| The Basics: Cruise Packing 101 |
Wondering what to bring on your next cruise? Just follow these guidelines for what you'll need to pack, from clothing to accessories.
| Top 10 Cruise Packing Tips |
Whether your goal is to avoid bag fees or simply make sure you don't forget something important, you'll want to read our top tips.
| Guide to Cruise Line Dress Codes |
Like 'em or not, most lines have evening dress codes. From lax to strict, here's what they think you should be wearing.
| 9 'Carry-on Friendly' Mini-Cruises |
The shorter the cruise, the less you need to schlep. Here are nine top-rated ships offering three- to five-night trips. Can you say carry-on only?
| Graphic: Anatomy of a Cruise Carry-on |
Pack your carry-on right and you'll be primed to sail through many common start-of-voyage snafus. For help, see our perfectly packed bag.
| The Sordid Confessions of an Overpacker |
Eight pairs of shoes? Jewelry to match every outfit? Our chronic overpacker confesses to everyone -- and asks you unburden yourself, too.
| 12 Tips for Packing for a Long Cruise |
Even packing pros may need advice when faced with a lengthy trip. We share our hard-won tips so you can master the art of packing for a long cruise.
| 5 Things You Want to Pack — But Shouldn't |
These five would-be cruise essentials might be on your packing list. But we're here to tell you to keep them out of your suitcase.
| 8 Reasons to Pack Duct Tape on a Cruise |
Duct tape. It's the powerful, sticky, loyal best friend that should be part of any savvy cruiser's packing list. Here are 8 reasons why.
| Do We Love Free Cruise Bags? Totes! |
Cruise lines don't give much away, but a handful provide passengers with a complimentary tote bag. Find out which lines are doling out free bags.
| 10 Packing Tips From Real Cruisers |
Cruise Critic readers share their best advice, from strategies to avoid overpacking to the most important items to stow in your suitcase.
| IndependentTraveler.com |
Find everything you need to know about packing strategies, from an interactive cruise packing list to a packing personality quiz and tons of helpful packing tips.
| FamilyVacationCritic.com |
Kids may be small but they do not travel light. If you're traveling as a family, find an interactive packing list to ensure you don't forget anything to strategies to help you manage all that luggage, including 10 Ways to Save on Baggage Fees.