Packing List: Europe Cruise
5 Things You Won’t Want to Forget for a Europe Cruise
1. Closed-toed, comfortable shoes: Your feet will thank you as you tour ruins and brave uneven cobblestone roads.
2. A scarf: There are so many reasons to bring one that you may even want to bring a few: Cruise ships can get quite cold at night, scarves are an easy way to punch up mix-and-match clothing, dip it in the fountain in the heat for instant-cooling and they’re perfect for religious sites that may require you to cover up.
3. Night light: Even if you’ve upgraded yourself to the biggest cabin, the rooms are notoriously dark at night.
4. Duct tape: It might sound silly, but this multi-use item can save the day when you have broken shoes, lint on your last clean sweater a squeaky luggage wheel and more.
5. Euros: Itineraries often have limited time in the ports, so maximize your time by getting Euros in advance instead of tracking down an ATM.
Complete Packing List for a Europe Cruise
Clothing & Accessories
Be aware of clothing restrictions in churches and other religious sites — a scarf will help in a pinch. Pack a crossbody purse or bag, swimsuit for on the ship, hat, closed-toed comfortable shoes for walking and mix-and-match, layered clothing.
- Hanging toiletry bag with 3-ounce bottles filled with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and face wash
- Non-drowsy motion sickness medication or SeaBands
- Small first-aid kit, especially Band-Aids
- Glasses, contact solution, case and extra pairs
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Dental floss
- Small container of shaving cream
- Sanitary products
- Wrinkle releaser spray
- Brush or comb
- Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes
- Stain remover
- Nail file
- Travel alarm clock and watch
- Power/plug adapters
- Phone charger
- eReader or tablet with chargers
- Camera with charger
- Night light or flashlight for in your cabin
- Driver’s license
- Health insurance card
- Air/train/rail passes
- Photocopies of vital documents
- Cash (mostly Euros, but have some U.S. dollars as well)
- International credit and debit cards
- Copies of your itinerary
- Emergency list of contact numbers for your credit card company and airline
- Guidebooks and maps
- Notebook and pen
- Multiple sizes of zip-top bags
- Luggage lock
- Money belt or neck pouch
- Costume jewelry (don’t bring the fancy stuff)
- Reusable water bottle with filter
- Small umbrella
- Tote or foldable day bag
- Addresses for postcards
- Travel pillow
- Reading materials
- Duct tape
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