Your Perfect Packing List for the Best Caribbean Cruise

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This packing list makes getting ready for your cruise super simple!

Packing is one of the worst parts about traveling.

You spend a few hours trying to predict exactly what you're going to need and want while you're gone.

This packing list will take the stress right out of packing!

Since I recently went on a cruise, I decided to make the perfect packing list and share it with you guys!

By the way, you're in Chapter 5 of your ultimate guide to cruises! If you're just joining me, make sure you check out the previous chapters, too!

Goal of Chapter 5

The goals of this chapter is to make packing for your cruise and simple as humanly possible.

At the end of this chapter, you will have a list of everything you need to pack for your cruise!

Guide Contents:

FREE Printable Packing Checklist!

As promised, here is your completely free and downloadable PDF packing list!

All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list! As soon as you have signed up, you will receive two emails: a welcome email and your printable packing list!

You can sign up with the popup form at the bottom of your web page, or you can sign up using the form directly below.

The Packing List

[Tweet "You should make sure that you only bring essentials. Cruising is like any other form of travel, having too much stuff can really weigh you down."]

After all, you want to have room to bring back all of your cool souvenirs, right?!

Try to pack with discretion.

If you see something on this list that you don't think you'll need, cross it off!

Not everything on this list will be applicable to everyone.

Important Documents

  • Passport (or Birth Certificate, whichever they tell you to bring)
  • Boarding Pass
  • Photo ID


I made this list assuming that yours will be just as warm as mine. But, make sure you check the weather before you pack!

If it's going to be sunny and warm, this checklist is perfect!

  • Shorts
  • Tank Tops
  • T-Shirts
  • Sundress
  • Bathing Suits!
  • Swimsuit Coverup
  • A Fancy Dress (if you plan to attend a formal dinner on the ship)
  • Pajamas
  • Undies
  • Active Wear (if you plan on participating in any active excursions)
  • Sports Bra (if you plan on participating in any active excursions)
  • Light Jacket (just in case)
  • Socks (if you bring tennis shoes)


  • Flip Flops
  • Sandals
  • Dress Shoes (if you plan to attend a formal dinner on the ship)
  • Tennis Shoes (if you plan on participating in any active excursions)

Tip: To save space, wear your tennis shoes onto the boat instead of packing them!


  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Q-Tips/Cotton Balls
  • Face Wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Lotion
  • Razor
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Post-Shower Hair Care Products
  • Hair Straightener or Curling Iron
  • Makeup
  • Aloe
  • Bug Spray
  • Pain Killers
  • Dramamine (in case you get seasick)
  • Presciption Medications


  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Extra Camera Batteries
  • Phone Charger
  • Snorkel Equipment (if applicable)
  • One Bottle of Wine (if your cruise ship will allow you to bring it)
  • A Positive Attitude!

I’m sure you think that I am out of my mind for telling you to bring a positive attitude, but I’m not.

Seriously, guys, this is one of the most important things you can pack!

No matter what happens on your cruise, you will enjoy yourself if you bring a positive attitude!

A Note About Bringing Wine Aboard the Ship

Royal Caribbean will allow each guest (two per state room) to bring one bottle of wine on the ship when you board.

Read more about bringing wine aboard Royal Caribbean here.

If you are cruising with another company, make sure you look up their policy!

Guide Contents:

There you have it, guys! That was your perfect packing list for your Caribbean Cruise!

I hope that this list helps take the stress out of packing!

Looking to book a cruise? Here are some fantastic money-saving deals on cruises!

Enjoy your Caribbean Cruise, my friends!

Did I forget something on the list? Let me know in the comments below!

See you in the next chapter!

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