It’s the night before your cruise, and what are you doing? You should be dreaming of exotic ports and blissful onboard massages. Instead, you might be staying up well past midnight, struggling with how to squeeze everything from swimwear to formalwear into a suitcase that doesn’t exceed airline weight limits and not leave anything essential at home. And who wants to start a vacation cranky, sleep-deprived and worried whether their sneakers made it onto the ship?
We don’t! So next week we’ll be celebrating Packing Week, with tons of articles and blogs showcasing our best packing tips — including what not to pack — check lists of essentials to bring on cruises to a variety of destinations, and a comprehensive run-down of cruise line dress codes. Our sister sites, IndependentTraveler.com and Family Vacation Critic, are also getting into the fun, offering you their best packing advice, and online retailer eBags has teamed up with us to give away four packing-related prizes.
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed overpacker or are looking to fine tune your excellent packing skills, check back June 11-15 here on the Lido Deck Blog and Cruise Critic’s Facebook page for everything you could want to know about packing. And while we’re on the subject: Do you have expert packing secrets you’re willing to share with the world? Post them in the Comments section below.
You’ll find everything you need in our Ultimate Guide to Packing for a Cruise, which we’ll be adding to all next week.
Want the inside scoop about other hugely important cruise subjects? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Drinking at Sea and our Ultimate Guide to Tipping at Sea.
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