What Not To Pack

For the safely of our guests, the following items are not allowed onboard: Electrical Transformers, Coffee Makers, Candles, Irons, Illegal Drugs, Flammable Liquids and Explosives, such as fireworks. For security purposes, we also recommend not packing any valuables (such as jewellery) in your checked-in luggage.