To make a cruise packing list, research recommendations on what to bring, set guidelines, prioritize and write a list. While it is economical to pack light, passengers should also have an idea of what will be most suitable for a specific cruise, states Cruise Critic.
Check the policies for the cruise, including airline policies. For example, some cruises have dress codes, notes Cruise Critic. As of 2015, many airlines are charging for checked bags; check with the airline if flying to the ship for requirements on how much can be packed.
List out the types of clothing and accessories needed for the cruise. For example, cruise passengers typically bring one or more bathing suits, daywear such as walking shorts and sundresses, appropriate clothing for wearing to on-shore destinations and evening outfits.
In addition, list all non-clothing items and accessories for the cruise. For example, while cruises provide toiletries, passengers may choose to bring their own. Other items that need to be listed are any medications, day packs, electronics and entertainment items for time at a beach, such as books or snorkeling gear.
Review the list carefully after completion. Items can easily be overlooked when creating a list, especially it not used often.